TAZ – A1065584
Rescue: The Animal Haven Inc.
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My name is TAZ. My Animal ID # is A1065584.
I am a male bl brindle and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/19/2016 from NY 11233, owner surrender reason stated was NYCHA BAN. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-048255.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/04/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 53.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/20/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/19/16 19:55 Basic Information: Taz is a five year old black brindle American Pitbull terrier. He was surrendered by his owner due to owner living in NYCHA housing and owning a pitbull. He was with his owner for over a year and is described as loyal, obedient, and friendly. Socialization: Taz has lived with two adults and one toddler. Around children he is described as friendly and relaxed, owner stated he played gently with the one year old in the home. Owner stated when he sees another male dog in the street he will bark and attempt to get to the other dog. He lived with anther large breed dog and is described as playful and affectionate towards the other dog in the home. He has not been around cats. Behavior: Taz is not bothered when his food is touched while eating or when a treat or toy is taken away. He enjoys baths but does not like to be brushed and will bite the brush. When held he will wiggle and attempt to lick. When a stranger approaches his home he will bark until the visitor enters the home then owner stated he will run up to the visitor and sniff them. Owner stated he will then jump on them with his tail wagging. Taz does not like hoodies and will bark when he sees anyone wearing a hoodie. For a new family to know: Taz is housetrained and was walked three times a day. Taz will not pull hard on leash and is used to brisk leashed walks. His activity level is described as high and he likes to play with ropes. When home he tends to follow his owner around the home and has been kept only indoors. He eats dry food Blue Buffalo brand and is fed twice a day. His favorite treats are bacon strips. When off leash Taz will stay close to his owners side. He knows the commands sit, stay, and lay down; owner stated he respondes to the physical movements and not the sound of the command. Upon intake Taz was relaxed and had a loose body, he allowed all handling. Counselor was able to collar, scan (negative) and photograph.
02/25/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: He may not be the dog that grabs your attention right away, but he should be. Though Taz is quite cute, with his portly body, bottom row of teeth that often get stuck in his lips and one of the sweetest faces around, his brindle coat and middle age might be cause for him to be overlooked. Surrendered with his pal, Cush, Taz was placed into our care due to a ban on his breed in government housing. He has previously lived with a toddler and played gently with him. Taz is friendly toward strangers (unless they have a hoodie on-he will bark at people in hoodies) and is housebroken. He’s the type of dog that leaves a lasting impression in a short period of time. He eagerly showed me he could “sit,” “stay,” and “lie down” and will work for treats. When I invited him onto the bench with me, he enthusiastically hoisted himself up, ready to chill by my side. If you’re looking for the ideal friend, one with impeccable manners, glowing notes from his previous owner and a personality that garners a smile every time, look no further because Taz is the guy for you! Ask to meet him at the Brooklyn Care Center today!
02/23/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Taz previously lived with two adults and one toddler. The owner stated Taz is relaxed and friendly around children and plays gentle with the 1 year old in the home. The owner mentioned Taz is describes playful and affectionate towards the other dog in the home. It was reported by the owner Taz does not like hoodies and will bark when he sees anyone wearing a hoodie. It was also mentioned by the owner Taz is housetrained and has a high activity level. At intake it was reported Taz was relaxed with loose body posture, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Taz came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, he was friendly and social towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Taz joins the game during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Taz was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Taz appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adopter. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jump on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away. Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Taz greets at the gate with a tense body posture but with a soft face while sniffing. Once let into the pen with the helper dog Taz becomes very intense, rushes in and immediatly mounts her. Attempts to interrupt him do not slow him down.
02/21/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Taz greets at the gate with a tense body posture but with a soft face while sniffing. Once let into the pen with the helper dog Taz becomes very intense, rushes in and immediatly mounts her. Attempts to interrupt him do not slow him down.
02/19/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan negative intact male weight: 53lbs slightly cloudy occular lens slightly dirty ears – cleaned clean coat mild staining to teeth along with tarter and gingivitis nails down to kwick overall body condition is good very sweet boy – easy to handle – tail wagging BARH NOSF
03/04/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating AVERAGE
CIRDC NOTED ON ROUNDS BAR. ATTENTION SEEKING. COUGHING WITH MILD NASAL DISCHARGE A: CIRDC P: REC DOXYCYCLINE 300MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC GOOD PROGNOSIS
CAME IN WITH: CUSH – A1065583 http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/cush-a1065583/
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