CLYDE aka BEEJI- A0879446
Gone - 7-11-2017 Manhattan
My name is CLYDE. My Animal ID # is A0879446.
I am a neutered male white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/15/2017 from NY 10466, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
07/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Clyde A0879446 is at risk due to behavioral deterioration. He has been in the care center for nearly a month and is becoming increasingly reactive when dogs pass his kennel, lunging and barking. We are not certain whether this is a response to the dogs themselves or to the kennel bar barrier and to increasing frustration at being kenneled. Clyde has also shown some concerns around other dogs while off-leash in playgroup, so we are recommending that Clyde be the only dog in the home at this time.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/08/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 48.0 LBS.
REWT 48 from 46.8
06/15/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/15/17 15:57 Basic Info: Clyde A0879446 is a 10yr old white neutered male canine who was purchased off of someone selling puppies and is being surrendered due to him snapping (not making contact) at a family member in the home and them not wanting him anymore. Clyde’s last vet visit was a few years ago and currently has no known health issues. Socialization: Clyde is shy for a few minutes with strangers. He’s lived with children ages 3, 14 & 15yrs old and is gentle, exuberant, relaxed/playful & respectful of them also with the adult & a female Pittie. When Clyde spots a dog on the street he’ll bark and or growl at them. Clyde hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal. Behavior: During storms Clyde will bark at times. He isn’t bothered by the following: having his food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture or being given a bath. Clyde hasn’t had his nails trimmed or been disturbed while sleeping/resting. If someone unfamiliar approaches the home or family member Clyde will bark. If you’re too “forceful”/loud with Clyde he’ll snap. The owner stated he’s become unpredictable with his snapping but he’s friendly with strangers. For A New Family to Know: Clyde is described as friendly, affectionate (at times), playful (at times), confident & mellow/relaxed with a medium activity level. Clyde enjoys being pet & relaxing. He doesn’t really play with toys much anymore and sleeps in the yard in a dog house. Clyde eats Pedigree dry dog food 2-3x a day and likes any kind of treats. He’s house broken, uses the yard and is walked outdoors 1-2x a day. Clyde has chewed on motorcycle tires, convertible car tops and has escaped from the yard 3x; he’s jumped the fence and dug his way out. He’s let in the house if it’s too cold outside. Clyde’s known commands are “put it down” (sit), “stay” & “come”. Intake Behavior: Clyde had a loose body & allowed all handling. He allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of. Clyde walked nicely alongside me to his kennel but once he spotted another dog in an adjoining kennel he was a little difficult to place into his kennel as he wanted to go towards them but he allowed me and the owner to place him into the kennel with ease.
07/10/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “Etre ou Avoir été” is a French proverb that says that as time goes by, we do change. Clyde was bought as a puppy. He is now elderly and has been a cherished family dog for ten long years. He enjoyed being with his human family as well as a female Pittie. He had no handling issues, always liked a gentle touch, was friendly to strangers, barked at dogs in the street and was known as an escape artist (a free spirit). Lately, Clyde had become a little cranky, snapping sometimes when things did not go his way. Just like your old grandpa. This is the very reason he was brought to us. Clyde is a sweet and very cute older gentleman, all white or off white with big orangy eyes. He reminds me so much of a Boxer and owns the most endearing face. He is a very good walker, does his business as soon as we are out of the building, sits on command and takes treats very gently from my hand. He loves to lean against me, and caresses are definitely his thing. Clyde yearns for love, and we who have handled him enjoyed his company. Clyde would love to spend the rest of his golden years well cared, loved and respected. Another volunteer writes:A little ten year old peanut of a pup, surrendered as he’s grown impatient with some things as we all do with age. He was happy to make a new friend and go for a walk and the chance to go potty. He let me clean his eyes, gave me kisses, rested his head in my lap, posed for some pictures and wagged his tail as he followed me around the pen coming when I called to him. What Clyde wants in his golden retirement years is a quiet home, the peace that comes with being able to nap when he wants to, enjoy petting when he asks for it, and a soft place to rest his head. He’s a spry little fellow, good on the leash, housetrained and ready to enjoy your love. Seriously, how can you resist that smile?
06/16/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 6/15/17 Neutered, Owner Surrender (Lived in previous home for 10 years) Previously lived with: Adults, 3 children (Ages 3,14&15 years old) and 1 dog Behavior toward strangers: Shy Behavior toward children: Gentle, Exuberant and respectful Behavior toward dogs: Clyde will growl at dogs he sees on the street Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None Reported Bite history: None Reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Social (at times), & mellow/relaxed with a medium activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 6/16/2017 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, mouth closed Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, shakes off mid game. Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed Toy 1: No interest. Summary: Clyde displayed no behavior concerns during his handling assessment. PLAYGROUP: Clyde has largely appeared uncomfortable interacting with dogs in the care center. The previous owner of Clyde reports that he may growl when passing dogs on the street. A single dog residence is recommended for Clyde at this time. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Clyde had a loose body & allowed all handling MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/15/17 During his initial medical exam Clyde allowed handling ENERGY LEVEL: His owner reports Clyde has a medium level of activity which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behavior outlined below) _X_No young children (under 5) – It is reported Clyde may snap when uncomfortable. He may have some vision challenges as seen in his initial medical exam (opacity), and we feel Clyde may be intimidated by young children and quick movement. Older, dog-savvy children can be considered pending an in-depth interaction. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression – Owner reports Clyde may snap if you are forceful or loud with him, has never bitten anyone. It is important to make sure Clyde stays under threshold and is not pushed to escalate further to a bite. We only recommend force free, reward based training as more aversive techniques (forcing or getting loud) will likely increase fear and the risk of aggression. Clyde should be spoken to in a soft, gentle voice. He should never be forced to submit to petting or handling when he is uncomfortable. _X_Kennel presence/barrier frustration – Clyde has recently begun barking and lunging at other dogs through his kennel bars. While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Clyde may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in his kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.
06/17/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Clyde has largely appeared uncomfortable interacting with dogs in the care center. The previous owner of Clyde reports that he may growl when passing dogs on the street. A single dog residence is recommended for Clyde at this time. 6/17: When introduced to a female helper dog off leash, Clyde offers a prolonged correction for an exuberant greeting. When meeting a second female through the fence, Clyde growls 6/19: Clyde approaches and politely greets a calm female dog. 6/20: Clyde greets the same female dog from the previous day, and is polite at greeting. He wanders the yard while intermittently checking in on the other dog. He later approaches, and offers correction to the female dog, though seemingly unprovoked. He mounts the female dog while growling, and handlers interrupt this behavior before removing from the yard.
06/16/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 10yrs Microchip noted on Intake? positive History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – at first friendly and then attempted to examine and postured to bite, growled Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective LIMITED EXAM d/t temperment- muzzle on unable to perform RR and HR, BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: unable to examine PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN, grossly normal MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, slightly dirty furcoat, hydroma lateral aspect R elbow, and circular scar on R thigh approx 3cm CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment slightly overconditioned Plan ok to monitor Prognosis: open- ideally cb/chem/t4 would be performed to assess for any underlying metabolic/endocrine/
07/06/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
7/6 wheezing reported on symptoms log S/O: BAR in kennel, taking treats appears more alert, interactive in adoptions kennel that previously observed in holding no nasal discharge or cough CBC/Chem unremarkable, slight neutrophila likely incidental vs mild active inx a: geriatric healthy p: recheck wt 7/7
Generated on Jul 10 2017 6:00PM
MALE, WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition NORMAL Intake Date 10/15/2010, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 10/18/2010,
Medical Behavior Evaluation NO CONCERN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM-MILD TARTAR, KINK TAIL, NOSF
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