WOLVERINE – A1111961
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My name is WOLVERINE. My Animal ID # is A1111961.
I am a neutered male black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
**A private donor has graciously offered to pay $500 to the New Hope partner that pulls**
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/13/2017 from NY 10452, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
05/31/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Wolverine A1111961 was placed At Risk for CIRDC
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/29/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 64.8 LBS.
Recheck CIRDC-day 7 of doxy was yesterday but still had active signs so doxy was d/c and changed to azithromycin S/O BAR appears to be eating well mucoserous nasal d/c A CIRDC-continued P nasal swab for resp PCR continue azithromycin recheck in 2 days
05/13/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/13/17 14:14 Basic Informatio:Wolverine is a black and white American Pit Bull Terrier/MIX. During intake: He tolerated all handling and allowed collaring. He knew how to “sit” on command. He had a relaxed body posture and wiggly tail.
05/16/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: A little competition for Hugh Jackman? Sexy? check! Great looking? check! Fun and personable? check and check! A hunk? check!! Our oh so very handsome and sexy guy is a seriously solid hunk who doesn’t act like a big dog at all! He greets all with a stand up hug, loves to give kisses and lean in close for hugs, sits and shakes paw (sometimes), loves to get his belly scratched, and gently takes treats. Wolverine is so happy playing with a soft toy, throwing it around, bouncing with glee and amusing himself in play, or coming over to me for a game of tug. He snorts when he hugs (I wonder if Hugh Jackman does that), and I keep hugging him as I love hearing him snort!! (I’m sure he figured that out and kept snorting, smart dog!) Wolverine seems to be housetrained, is pretty good on leash, and posed for photos like a pro when tethered. He’s seriously delicious in his sleek body and big feet, and since Hugh Jackman is married, I’m more than happy to hang out with our Wolverine. And, I’m sure that our Wolverine gives much better hugs! Come meet our hunky hunk, try on a hug for size, and I have no doubt you’ll want to take him home.
05/31/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 5/13/2017 Unaltered male, stray Bite history: Upon being removed from his kennel, Wolverine became reactive towards other dogs and when attempts to refocus were made, he redirected onto handler. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/15/2017 Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is wagging with relaxed body posture, mouth open. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, a bit distracted. Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw, displays high energy and movement in between attempts. Toy 1: 1. Dog keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Summary: Wolverine displayed no concerning behavior during his assessment. PLAYGROUP: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog Wolverine approaches and greets with a slightly tense body and high flagging tail. He bounces after the greeter when she solicits play. He postures himself to mount, and when unable, begins to stiffen further and low growl. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 05/13/2017 During his initial medical exam, Wolverine allowed all handling, very social and rolled over for belly rubs. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Wolverine so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Wolverine displayed a high level of activity. He will do best with daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend food puzzled and long lasting chews along with physical exercise such as daily walks, runs, and play to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: While Wolverine remains social with handlers, he is not a consistent playgroup candidate and is beginning to display stereotypical behaviors in-shelter (bouts of over arousal; on leash/barrier reactivity). He has, at times, been challenging to manage and has attempted to redirect multiple occasions onto handlers. The behavior department recommends that placement be sought out for Wolverine as not to prolong his stay in the care center so not to rehearse any undesirable behavior.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) _X_No young children (under 5) Potential Challenges _X_Basic manners/Impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended. _X_On leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Wolverine has been observed to react to other dogs (specifically smaller dogs) on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Wolverine may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs, novel stimuli that may startle him. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior. _X_ Leash pulling: Wolverine 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 helps diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
05/14/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
5/14: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog Wolverine approaches and greets with a slightly tense body and high flagging tail. He bounces after the greeter when she solicits play. He postures himself to mount, and when unable, begins to stiffen further and low growl.
05/13/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 yo Observed Behavior – BAR very freindly , likes belly scratch Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective: Microchip noted on Intake: Negative History: Stray Subjective Hydrated; T =Not taken P = 100 R = 24 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, brown discharge both ears, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild dental tartar, left upper canine is ceroken, all permanent teeth are present, MM Pink and moist, PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, dermatitis under chin CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities (full neurologic exam not performed) Rectal: Not performed Assessment 1. AU otitis externa 2. Dermatitis 3. Left upper camine tooth is broken 4. r/o allegies vs other Plan/Treatment/Recommendations – Wt: 69.7 lb – HWT snap test (negative) – Vaccines (DAPP SQ RFL; Bordetella IN; Rabies SQ RHL) – Dewormed (Pyrantel) – Flea prevention treatment – Microchip place (Between shoulder blades):981020021287961 Rec clean both ears Clavamox 250 Give 2 tab PO BID 7 days Otibiotic AU BID 7 days Prognosis: Good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
05/28/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating NH ONLY
05/28/17 14:10 s/o: 7th day of Doxy mucoid nasal discharge decreased energy, lying down at front of kennel A: contineud CIRDC signs P: discontinue Doxy (most recent dose was this morning) start 250mg Azithromycin 5/29 PO SID x 5 days recheck 6/2
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