TJ – A1114496
Safe - 6-17-2017 Manhattan
My name is TJ. My Animal ID # is A1114496.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/07/2017 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
06/13/2017 AT RISK MEMO
TJ A1114496 is at risk for concerns that he is not thriving in the care center, and for a kennel presence that currently precludes remaining in adoptions. While outside the kennel TJ is highly social and affectionate, seeking attention from his caretakers, in the kennel he tenses, charges, and hard barks when approached by new people. This behavior has shown some response to clicker training and treating, but when the treats are removed he reverts to the barrier reactivity. In order to prevent continued rehearsal of this behavior, we recommend that TJ move into a home environment quickly.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/07/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 47.0 LBS.
06/07/17 16:42 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 06/7/18 Expiration Date: 01/23/18 DR. 1382
06/07/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/07/17 00:55 Dog was tense. Allowed limited touching
06/13/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Hold on to your hearts, people! There’s a walking, woofing Hershey’s kiss on four legs just waiting to make your acquaintance. It’s TJ! Now, whether that’s short for “Thomas Jefferson” or “Timothy Jones” well we’ll never know, but one thing is for certain — having TJ in your life is bound to bring you “Tremendous Joy.” One look at his perfect pocket-pittie frame, with that ear-to-ear grin and a bum that won’t stop wiggling, will brighten up even the gloomiest of days and set your heart to smiling. TJ is a bit shy initially, not certain what to make of my invitation for a walk, but in mere minutes (and with the help of some savory snacks) our chocolate cupcake is wagging and willing for a stroll on a gorgeous day. TJ pulls a bit on leash and tends to his business straight away and, “Oh my goodness he is adorable!!!” Well get used to hearing that a lot. Free in a pen, TJ is about one thing and one thing only. One that starts with an “s” and ends with an “e” and rhymes with hmm, well, “puggle.” So, snuggle we do, and I can’t get enough of this delicious boy under my arm, all his shyness left far behind. We sit under the sun, a string of clouds passing us by, and by the time I notice that TJ can’t stop smiling I realize the same is true for me. A Hershey’s kiss, a mini cupcake, sweet never tart with the sweetest of hearts, all wrapped in two little letters. And waiting to meet you today. TJ is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
06/09/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 6/7/17 Unaltered Male,Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 6/9/2017 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back, open mouth. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, open mouth. his tail is wagging with relaxed body posture. Tag: 2. Dog follows at the end of the leash, a bit distracted, body soft, jumps onto assessor lightly, briefly focused on exit at end of game but approaches with coaxing. Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed Toy 1: 1. Dog shows brief bouts of enthusiasm with toy, more interested in interactive play with assessor. Summary: TJ displayed high energy and movement during his handling assessment. He was social and affectionate with handler, body wiggly. PLAYGROUP: 6/8: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, TJ is initially a bit cautious, then begins to follow, sniff, and investigate INTAKE BEHAVIOR 6/7/17 Upon intake Tj was tense and allowed limited handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/7/17 During his initial medical exam Tj was energetic and excited but growled when approached. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on TJ so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, TJ has been affectionate and social with handlers with a high activity level. He would benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend walks, runs, exercise, and play as TJ appears more interested in interacting with handler than with toys independently.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behavior outlined below) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression – TJ gives clear warnings when he is uncomfortable, he manages his stress well and this has not escalated. TJ should never be forced to submit to handling or petting when he is uncomfortable. Force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing or exposing TJ to new and unfamiliar situations. _x_Kennel presence – TJ may bark when his kennel is approached, although this will cease once he is leashed and taken out. While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments TJ may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in his kennel.
06/08/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
6/8: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, TJ is initially a bit cautious, then begins to follow, sniff, and investigate. 6/9: TJ greets the female greeter dog politely. He will eventually attempt to mount but listens to handler interruption. 6/10: TJ continues to be polite when greeting. He will then explore his suroundings. 6/11-12: TJ greets politely, then roams the yard. 6/13: TJ greets politely and is highly tolerant of obnoxious play and vocalizations from the female dog.
06/07/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Microchip noted on Intake? placed on intake History : Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – energetic and excited but growls when approached Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: nose clear, ears clean OU-mild periocular erythema Oral Exam: muzzled for exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: tense on palpation due to behavior; no obvious abnormalities U/G: male intact; 2 scrotal testicles MSI: limited exam due to temperament; no obvious lameness or signs of orthopedic disease; dandruff CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Healthy-likely has some mild breed related allergies Plan monitor erythema around eyes rec’d NH placement only due to behavior Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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