ZEUS – A1072530
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My name is ZEUS. My Animal ID # is A1072530.
I am a male blue and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/04/2016 from NY 10455, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/19/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 56.8 LBS.
booster; location due to fractious behavior
05/05/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/05/16 13:26 Zeus is an adult male APBT mix. He was being given away outside. His finder picked him up and drove him to ACC. He reports that he was friendly and mellow with him and well-behaved in the car. He has skin irritation. Zeus was friendly and allowed handling during his intake and medical exam.
05/07/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: As I was leashing Zeus for a walk a staff person passed by and said ” He is soooo sweet”, and he certainly is! Of course, with a name like Zeus I was hoping he could make the torrential rain stop, but instead we spent some quality cuddle time hunkered down in a doorway as it poured. Zeus seems housetrained, didn’t mind wearing a raincoat, and was certainly a better sport about the driving rain than I was. We cuddled and kissed, Zeus wagged his tail, showed off his sit for some treats, and gives lovely stand up hugs. His intake notes say he’s “friendly and enjoys attention” and I love that about him. Once back in the building I toweled Zeus off as he stood quietly enjoying the massage. Such a good boy! Zeus needs some good nutritious food to help his fur regain it’s luster and his smiling face, soft kisses and wagging tail will say hank you each and every day. Someone is going to be so lucky…shouldn’t it be you?
05/07/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Zeus came to us as a stray so we don’t have any behavior information other than what has been observed in the shelter environment. Zeus pulled very strongly on the leash while on his relief walk. He was very energetic and interested in interacting with the assessor when entering the behavior room. When interacting with the assessor he would socialize by attempting to jump up on the assessor in a friendly manner. Zeus allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items while maintaining soft body language. Zeus engaged in an enthusiastic play style during the tag interaction but did become a bit over aroused in an attempt to mouth the leash. While attempting to mouth the leash he would jump up on the assessor a bit strong, but was able to de-escalate quickly. He also proved easy to handle when chewing on the toy item keeping a firm grip as the assessor attempted to take the toy with the assess-a-hand. We believe that Zeus can go to an adopter with an average amount of dog experience and can benefit from some leash and obedience training. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. 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 a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. He indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog becomes a bit over aroused jumping up strongly to mouth the leash, but de-escalates quickly once the item is stopped. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. When off leash with other dogs, Zeus greets and sniffs, then roams the pen.
05/05/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Zeus has only displayed sexually motivated behavior when off leash with other dogs. He arrived as a stray so in-home behaviors are unknown. The behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction before placement in a home with another dog. When off leash with other dogs, Zeus greets and sniffs, then roams the pen. 5/10 update: Zeus displays sexually motivated behaviors. 5/11 update: Zeus is introduced to a group of females. He will occasionally attempt to mount but isn’t pushy and will explore the yard with the dogs. 5/12: Zeus is persistantly sexually motivated. 5/13 update: Zeus continues to exhibit sexually motiated behaviors. 5/14 update: Zeus, again, mounts but slowly begins to take correction.
05/05/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 3-4y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: cropped. otitis externa AU Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: lesions throughout with some scars, no fleas present but seems like flea bite dermatitis, Wood’s negative Hair Coat: alopecia with lesions Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, hyper, enjoys attention, poor walking on leash Medication: N/A, preventatives given
05/15/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
05/15/16 17:58 S/O: nasal discharge and coughing A: CIRDC P: move to isolation start doxy 300 mg PO SID x 10 days
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