SUPERSTAR – A1068456
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My name is SUPERSTAR. My Animal ID # is A1068456.
I am a male red and white american staff and amer bulldog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/24/2016 from NY 11212, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/04/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 68.0 LBS.
04/04/16 14:35 BARH Cage was clean — no feces present in cage NOSF
03/25/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/25/16 02:10 This dog appears to be friendly.
03/28/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: A reluctant superstar, that’s our Superstar today. Brought in to Manhattan’s Care Center as a stray, 5 year-old Superstar has to be one of the most handsome pups I’ve seen. His cream and tan coat is soft and thick, perfectly offsetting his hypnotic, green eyes. His markings are lovely, from the patches over his eyes, to the delicate speckles across his nose, down to the white cap that signifies the end of his long tail. On first meeting him I just stand there for a moment, taking him in, admiring him like a painting. It’s then that I realize what a wallflower this boy with the movie-star looks really is. He stares at me from the back of his kennel not moving an inch even as I jangle my keys. I go one step further and unlock his door. Nothing. I kneel down in front of him and ease the door open. Nothing still. I wait a few minutes more then, “Superstar, ready for a walk? Will you join me outside?” And while his body stays stock still as if he really were a painting, I spot the beginning of a slow, slow tail wag that gradually increases with the sound of my voice. Our movie star is ready. Superstar pulls a bit on the leash as we make our way outside. At 68 lbs he is healthy and strong and with business to attend to, he’s not prepared to mess about. Once said business is handled, however, our wallflower shows his true colors. He is what we call a “velcro” dog, meaning he “sticks” to your side. I’m relaxing on the bench? So is Superstar. I hop up to stretch my legs? Superstar’s in need of a stretch too. Cross the yard to grab a ball? I have two shadows now – one two-legged, one four. I kneel down and rub his velvet ears and tell him he’s a good boy. I tell him how handsome he is, how lucky anyone would be to call him theirs. But, sadly, I know that he doesn’t believe a word. He looks up with a question and then away before leaving my side for the first time. A “stray” who’s clearly not been a stray for long, Superstar doesn’t yet see what the rest of us do. He is an uncertain, shy boy peeking out from the wings when his calling is the spotlight, front and center on the stage. He needs only a nudge. And a hand to guide him. Superstar is awaiting stardom at Manhattan’s ACC.
03/27/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Superstar came into our center as a stray so behavior in the home is unknown. He was fearful being removed from the crate, but loosened up while walking. Superstar pulled hard on leash for his relief walk. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, lip lick. Superstar stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, body a bit tense and cautious, lip lick, mouth closed, tail down. He played and lightly jumped up during Tag game, settled easily at end. Superstar gently pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He showed no interest in Toy, backing away fearfully when approached by assess-a-hand. He approached the helper dog with head low, ears back, a bit reluctant. The Behavior Team feel Superstar would do best with an Experienced adopter. He would benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction so he can relax and become comfortable with his new adopters. Superstar may initially benefit from a calm, quiet, structured environment so he can know what to expect in his new home. He may benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners as well as being walked with a harness. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down,lip lick and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1 / 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1: No interest. Dog-dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper dog head low, tail low, ears back, lip long
03/28/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Superstar mostly keeps to himself during off leash interaction. He often allows greeting but does not reciprocate or show interest in return. Based on these observations, the behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction as well as allowing Superstar time to acclimate into a new home before introducing him to resident dogs. He arrived as a stray, so in home behaviors with dogs are unknown. When off leash with other dogs, Superstar is cautious while in the yard enivronment. He attempts to avoid interaction from the greeter dog. 3/29 update: Superstar allows greeting but does not reciprocate. 3/30 update: Superstar ignores the other dog and wanders off to seek exit. 4/2 update: Superstar allows greeting but does not actively approach the other dogs (male and female) to reciprocate. He mostly keeps to himself and sniffs the pen.
03/24/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 4-5y Mentation: BARH Eyes: bloodshot sclera from struggling on lead Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to mod staining If abnormal BCS: slightly overweight (3.25) Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: minor laceration to tongue from biting on leash when rolling Behavior: fearful when removed from PD car and crate, alligator rolled on leash, fince once walking though defensive Medication: N/A, preventatives given
04/04/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
04/04/16 13:11 sniffling and clear nasal dc A: CIRDC P: move to iso, start doxycyclie po SID x10d 4/1 VET CHECK FOR DIARRHEA CAGE EXAM DUE TO BEHAVIOR PET IS BAR NO BM SEEN A; APPEARENTLY HEALTHY, REPORT OF POSSIBLE DIARRHEA P; CONT TO MONITOR FOR DIARRHEA
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