TOUCAN – A1105343
Safe - 3-21-2017 Manhattan Rescue: Looking Glass Animal Rescue Please honor your pledges: https://www.paypal.me/LookingGlassAR
My name is TOUCAN. My Animal ID # is A1105343.
I am a male tan and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/04/2017 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
03/19/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1105343 Toucan is At Risk for New Hope Only behavior (he has been cleared of CIRDC)
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/20/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 68.4 LBS.
Pyrantel orally-3.4cc Canine DAPP Product Name:Nobivac 1-DAPPv Serial Number:02121702B Location of Vaccination: RFL
03/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/04/17 16:45 Basic information: Toucan is a 2 year old male Pitbull. He was found tether in the park Monday 2/27/2017. He was surrendered today because the client already had a dog at home and he was a lot of responsibility. Socialization: The client stated that around stranger, this dog is friendly. A handful of cops came to the house to visit and he was playful around them. He has not spent any time with children. He played in a gentle manner with adults. He spent time with a 5month old Pomeranian/Husky Mix and they were exuberant with each other. He bit a person on 3/4/2017 that broke skin. He did not bite another animal while under the care of the finder. Behavior: Finder stated that he urinated indoors to mark his territory. He was not bothered by thunderstorms. The client stated that he was not bothered when she would touch his food bowl to refill his food while he was eating. He did growl at the other dog in the house if he would come close to his food while eating. In a game of fetch he once again growled at the other dog when he went for the ball. He was not bothered when told to get off furniture. He was also not bothered while being restrained, or woken up by sleeping. He was tolerant to being brush. When an unfamiliar approached the house or his care takers outside he was not bothered. For a New Family to know: The finder describes he as friendly and affectionate. The dog activity level is described as high. At home he tended to follow his finders around. His favorite game was fetch. He was kept mostly indoors but he did have access to the yard. He enjoyed sleeping on the floor and ate blue buffalo wet food 1 1/2 cans a day. He was house trained and he preferred to go potty on grass. He was well behave when left alone. The finders attempted to put him on a crate but he did not do well. The commands he knew were sit, stay and no. For exercise he enjoyed playing in the yard. On leash he pulled lightly. He was never off leash while outside. Behavior during intake: There was minimal handling during intake. He was transferred to Medical right
03/20/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: 3/4/17 Unaltered Male, Stray (With finder for one week) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Exuberant around a Pomeranian in the home. Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported toward humans; growled at the Pom when she approached while he was eating. Bite history: Yes, bit a person on the face puncturing her upper lip and nose. This bite occurred in the ACC lobby during surrender; a stranger repeatedly approached Toucan, shouting, hovering, and touching scabs on his face. After several approaches, while she was bent over Toucan, he bit her on the face. Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Toucan is described as friendly and affectionate with a high level of activity. RE-SAFER ASSESSMENT: 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, mouth closed Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game. He is 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 relaxed Toy 1: 1. Dog keeps a firm grim body neutral. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Summary: Toucan pulled hard on leash. He is a very large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter; he remained excitable throughout assessment. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that Toucan be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which helps diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash. PLAYGROUP: See GroupBehavior entry for more details. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/10/17 During his initial medical examination, Toucan was tense and allowed minimal handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Toucan so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Upon arriving to the care center, Toucan was fearful and shy with handlers. The behavior staff worked with him offering treats and desensitizing him to the leash and allowing him to become more comfortable in this environment at his own pace. Toucan begins to come outside into the yard, eventually being taken off leash for each interaction. He consistently displays soft body language, is social with handlers and allows all petting. Toucan enjoys engaging in games of “fetch” and playing with rope toys while in the yard with different handlers. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult-only home _X_No children (under 13): Due to Toucan’s bite history, we recommend an adult only home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Toucan to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Toucan to new and unfamiliar situations. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: It is important to always go slow and give Toucan the option to walk away from any social interaction. Toucan should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Toucan’s choice to approach a new person or thing. While Toucan gave appropriate warning signals before the bite and showed a level of control and inhibition in his escalation, he has demonstrated that when he is made uncomfortable he may escalate to a warning bite. It is vital to prevent placing Toucan into a similar situation in the future. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Toucan as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression, particularly for a dog like Toucan. _X_ Resource guarding: Toucan growled at the other dog in the home when approached while eating; for the his comfort and confidence, if another dog resides in his future home we recommend feeding the pets separately and being careful with resources like toys and treats that may cause conflict.
03/19/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
3/19: Due to DOH status, Toucan is muzzled for interaction. He follows and sniffs the female dog with eventual intent to mount. Toucan’s finder cites that he was “exuberant around a small dog he spent time with. Growled at another dog when she came close to his food. “. Due to limited observation and history, the behavior department recommends slow, one on one introductions between Toucan and future dogs he should encounter outside of the care center.
03/04/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
BIT SOME ONE IN THE LOBBY AT THE TIME OF ARRIVING TO THE SHELTER CALM DURING EXAMINATION LIMITED EXAM DUE TO BE UNPREDICTABLE Scanned negative BAR H BCS 5/9 EENM: OU Clear, AU Clean, Mild dental stain and tartar, MM Pink and moist, CRT 2 sec MS/INTEG: Amb X 4, No external parasites seen. Clean coat and skin, small laceration on both side of muzzle NS: Mentally appropriate PLN: NSF UG: Intact male ASSESMENT: 1.- Small laceration on face bilateral to muzzle 2.-Apparently healthy PLAN: HOLD DOH TREATMENT: PROGNOSIS: Good
03/18/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
03/18/17 12:58 S/O: day 9 on doxycyline QAR in kennel, food eaten no nasal d/c, no cough or sneeze A: CIRDC is clinically resolved P: ok to leave iso, finish up course of ab’s prognosis: good 03/16/17 16:00 7th day of tx S/o: mucoid mnasal dc, sneezing eating well, BAR A: CIRDC P: cwct recheck day 10 3/9 S/O: decreased appetite and energy no s/c mucoid nasal dc A: CIRDC P: move to iso did not sample Resp PCR dt bite history 300mg Doxycycline PO SID x10days px: good BIT SOME ONE IN THE LOBBY AT THE TIME OF ARRIVING TO THE SHELTER CALM DURING EXAMINATION LIMITED EXAM DUE TO BE UNPREDICTABLE Scanned negative BAR H BCS 5/9 EENM: OU Clear, AU Clean, Mild dental stain and tartar, MM Pink and moist, CRT 2 sec MS/INTEG: Amb X 4, No external parasites seen. Clean coat and skin, small laceration on both side of muzzle NS: Mentally appropriate PLN: NSF UG: Intact male ASSESMENT: 1.- Small laceration on face bilateral to muzzle 2.-Apparently healthy PLAN: HOLD DOH TREATMENT: PROGNOSIS: Good
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2017-03