BELLA – A1078533
Safe - 7-10-2016 Manhattan
My name is BELLA. My Animal ID # is A1078533.
I am a female br brindle staffordshire mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/23/2016 from NY 10039, owner surrender reason stated was TOO STRONG.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/05/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 57.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
06/23/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/23/16 09:06HRS Bella has been cared for by her owner since she was a puppy. She is described as kind and affectionate and very playful. Bella has been suffering from an ear infection and will growl if her ear is touched. Bella has lived in a tranquil home with adults. She has interacted with a 4 year old child in the home and was very playful with him. When Bella notices other dogs outside, she will remain calm and lay down on the floor until she can approach them. BEHAVIOR Bella follows her owner everywhere. When she wants attention, Bella will rub against her owner or paw at her owner’s legs. When Bella is eating, she will growl if her owner attempts to touch her food. Bella remains calm and listens when she is instructed to get off of furniture or if her toy is removed from her mouth. Bella is allowed to roam free when she is left alone. She is bathed 2x a month and enjoys playing with water. When guest enter the home, Bella will become very excited and will attempt to play with them. When she is approached by strangers on the street, she will allow them to pet her. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Bella enjoys playing with tennis balls and base balls and playing fetch. Bella doesn’t respond to commands too well but may respond to “sit.” Bella is house trained and walked three times a day. She will pull strongly while being walked and walked always on leash. She eats Blue Buffalo wet and dry food. She sleeps on her own bed at home. DURING INTAKE Bella would wag her tail and approah everyone she encountered. She allowed petting and would become excited when giving attention. She was collared, scanned for microchip(negative) and photographed.
06/25/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Will you rub my belly? Please, Please, Please? It’s belly rub ‘oclock!!! Miss Bella is a belly rub fool – pet her and she immediately curls in, under and over – whatever it takes to go belly up – and what a cute belly it is! Surrendered to our care for being “too strong”, we’re told that Bella lived in a quiet adult home but has been with a young child and was playful. Bella enjoys playing with water, is bathed 2x a month, enjoys attention and will use her paw to get it when she wants it, loves company in the home (more people to play with and get belly rubs from), loves playing fetch, is housetrained, is used to being walked 3x per day, wants to eat her food in peace and not be bothered, and lies down when she sees other dogs until she can approach. In playgroup after some initial discomfort she solicits play from the helper dog. Bella loved the action in the park – the kids, the squirrels, the bikes, the other dogs and often just lay down to watch. So cute! Miss Bella is the reigning queen of belly rubs and is looking for a new person or family to continue the love. She can use some leash training as she does pull on the leash and can get easily distracted, but she’s a girl who loves to love and will happily learn what she needs to.
06/25/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Bella pulls a bit on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. Bella was calm and relaxed during handling. She followed the assessor at the end of the leash with a calm and relaxed body language when playing tag. Bella was easy to handle when chewing on toys Bella was surrender to us. According to her previous owner described her as a affectionate and very playful. Bella has been suffering from an ear infection and will growl if her ear is touched. She has interacted with a 4 year old child in the home and was very playful with him. When Bella notices other dogs outside, she will remain calm and lay down on the floor until she can approach them. When guest enter the home, Bella will become very excited and will attempt to play with them. When she is approached by strangers on the street, she will allow them to pet her. When Bella is eating, she will growl if her owner attempts to touch her food”. Because of her the behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you. playgroup Notes: When off leash with other dogs Bella is initially uncomfortable and will tuck her tail, crouch and lip curl when approached. Once given space she becomes more comfortable and begins to solicit. She offers paw slaps, vocalizations and jumps on the helper dog to solicit play.
06/24/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
6/24: When off leash with other dogs Bella is initially uncomfortable and will tuck her tail, crouch and lip curl when approached. Once given space she becomes more comfortable and begins to solicit. She offers paw slaps, vocalizations and jumps on the helper dog to solicit play. 6/25 update: Bella, again, needs to warm up when first meeting the other dogs (male and female). She eventually begins to briefly solicit play. She offers correction when mounted. 6/26: Bella is overwhelmed in a setting with multiple dogs, and corrects approach. She stands by the door and is anxious to leave the yard. 6/28: Bella is tolerant of greeting. She takes time to warm up and then engages with a playful male.
06/24/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: reported 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: AD has “cauliflower” appearance (thickened interior with purulent d/c and evidence of scratching)–tx at private DVM w/ no change Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: pyoderma on ventral chest, possible hives along tail and hinds Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no; umbilical hernia Behavior: friendly, head shy, allows all handling but hyper Medication: N/A, preventtaives given
07/05/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
Temporarily rejected from sx due to generalized pyoderma Tx cephalexin 750 mg PO BID x21 days, return for re-exam after 2 weeks and if pyoderma has resolved, we will perform surgery the following day. Pt was already sedated with 0.55 cc Telazolwhen the pyoderma was observed, so we performed head radiographs while pt under sedation. A large soft tissue opacity was seen in pt’s external ear canal. Could not visualize the mass extending further into ear. Recommend soft tissue surgical consult for excision +/- head CT. 1088
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