SONNY – A0904556
Safe - 2-29-2016 Manhattan
My name is SONNY. My Animal ID # is A0904556.
I am a neutered male bl brindle and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/13/2016 from NY 11231, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/28/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 52.8 LBS.
02/28/16 15:32 no diarrhea seen the cage
02/13/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/13/16 12:58 Basic Information: Sonny is a 7 year neutered male American staff. He was given to his previous owner by the person who owned him before him. He gave him up because he no longer wanted to care for him. He has no known injuries or health problems. Socialization: Around children Sonny is friendly and outgoing and when he plays with adults he is exuberant. He lived in his previous home with children 4 and older, and with then he was relaxed and playful and when he played he was gentle. Around other dogs he is playful and somewhat rough at play. Behavior: Sonny has never attempted to bite a person or animal. He isn’t bothered by storms or fireworks. If someone touched his food while eating, he steps back and is relaxed. He isn’t bothered if a treat is taken from his mouth. He isn’t bothered if he is pushed off furniture, if he is held or disturbed while sleeping. He is friendly if his coat is brushed, if an unfamiliar person approached his home or previous owner. He is afraid of bath time. For a New Family to Know: Sonny is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, pushy, and excitable. He has a medium activity level. When his previous owner was home he would follow him around. He liked to play with balls, and his favorite game is fetch. When asked what time of home Sonny would do well in his previous owner stated he needs a home with pet friendly couches. He was kept mostly outdoors. He slept in his dog house. He ate dry Life extension. He is mostly house-trained because he’s used to being outside. When left alone, or in the yard he is well-behaved. For exercise he plays in the yard. Behavior during intake: Sonny allowed all staff to pet him, he took treats gently, and he rolled over on his back for belly rubs. He had a relaxed body and wagging tail. He showed no signs of aggression.
02/16/2016 WEB MEMO
02/14/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sonny came into our center as an owner surrender. It is reported Sonny lived with children ages 4 and under, he is friendly and outgoing around them. He is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, or Treats. It is reported he has escaped the yard on several occasions, though it should be noted owner reports Sonny spent most of his time outdoors, sleeping in a dog house. Owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable. During intake, Sonny was friendly, took treats gently, and allowed all handling, rolling over on his back for belly rubs, relaxed. He walked nicely, only pulling when interested in something. Sonny became still when assessor attempted Look item, head and tail low low, but allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands with eyes averted on second attempt. He leaned in during Sensitivity item, lip lick, body soft. Sonny followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, approaching assessor at end of game with coaxing. He did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempt, body became still and slightly tense, head and tail low. Sonny showed no interest in Toy. He approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, tail above spine level, whining, lip lick. The Behavior Team feels Sonny would do best with an Experienced adopter. He may initially benefit from a calm, structured environment since he is not used to living indoors. It is not recommended that Sonny be left in a yard unattended. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body very still, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog leans in and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, mouth closed, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, approaches at end of game with coaxing. Squeeze 1/ 2: 2. Dog becomes still, slightly tense, did not pull paw back. Toy 1: No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward, whining, lip lick.
02/16/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Sonny greets politely and often engages in bouts of play with both males and females. He makes brief attempt to mount during play. Sonyn offers correction for pushy play behaviors. He is polite to dogs when they are uninterested in play. His previous owner reports that “Around other dogs he is playful and somewhat rough at play.” The behavior department recommends that Sonny may be placed into a home with another social dog. When off leash with other dogs, Sonny greets but mostly seeks handler interaction. He offers correction when jumped on when the other dog solicits play. Sonny makes brief attempt to mount. 2/17 update: Sonny follows and intently sniffs a female dog. He becomes vocal and begins to paw at the female dog when she does not reciprocate interest in interacting. 2/18 update: Sonny is playful with another playful female, but corrects when play becomes too pushy and pawsy. 2/22 update: Sonny greets politely. He is initially tolerant of pushy, vocal play solicitation from a female dog who lacks appropriate social skills. When she becomes persistant, Sonny begins to move away and avoid this dog. 2/19 update: Sonny offers paw slaps and engages in play with males and females. He offers correction to a pushy female. 2/20 update: Sonny engages in some pawsy play with males and females. He corrects when mounted and takes correction when he mounts. 2/21 update: Sonny is forward when greeting a female dog and offers a few paw slaps. 2/23 update: Sonny is polite in a group of calm males and females. 2/24 update: Sonny engages in gentle play with other dogs. He offers correction when another dog is pusy and vocal. 2/25 update: Sonny continues to engage in soft play. 2/26 update: Sonny is polite and appropriate. He offers correction to a pushy female. 2/27 update: Sonny greets politely before spending his time seeking attention from handlers.
02/14/2016 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was EXPERIENCE
Scan positive 985112000047086 Neutered male EEN Clear / Clean Coat is very dirty, oily, upon touching body you see black debris come off on to glove APH BARH Moderate staining and tartar present Coat – Flea comb negative / WNL / APH NOSF Gave dewormer and flea tx
02/28/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
02/28/16 14:22 S/O: nasal discharge and lethargic on rounds, also diarrhea reported A: CIRDC, diarrhea P: move to isolation start doxy 250 mg PO SID x 10 days start metronidazole BID x 5 days
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