ALEXA – A1071111
Gone - 4-29-2016 Manhattan
My name is ALEXA. My Animal ID # is A1071111.
I am a female brown and br brindle am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 8 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/22/2016 from NY 11372, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/22/2016 Exam Type INITIAL – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 61.2 LBS.
Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Slightly tense Female Nosf
04/26/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/22/16 20:25 Alexa is a young adult female APBT mix. Her owner got her from a friend and had her for 3 days before surrendering her because she’s too active and is difficult to control (barking and lunging) around other dogs. She was barking a lot and lunging at other dogs in the lobby and was taken straight to medical.
04/26/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “Like a lady that knows her manners, Alexa actually laid down as she patiently waited for me to open her kennel. That blew my mind! She seemed to have a lot of pent-up energy as she pulled the leash during the first half of our walk. Considering that it’s her first day here I certainly understood that she may have been nervous/frustrated. And as a matter of fact she actually did calm down considerably the last half of our walk. She had a beautiful soft, brindle coat that loves to get petted. She’s outgoing and appears to like other dogs!”
Another volunteer writes: Alexa was so excited to go for her walk. She couldn’t wait for me to put her leash on. She has a beautiful Brindle coat and nice pretty eyes. When we got to the park after a little jog, I sat on the bench. I waited for Alexa to catch her breath, and the she looked at me. That look was so awesome. I knew then that she is smart girl I gave her a little scratch behind her ears and she closed her eyes briefly. It was heaven for me because I knew Alexa will be a happy dog when she gets to her forever home. She does love going for a nice jog. To see a clip of the shy but beautiful Alexa, copy-paste this link to your browser bar– https://youtu.be/C3BRGwOu3Q4
04/28/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
4/28 update: Due to behaviors described in the GroupBehavior entry, we recommend an adult-only home for Alexa, and adopters prepared to safely manage and positively modify her anxiety around other dogs. She will likely be most comfortable as the only dog in the home. Alexa is not thriving in the kennel environment, and it is in her best interest to move into a stable home environment as quickly as possible. 4/24 SAFER: Alexa came into our center after she was given to someone three days prior. It is reported Alexa was too high energy and barks/is hard to control around other dogs. She was barking and lunging at other dogs in the lobby upon intake. Alexa was slightly tense but allowed all handling during her initial medical exam. She pulled on leash for her relief walk. Alexa was calm upon entering SAFER assessment room. She allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, relaxed. Alexa accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, head low, lip lick, ears back. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, head low, settling easily at end. Alexa gently pulled her paw back on both Squeeze attempts, head low, tail down. She showed minimal interest in Toy, cocking her head when she heard the squeak but only sniffing a few times before turning away. She did not approach the helper dog, whined and then turned away to exit. The Behavior Team feels Alexa would do well in an Experienced home. She may benefit initially from a slow approach/slow introduction as well as going home to a calm, quiet, structured environment so she can relax and know what to expect. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, mouth closed, head low, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body and head low, settles easily at end Squeeze 1/ 2: 2. Dog gently pulls back, head low, tail down Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, then walks away. Dog – dog 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog, whines, and exits.
04/26/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Alexa has exhibited concerning on-leash reactivity when she encounters other dogs. She is stiff when she sees them then begins to pull hard, lunging and barking both in the care center and on the street. She has also begun to exhibit this reactivity when on leash in the care center. She pulls hard toward other dogs when walking past their cages and barks/lunges at them; in one instance she redirected and attempted to bite the handler when she was attempting to further Alexa’s distance from the other dogs. Alexa is also uncomfortable with dogs when off leash, she is defensive and offers strong (loud, growling barks) corrections when approached. Her finder reports she pulls and lunges toward dogs on the street and is difficult to control. The behavior department recommends Alexa does not go to a home with other dogs as well as implementing a plan to manage her on-leash reactivity. When approaching other dogs to sniff through the gate Alexa stiffens, growls and barks; she is muzzled for her interaction. She is tense throughout the interaction and will lip curl then bark when sniffed. 4/27 update: Alexa is defensive when approached, lip curling and increasing distance.
04/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Slightly tense Female Nosf
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