STORM – A1112439
Safe - 8-4-2017 Brooklyn
My name is STORM. My Animal ID # is A1112439.
I am a neutered male black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/18/2017 from NY 11224, owner surrender reason stated was CHILDCONFL.
08/02/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Storm A1112439 at risk for concerns that he is not thriving in the shelter environment, and for observed behavioral deterioration over his long stay. He has been showing challenging behavior in the kennel, including a bite and at times lunging and growling when approached. This behavior is unlikely to resolve in this environment, and in order to decrease its rehearsal along with minimizing his stress and frustration, we believe he should leave a kennel setting.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/31/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 65.0 LBS.
Symptoms board – diarrhea x 1 days. HX: had diarrhea 7/22/17 – treated with metronidazole. S/O) No d seen in cage. Dog is BAR. A) recurrent diarrhea r/o stress vs dietary intolerance P) Monitor – consider GI diet if going to rescue
05/18/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/18/17 19:55 Storm is a 6 year old Staffordshire terrier. He is being surrendered due to his owner having no time to properly care for him. Her son, who use to help her with him, passed away recently and Storm has been depressed since then. The owner is not aware of any injuries or health problems he may have. Around strangers, Storm tends to bark at them and lunge at strangers. He has lived with many children, starting from 2 months and on. He tends to be very protective of them, he will growl and bark at strangers that will try to approach them, but may knock them down as he is walking around and when they have food. He plays very rough with adults and the owner does not let him play with the children. He has spent time with two 6 year old shih tzu and he was very playful with them. The owner states he does not like cats at all; he will bark and try to lunge at them. He has not bitten a person before but has bitten a stray cat before. Storm has recently started to pee and poop in the house because there is no one to walk him like years prior to the owner’s son passing away. He is very hard to control and knocks over the children. He is not bothered by loud sounds. She has never tried to remove food or anything from his mouth. He does not enjoy getting bathed, having his fur brushed out, or getting his nails trimmed. He will bark and try to lunge at strangers when approached. Storm was described as a confident and protective dog. His activity level is very high and will pull hard during his walks. He loves to chew on kongs and is in love with human food and will steal it from the children any chance he gets. He ate both wet and dry food. Recently, due to the fact his owner is not able to walk him as frequent as they use to, he has been peeing and pooping in the home. He is not left alone in any yards or communal spaces because he will bark at strangers and lunge at stray cats. The owner has walked him off leash but warns he will run away if he sees a cat in his way.
07/31/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I can’t articulate why, but I just love Storm! He is chunky, bat-eared, sort of jowly and just as cute as can be. He walks so perfectly on leash I’m sure anyone meeting us out and about would assume he was named in an ironic way. He seems very housebroken, sits for treats, and tries to engage in conversation from his cage (his negotiating skills are top notch!). He might be a little reserved at first as far as cuddling is concerned, but he wags his tail throughout our walks and warms up to solicit affection. He LOVES to chase after balls and while he might not have mastered “drop it”, he wiggles my way to show off his prize before tearing it up. He seems like a man of modest needs and like he’ll be the most loyal friend. Come see Storm at Brooklyn ACC and discover all the things there are to love about him!!
07/28/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 5/18/17 Neutered male, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 2+). Behavior toward strangers: Barks/lunges. Behavior toward children: May knock down the children during rough play. Steals food. Behavior toward dogs: Playful Behavior toward cats: Barks and lunges Resource guarding: Unknown Bite history: Yes, Storm lunged and grabbed a stray cat. Injury to the cat is unknown. House trained: No, Storm has recently begun to eliminate in the house. Energy level/descriptors: Storm is described as a confident and protective dog. His activity level is very high and will pull hard during his walks. He is very hard to control and knocks over the children. Other notes: Additional bite – while in the care center, Storm was being fed a treat through the kennel bars and closed his teeth on the hand quickly, catching a finger on his tooth and breaking skin. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/20/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. 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 closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1/2: 1 Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1 No interest. Summary: Storm was friendly and social towards the assessor. No concerns were seen during the handling assessment. PLAYGROUP: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Storm is slightly sexually motivated in a group of female dogs but is able to be interrupted. He status seeks and attempts to mount male dogs. According to Storm’s previous guardian, Storm has spent time with two 6 year old Shih Tzus and he was very playful with them. The Behavior Department recommends the Storm be placed with female dogs that match his calm sociability. ENERGY: His previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the Care Center. Storm displayed medium energy during interactions, but has shown potential to become over-aroused when being led back to his kennel. We suggest to future adopters, that Storm will need to be provided with physical and mental stimulation and with a variety of appropriate and engaging chew toys.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/20/17 During his veterinary exam, Storm was initially loose but when restrained and examined he tensed, growled, and struggled. IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Storm displays social behavior with both the volunteers and employees in the Care Center. He is enthusiastic, social dog who enjoys daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. He periodically displays over-arousal behavior -biting and grabbing at the handler’s leash- when the handler attempts to return him to his kennel. He becomes difficult to distract with treats, and at times needs more than one handler to intervene. Once the rope is place on him, he deescalates quickly and is easy to handle. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below). _X_No young children (under 5) – see Known History _X_No cats – see Known History and Bite History Potential challenges: _X_House soiling- Storm is reported to have frequent accidents in the house. He will need guidance and consistency to learn to eliminate outside. We recommend crate training (the crate must be made positive and never used as a punishment), frequent walks, rewards for eliminating outside (treats, toys, games), consistent feeding schedule, and careful monitoring when inside. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse. _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control- Because Storm has taken food from the children in the home. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control h impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. _X_Bite history – Storm lunged forward and bit a cat, and also caught fingers when taking a treat through the kennel bars. His willingness to use his mouth, in combination with his low threshold for arousal, will require careful monitoring and help with deescalation in order to prevent future incidents. _X_ Low threshold for arousal- Storm is easily overstimulated and will need guidance to learn to deescalate sooner.
05/20/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Storm is slightly sexually motivated in a group of female dogs but is able to be interrupted. He status seeks and attempts to mount male dogs. According to Storm’s previous guardian, Storm has spent time with two 6 year old shih tzu and he was very playful with them. The Behavior Department recommends the Storm be placed with female dogs that match his calm sociability. 5/20: Storm displays neutral body language when greeting a novel female dog. He sniffs her briefly before exploring his surroundings. 5/21: Storm displays nervous body language with a tucked tail when greeting a novel male, and he corrects the dog’s assertive body posture. When greeting a less assertive neutered male he mounts and has to be interrupted by handlers. 5/22-5/27: Storm is slightly sexually motivated in a group of female dogs but is able to be interrupted. 6/4: Storm displays assertive body language when greeted by an assertive female. 6/6-6/7: Storm displays bouncy body language and occasionally mounts a female dog. 6/8-6/19: Storm solicits and engages in gentle play with another neutered male dog, occasionally mounting him. As the play continues he becomes more aroused and his play becomes rougher. 6/20-6/26: Storm solicits running/chase play with a female dog and displays a soft body with a smaller calm intact male dog. 6/27-7/17: Due to Storm’s sociability towards females he is utilized as a greeter. He displays a soft body when interacting, and he respectfully listens to a nervous dog’s body language. Periodically, Storm solicits and engages in gentle play. 7/28-29: Storm greets with an exuberant and bouncy play bow. He enters the pen full of energy and engages in running chase play with a novel female.
05/19/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam 5/19.17 Estimated age: ~6yrs, neutered Microchip noted on Intake? Yes 985121009309525 History : Owner surrender due to not having enough time Subjective: Observed Behavior – BARH. Walked into room loose, exploring surroundings, placed soft muzzle, tense for exam, low growl during palpation, made attempts to take off muzzle and struggle with restraint Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen -No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Incisors clean, unable to perform oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered, tatoo seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Overweight, bit tongue during exam Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent
07/22/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating EXPERIENCE
07/22/17 Monitor for diarrhea S/O: BARH. Back of run chewing on toys. No diarrhea seen, diarrhea reported on symptoms log 2x 7/20-21 EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No coughing A: Diarrhea – R/O dietary indiscretion P: Rec metronidazole 375mg PO q12 x 5 days. Excellent prognosis
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