LUIGI – A1075666
Gone - 6-18-2016 Staten Island
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Staten Island Center
My name is LUIGI. My Animal ID # is A1075666.
I am a male gray and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/30/2016 from NY 10307, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/13/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 57.8 LBS.
05/30/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/30/16 16:55 Animal’s appearance -Animal appeared clean and of healthy weight. Animal’s demeanor with you – Animal allowed all handling. Luigi was wagging his tail during intake, soliciting attention. I was able to scan him for a microchip, take a picture and put a collar on him. Finder stated that she was walking her dog outside when Luigi approached them. She was unable to keep him so she decided to bring him here to our facility. Finder stated that Luigi was good with her dog and there was no aggression shown from him.
06/06/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I met Luigi this past weekend and he is quite a handsome dog, he has a very athletic build and beautiful brown eyes. Luigi was easy in and out of his kennel, walks nicely on leash and did his business as soon as we left the building so he is most likely housebroken. Luigi participates in our play group program and likes other dogs. Luigi would make a great companion. If you are interested in adopting Luigi please come to our Staten Island care center and meet him.
06/01/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Luigi came into our center as a stray. He was friendly towards the finder’s dog and also during intake, wagging tail, soliciting attention, he allowed all handling. Luigi walked well on leash for his relief walk, no pulling. He whined upon entering the SAFER assessment area, and at times during the assessment. Luigi jumped up on assessor during Look item, whining, eyes averted, tail wagging. He whined during Sensitivity item, but stood still and accepted the touch. He grabbed Toy quickly when assess-a-hand approached, would not relinquish at end of game without multiple attempts at trading up, whale eye and a bit stiff. Luigi did not approach the helper dog, turned to exit, not interested. The Behavior Team feels Luigi would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have children. We recommend toys not be left around the home as Luigi did not relinquish easily. Luigi may benefit from obedience classes and a positive reinforcement-based trainer to learn the cue “drop it” and trade up games as well as strategies to assist Luigi with any anxiety that causes whining in uncomfortable situations. We recommend quick treats instead of long lasting chews. Look: 2. Dog jumps up with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted, whining. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes averted, tail between his legs, whining Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, focused on other stimuli. Squeeze 1&2: 1. Does not respond at all for three seconds, eyes averted, ears relaxed Toy 1: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Body is stiff, whale eye, will not relinquish. Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog, exits, not intersted. 6/17 update: Luigi is not thriving in the care center environment and has begun to demonstrate leash-biting behavior and some potential for possession guarding. When leashed with a slip lead he immediately begins biting at the rope and is extremely difficult to distract. He has also grabbed and held onto the hose in the yard with similar intensity and focus. He quickly grabs toys he sees and tenses with whale eye when approached. He will not relinquish, and will shred the toys. For Luigi’s well being we recommend that he leave the kennel environment as quickly as possible. We recommend an experienced adopter comfortable with safely managing resource guarding, should similar behavior manifest in the home, so that his reaction to possessions does not escalate.
06/01/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Luigi seemed indifferent about being outside. He would often cry and whine when a female solicited play. He was very tolerant of her pushy behavior and did not offer any corrections. 6/1 Update Luigi continues to cry and whine when off leash with a playful female dog. He does not engage in play. 6/2 Update Luigi engaged in brief bouncy play with a social female, but continues to often whine and stay by the handlers. 6/3 update Luigi continues to explore the yard with a female dog but appears more interested in objects around the yard and does not interact with the female much, he takes well to corrections as well. 6/9 – 6/10 update Luigi continues to enjoy exploring the yard with the company of another dog. 6/11 update Luigi engaged in brief bouncy play with a social female. 6/15 – 6/16 update Luigi did not engage in any play, he often explored the yard and laid down next to the handlers.
05/30/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
microchip scan negative intact male approximately 6 yrs old BARH ears are clean no ocular or nasal discharge mild dental tartar 58.4lbs; BCS: 3/5 removed tick from right ear and treated with activyl hair loss on top of head and on back friendly, allowed handling
05/31/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
VET CHECK – CHECK SKIN, HAIR LOSS ON HEAD AND BACK BARH. ATTENTION SEEKING, ALLOWS ALL HANDLING. BCS 5/9 TEETH CLEAN, EYES CLEAR, NO OCULAR DC, SNEEZING, SEROUS NASALD DISCHARGE, EARS WNL NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION; NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION AMBULATORY X 4; BRITTLE, THIN HAIR COAT ALONG DORSUM ESPECIALLY AT CERVICAL AND LUMBAR REGIONS; OLD WOUND/DERMATITIS AT DORSAL PROXIMAL TAIL, ALOPECIA ON HEAD INTACT MALE A: ALOPECIA CONSISTENT WITH FLEA ALLERGY VS OTHER P: TREATED FOR FLEAS/TICKS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT SIACC. GOOD PROGNOSIS
Generated on Jun 17 2016 6:00PM
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