KYLO – A1091581
Safe - 11-19-2016 Manhattan
My name is KYLO. My Animal ID # is A1091581.
I am a neutered male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR, 1 MONTH
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/28/2016 from NY 10460, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
Kylo’s foster family writes: Kylo is a very low key, fairly low-maintenance fully trained houseguest. He is the biggest cuddle bug ever and always wants to snuggle (like a lot) and be close to you. He is very calm in the apartment and when meeting people, i.e. minimal barking, jumping up. Kylo loves to play tug of war with rope…and is getting quite good at it too haha. He will also chase a ball and then prance back over to me expecting a lot of petting and hugging. He is also a big fan of squeaky toys, but getting him the kong brand squeaky tennis ball seems to be lasting a lot longer than other toys. All in all, Kylo would be perfect for someone who wants a bigger dog but lives in an apt. He really just wants to be next to his people all the time. He loves to snuggle, and is very catlike with finding the perfect position to snuggle. He loves people and loves to give kisses. He is very smart and eager to please – you can tell he has a social intelligence and its so endearing. I am really attached to Kylo and think he would be an amazing dog for a person or family with a lot of love to give.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/12/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 36.2 LBS.
appears to be eating, i found a empty plate in the cage nosf
09/28/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
9/28/16 14:50 Basic information: Kylo was brought in as a stray. The finder found him on the street, the finder brought Kylo to the shelter. No other information could be provided during intake. Intake Behavior: During intake Kylo was relaxed with loose body. Kylo allowed to be scanned (negative), collared, pictured, and placed in a dog kennel.
10/11/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Looking every bit like an adorable little brownish/reddish fox, Kylo greets me with an excited tail wag as he comes forward to be leashed. For a little guy he pulls hard on the leash, so a harness and some leash training is recommended so that both sides of the leash can enjoy the walk. He stops pulling in order to take care of his business (good boy!), show off his sit and enjoy some treats. Kylo pulls hard towards dogs on the street, wanting to meet every dog we pass, greets kenneled dogs with an easy tail wag, and on his first playdate, engages in play with the helper dog. Kylo needs to learn some better on street manners in greeting other dogs, so an experienced adopter is recommended, and one who will work on his manners with positive reward-based training. If an adorable, friendly, good looking little fox dog is your idea of a canine companion, then Kylo cordially invites you to stop by and meet him today. A staff member adds: When I walked Kylo for the first time, I was aware of his reactivity on-leash, so I was prepared for the redirecting and shaping I would have to do, and the calm demeanor I would have to provide. To my surprise, his reactivity was mild. When Kylo saw a dog from a distance, he was quiet, but attentive. As we got closer, he pulled & jumped around, he demand-barked a few times, but with a quick “Shhhh” and a treat for re-focusing, he was great the rest of the walk. The next dog he saw, he only pulled and howled begging for attention. Neither time did he show any concerning behaviors. Kylo has been playful and tolerant of dogs off-leash. I believe with the right tools & redirecting (i.e. head halti & liver treats), Kylo will learn to be more of a gentleman towards dogs on leash.
10/11/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None [Unaltered, stray] SAFER ASSESSMENT: Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog repeatedly turns toward the Assessor’s hand, with loose body and open mouth, mouths the hand, but does not apply pressure. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog may smell or lick toy, then turn away. Summary: Kylo showed no red flag behaviors during the assessment. PLAYGROUP: It has been observed when on-leash in the care center, Kylo becomes reactive in passing around other dogs (pulls toward, barks, vocalizes). When introduced off-leash to another dog, Kylo displays a soft body and engages in brief bouts of play. The behavior department recommends that a future adopter be consulted on the behaviors observed on Kylo in the care center (regarding on-leash reactivity), and slow introductions with any resident dogs in a future home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/28/16: During his initial medical examination, Kylo displayed soft body language and puppy-like behavior. He allowed all handling. IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: During his stay at our care center, Kylo has, at times, displayed a low threshold for dog reactivity and frustration on leash: hard pulling, barking, lunging, high-pitched vocalization. This was observed at least once during a volunteer walk when Kylo became fixated on other dogs in the hallway. During walks with behavior team members, Kylo’s reactivity has been less pronounced. When near other dogs he may pull, jump, and demand bark, but he is easily distracted and re-focused with treats. This does appear to be barrier reactivity as it is seen only on-leash; Kylo has been playful with and tolerant of other dogs when off-leash. We recommend tools (i.e. head harness) and high-value treats to redirect Kylo on leash and to reward calm behavior. We recommend only force-free, reward based training. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience) Potential challenges: _X_Barrier reactivity: See In-Shelter Observations section
10/03/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
It has been observed when on-leash in the care center, Kylo becomes reactive in passing around other dogs (pulls toward, barks, vocalizes). When introduced off-leash to another dog, Kylo displays a soft body and engages in brief bouts of play. The behavior department recommends that a future adopter be consulted on the behaviors observed on Kylo in the care center (regarding on-leash reactivity), and slow introductions with any resident dogs in a future home.
09/28/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Sex: Male intact Scan: Negative Estimated age: 9-13 months based on dentition and puppy-like behavior Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Friendly, soft body language, allows all handling O: BAR-H, BCS 4.5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Very clean teeth. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. A: Apparently healthy young adult dog Short-term prognosis: Excellent P: Administered Activyl 22-44 lb and pyrantel 3.8 ml PO during exam 1088
10/10/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
10/10/16 14:56 active coughing and nasal d/c BAR start doxy 10mg/kg sid x 10d 10/9 Reported to have nasal discharge, sneezing and coughing. Pt is barking and energetic in the cage – no coughing or nasal discharge. Will monitor for now. 1088
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