HOUSTON – A1066272
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My name is HOUSTON. My Animal ID # is A1066272.
I am a male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/28/2016 from NY 10472, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/15/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 61.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/28/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/28/16 16:52 BASIC INFO Houston A1066272 is an approximately 1 year old American Pitbull Mix. He is being surrendered to the shelter because he was found outside as a stray. Finder cannot keep as he is visiting from out of town. Finder placed Houston into his vehicle and brought to ACCNYC. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Houston had super loose and wiggly body. He allowed all handling, collaring and photos. We placed some food in his kennel, and he went right in.
03/13/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: How do you spell dreamboat? H O U S T O N. What a great dog!!! Excitedly greeting me in his kennel I leash him easily and out we go. His coat is clean and groomed, a patchwork quilt of tan and white, his soft sexy eyes look up at me as we head for the door. Using the ‘facilities’ the moment we were outside tells me he’s likely housetrained, and if I wasn’t enough in love already he’s great on leash! Walking perfectly by my side, and checking up ever so often his tail wags as we walk. In the backyard he gives kisses but doesn’t quite trust my camera so I couldn’t get good kissy pictures. I guess Houston is the ‘kiss and don’t tell’ kind of gentleman. Houston loves to romp hard in playgroup with both males and females and might enjoy a canine sibling with his same play style. After our walk he hopped right back into his kennel and I had a chance to read notes from other volunteers on his walking log. So, don’t just trust me, all the volunteer notes are consistent with “great dog”, “easy to walk”, “a sweetie”, and “love him” being the consistent themes. Come meet out resident dreamboat; I guarantee you’ll want to make him yours! (Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
03/30/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Update: Houston has begun to mouth and play tug-of-war with the leash when walked, in once incident resulting in puncture wounds to a volunteer handler. Since this incident, Houston has continued to bite and tug at the leash, and can also become mouthy and jumpy while on walks, and is becoming increasingly difficult to distract. Houston is an active, energetic young dog who requires a level of mental and physical stimulation and behavioral guidance that we are unable to provide in a shelter environment. At this point he needs to move into a stable home environment where his needs can be better met. We recommend an adopter experienced with high-energy dogs. Enrichment interaction notes: Houston is energetic in his kennel, but still easily leashed. He pulls hard toward the back yard. Off leash in a pen, Houston is jumpy and mouthy but is easily refocused into playing with toys. He responded well to taking a break from play to practice basic manners. When leashing to bring inside, Houston immediately mouths at the kennel rope and plays tug. He is not easily refocused with a toy at this state of heightened arousal, but did cease when redirected with treats and hand targeting. 3/2 SAFER: Houston pulls hard on the leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Houston engages in play, body is loose and wiggly, mouth open. He was easy to handle when chewing on toys. Houston did not show any concern during the aggression assessment. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
02/29/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Houston engages in rough play with males and females. Houston is exuberant and rambunctious during play, and may lack appropriate play skills to understand when his style of play may be overwhelming to some dogs. On some occasions, he attempts to mount female dogs in the pen (he is currently unaltered). Based on observation made during playgroup, the behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction for Houston to ensure compatibility with a resident dog. He may do best placed in a home with another social, highly playful dog. Houston arrived into our care as a stray, so in-home behaviors with dogs are unknown. When off leahs with other dogs, Houston leaps andbounds throughout the pen, and attempts to solicit play. When the female greeter is disinterested, Houston persists, then eventually attempts to mount once close enough. When slowed down by human handlers, Houston responds well and re-approaches to sniff at a slower pace. 3/1 update: Houston solicits rough play, but is slow to take correction when it becomes overwhelming to the other dog. 3/2 update: Houston engages in rough play with males and females. 3/3 update: Houston is most interested in attempting to mount a female dog. 3/8 update: Houston engages in rough play with males and females. 3/9 update: Houston engages in rough play with males and females, but then begins to mount the female persistantly. 3/11 update: Houston jumps all over the other dogs, male and female, and does not respond to correction from them. 3/13 update: Houston continues to display the above behavior. 3/30 update: Houston engages in rough, mouthy play with other dogs. He persists with soliciting, despite receiving correction from less interested dogs.
02/28/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH SCAN NEGATIVE YOUNG MALE INTACT CLEAN EENT CLEAN COAT VERY SWEET BUT NERVOUS, TENSE NOSF
03/11/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating AVERAGE
03/11/16 17:08 no coughing today 03/10/16 15:49 cough reported no CIRDC signs on exam continue to monitor – vet check tomorrow 03/03/16 12:46 S/O: diarrhea reported A: diarrhea: r/o stress vs. diet change vs. parasites vs. viral vs. bacterial vs. other P: start 5 day course of panacur and metronidazole
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