BUDDY – A1074106
Gone - 5-22-2016 Manhattan
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My name is BUDDY. My Animal ID # is A1074106.
I am a neutered male black labrador retr and am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/17/2016 from NY 11435, owner surrender reason stated was CHILDCONFL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/18/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 90.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/20/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/20/16 BASIC INFORMATION Buddy is a 7 year old, black lab mix with an American Pit. Buddy was a gift to the owner when he was a puppy. Since a puppy Buddy has been a loyal member of the family. However the owner has to surrender the dog due to buddy behavior around children. Buddy has no known illness. SOCIALIZATION Buddy has lived with a 2 year old child. However buddy avoids being around the child and growls when the child play rough with him. He must be monitored around small children. When stranger come over Buddy slowly approach and sniff, after a few hours he allows being petted and solicit attentions. Buddy enjoys the company of other dogs. On long walks he approach and sniff other dogs. He also relax and curious around cats. BEHAVIOR Buddy does not like load noises. He only allows to be gently petted on his back. He is fine being around stranger but initially barks in excitement. Buddy enjoys being bathed, allows his nails being trimmed and coat being brushed. He is a little tense when his food bowl is touched but he will let you touch his bowl with no problem. Buddy will growl and stand over his treats and bones but if you attempt to take them away he will let you. Buddy has had a bite incident over 2 years ago but the bite did not draw blood and was provocked. Buddy is house trained and holds it until the owner arrives for a walk. On long walks he is walked with a soft muzzle .He is not destructive of furniture or shoes. FOR FAMILIES TO KNOW Buddy is described as friendly, independently and mellow. He enjoys being out in the living room with family. But his mostly alone and lounging around the house. Buddy greet owner by the door with kisses. He knows the command sit, stay come and give me paw. Buddy is free to roam the house and is well-behaved. When he was a buddy he was crate trained. He enjoys wet or dry degree dog food. BEHAVIOR UPON INTAKE During intake Buddy came in with a soft muzzle. However he was relaxed and slowly approached counselor and sniffed. The owner collar Buddy. He allowed for counselor to scan him and stood still for the picture. He became nervous going into his cage but slowly managed to go in.
05/19/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: How do you turn a reluctant walker and the saddest-looking dog at the Care Center into a playful, goofy sweetheart who begs for belly rubs? Just add tennis ball! I fell hard for beautiful Buddy almost as soon as I met him but it wasn’t until we hit the yard and started tossing a ball around that the ‘real’ Buddy truly came out to play. He may be a chunky monkey but that doesn’t stop this fun-loving Lab from leaping into the air to retrieve his prize and after he’s had his fill of jogging around with the ball firmly clamped in his mouth he starts ‘throwing’ it to me for another toss after every retrieval–what a smart cookie! Buddy could happily play all day but we hit the street so he can take care of business and show off his great leash walking skills as he passes other dogs (even yappy little ones) with soft good manners and a gently wagging tail. Buddy loves to be made a fuss over and he leans heavily (well, at his size there’s not really any other way!) into my legs as I rub his side and scratch behind his ears and we’re told he would greet his former owner at the door with kisses. He knows commands for sit, stay, come and ‘give me paw’ and was crate trained as a puppy, though is now so well behaved he’s graduated to free roam of the house when his family is away. Sociable, sweet and so so handsome, Buddy would love to find a relaxed new home where he can chill out, snuggle and play with grown-ups who’ll treat him with the gentleness and respect a middle-aged pet deserves. I absolutely adore Buddy and once you get to know him you will too!
05/20/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Buddy came to us as an owner surrender due to behavior displayed when around children. According to the owner Buddy lived with a 2 year old child, but avoided being around that child and would growl when that child played to rough. Buddy does have a previous bite history of biting the owner’s 14 year old nephew about 2 years ago. The owner stated that the nephew kept sticking his hand in and out of Buddy’s face continuously, which resulted in Buddy nipping the child but not breaking skin. It was reported that Buddy will growl when someone attempts to take his toys or treats from him but has never attempted to bite, and is not bothered if his food is touched. In the shelter buddy has been observed to seem fearful in his kennel, but enjoys playing ball. When playing Buddy will sometimes stand over the toy with a bit tense body language but will back away when he is ready to play again. He pulled hard on leash for his relief walk, tenses up when approached in the SAFER assessment room. Once positioned, Buddy held gaze for three full seconds, relaxed. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, open mouth, ears back. Buddy followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, soft. He was difficult to position for Squeeze item and as the assessor attempted to grab his paw Buddy appeared to become tense in body. For this reason the Flank item was conducted instead. He enthusiastically grabbed Toy, became stiff when approached, but softened when actual assess-a-hand made contact with the Toy. Buddy required a trade up in order to relinquish Toy. Due to Buddy’s previous experiences around children, for his comfort and safety we recommend a home without children. We also recommend an experienced adopter who can provide a calm, quiet, structured routine, who is comfortable reading dog body language, and who understands the importance of trading up for any resources Buddy is in possession of so nothing is removed from him without a reward Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with 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 soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft Squeeze: 4. When attempting to conduct the item dog became tense, raised lip as assessor touched his nose slightly. Flank squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy, keeps a firm hold, required trade up to relinquish
05/18/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Buddy has been avoidant and uncomfortable during interaction. The behavior department recommends that Buddy would be most comfortable as a single resident dog until he has had time to acclimate and decompress in a new environment, based on the behaviors seen in our care. The previous owner of buddy cites “On long walks he approach and sniff other dogs”, so in home behavior with dogs are unknown. When off leash with other dogs, Buddy is nervous and runs away from greeting. He otherwise keeps to himself. 5/19 update: Buddy continues to avoid interaction.
05/18/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan pos#985121009401116 tense, nervous mod tartar clean EENT clean coat obese neutered NOSF
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