BLUE – A1085163
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My name is BLUE. My Animal ID # is A1085163.
I am a male gray and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/12/2016 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/27/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 41.0 LBS.
08/12/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/12/16 15:52 Blue is a friendly dog that is good around strangers and is friendly. He loves to play with kids but plays often a little too roughly. He lived with a 1 year old in his home. Blue lived in a home with another pitbull and they got along great, Blue grew up with this other dog but he is very fearful of other dogs. His behavior around cats is unknown. Blue uses the bathroom often in the house, approximately 3 to 4 times a day and he gets walked about 4 times a day. He has not been crate trained. Blue also chews on furniture nd destroys items that he feels are toys like basketballs and other sprots items (shaped like balls). Blue does not mind if a person comes near or takes his food or treats but if another dog approaches he will growl or possibly snap. he does not mind if anyone else that is human touches his food toys or treats. He is not bothered by strangers approaching his house or owner. Blue has a high activity level at home. His favorite toys are balls. When left alone in the yard he will bark and destroy things. he is a house dog that spends a majority of his time indoors. he pukks slightly when on the leash. The commands he knows are sit and put it down. He is walked 4 times a day and is fed pedigree dry food three times a day. Blue had a loose body when he entered the shelter. He put his front pawson the counter to look over at councilor. Blue was very timid when councilor approached and during intake and pulled/resisted when on the leash with the councilor. He allowed councilor to photograph but owner scanned due to nervous behavior.
08/27/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: So often, puppies are relinquished for the same reason…no time. They are between 6 and 10 months old, need to develop their house training skills and leash manners, and avoid mouthiness and other undisciplined behaviors–all issues that should be addressed with work, time and commitment if one has a puppy. Although Blue was not given enough time for lessons, he comes with good comments, telling us that Blue has good seeds in him, just waiting to bloom in the right hands. He was friendly with strangers, playful with children (although a little too boisterous), and got along great with his adult Pittie housemate (but was wary of other dogs met). Blue is very cute, rather small and a bit on the thin side. His coat is perfect, and looking at his “pound puppy” face melts my heart. He accepts easily my leash and is excited to go to the street. He alternates a good pace with sudden zooming, not forgetting to do his business on the way. He can sit on command and for treats, sustains nicely my gaze and the eye of my camera and is not too fond of being tethered for the pictures. No mouthing and no leash biting, definitively great plusses. Blue takes gently treats from my hands. He is cool with having a scarf tied around his neck. He lets me pick him up, and I set him on my lap. Little Blue needs your help to grow up. And your guidance, love and commitment. It’s work, but so rewarding, too, to bring up a pup to be a great adult. Blue is so worth it: a young life just waiting to blossom thanks to…you. Blue is at the Manhattan Care Center, wishing upon a star. A volunteers adds: Blue got so many walks yesterday. I love his walking log’s last comment from another volunteer: “Best puppy ever, so affectionate, perfect walker, so sweet and friendly”. Indeed, Blue is a sweetheart!!And such a wonderful lap dog, kisser and snuggler ! He is cool being dressed for a photoshoot..He is such a perfect model!! And yet Blue has his shy and wary moments that even sent him once hiding between my legs when there was a passerby in the hallway. It could be that Blue remembered someone who was not so nice to him in the past. Blue is very dear, and so deserves to see his first birthday as a happy and balanced pet amidst loving owners. Will you open your heart and home to him?
08/15/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Blue came to the care center as an owner surrender on 8/12/16. Owner reported that Blue lived with a one year old child, who he played a bit roughly with. Owner also reported that he lived with a dog that he grew up with, and his behavior around cats is unknown. It is reported that he does not react if people come near or take his food or treats. He loves to play with balls and knows the command sit and put it down. Upon intake, Blue was timid. On his relief walk, he pulled a bit at times and jumped up on the walker. When entering the assessment room, Blue was excitable and friendly, jumping on the people. He held the assessor’s gaze during Look, body soft, lip licking, and tail wagging. He then whined and jumped on the assessor. During Sensitivity, he whined and leaned into the assessor, body soft and tail wagging. For Tag, he becomes over excited and jumps high, hitting the assessor hard with his body. He does settle. He licks and sniffs the assessors hand for both Squeeze attempts, does not pull back his paw. He plays with Toy and easily relinquishes it. When greeting another dog on leash, Blue approaches quickly with a low, wagging tail and lose body. The Behavior Team feels that Blue should be placed in an Experienced home with no young children. He would benefit from positive reinforcement training to teach him to not jump. He will need plenty of physical exercise, such as daily walks and runs, and mental stimulation, such as Kongs and other puzzle toys. Any older children should have an in depth interaction before adoption. 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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body. Tag: 2. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. He jumps up high and hits the assessor hard with his body. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. He licks the assessor’s hand. Toy 1: 1. Dog play with toy, will relinquish toy to you. Dog to Dog: When greeting another dog on leash, Blue approaches quickly with a low, wagging tail and lose body.
08/15/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
8/15: Blue’s previous owner cites that ” Blue lived in a home with another pitbull and they got along great, Blue grew up with this other dog but he is very fearful of other dogs.” It has been observed that upon meeting other dogs while in our care, Blue engages in exuberant, off-leash play when introduced to a polite female greeter dog. The behavior team feels that a home with another dog could be considered for Blue, pending slow, positive introductions to allow him time to become comfortable in the presence of any unfamilair dogs.
08/13/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 9m Mentation: QARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: timid and shaking throughout, will shy away from new things and does not really warm to handler Medication: N/A, preventatives given
08/26/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
S/O: BAR, friendly dog cough noted on rounds and by volunteer walking p serous nasal d/c seen at time of cage exam A: CIRDC P: move to iso doxycyline 100mg tabs: 2 T PO SID x10days
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