ACE – A1075506
Safe - 6-5-2016 Manhattan
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My name is ACE. My Animal ID # is A1075506.
I am a male gray 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 05/28/2016 from NY 10473, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/03/2016 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 60.0 LBS.
WAIVED FROM SX DUE TO CIRDC START ON MEDICATION AS PER 1234 DOXYCYCLINE 100MG 3 TABS PO SID X 10 DAYS
05/28/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
5/28/16 19:59 Basic Information Ace is an approximately 3 y male Am Pit bull mix. He is being surrendered because the landlord won’t allow dogs in the home. He was given to the owner by never taken to a vet. Socialization Around strangers, Ace is friendly around new people. He has lived a household with children between the ages of 5 years old to 10 years old, he is relaxed and playful with them and other adults in the home. He has lived with 2 other pit bulls which he got along with. The owner has never had cats so the owner does not know how Ace s is around them. The owner states that Ace has never bite another person or animal before. Behavior Ace is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treat, or toy away, by thunder storms or fireworks. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home or a family member he approaches them in a friendly. Ace does not mind being bathed but has never had his nails trimmed. For a new family to know The owner describes Ace as playful, affectionate and friendly with a medium activity level Ace’s favorite activity is to play tug of war with the owner. Around the house, he follows everyone around and prefers to be in the same room as the rest of the family. He has toys and loves to play with rope toys. He sleeps mostly indoors with on a dog bed on the floor of the bedroom room. Diesel was being fed diamond Nature brand dry dog food 2 times a day. Ace is house trained, and goes to the bathroom on grass outside the house. When left alone Ace is well behaved in the home. Ace also knows the commands for “sit” “put it down” and “lay down”. For exercise Ace is to walks outside twice a day. Behavior during the intake During the intake, Ace was relaxed with soft body. Ace allowed to be scanned (negative), photographed, collar and placed the dog in the kennel.
05/31/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Ace was sitting so quietly up front in his kennel, and caught my eye so plaintively I stopped in my tracks to take him out. He’s a slow ‘stop and smell the roses’ kind of a walker on leash, went potty right away, and is as calm and mellow as it gets. Surrendered to our care due to landlord issues, we’re told that he lived with kids ranging in age from 5-10 years old and was relaxed and playful with them as he was with both the adults in the home, and two other pit bulls. He doesn’t guard his stuff, is friendly when strangers approach, doesn’t mind a bath, loves to play tug of war, slept on his dog bed in the bedroom, is housetrained, well behaved when left home alone, knows ‘sit’, ‘put it down’ and ‘lay down’. Ace was the perfect end to my long, hot day as he’s so mellow and easy I could walk him with my pinky, and off leash he was content to simply hang out and give a few kisses. He’s a gorgeous blockhead with a great smile, longing to be part of a family again. Shouldn’t it be yours?
05/29/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Ace came into our center as an owner surrender citing housing issues. It is reported he lived in a house with children between the ages of 5 and 10, relaxed and playful. He also lived with two other similarly sized dogs, they all got along well. Behavior around cats is unknown. It is reported Ace is not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. Owner reports Ace is housetrained to go outside on grass. Owner describes him as playful, affectionate, and friendly. During intake, Ace was relaxed with soft body and allowed all handling. He pulled a bit on leash for his relief walk. Ace was very focused on sniffing pants and shoes of both handlers in the SAFER assessment room. He held gaze, whining, during Look item. Ace accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, tail wagging. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, a bit distracted, jumped up playfully towards end of game. Ace did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, distracted by sniffing assessor’s shoe. He showed minimal interest in Toy, sniffing it briefly and then turning away, although this may be due to environment as owner reports he loves to play with rope toys, favorite activity is tug of war. The Behavior Team feels Ace would do well with an Average adopter. Look: 2. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body, whining Sensitivity: 2. Dog focused on the Assessor and all other stimuli available. His body is soft, tail wag Tag: 2. Dog is unresponsive to the Assessor, focused on stimuli other than the Assessor, playfully jumps up towards end of game. Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed, focused on sniffing assessor’s shoe Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, sniffs, then turns away.
05/30/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Ace has solicited play with intent to mount from female dogs, and has begin to show interest in greeting male dogs. The behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction for Ace to ensure compatability with resident dogs. Previous owner cites “he has lived with 2 other pit bulls which he got along with.” 5/30: When off leash with other dogs, Ace solicits bouts of play with intent to mount. 5/31 update: Ace displays sexually motivated behavior today. 6/1 update: Ace is sexually motivated, however begins to engage in play when solicited. 6/2 update: Ace engages in bouts of play with intent to mount. He greets a polite, male dog but does now show interest in re-approaching him afterward.
05/28/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: male Age 3 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: mild tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL — alopecia on the dorsal area / also on the cranial area Hair Coat: Flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: fearful but allows handling Medication: None NOSF
05/29/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
Exam – skin BAR, sweet. BCS 59 well muscled. MM pk/moist. Ambx4 aa. No v/d/s/c reported. EENT clear H/L WNL Skin: Coat overall dry, brittle. Generalized hypotrichosis at dorsum. Area of alopecia at top of head (appears chronic). Not pruritic, inflammed. No pustules/collarettes. No fleas/flea dirt seen 2 testes down A: Poor haircoat Otherwise healthy P: Skin scrape -NEG May resolve simply with improved nutrition, decrease stress. Consider soothing baths and nutritional supplements such as omegas. Following placement, consider allergy/full derm work up if persists/worsens OK neuter Microchip: negative Sex: male Age 3 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: mild tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL — alopecia on the dorsal area / also on the cranial area Hair Coat: Flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: fearful but allows handling Medication: None NOSF
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