BAM BAM aka TRIDENT – A1034686
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My name is BAM BAM. My Animal ID # is A1034686.
I am a neutered male black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/29/2017 from NY 10465, owner surrender reason stated was OWN EVICT.
06/04/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Bam Bam A1034686 is at-risk due to behavior challenges displayed in kennel which prevent him to move to adoptions (lunging, barking, growling); Bam Bam remains social outside of the kennel, the behaviors observed are likely kennel-specific.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/02/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 56.6 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. Rx: Rimadyl 100mg 1 tab SID x 3 days.(For pain management). Nosf
05/29/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/29/17 13:18 Basic Information: Bam Bam is a medium sized, stocky black and white male dog. He was adopted from ACC, 2 years ago and was surrendered because his previous owner has nowhere to live at the moment. Bam Bam has no injuries or health problems and the last time he was seen by a vet was 2 years ago. Socialization: Around strangers, Bam Bam is friendly and outgoing. When he plays with adults he is exuberant. He spent time with children ages 7 through 12. With them he was relaxed and playful and exuberant at play. He spent time with all different dog breeds; with them he was relaxed and playful and exuberant at play but somewhat rough. He also lived with an 8 year old female cat. With her he was relaxed and playful. Behavior: Bam Bam has never attempted to bite a person or animal. He is terrified of fireworks, he runs back and forth in the home. If his food bowl was touched while eating, Bam Bam would keep eating with a relaxed body. He is friendly if a treat is taken away from him and playful when a toy is taken from him. He isn’t bothered when pushed off furniture, disturbed while sleeping, if held or restrained, or if his paws are touched. He enjoys having his coat brushed. He barks and growls if an unfamiliar person approaches the home and needs to be retrained until introduced. He’s friendly if an unfamiliar approached his previous owners. For a New Family to Know: Bam Bam is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable with a high activity level. The two things his previous owner liked most about him were; he’s playful and loves to run. When his previous owner was home Bam Bam would tend to follow him around. He likes to play with balls, and chew toys and his favorite game is chase. He was kept mostly indoors and at night he slept in a dog bed. He ate dry Blue Buffalo and Pedigree. He is very house trained and has never had an accident indoors. He is well behaved when left alone both indoors and in the yard. He is crate trained and does well for 4-5 hours. He knows the cue sit, at times. For exercise he went to dog parks and played in the yard. On leash Bam Bam pulls hard, off leash he wanders but comes if called. Behavior during intake: Bam Bam jumped up to greet. He had a wagging tail and very wiggly body. His mouth was open and he panted. He rolled over and showed his belly for scratching. He allowed me to pet him and collar him. Bam Bam walked right into his kennel and sat down.
05/31/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Surrendered to our care as his person lost his home, Bam Bam joins us with the stellar comments of a much loved companion. We’re told he’s friendly and outgoing with strangers, is relaxed, playful and exuberant with children ages 7-12 with whom he’s spent time, was relaxed and playful with an 8 yo cat he lived with, and played hard with a variety of different dogs. He’s also terrified of fireworks, doesn’t guard his things, and needs to be introduced to someone new coming into the home while being held, and then he’s fine. We’re also told he’s “very housetrained, and crate trained for up to 4 hours”. I loved meeting this fabulous-looking boy. He showed off his housetraining skills the moment we were outside, chased but didn’t retrieve a ball, joined me to exchange some kisses, and wasn’t bothered by any of the loud city noises when we went for a walk. In reading his intake notes, I loved that he rolled over for a belly rub, and during his medical intake exam, held a toy in his mouth, allowed the vet to look at his teeth around the toy, then take it out of his mouth, and Bam Bam gently took it back after his exam. I mean, seriously, can we do a collective ‘awwwwwwwwwww’. Bam Bam is a fabulous looking dog with a great personality to match his good looks. He’s the real deal, an affectionate, gently playful dog with outstanding credentials ready to find a new home. Don’t waste a minute before you come meet our boy.
05/30/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: 5/29/17, second stay at care center Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (In previous home for two years) Previously lived with: Adults and a cat Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful, and exuberant Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed, playful, and exuberant Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and playful Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Bam Bam is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable with a high activity level. 4/29/15, first stay at care center Unaltered Male, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/29/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Summary: Bam Bam displayed a high amount of activity and movement on his assessment, jumping up on the assessor. He allowed all handling and was social throughout. PLAYGROUP: Bam Bam has been observed only to persistently mount dogs during care center interactions. He has not yet displayed playful or other appropriate social behaviors at this time. The behavior department recommends allowing Bam Bam time to decompress in a home environment before immediate introduction to other dogs. Follow up should be conducted on a one on one basis, to polite, tolerant dogs INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 5/29/17 Upon intake, Bam Bam had a wagging tail and wiggly body. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/29/17 During his initial medical exam, Bam Bam had a relaxed body and allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Bam Bam’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. 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: Bam Bam has displayed social behavior with his caretakers in shelter and enjoys interaction outside of his kennel. However Bam Bam is showing signs of stress in the kennel (lunging, growling, hard barking) and has not acclimated well to this environment, the behavior team recommends that he move to a home environment as soon as possible as he is not a candidate for the adoptions room at this time. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: Bam Bam has displayed a lot of jumping up. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. _X_Strength/leash pulling: Bam Bam is a large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which help diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash. _X_Kennel Presence: While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Bam Bam may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in his kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.
04/30/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Bam Bam has been observed only to persistently mount dogs during care center interactions. He has not yet displayed playful or other appropriate social behaviors at this time. The behavior department recommends allowing Bam Bam time to decompress in a home environment before immediate introduction to other dogs. Follow up should be conducted on a one on one basis, to polite, tolerant dogs 4/30/15: When off leash with other dogs Bam Bam is highly sexually motivated and does not respond to correction from human or dogs. 5/30/17: Bam Bam persistently attempts to mount the female greeter.
05/29/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Reported 4 years – exam is consistent with a 3-5 year old dog Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned positive History : Surrendered – no medical problems reported Subjective: Relaxed body, wagging tail, seems to appreciate body scratches. Carried a toy in his mouth during exam – allowed me to look at his teeth around the toy and to remove the toy, took it back happily. Allows all handling and vaccination. Objective BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy adult male dog Plan: Neuter Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery 1088
06/01/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
06/01/17 16:54 Based on record review and visual exam (BAR, no nasal or OU dc, no s/c), ok for s/n sx.
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/29/2015, From NY 11368, DueOut Date05/02/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young male intact NOSF
A volunteer writes: The first thing you notice about this blockhead is his smile. Grinning from ear to ear, Trident offers you an immediate invitation to engage. “Come walk with me, come play, come pet me… C’mon!” Out in the backyard, he is excited by everything. “Look! There’s a dog. What’s that smell? A ball! You have a treat! Look… another dog!” If Trident had a voice, it would be spirited and unaffected to match the innocence and wonder of his personality. He is a dog who is happy with just about anything you offer. Physically fit beyond compare, Trident has a clean, glossy coat and a perfectly symmetrical face mask that makes him a handsome lad of both mystery and mischief. He’s a looker alright, and a jock, and funny, and also surprisingly polite. Because he is raring to go, strong and giant size, I though our walk would consist of Trident pulling one way and me another. But, in fact, his leash manners are excellent. Easily trotting next to me and checking in periodically to make sure all is well, Trident clearly understands that the walk is a shared experience. He does not overly focus or pull toward other dogs we pass or other items of interest but, rather, shows a healthy curiosity and quickly returns his attention to me. There were a couple of times I thought Trident might be considering a fast move- you know the one where they jump up and latch themselves onto your leg?!- but with a slight leash tug, no problem. He was back to respectfully partnering alongside. This is a dog who seems to have been very well trained and cared for in the past. He is likely housetrained, sits on commands to gently take a treat, and is not at all embarrassed to solicit affection and return it tenfold. He LOVES attention. Trident is an easygoing goofball of a dog who would make an excellent addition to an active family, though might not be the best playmate for toddlers or very young kids simply considering his size. That said, this big boy is the whole package. With consistent exercise, stimulation, and lots of love, Trident will not disappoint.
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