ROCKO – A1073088
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My name is ROCKO. My Animal ID # is A1073088.
I am a male tricolor am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/10/2016 from NY 11693, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/20/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 43.2 LBS.
S/O: no D or feces in cage clear d/c both nares QAR A: CIRDC h/o D- finished course of panacur and metronidazole P: move to iso start on doxycycline 200mg PO SID x10days 05/15/16 17:46 S/O: diarrhea reported A: diarrhea P: start 5 day course of panacur and metronidazole
05/10/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/10/16 13:57 Rocko is an American Pit bull terrier mix, found as a stray. Upon intake he allowed all handling & displayed a loose body & wagging tail.
05/16/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: We have so many wonderful dogs here at the care center…My pearl of the day was Rocko, Canis Extraordinaris!!! A 3 year old Shepie/Pitie mix found as a stray…He is gorgeous and medium size, dressed in a luscious and well groomed coat in various shades of brown and rust. Looks are important of course but beauty is not Rocko’s main hallmark….His personality prevails and unveils as one spends time with him in the yard. He pulls at first on the leash and relaxes while his business is done (without marking). He meets uneventfully other dogs, big and small. Free in a pen, the first thing Rocko did was to give me 2 pecks on the face as I was sitting on a bench. Just like that. He proceeded by sitting next to me, tightly bounded to my legs, looking at me with tender eyes and asking for caresses. What a welcoming smile Rocko has !!! I am totally smitten by him. Rocko comes immediately when called, is happy to meet people and dogs alike through the fence or in the street and will sit at once on command. His tail wags non stop. He is so eager to please. He is truly Mister Congeniality. Rocko loves treats and the ball, does not guard his stuff and will jump to catch his object of desire in the most fantastic way. In fact, he makes a perfect pirouette in the air… What a great frisbee player he would make! I am totally in love with Rocko, an active but very well mannered, loving, super friendly, gorgeous and obedient pooch who performed very well on his behavioral evaluation earning him a place in our adoption quarters. Come and meet him soon and make him your beloved forever best friend… I know he is the one..
05/18/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Due to behavior observed during playgroup we are recommending an experienced adopter for Rocko. Please see the GroupBehavior entry for additional details. 5/12 SAFER: Rocko walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Rocko followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. He was not interested in toys. Rocko did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. 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. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail, open mouth. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Playgroup summary: Rocko has greeted female dogs politely, at times displaying sexually motivated behavior. During one incident, Rocko greeted a similarly size male dog politely, however became over aroused in response to the other dog’s anxious behavior, and ran after, growling and snapping. He growled in response to a handler attempting to interrupt the incident (using a safety tool, spray water bottle). On another occasion, Rocko became tense, growled at and mounted a large male dog. When a handler picked up his leash to remove him, Rocko growled in response. As Rocko’s exact triggers for these behaviors are unknown, the behavior department recommends allowing him time to decompress before following up on behavior with other dogs.
05/12/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Rocko has greeted female dogs politely, at times displaying sexually motivated behavior. During one incident, Rocko greeted a similarly size male dog politely, however became over aroused in response to the other dog’s anxious behavior, and ran after, growling and snapping. He growled in response to a handler attempting to interrupt the incident (using a safety tool, spray water bottle). On another occasion, Rocko became tense, growled at and mounted a large male dog. When a handler picked up his leash to remove him, Rocko growled in response. As Rocko’s exact triggers for these behaviors are unknown, the behavior department recommends allowing him time to decompress before following up on behavior with other dogs. When off leash with other dogs, Rocko is initially a bit quiet and to himself, but quickly opens up and approaches and sniffs with a soft body and wagging tail. 5/15 update: Rocko approaches and greets female dogs politely. He appears to be a bit sexually motivated at times, sniffing and chattering when interacting with females. He offers brief, polite greeting to a male dog. When the male dog becomes anxious and begins to pace throughout the pen, Rocko becomes tense and reactive, running after the other dog, growling, and snapping. When a handler attempts to intervene, Rocko begins to growl at the handler when they use an interruptor in an attempt to redirect and separate Rocko. 5/17 update: Rocko greets a female dog politely. He offers correction when persistantly solicited with play. 5/18 update: Rocko greets a male dog politely, but becomes tense with raised hackles once inside the pen. He stands tall, attempts to mount, and vocalizes. When the handler attempts to interrupt and pick up his leash, he growls at the handler.
05/11/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative BARH Tense Mild dental tartar Given 4.3 cc pyrental orally and activyl topical Intact male NOSF
05/15/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating AVERAGE
05/15/16 17:46 S/O: diarrhea reported A: diarrhea P: start 5 day course of panacur and metronidazole
Generated on May 22 2016 6:00PM
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