SPARKY – A1065081
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My name is SPARKY. My Animal ID # is A1065081.
I am a male brown and white staffordshire mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/13/2016 from NY 11212, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/14/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 45.4 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/13/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/13/16 18:13 Stray, no profile. Friendly, allowes all handling, loves to hump.
02/17/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Little Sparky is only ten month old and he looks so serious, concerned, much beyond his age. He was found in a park, a cute mocca nugget with an upturned nose and batty ears. He looks healthy and is rather well groomed. He is quite energetic, a small rocket jumping for treats and rushing for a tennis ball. He comes at the call of his given name, sits on command and enjoys–tail wagging–a good head and butt scratch. Sparky is a busy bee but he does not mind me outfitting him with a coat quite difficult to close (very sticky velcro). He just seems to say…are we done yet? He is young but is not mouthy or playing with the leash. He walks quite fast, is house trained and marks his territory. Birds do not distract his attention and other dogs do not seem to excite him too much. Hopefully, he will show more interest in playgroup with his peers. Right now, Sparky is trying to make sense of all these changes in his short life. Owned, abandoned, picked up by the police, sent to a hospital and now the care center…would not that make you dizzy??? No wonder that I see some wrinkles on his forehead. Puppy Sparky needs a break, a steady home, a master to obey, to learn from and to love. Then he will fall on all fours, give his best and be blessed by the title: “Best Pet Ever!!” Come and meet Sparky at the Manhattan Care Center. He is waiting for you.
02/15/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sparky came into our center as a stray so behaviors in the home are unknown. He was friendly and allowed all handling during intake, but attempted to mount staff. Sparky pulled hard on leash for his relief walk. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted, tail wag. Sparky leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, lip lick, ears back. He was distracted and unresponsive to touch during Tag game, settled easily at end. Sparky did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, but attempted to mouth assessor at end of item. He took Toy away with soft body. Sparky approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, investigated and then turned away. The Behavior Team feels Sparky would do best with an Experienced adopter. He would benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners and focus. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back. Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, body soft. No growling or stiffness. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, investigates and then turns away.
02/16/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Sparky has mostly been anxious during off leash socialization time. He briefly greets before seeking to exit the pen. During some interactions, he attempts to mount female dogs. He has not yet been introduced to a male. Based on behavior observed during playgroup, the behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction for Sparky before placement into a home with a resident dog. Sparky arrived into our care as a stray so in home behvaiors with dogs are unknown. When off leash with other dogs, Sparky mostly displays sexually motivated behavior, repeatedly attempts to mount the female greeter, but takes correction for this behavior. 2/17 update: Sparky is anxious while out in the yard and only briefly sniffs the other dog (a female), before pecing the yard and seeking to exit the pen. 2/18 update: Sparky displays sexually motivated behavior and continually attemtps to mount a female dog. 2/20 update: Sparky tries to mount, but once correction is offered he wanders away. He then spends his time attempting to exit the pen. 2/21 update: Sparky ignores greeting from a (spayed) female dog and instead spends time seeking an exit from the pen.
02/13/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Intact male Scan negative for a microchip About 10 months old Eyes are clear Nose= No discharge Ears are clean Teeth have mild tarter Coat is clean Tail and hip =alopecia (Small spots on the tail and right side of hip) Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D NOSF Came with paperwork from Blue Pearl. Had an exam from them already. Paperwork will be with Sparky.
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