TUCKER – A1126011
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My name is TUCKER. My Animal ID # is A1126011.
I am a neutered male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 6 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/19/2017 from NY 10467, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-111913.
09/24/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Tucker A1126011 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. During his behavior evaluation, Tucker became quickly over aroused, jumped up, growled, and snapped at the assessor. Due to his propensity for over-arousal, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner at this time.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/23/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 53.2 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. RX:Rimadyl 100mg 1 tablet SID X 5 days.(For Pain management).
09/19/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/19/17 19:05 Tucker is a male tan and white medium sized dog roughly a year and a half old. He was found tied up with another female dog outside a park in the Bronx. His finders couldn’t keep him due to the dogs in his home already. Behavior During Intake: Tucker had wide whale eyes and jumped up on me gently to greet me. He had a soft body and wagging tail. I gave him a treat and he took treats gently. He allowed me to collar him, and take a photo of him. He was resistant with entering the kennel but went in right away when he found food in there.
09/22/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes Tucker is one attractive young man…with such a “blue” look and imploring face. A little choir boy or a romantic Romeo… He came to us with lovely Lana as they were found together and un-accompanied in a park. Lana is a reserved although friendly little gal. Tucker is more demonstrative. He enjoys his time on the bench with me, accepting caresses and hugs and smearing my face with slobbery kisses… He is an excellent “sitter” and takes treats very politely from my hand. Balls are of no interest to him at this point but it could change as Tucker becomes more comfortable.He minds his business when other dogs bark at him and seems happy to meet his peers in the street. Tucker was in playgroup with females only and was well behaved. He is a good walker, relieves himself without marking and does not chase the pigeons. I enjoyed very much my time with Tucker, the handsome lad with the mushy mug I would not mind to face and pet every day of my life… Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center. Tucker hanging with some k9 pals!
09/21/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 9/19/17 Unaltered Male, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/21/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, closed mouth. Tag: 5. Dog jumps up, growls, and snaps. Toy: 1. 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Summary: Tucker appeared social and allowed handling. During tag, he became quickly over aroused, jumped up, growled, and snapped at the assessor. The rest of the handling portion of the assessment was not conducted. PLAYGROUP: Tucker has greeted female dogs in the care center politely. He has not yet been introduced to a male dog while in our care. At this time, the behavior department recommends slow introductions to unfamiliar dogs, and feel he may be most compatible with social or respectful female dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR Upon intake, Tucker had a soft body and allowed handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/20/17 During his initial medical exam, Tucker allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Tucker so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. He may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. He will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help him to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to the low threshold for arousal Tucker displays, we recommend an adult only home. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Tucker became quickly over aroused during his assessment, jumping up and snapping at the assessor during tag. The behavior department recommends Tucker be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Tucker to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Tucker to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Tucker presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Social hyper-arousal: Tucker has displayed a low threshold for arousal, rapidly escalating and quickly tipping over to aggression, jumping up, snapping, and growling. Immediate intervention and consultation with a qualified veterinary behaviorist/professional trainer is strongly recommended to aid in addressing this issue to prevent further behavioral concerns that may appear in the future if not treated right away. We recommend only force-free, reward based training when introducing or exposing Tucker to new and unfamiliar situations. _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: Tucker has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Tucker’s teeth make contact with skin). _X_Leash-biting
09/21/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Tucker has greeted female dogs in the care center politely. He has not yet been introduced to a male dog while in our care. At this time, the behavior department recommends slow introductions to unfamiliar dogs, and feel he may be most compatible with social or respectful female dogs. 9/20: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Tucker follows, sniffs, with a soft body. 9/21: Tucker is soft bodied, follows, sniffs. He allows play solicitation but does not engage. 9/22: Tucker continues to be soft bodied but does not engage in play.
09/20/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1.5 y Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – playful, wagging, jumpy Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 100 R = pant BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, AS crusty otitis, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: noted upper right canine fractured PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: otitis, fx tooth Plan-otibiotic au bid x 7d Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
09/22/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
09/22/17 15:00 BAR in cage – Hx of otitis and fractured tooth, on tx for ears – no c/s v/d observed or reported – ok to send for surgery based on cage exam and record review. 0577
CAME IN WITH: LANA – A1126012 (NOT AN URGENT DOG)
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