SPOOKY – A1121326
Gone - 9-28-2017 Brooklyn
My name is SPOOKY. My Animal ID # is A1121326.
I am a male gray and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 7 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/24/2017 from NY 11385, owner surrender reason stated was TOO HYPER.
09/26/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Spooky A1121326 is at risk with a New Hope Only determination due to the level of arousal displayed in the care center. Upon interacting with Spooky, he becomes highly over-stimulated (throwing his body at handlers, grabbing leash, making attempts to mouth), fixates on handler and is tense in body; this has been noted several times and there is concern for this behavior to tip over to aggression.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/25/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 72.0 LBS.
Date: 09/25/17 11:27 Canine DAPP Product Name: Nobivac Serial Number: 02121720C Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 10/09/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: Nobivac IntraTrac-3 Serial Number: 00541376B Location of Vaccination: Intranasal Revaccination Date: 3/25/2018 Rabies Product Name: Zoetis Serial Number: 221611 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 09/25/18 Veterinarian: 1396 4.0mls Paradefense 3.6mls Pyrantal PO Microchipped
09/24/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/24/17 15:26 Basic Information: Spooky is a young, gray and white male who was not neutered before coming into the shelter. He has no known health issues and has not seen a vet recently. Spooky was given as a gift from the owners son but he has to surrender due to Spooky’s size and high energy level in which he cannot keep up with. His wife cannot handle Spooky when walking him and the owner is not home enough to control him. Socialization: Spooky will keep his distance when first meeting new poeple and then after he adjusts and see’s his owner speaking to guests, he will approach. Guests have to approach him slow and let him initiate petting or attention. He has not spent time with children or cats, but has interacted with neighborhood dogs and is reported to be playful with them. Behavior: Spooky is described as being friendly and playful with a very high energy level. Spooky has no bite history and is not nervous during thunderstorms or fireworks. Spooky has no resource guarding behavior with food, treats or toys. He allows his owner to bathe and groom him, but he has not trimmed his nails. He gets off furniture when directed to and is not bothered by being woken in his sleep. He will alert bark when someone approaches the house or yard. For a new family to know: Spooky will follow his family around when they are home and likes to be near them in the evenings, but during the day he does sometimes keep to himself. He likes to play with all kinds of toys and all games. He has been mainly and indoor dog but has been kept in the gated in yard as well. He sleeps on his blanket and eats both wet and dry food. His favorite treats are Vienna Sausages. He is house trained to go outside on any surface. WHen left alone in the house he is well behaved and has been left in the yard for short periods of time without issues. He knows the ocmmands sit, come, down, stay, no and stop. For exercise Spooky likes to run and would benefit from either a large yard or someone who can take him to the dog park to get his energy out. Behavior during intake: When in the office Spooky had a very high energy and was hard to calm down. He was jumping on counselor and owner and would not allow for collaring. When putting the rope leash on, he was trying to bite the leash.
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09/26/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 9/24/17 Unaltered male, owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults, and has not spent time around children/cats. Behavior toward strangers: Initially keeps his distance, and will approach after warming up. Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Playful Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, and playful with a very high energy level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/26/17 Summary: Spooky was highly anxious upon entering the assessment rooms. He kept fixating on the handler, jumping up, tense bodied – becoming increasingly aroused. Out of concern for his stress level and for staff safety, an assessment was not performed. PLAYGROUP: When off leash at the Care Center, Spooky greets the female helper dog with a tense posture. He was uncomfortable with a face to face greeting sniff- offering her a low growl than moving away. Spooky relaxes a little as the session continues but becomes slightly sexually motivated. When he attempts to mount, the female dog spins around and muzzle punches him to correct the behavior. Spooky responds but increasing his arousal, lunging and offering a low growl. Spooky’s previous guardian reported that he has interacted with neighborhood dogs and was playful with them. The Behavior Department recommends that Spooky be the only resident dog at this time. INTAKE BEHAVIOR 9/24/17 At intake Spooky displayed a very high energy, and was slow to deescalate. He continued jumping on the counselor/owner, and would not allow collaring. When leashing Spooky, he began snapping at the leash. ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes Spooky as a playful, friendly enthusiastic dog. Spooky displayed medium energy and movement throughout assessment. We recommend a front-clipping harness to manage the pulling, along with rewarding Spooky for walking nicely on leash.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the concerning behaviors that Spooky has shown during playgroup (see GROUPBEHAVIOR SUMMARY), we feel that Spooky should not visit dog parks and be the only resident dog. The Behavior Department recommends that he be socialized in a more controlled setting until his behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Spooky associate dogs with things he enjoys like toys or treats. _X_Place with a New Hope Partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in the center environment, the behavior department recommends Spooky be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Spooky to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Spooky to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Spooky presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Social hyper-arousal: Spooky has displayed low threshold for arousal, (Body checking, mouthing, and leash biting.) Immediate intervention and consultation with a qualified veterinary behaviorist/professional trainer is strongly recommended to aid in addressing this issue to prevent further behavioral concerns that may appear in the future if not treated right away. We recommend only force-free, reward based training when introducing or exposing Spooky to new and unfamiliar situations. _X_Anxiety: Spooky has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, barking) continually through the SAFER and through play sessions outside. This behavior was not reported at intake, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment.
09/25/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Spooky’s previous guardian reported that he has interacted with neighborhood dogs and was playful with them. 9/25: When off leash at the Care Center, Spooky greets the female helper dog with a tense posture. He was uncomfortable with a face to face greeting sniff- offering her a low growl than moving away. Spooky relaxes a little as the session continues but becomes slightly sexually motivated. When he attempts to mount, the female dog spins around and muzzle punches him to correct the behavior. Spooky responds but increasing his arousal, lunging and offering a low growl.
09/25/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: approx 1.5 years Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Presents as owner surrender. Friendly, affectionate- pulls strongly on leash and jumps Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = 120 R = Pant BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Adult dentition, No tartar noted, MM pink and moist PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: 2 descended symmetrical testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, Mild erythema between digits x 4 CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently Healthy Plan: No medications necessary at this time, Monitor for chewing at feet (allergies) OK for surgery Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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