TYSON – A1018907
Gone - 6-26-2016 Manhattan
My name is TYSON. My Animal ID # is A1018907.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/23/2016 from NY 11206, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/25/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 68.2 LBS.
Dog would not allow removal from cage or entry into cage to give topical meds.
06/23/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/23/16 19:41 Basic information Tyson was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to attempting to bite people. Owner notes that Tyson has an ear infection at time of intake. Socialization & behavior Owner says Tyson attempts to lunge when interacting with strangers. Owner has not had Tyson around children or cats. Owner says Tyson behavior with other dogs is unpredictable. Owner says there have been no actual incidents of Tyson biting anyone or another animal. Tyson is unbothered by thunder and fireworks. Tyson growls at owner if he attempts to touch his food while eating, and is unbothered with his possessions being touched. Tyson barks when owner attempts to move him off of furniture. Tyson growls if disturbed while sleeping, and enjoys baths and being brushed. Tyson is afraid and barks during nail trims. Tyson is said to bark and growl if someone unfamiliar approaches home or his owner. For a New family to Know Tyson is described as excitable and anxious with a low activity level. Owner says Tyson loves to cuddle and watch TV with him. When home he is usually in the same room as owner, and enjoys balls and squeaky toys. Tyson is fed both wet and dry food and enjoys beef and chicken meals. Tyson is trained to use the bathroom outside and owner says he never has accidents. Tyson is said to behave when home alone, and has been crate-trained in the past. Tyson understands commands sit, stay, down, and come. Owner says Tyson pulls slightly when walked on leash. Behavior during Intake Tyson was very stressed in lobby and barked when people walked past him. Due to Tyson’s stress levels Tyson was immediately taken to back with no handling conducted.
11/18/2014 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: When asked what kind of home would be good for his dog, his former owner replied, ” An active family who does not mind cuddling and letting him sleep in the bed.” Surrendered as his family is moving where he is not welcome, we’re told that he gets along with kids and all people, is playful, energetic, loves going to the dog park, knows ‘sit’, ‘lie down’ and ‘give paw’, is housetrained, paper trained and crate trained. Those are some pretty awesome credentials! Tyson showed me many of his skills although he’s trying to figure out why his world has been turned upside down. He was eager to come out for a walk, didn’t mind being tethered for some photos, and wagged his tail when I made kissy noises at him. Wagging his tail at dogs walking by our pen, he crys a little to make a closer introduction. Tyson is quiet, and although he didn’t solicit affection, was happy to be pet. He found a squeaky tennis ball in the pen and was thrilled batting it around, stepping on it to make it squeak and was clearly able to amuse himself. Tyson is allergic to chicken and beef and has a favorite food that he likes to eat. When you adopt him we’ll give you all the details. A proven family dog, Tyson is looking for a new cuddle partner….he’s currently interviewing new families in Manhattan….be sure to get your application in now. Another volunteer writes: We love this dog so much it’s difficult to even write about him. Even after several weeks in the shelter, he remains the epitome of calm kindness, projecting serene affection to every single creature he meets. He loves dogs, he loves people, he’s gorgeous on a leash, he appears housetrained, and is so incredibly well behaved that even after a quick walk following too many hours in his kennel, he hops back up into his kennel with no protest and a kiss of thanks for having given him some time. Tyson’s waited so long with so much patience-please let him know it’s all been worth it!
06/25/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Tyson pulls a bit on the leash. He was not sociable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. Tyson was tense during handling, with fearful body language. He becomes extremely frightened during the tag interaction, tail tucked, growling and trying to exit room. For safety reason the behavior team decided to skip the paw item. During the resources Tyson growled and bit the assess-a-hand during both the toy and the rawhide test. He was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful. Tyson was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Tyson is excitable and anxious with a low activity level. Owner says Tyson attempts to lunge when interacting with strangers. Owner has not had Tyson around children or cats. Owner says Tyson behavior with other dogs is unpredictable. Tyson growls at owner if he attempts to touch his food while eating, and is unbothered with his possessions being touched”. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. Look: 4. Dog holds eye contact while remaining motionless with ears forward. His body is stiff and becomes stiffer as assessment progresses. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 4. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, and repeatedly tries to exit while growling,tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff Toy: 5. Bite and growl at the assessor hand. Dog – dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful. Helper:A1075565
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/24/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 985112003242290 Sex: intact male Age: reported 3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: thickened pinnae, shakes head, owner reported dog had ear infection Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL REWT 68.2 from 65.8 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: quiet, allows handling, nervous Medication: N/A, preventatives given Disregard s/n waiver command
06/24/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
6/24/16 14:37 S-auricular d/c AU O-BAR, pink mm, CRT< 2 hydrated EENT-yeasty d/c AU, COU, erythema of conjunctiva OU, no nasal d/c GU-MI, nsf MSI-BCS 3/5, amb x 4, good haircoat Neuro-a and a A-3 yo MI Pit bull 1. otitis externa 2. erythematous conjunctiva OU P-otomax AU BID x 10 days diphenhydramine 50 mg-1 tab PO BID x 5 days vet check in 5 and 10 days. prognosis good 6/24/16 6:27 Microchip: 985112003242290 Sex: intact male Age: reported 3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: thickened pinnae, shakes head, owner reported dog had ear infection Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL REWT 68.2 from 65.8 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: quiet, allows handling, nervous Medication: N/A, preventatives given Disregard s/n waiver command
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