MOLLY aka AMELIA – A1101460
Safe - 3-22-2017 Manhattan
MOLLY aka AMELIA – A1101460
**RETURNED 03/12/17**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 9 mos
RETURN – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/12/2017, From NY 10035, DueOut Date 03/12/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes: “Good golly Miss Molly”, quoting rock ‘n roll legend Little Richard. You have to know I serenaded Molly the entire time we were together. A little morsel in her shining black coat, Molly was adopted a short time ago and returned to us as being too energetic for the older dog they currently have. Well, yes, Miss Molly is a puppy and loves to play and have fun – exactly what she’s supposed to be doing! We’re told that she’s affectionate and friendly, working on her housetraining skills (she pottied outside the
moment we were out the door), doesn’t guard her things, loves playing in dog parks, and still puppy chews on items left lying around. Peanut butter in a Kong is a favorite as is playing fetch and tug. Miss Molly showed me her sit, takes treats gently, and loved snuggling in my lap for some kisses. Wagging her tail at every dog we passed on our walk, she then did well in her playgroup romping with a friendly male. Molly likes to chew on ice as we discovered in the yard, and also picks things up off the street to chew….yep, she’s a puppy through and through. If you’re a puppy person, ready to take on the responsibility of ushering a rock star puppy into rock star adulthood, Miss Molly would love to meet you. Sweet, friendly, lively and smart in addition to being 110% adorable, Miss Molly is waiting for a serenade from her forever person. Come meet her today.
Molly is a 9 month old spayed American pitbull mix. Her owner is surrendering her because Molly is too energetic for the older dog living at home. She has no injuries or health problems. Her most recent visit to the vet was on Feb 26.
Molly is very friendly around strangers and wants to be everyone’s friend. She has not spent time with children. She plays exuberantly with adults and other dogs. She has spent time at home with a 3 year old female Rhodesian Ridgeback Blackmouth Cur mix and with her she is relaxed and playful. She plays exuberantly with other dogs. She has not spent time around cats or other pets. She has never bitten a person or another animal.
Molly is not yet housetrained and has accidents inside. She also chews on gloves, socks and headphones, or anything that dangles. She is nimble and will jump up on surfaces so she can scope out her surroundings better. She is not bothered by loud noises. Molly is not bothered when someone takes away a treat or touches her foodbowl while she is eating/pushes her off furniture/when someone holds or restrains her/disturbs her while sleeping. When someone tries to take a toy away Molly thinks it is a game. She doesn’t like getting a bath and when she gets a nail trim she struggles. She has never been brushed. When someone unfamiliar approaches her house she will bark but wag her tail. She is friendly when strangers approach her and her family member.
Molly is described as friendly, affectionate and playful. Her activity level is high and her owner loves that she gives her a quick kiss here and there. Molly loves to play with other dogs at the park and get the peanut butter out of her kong. She likes to play fetch and tug with rope toys and stuffed toys. She has been kept mainly indoors with no yard access. She has been eating Science Diet Adult dry 2xday. She loves all treats. She is not housetrained but is learning. She has daily accidents and when outside likes to go on the cement. She is well-behaved when left at home alone, crated, and does well in her crate up to 4 hours at a time. She sleeps in her crate. She knows how to “sit”. For exercise she loves to run off leash at the dog park and go on very long brisk walks. She pulls on a lot on the leash and when off leash will wander and is not responsive when called.
During intake Molly was very friendly and had a warm wiggly body with a low wagging tail.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Spayed, Owner Surrender (in home for one month)
Previously lived with: Adults, dog
Behavior towards strangers: Friendly
Behavior towards children: Unknown
Behavior towards dogs: Relaxed, playful, exuberant
Behavior towards cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a
high activity level
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She 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: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Molly was a bit mouthy during her assessment, she would benefit from positive reinforcement puppy training to teach her basic manners, she otherwise displayed social behavior throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Social: These dogs truly enjoy the company of other dogs. They generally get along with all other dogs and can tolerate even very rude or inappropriate behavior.
When off leash, Molly does not engage in play. She wanders the yard, exploring her surroundings.
1/15: Molly engages briefly in play.
1/17: Molly keeps to herself today and appears to be uncomfortable with the rainy weather.
1/29: Molly engages in soft bouts of play with both male and female dogs. She is tolerant and does not offer correction if mounted.
3/15-19: Molly engages in exuberant play with male and female dogs.
During initial medical exam Molly allowed all handling.
Molly is reported to have a high energy level in line with what we have seen in the care centers. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach Molly to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: Decreasing the force of the mouth as well as the frequency of mouthing, in this order is recommended by using force-free, reward based training as well to reinforce a soft appropriate mouth and redirect hard inappropriate mouthing onto toys.
*** RETURNED 01/28/17 ***
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 7 mos
RETURN – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/28/2017, From NY 11105, DueOut Date 01/28/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 1/28/17 S/O: brought back by previous owner, has three more days of doycyline left BAR, very friendly UROGEN: FS, tattoo visible H/L: NSF LN: NSF ABN: NSF EENT: pink gums, no nasal or ocular d/c, no sneezing A: CIRDC- clinically resolved P: doxycyline 100mg: one and a half tabs PO SID x3 more days doesn’t need to be in iso as no clinical signs of CIRDC prognosis: good 01/17/17 14:32 S: spayed 1/18, adopted yesterday, sneezing, coughing , decreased appet O: BAR H AU: WNL OU: WNL Oral: no lesions, no dental tartar, adult dentition consistent with estimated age Int: spay incision CDI, slightly swollen with no redness or pain Lnn: WNL CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm Resp: clear lungs, eupnic, serous nasal dc, no cough Abd: SNP Repro: spayed female MS: 4x ambulatory with slightly stiff stilted gait in hind, BCS 5/9 Neuro: mentation WNL, no ataxia A: CIRDC hindlimb lameness P: 100mg Doxy PO SID x10d px: good for CIRDC, open for gait abnormalities, recommend monitoring and following up with ortho consult if continues S/O: history of abnormal gait – unknown etiology EENT: nsf H/L: snf Integ: snf Abd: snp MS: patient seems to have a weightbearing lameness/abnorm gait of rear legs, poss. more pronounced in right rear leg when walked quickly and she “bunny hops” with both hind legs when running – no signs of trauma, no pain or abnorm. palp of extremeties/spine – allows flex/exten x 4 – muscling appears symmetrical Neuro: approp. Repro: intact female A: abnorm. gait P: open – rec’ ortho/neuro consult if cond persist or gets worse px: open 01/13/17 11:47 s/o: BAR oral wnl heart and lungs wnl gait very unusal: stiff on rear legs. normal ROM elbow click when manipulated but unable to localize pain or injury a: open ddx injury hypertropic osteodystophy polyarthritis P: radiographs rimadyl trial addendum: sedated with .3ml dexdomitor (reversed with .15 antisedan) for rads: NSF. multiple unfused growth plates, but wnl for age polyarthritis is operating diagnosis
Amelia is a 7 month old spayed American Pit Bull Terrier. Owner is surrendering her due to landlord restrictions. Owner adopted her from ACC about a week ago. Amelia spent one day with a child under 12 and tolerated his handling. Amelia plays somewhat rough with adults. She uses her paws roughly and jumps on you during play. She likes to play with chewable style toys. She knows commands, sit, lie down, and drop it. Owner fed her Nutro Puppy Lamb. She was fed 1 ½ cups twice per day. When left alone in a crate she would bark but if the crate is place where people are present, she relaxes and even falls asleep. She never displayed any signs of aggression towards her owners.
Behavior during Intake
Amelia tolerated all handling. She sat and laid down on command with a treat. No signs of aggression were displayed.
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 7 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/12/2017, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 01/15/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: appx 7m Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no, limited ROM in hinds and crepitusx4 (audbile joints clicking when dog hopped up onto handler’s lap), walks with a stiff gait, not lame but no matched asilomar Behavior: allowed all handling, friendly and playful Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Oh that puppy face….and that puppy body….she’s a little peanut in a shiny, black coat, a wagging tail and a little nose that invites kisses! Adorably friendly and sweetly shy at first, Amelia lets me lift her from her top kennel and carry her outside. When I put her down she goes potty right away so may be housetrained, but as a puppy may need a little positive reinforcement reminders in her new home. Impressively she showed me her ‘sit’ when she knew a treat was coming and softly takes it from my fingers.
Amelia has an issue with her back legs and while she’s game to walk anywhere, we hang out in the backyard pen where she promptly crawls into my lap for hugs! Her tail wags in happiness at meeting new people, and she’s so adorable that everyone wanted to schmush her…and did! Wagging her tail at dogs passing our pen, in her first group she was more interested in exploring her surroundings than engaging in play. Like the famous person after whom she’s named, our Amelia is ready to soar! Are you the person to help her fly and make all her dreams come true? Come meet her today.
Another volunteer writes: Holy moly, I love this puppy! Amelia is a happy, bouncy baby girl who loves everything–she loves human friends and getting her belly rubbed. She loves taking walks and trying out her legs (she’s still getting used to her growing body, but she handled the stairs with bravery, if not totally gracefully!). She loves exploring the world and wagging her tail, and she loves finding treats in her human friend’s pocket, then stealing said treat, and then snuggling up in that human friend’s lap to eat her treat–and to get some love, too! Come on down and check out this great girl for yourself!
PLAY GROUP NOTES:
When off leash, Amelia does not engage in play. She will wander the yard, exploring her surroundings.
1/14: Initially, when off leash with larger, more playful dogs, Amelia avoids with tail tucked. She becomes more playful when in the yard with smaller, less playful dogs.
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