ZEKE – A1080401
Safe - 8-2-2016 Staten Island
Staten Island Center
My name is ZEKE. My Animal ID # is A1080401.
I am a male br brindle and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/08/2016 from NY 10310, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/22/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 57.6 LBS.
microchip placed heartworm test CIv and Da2pp booster
07/08/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
7/8/16 12:27pm BASIC INFORMATION: Zeke is a 9 month old, unaltered, brindle and white Pit Bull Terrier mix. Per the previous owner, Zeke does not have medical issues that the family is aware of; however, upon intake, Zeke seemed to have some inflamation in his ears and was shaking his head often. Zeke was a gift from a friend. SOCIALIZATION: According to the previous owners, Zeke has lived with 2 adults, children of various ages: 4, 6 and 9. He has also lived with a small dog, a Bichon Frise/Maltese mix. Zeke plays with children, the small dog and adults in a gentle manner. He has not interacted with larger dogs or cats so his behavior with them is unknown. Zeke played and slept with the small dog in the home. The previous owner stated that the children in the home play rougher with the dog than Zeke himself plays – Zeke enjoys exhuberantly running back and forth in the house when the children like to rough house. BEHAVIOR: Zeke is a shy dog around strangers, but has never bitten or scratched anyone. He usually follows the mother of the household around as does the other small dog in the house. Upon intake, Zeke was shy with the counselor but after some soft vocalization, he warmed up slowly. Zeke enjoys playing fetch, chasing, playing with balls, tug of war and wrestling. The previous owner has heard him possibly growl when his food bowl was taken away – Zeke usually pushes the children away with his body when they try to take the food away from him. According to the previous owner, Zeke is shy around strangers but loveable and likes sleeping with his family. Zeke usually eats two to three times a day, pedigree wet and dry food. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: The previous family tried rehoming Zeke prior to bringing him into the care center, but the person who had him for about a week, couldn’t get Zeke to walk or eat much food so had to bring Zeke back to the original owners. Zeke does not go out for a walk often, when he does, he pulls hard on the leash. He is weewee pad trained. Zeke is usually left alone in the home for about 8 hours and he tends to chew on the walls and furniture. Zeke usually eats three times a day
No Web Memo
07/12/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Zeke came into our center as an owner surrender on 7/8/2016. It is reported he lived with children ages 4, 6, and 9 and a small dog (maltese mix), gentle with all. Behavior with cats is unknown. Zeke reportedly pushes the children away with his body if they try to take food away from him, owner was unsure but may have heard Zeke growl with food taken away, no other details on this were given. He Zeke’s owner reports he is wee wee pad trained. It is reported Zeke was left home alone for 8 hours per day and would at times chew the walls and furniture. Zeke was initially shy upon intake, but warmed up slowly and accepted treats with wagging tail. He was friendly and allowed all handling during his initial medical exam. Zeke walked well on leash for his relief walk, no pulling. He was friendly and very sociable upon entering the SAFER assessment area. Zeke allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted, tail wagging. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, open mouth, body soft. Zeke followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, a bit distracted. He did not pull his paw back on first Squeeze attempt, gently pulled back and licked hand on second attempt. Zeke showed minimal interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports he enjoys playing fetch, chasing, playing with balls, tug of war and wrestling. Zeke did not approach the helper dog, body relaxed. The Behavior Team feels Zeke would do best with an Experienced adopter. He displays typical puppy behaviors, would benefit from basic obedience classes as well as daily mental and physical stimulation to positively direct his playful energy and enthusiasm. 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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, body soft, a bit distracted Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw, licks assessor’s hand. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, sniffs, then turns away. Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog.
07/13/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Zeke is very sexually motivated and is mostly focused on mounting a female dog. He is slow to take corrections and can be persistent.
07/08/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling Male~9mos Otitis AU (as per Dr. 0844 otibiotic BIDX7 days) No fleas seen ENT:WNL Nosf
07/21/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
Hx Patient was waived for surgery be cause he had mucous discharge. T 100.9F CRT< 2 sec MM pink/moist No coughing during trachea manipulation EENT- Nasal dischar, mucous Plan 300 mg doxycycline PO SID
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