SPARKLES – A1100433
Gone - 1-8-2017 Brooklyn
My name is SPARKLES. My Animal ID # is A1100433.
I am a female brown am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 12/24/2016 from NY 11237, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/07/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 57.0 LBS.
Pyrantel given in food
12/24/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/24/16 12:25 Upon intake Sparkles was nervous and tense. Her tail was tucked and stay hidden. She scanned negative for a microchip and allowed handling when approached slowly.
12/30/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Sparkles is a well-named young lady. Only three years old, she shines. Sparkles sports a gorgeous chocolate brown coat. She is sure to turn heads. Sparkles is just the pooch you have been looking for. Come meet your next best friend now.
A volunteer writes: Sparkles might be a bit shy, but she is truly a sweetheart! She is a little plump, wears the softest facial expressions, and is just adorable in every way. She seems housebroken, is super treat motivated (she already knows “sit” and “down”), and has started to reveal her playful side (she loves toys!). At first I thought her wonderful leash manners could be chalked up to her being timid and walking cautiously, but even out-of-her-shell-Sparkles stays right at my side. She greets staff members we encounter with a waggy tail and will gently kiss familiar faces! Whenever I put her back she props her paws up on her cage door and looks at me as if to thank me for the attention and plead for just a little bit more. She is such easy company and deserves the best home…please come see her at Brooklyn ACC!
12/28/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None Unaltered female, Stray Other notes: Upon intake Sparkles was nervous and tense. Her tail was tucked and stayed hidden. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 12/27/16 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body tense, mouth closed, and trembles. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful and unresponsive. Dog attempts to exit. Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes tense. Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes tense. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Sparkles was fearful and allowed some handling. She attempted to exit between items. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sparkles displays neutral body language when greeting a novel male dog. She is initially tolerant of his face to face greetings and mounting, but when he persistently mounts her, she offers appropriate correction. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 12/27/16 Sparkles was timid but allowed all handling during her initial exam. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience) _X_No young children (under 5): Due to her fear level Sparkles may be intimidated by young children. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful: Sparkles has been fearful in her initial interactions with her new caretakers in the care center, tense when handled and avoiding interaction throughout. However, she has not escalated to aggression in the care center. She will do best with a slow approach and time to warm up to her new home and new family at her own pace. Potential adopters should be comfortable reading dog body language for signs of stress and discomfort, and should make sure that Sparkles can move away from the source of fear when these signs are seen. She should never be forced to interact, and should be permitted to initiate all interactions with new people or animals to ensure she remains comfortable.
12/27/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Sparkles was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown. 12/27: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sparkles displays neutral body language when greeting a novel male dog. She is initially tolerant of his face to face greetings and mounting, but when he persistently mounts her, she offers appropriate correction. 1/04: Sparkles displays a high tail with a neutral body when she interacts with other dogs. She spins her rear around to avoid a sexually motivated males persistent sniffs. 1/05: Sparkles displayed conflicting behavior with a young, high energy player. Initially she reciprocated play with bows and some bounces but quickly became over-aroused, stiffened her body and began correcting the other dog’s behavior with low growls and muzzle punches. When she greeted a nervous male dog at the gate she slowed her approached, stiffened and bared her teeth.
12/24/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH-timid; allow handling Intact female Approx 3 yrs old Eyes, ears and nose- clears Teeth- mild staining No parasites or fleas seen Ambx4 NOSf
01/07/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
01/07/17 Monitor for CIRDC S/O: QARH. Decreased appetite. EENT: Eyes clear, mild seromucoid nasal discharge HL: Mild cough A: CIRDC P: Rec doxycycline 300mg po q24 x 10 days. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
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