SPOTS – A1075488
Gone - 6-1-2016 Manhattan
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My name is SPOTS. My Animal ID # is A1075488.
I am a male white and brown pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/28/2016 from NY 11103, owner surrender reason stated was HOME SIZE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/29/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 45.2 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/28/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/28/16 17:35 Spots came from a breeder in Jamaica. When Spots entered the shelter he growled at anyone that approached him and so the owner had to collar, scan and assist in the medical examination. Anybody that walked in the room spots growled at with his ears alert. Admission councilors did not handle him. Spots is defensive around strangers and growls at them if they approach. It takes him a few days to warm up to a person but once he does he is friendly with them. He has lunged once before at aperson but otherwise he only growls. He can be a rough player. He has been housed with two children ages 4 and 7 and is playful and gentle with them but when playing with adults he can be a bit rough due to his size. He has lived with one other Yorkie and played well with the yorkie and liked to chase it. Around other dogs he likes to play and chase them. He has also lived with one other cat that he liked to play with and chase but the cat did not reciprocate the feeling and ussually hid from him. He will also try to play with stray cats although they are scared of him. He can have minor anxiety when his owners leave, he will whine but stops after a while. He doesn’t destroy anything in the house except for his toys which he likes to tear apart but won’t ingest. If he gets excited Spots will urinate. Spots doesn’t mind if you touch or take away his dry food but if you try to do that with his wet food or cake or anything more appetizing he will look at you and growl. If you try to take away a toy that he just got he will growl and run away. When being bathed Spots does not enjoy it and struggles to get away. He does not mind being brushed or restrained. If a unfamiliar person comes to his owner he tries to seperate them, he doesn’t like when people are standing together. Once he gets to know someone he can be very friendly playful and affectionate as well as protective. He has a very high activity level and enjoys squeaky toys. While at home he likes to follow his owners and sleep in his favorite blanky. Owners think he will do best with a family that can support a dog with high energy levels. He is mostly house trained and only has accidents about once a week. Spots knows “sit” and “Paw”. He pulled a decent amount so owners bought a prong collar that they say rectified the issue. He was fed blue buffalo red meat four times a day in medium portions.
05/31/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Spots comes to us all the way from Jamaica, surrendered now to our care due to “home size”. He’s named Spots for obvious reasons, and while he wasn’t sure he wanted to come out for a walk, once he did, we made friends. We’re told that it takes Spots a few days to warm up to new people, lived with two young children with whom he was gentle and playful, lived and played with a Yorkie and a cat (who he liked to chase-play). Spots places values on his things, guarding some (wet food) and not others (dry food). He’s high energy and likes to play with squeaky toys and sleeps on his favorite blanket. Spots showed off his housetraining skills and nice leash manners when we walked to the park, gave me some kisses and greeted other dogs coming by our pen with an easy wagging tail. Spots will need an experienced person who will take the time to get to know him and understand his needs. He’s young and ready to start a new life and with proper training and carehis inner rockstar will surface.
05/31/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Spots was a bit difficult to remove from his kennel he was fearful and snapping at the leash. Once he was removed from his kennel he pulls a bit and tries to avoid any interaction with the handler. Spot was uncomfortable with handling; (tucked tail, fearful body language) he head flip, freezes and slightly curled his lips when the assessor tries to position him for the look item. The behavior team decided to skip the handling part of the assessment for safety reasons. During the resources Spots was not interested in toys. He does not approach other dog, attempts to exit. Spots was surrender to us. According to his owner Once Spots gets to know someone he can be very friendly playful and affectionate as well as protective. He has a very high activity level and enjoys squeaky toys. Spots is defensive around strangers and growls at them if they approach. It takes him a few days to warm up to a person but once he does he is friendly with them. He has lunged once before at a person but otherwise he only growls. He had lived with two children ages 4 and 7 and is playful and gentle with them but when playing with adults he can be a bit rough due to his size. He has lived with one other Yorkie and played well with the yorkie and liked to chase it. Around other dogs he likes to play and chase them. He has also lived with one other cat that he liked to play with and chase but the cat did not reciprocate the feeling and usually hid from him. Spots doesn’t mind if you touch or take away his dry food but if you try to do that with his wet food or cake or anything more appetizing he will look at you and growl. If you try to take away a toy that he just got he will growl and run away”.The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. Look: 4. Freezes Toy 1: No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog. Turns body to side in relation to other dog, or exits. Helper:A1075506
05/31/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Spots is persistantly sexually motivated.
05/28/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: male Age 1 year Mentation: BARH Eyes: Clear Ears: Clean Nose: Clear Teeth: slight to no staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: Flea comb negative Declawed: No Any injuries: None present Behavior: Very tense, fearful — doesnt like to be touch Medication: None NOSF
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