PRINCE – A1098232
Gone - 12-6-2016 Manhattan
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My name is PRINCE. My Animal ID # is A1098232.
I am a neutered male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/29/2016 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was OWN EVICT.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/30/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 59.2 LBS.
11/29/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/29/16 16:02 Basic Information Prince is a 2 year old neutered American Pitt Bull Terrier. He is being surrendered by his owner due to an eviction. Owner adopted this pet from a friend when he was a puppy. Owner stated Prince has no medical issues and last saw a vet six months. Socialization Owner stated Prince is friendly around strangers. He lived with kids’ ages 4 and 6. Owner stated he was friendly around them and played in a gentle manner with them. He plays in a gentle manner with adults. He has never lived or spent time with dog, cats, or any other kind of animal. He has never bitten a person or animal. Behavior Owner stated Prince has no behavior issues and he is not bothered by loud or sudden noises. Owner stated Prince does not guard food, treats of any kind, or toys. He does not like bath time or having his nails trimmed, he will try to get away. He is not bothered if pushed off furniture, if held, or if disturbed while sleeping. Owner has never brushed Prince. He will bark if someone knocks on the door. He is not bothered if someone unfamiliar approaches his owner. For a New Family to Know Prince is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a high activity level. He will follow his owner around when home. He likes to play chew style toys and plays tug. She was kept mostly indoors and slept on his bed. He was fed dry dog food. Owner filled up a medium size bowl twice a day. Prince is house-trained and goes potty anywhere outside. He is well behaved when left alone. He has never been left in a yard or crated. Owner stated he knows commands sit and down. For exercise owner takes him on off leash runs in a park. He pulls very hard and is never walked off the leash. Behavior during Intake Prince did not tolerate touch. He would try to hide under the chairs. When I went to pet him on his head he growled. When I attempted to collar him he growled. No other physical handling took place.
No Web Memo
12/04/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Altered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults, children ages four and six Behavior toward children: Friendly and gently playful Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, and playful with a high activity level Other notes: Upon intake Prince was hiding and he growled when the counselor attempted to handle him SAFER ASSESSMENT: Summary: Prince has not acclimated well to the shelter environment and has remained difficult to manage. Upon removing from kennel, Prince growls, trembles and lip licks, crouched in the back and making himself appear small. Prince has allowed handling with familiar caretakers though continues to increase distance and avoid interaction from anyone new/unfamiliar, displaying all appropriate warning signals. We believe Prince may benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue partner who can further assess his behavior in a more stable environment. PLAYGROUP: Prince initially is fearful in the yard and runs away when solicited. Over time he warms up and becomes more interactive, approaching both male and female dogs to engage in play. He offers bows and will run around the pen in attempts to solicit. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/30/16 During his initial medical exam Prince appeared tense and nervous and was growling and showing teeth. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Due to the fear/avoidance behavior displayed in the care center, we cannot fully evaluate Prince and feel that he will be best set up to succeed through placement with a New Hope partner. We recommend only positive reinforcement-based, force-free training for Prince as aversive methods are likely to heighten his fear and increase aggression.) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Prince is extremely nervous around strangers and can be difficult to handle. He has no bite history but shows clear signs of discomfort in the care centers. It is important to respect those signs and to help Prince gain comfort and confidence in order to avoid escalation.)
12/01/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
12/1: Prince greets a dog on leash with a soft body and wagging tail. 12/2: Prince initially is fearful in the yard and runs away when solicited. Over time he warms up and becomes more interactive, approaching both male and female dogs to engage in play. He offers bows and will run around the pen in attempts to solicit. The behavior department recommends slow introductions between Prince and any resident dogs in a home.
11/30/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED LIMITED PE DUE TO BEHAVIOR EXTREME NERVOUS & TENSE GROWLING, SHOWING TEETH NEUTERED MALE MILD DENTAL TARTAR. OTHERS PE- WNL AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 3 CC PYRANTEL WITH FOOD NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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