ZEUS – A1074553
Safe - 6-4-2016 Manhattan
My name is ZEUS. My Animal ID # is A1074553.
I am a male black and brown germ shepherd. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/21/2016 from NY 11375, owner surrender reason stated was PET HEALTH.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/24/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 56.6 LBS.
re wt from 54.6 to 56.4
05/21/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/21/16 14:31hrs Zeus has been cared for by his family since he was 5 months old. He is described as calm, loving and fearful. He lived in a home with 9 year old children and adults. He was very playful with the children allowing them to pet him all over. In the past two weeks he has become more reserved and fearful where he doesn’t want to be petted. Zeus will remain in a corner and growl if he is approached. Zeus also lived with a female pit bull. He was very affectionate with her; they would play and lie down together. He will bark and lunge after small dogs and birds. BEHAVIOR Zeus will follow his owner around the home. He will nuzzle his owner when he wants attention. Zeus has been in obedience training by a private trainer since he was a puppy. He is accustomed to being bathed 1x a month. His owner stated that he becomes anxious during bath time where he will start panting and trying to escape. He enjoys being brushed and will allow his owner to trim his nails. Zeus will not allow his owner to take food from his mouth while he is eating. His body will become stiff and he will stare if he is approached. Zeus is always crated when there are visitors in the home because he barks and lunges after them. His owner stated that he will bark and jump up and down in his crate when there are visitors. If Zeus is approached while being walked he will stand in front of his owner. Zeus has lunged after children while walking outside and people while in the elevator. While inside of the elevator he will lunge after the elevator door, jump around and cry when there is noone else there. Zeus is accustomed to going into his crate during the day to relax. He remains calm when crated while home alone. He is crated for up to three hours at a time. His owner noted that noone including the other dog can enter his crate while he is inside. He will growl and stand his ground when someone attempts to enter his crate. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW He knows the commands “sit, off, heel, down, stay, home(crate), place(stay in designated spot) and hand pat on the chest(jump up ).” Zeus likes to play with balls, chew bones and playing fetch. Zeus is walked 4x a day for 15 minutes at a time. He enjoys running off leash at dog parks. He is acccustomed to eating Fromm dry dog food, 2 cups in the morning and 2 cups in the evening. He enjoys car rides and doesn’t appear to be afraid of loud sounds like thunder or firecrackers. He sleeps inside of his crate at night.
05/24/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes, “This handsome guy was not sure how he felt about the leash at first. But once I got it on him, it was smooth sailing! He pulled slightly during the walk but made a real attempt at walking by my side. We passed by many other dogs and I am proud to say that he didn’t lunge at any of them! Zeus sits on command and stays! Of course I made it worth his while with lots of massages and praise, which he loves! He did his business outside and went back in his kennel with no complaints! A very pleasant pooch!” Another volunteer writes: Magnificent Zeus is certainly a royal sight in his kennel, and this has earned him many walks by our volunteers. He is friendly, comes right away to his door when he sees a potential caretaker and is leashed without fuss. He does not pay attention to barking dogs as we exit his quarters. He does pull on the leash, but listens when asked to slow down, heeling for a while by my side. A number of pigeons, minnows, carts, bikes, joggers, kids and other dogs are met calmly. He seems housetrained as related to us by his former owner and eliminates without marking. Free in a pen, he roams a little, comes when I call him and settles by my side. He is a bit aloof but appears to like caresses and will sit on command for treats, even without me asking. As staff and other dogs near our enclosure, Zeus inquires peacefully with a low tail and a relaxed body. Zeus is really magnificent but…thin. He looks like a Steiff stuffed toy for those who are still familiar with the very expensive German toys of the 50’s. Zeus has been with the same family since a very tender age. He is described as calm, loving but shy, great with the kids of the house as well as an adult female Pittie with whom he was very affectionate. Zeus, clearly needs TLC, a proper diet and an experienced adopter or foster familiar with the Shepherd’s sensitive souls. Zeus is all worth it and is waiting, very hopeful for his new owner and teacher.
05/30/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Zeus has demonstrated a range of behaviors in the care center. He has been social with other dogs in playgroup and showed no red flags on the SAFER aggression assessment. However, his previous owner reports food guarding behavior, tensing and staring when approached while he is eating. His previous owners also report a seemingly sudden behavior change without any clear trigger. Details about the behaviors shown are limited. Zeus is also reported to lunge toward people when on leash, and when engaged in this behavior at the care center he bared teeth and snapped. Due to the concerns seen and reported, most notably the sudden behavior change in the home, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who has a plan for guidance and support. 5/24 SAFER: Zeus pulls a bit on the leash. He was shy but friendly during the assessment – low body and tail, but trying to stay close. Zeus had a low body position during the tag test, but followed the assessor at the end of the leash. He was not interested in toys. Zeus was surrender to us. According to his previous owner he is calm, loving and fearful. He lived in a home with 9 year old children and adults. He was very playful with the children allowing them to pet him all over. In the past two weeks he has become more reserved and fearful where he doesn’t want to be petted. Zeus will remain in a corner and growl if he is approached. Zeus also lived with a female pit bull. He was very affectionate with her; they would play and lie down together. He will bark and lunge after small dogs and birds. Zeus will not allow his owner to take food from his mouth while he is eating. His body will become stiff and he will stare if he is approached. Zeus has lunged after children while walking outside and people while in the elevator”. Because of his owner surrender profile the behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter no children who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, shy body language, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1. No interest.
05/23/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Zeus has shown brief interest in sniffing, then keeps to himself. He has begun to show interst in a bit of play . His previous owner cites “Zeus also lived with a female pit bull. He was very affectionate with her; they would play and lie down together. He will bark and lunge after small dogs.” The behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction for Zeus before placement with a dog. When off leash with other dogs, Zeus greets politely. He approaches and continues to sniff the female greeter. He ignores play solicitation. 5/26 update: Zeus offers brief greeting, but begins to correct when greeting lingers. After time spent in the yard, he appears a bit interested- however does not appear completely comfortable with solicitation. 5/27 update: Zeus offers a few sniffs then explores the yard. 5/28 update: Zeus briefly sniffs the helper dog before goinf off to explore the yard. After some time out in the yard he offers a few bows/paw slaps to solicit play.
05/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 956000003698127 Sex: intact male Age: reported 2y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining If abnormal BCS: WNL but lean Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL, small abraded patch of hair on right side thorax Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: quiet, allows all handling but nervous when hind quarters touched (walking posture seems low in hinds–early GSD hip issues? owner reported change in demeanor), knows hand commands for “sit” and “lay down,” affectionate Medication: N/A, preventatives given
05/24/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
Hx: Check possibly painful in hind legs S: Panting, muzzled for exam, nervous O: BAR-H, BCS 2/9 EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Moderate medial buttressing in both stifles but worse on right side. Crepitus in both stifles on flexion. Walks with hind legs extended (typical shepherd gait) but appears to be slightly lame on right hind. Decreased muscle mass over entire body. Abraded patch of skin on right side of thorax. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. A: 1. Emaciated 2. Stifle disease, worse on right – R/O cranial cruciate tears vs. other Short-term prognosis: Fair. Will need long-term management to maintain good joint mobility. P: 1. Rimadyl 50 mg PO BID x10 days 2. Needs sedated hip and stifle rads, and evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon 3. Will need long-term management to maintain good joint mobility 4. Place third feeding sign, monitor weight over time to ensure proper gain; if not gaining weight, consider GI workup 1088
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