AVA – A1089180
Safe - 9-26-2016 Staten Island
Staten Island Center
My name is AVA. My Animal ID # is A1089180.
I am a spayed female black and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/09/2016 from NY 11209, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/23/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 50.2 LBS.
09/09/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/09/16 14:59 Basic Information: Ava is a 2 year old female Pit Bull Terrier Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the previous owner is aware of. Previous owner can longer have the dog to his brother’s children being allergic to the dog. Socialization: According to the previous owner, around strangers, Ava is friendly and outgoing. Around adults and children, Ava is respectful and playful. With adults, Ava plays in an exuberant and sometimes somewhat rough manner. With children, Ava plays in a gentle manner. Ava has lived with one other small dog and was respectful and playful and played in a gentle manner. Ava has never interacted with larger dogs so her behavior is unknown. Ava has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. She has never bitten a person or another animal. Behavior: Previous owners stated that Ava doesn’t have any behavioral issues. Ava isn’t bothered when any food, treat, or toy is taken from her or when she is pushed or pulled off furniture. Ava enjoys having baths and isn’t bothered by having her coat brushed or nails trimmed. Ava isn’t bothered when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member. For a New Family to Know: Ava is described as friendly, affectionate, excitable, and playful with a medium activity level. When in the home, Ava is the type to follow you around seeking attention. Ava likes all kinds of toys and she likes to play fetch. Ava was kept mostly indoors and was fed dry & wet dog food. According to previous owner, Ava is house-trained and would rarely have any accidents. Ava usually goes to the bathroom on the grass or on the cement sidewalk. When left alone in the home, Ava would be well-behaved. Ava knows commands sit, come, give paw, and heel. For exercise, she enjoyed slow & brisk walks & running with the previous owner. On the leash, Ava can pull hard or slightly depending on home excited she is and when she would be off the leash, she would remain by previous owner’s side.
09/16/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Ava is simply adorable!!! She looks like a black and white cookie!!! Ava is a bit shy coming out of her kennel, her tail is between her legs, but once we get to the yard she opens up and wants to play, and accepts the treats. I would guess Ava attaches herself very strongly to her person, as she never let me out of her sight. Ava is a special girl needing a special home where she will be given time to come out of her shell. If you’re interested in adopting Ava, please come to the Staten Island Care Center and meet her.
09/23/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Ava came into our center as an owner surrender citing child in the home developing allergies. According to the previous owner, around strangers, Ava is friendly and outgoing. Around adults and children, Ava is respectful and playful. Ava has reportedly lived with one other small dog and was respectful and playful and played in a gentle manner. Behavior around cats is unknown. Owner reports Ava isn’t bothered when any food, treat, or toy is taken from her. Owner states Ava is housebroken, usually goes to the bathroom on the grass or on the cement sidewalk, well behaved when home alone. Ava knows cues sit, come, give paw, and heel. Ava is described as friendly, affectionate, excitable, and playful. Ava was uncomfortable upon entering SAFER assessment area, whining and not approaching assessor. Once positioned, she allowed her head to be cupped, tense. Ava stood still during Sensitivity item, mouth open, ears back. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body low and a bit fearful. She moved her body away during paw Squeeze, so remaining item was conducted using Flank. Ava had no response to both Flank Squeezes. She showed no interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports Ava likes all kinds of toys and she likes to play fetch. Ava’s behavior in the care center has been more timid than her previous owner’s reports of her behavior in a home setting. We saw no red flag behaviors on the SAFER assessment, and based upon that and her owner profile we feel she is suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience. However, please note that Ava will likely need time to warm up to her new home and new family, and she should not be forced into interactions with which she is not comfortable. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body a bit tense Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, mouth open Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves her legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw Flank squeeze 1 / 2. No response Toy 1. No interest.
09/14/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Ava appears very shy, tense and uncomfortable when greeted by a social male. She offers appropriate corrections and explores the yard but mostly she will seeks handlers attention. 9/15 update Ava appeared more open and socialized more with a playful male. She was more comfortable but did not engage in his play solicits.
09/09/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan positive BARH AMBX4 Friendly,allowed handling Spayed~2yrs EENT:WNL no fleas seen Nosf
09/19/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
BAR coughing and sneezing as per dr 1088 doxy 100mg 2.5 tabs SID x 10
Generated on Sep 24 2016 6:00PM
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