ZEUS – A1094346
Gone - 11-10-2016 Brooklyn
My name is ZEUS. My Animal ID # is A1094346.
I am a male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/22/2016 from NY 11434, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/07/2016 Exam Type RESOLUTION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 82.4 LBS.
11/07/16 Recheck CIRDC day 10 of Doxy. O: BARH. Very active. EENT: No nasal discharge. H/L: No coughing. A: No signs of CIRDC. P: excellent prognosis. 11/04/16 VET CHECK – DAY 7 OF DOXY, RECHECK CIRDC BAR. EATING WELL NO COUGHING OR NASAL DISCHARGE A: CIRDC RESOLVED P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
10/22/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/22/16 14:51 Basic Information Zeus is a 3 year old brown American Pitbull Terrier who was a gift to the owner. He was being surrendered due to moving and landlord did not allow pets. There are no injuries or health problems that they are aware of. Socialization Around Strangers, he is friendly and outgoing likes to jump and put body against them. He has lived with no children and behavior is unknown with children. He has lived with another dog that was 2 years old. he was playful and respectful with the dog. He has lived with a cat and is very tolerant with the cat and will lay with the cat. There is no bite history of a person or another animal. Behavior Owner’s behavior issues are just whining when left alone but there is no other behaviors that the owner is concerned about. He is bothered with storms or fireworks. He isn’t bothered with touching the food bowl. Taking a bone is unknown. When taking a toy out his mouth he thinks it’s a tugging game. When holding or restraining he isn’t bothered. He enjoys getting a bath and he enjoys getting brushed. Trimming of nails is unknown. When unfamiliar approaches come to the yard or to the owner is not bothered. For the new family to know The owner described Zeus is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable, and anxious. His activity level is very high and her favorite activities are running while owner rides their bike. When owner is home, she tends to stay in her favorite spot. He likes balls and ropes. His favorite games are wrestling fetching and tugging. He was kept mostly indoors and eats Pedigree dry food. He is house trained and rarely has accidents. When left alone in home he is well behaved. He is crate trained and does well for 8 hours. He knows the command sit, down, come, and stay. He doesn’t pull when on leash but will pull when overly excited. When off leash he stays close by your side. Behavior upon intake Zeus was pulling and excited. He let counselor pet him, put collar on, and take intake photo. He was receptive to all handling.
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11/01/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Intact, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults/dog/cat Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Playful/respectful Behavior toward cats: Tolerant FG/RG: None reported Bite history: Yes; Upon returning from a walk, Zeus became highly aroused, beginning to react to other dogs in kennels and upon removal of his leash, Zeus bit his handlers hand, breaking skin in multiple places. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: The owner described Zeus is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable, and anxious. His activity level is very high. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/01/16 Summary: Zeus has become increasingly difficult to manage during his stay at our care centers to which it has become a safety concern, for this reason, Zeus is not an appropriate candidate for SAFER at this time. PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/23/16 During his initial medical examination, Zeus tolerated all handling without issue. ENERGY LEVEL: IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Zeus has remained highly difficult to manage throughout his stay at our care centers as he displays a low threshold for arousal and barrier reactivity and frustration. Any attempts to approach Zeus result in sole focus on leash-chewing/tugging and ultimately destroying making this a safety concern to remove him from kennel. It has been noted that on one occasion, whilst highly aroused, Zeus directed this energy onto the hand of a caretaker, biting and breaking skin in multiple places. Due to the severity and intensity of the behavior observed, we believe he may benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue partner that can provide an experienced foster home who will allow Zeus to decompress and acclimate to a new home environment. Safe and appropriate management is highly advised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13)(See known history) _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Zeus would benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue who can further assess his behavior in a stable environment.) Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor 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_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition (Decreasing the force of the mouth as well as the frequency of mouthing, in this order is recommended by using force-free, reward based training as well to reinforce a soft appropriate mouth and redirect hard inappropriate mouthing onto toys.) _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration (During his stay at our care center, Zeus has displayed a low threshold for dog reactivity and frustration on leash: hard pulling, barking, lunging, high-pitched vocalization. We recommend force-free, reward based training in a controlled environment when attempting to work/modify this behavior.)
10/22/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Zeus’ previous owner reported that he has lived with another dog and was playful and respectful of him. 10/23: When off leash at the Care Center, Zeus greets with a loose, wiggly body. He engages in high energy, rough play and becomes slightly sexually motivated but does not mount. He is tolerant of body slams and mouthiness by the female helper. 10/24: Zeus participated in high energy, physical play and he does attempt to mount the female dog several times but reponds to her correction immediately and backs away.
10/23/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH – very active, jumps up, attention seeking, allows all handling BUT ROPE REACTIVE. M~ 3 years Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth lightly stained Coat clean, mild dandruff No flea dirt or parasites noted Ambx4 Nails short NOSF
10/28/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
ACO noted sneezing. BAR. Mild MPOD. Slight SND. Few droplets of blood in cage and some blood on sides of cage. Happy tail seen – abrasions just on tip but no active bleeding. A) CIRDC Mild happy tail. P) Doxy 100 mg 4 tabs po sid x 10 days. Px: excellent.
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