BLESSED – A1107140
RTO SAFE 04/27/17
BLESSED – A1107140
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr, 1 mo
RETURN – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason TOO ACTIVE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/24/2017, From NY 10037, DueOut Date 04/24/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
Blessed is a 1 year old spayed pitt mix. Her owner adopted her 3 days ago and is returning her because she is energetic and he does not have have the energy for her.
Blessed is very friendly and outgoing with strangers, adults, and adolescents. She plays exuberantly with everyone. She barks and lunges at other dogs and was a little too excited to be at the off leash dog park and played somewhat rough with some of the dogs. She has not been around other pets and she did not bite anyone or any animal.
Blessed pooped inside once and chewed on some household items. She started to bark at night when she heard noises. She wasnt bothered when someone would touch her food while she was eating, would take away her treats or toys, was pushed off the couch, was held or restrained, was given a bath, when someone touched her feet, was brushed, when someone unfamiliar approached her owner. She barked when someone approached her house.
For New Family
Blessed is described as friendly, affectionate, playful. Her activity level is high. At home, she followed her owner around the whole house and wanted to be next to him always. She liked chew toys and played fetch. She was kept mostly indoors and slept on the couch. She ate wet food 2xday. She has a soft spot for beggin strips and denta bones. She is mostly housetrained and had one accident at home. She prefers to go potty on the cement outside. She chews on some things when left alone at home. She likes brisk walks on leash and the off leash dog park for exercise. She pulls very hard on the leash but when off leash will stay close to her owner.
During intake Blessed allowed all handling and collaring. She had a low fast wagging tail and a wiggly body and was very alert and stimulated. She sought affectionate from the counselor and was licking the counselor’s hand to be pet.
My name is BLESSED. My Animal ID # is A1107140.
I am a spayed female br brindle and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/27/2017 from NY 10467, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
04/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1107140 Blessed is At Risk for CIRDC
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/12/2017 Exam Type MS RESOLVED URI – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 37.8 LBS.
04/12/17 12:49 s/o: no cirdc signs today energetic no nd, sneezing, coughing a; resolved cirdc p: finish meds out of iso 04/07/17 15:31 S/O: started on doxycyline for CIRDC 4/6, spayed 3 days ago head shaking reported BAR, energetic, friendly EENT: AU: very mild waxy debris, non painful, pink gums; no head shaking noted NEURO: NSF e collar on from spay A: CIRDC h/o head shaking reported recent spay P: ear cleaning requested cwsc prognosis: good 4/6/17 Spayed 2 days ago; was noted to be sneezing intermittently S: BAR, friendly; likes treats O: EENT: mild serous nasal discharge bilat; OU clear Oral: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec Int: mild erythema n dorsum of paws Lnn: WNL CV: NMA, s&s pulses Resp: clear lungs, eupnic Abd: SNP UG: spayed 2 days ago, incision appears to be healing well MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 5/9 Neuro: mentation WNL, no ataxia A: 1. mild serous nasal discharge-r/o secondary to anesthesia vs URI vs other 2. Post op OHE-2 days P: CTM
03/27/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/27/17 08:02 Very sweet dog. Lots of energy. Allowed handling during intake.
03/29/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Puppy smiles are like free therapy, and after spending time with little Miss Blessed, I am definitely feeling gooood! A marble-and-white bunny (just look at those ears!) who leaps around the yard and gives hoppy hugs at the drop of a hat, she’s young and frisky but already knows how to come and sit, and also seems to be quite house trained. Blessed is always happy to show off her skills for a treat or three, so she makes the best fashion model…except for the small snag of pulling off her coat halfway through our shoot! She plays wonderfully with toys and has no guarding issues whatsoever, preferring that we play together as a team and I can reach right into her mouth and retrieve the ball without the slightest worry. Once we hit the street Blessed’s button nose starts sniff sniff sniffing away and while she does pull toward other dogs, she responds well to my voice and with some training I bet she’ll be a great leash walker in no time. Imagine waking up to that sunny smile every day and all the happiness Blessed could bring to your life. Now imagine what a loving forever home could mean to her…Spring has sprung and it’s Blessed’s time to shine, come into our Manhattan Care Center and let her shine for you!
04/06/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 3/27/17 Unaltered Female, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 3/29/17 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: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, panting, jumps up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 2. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Grabs leash and jumps up on assessor, settles easily. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw and licks the assessor’s hand. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy. Summary: Blessed displayed a high level of energy and movement on her assessment, jumping up on the assessor and in constant motion. She was social throughout and allowed all handling. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Blessed has displayed discomfort when interacting with other dogs in the center. She has been uncomfortable with approach and, has began to follow dogs while mounting and growling during interactions. At this time, the behavior department recommends a single dog residence for Blessed. Follow up on Blessed’s behavior around other dogs should be conducted using force free, positive reinforcement methods. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/27/17 During her initial medical exam, Blessed was playful and allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Blessed so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. During her assessment she displayed a very high level of activity, jumping up on the assessor in an apparently attention seeking manner. 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 a previous amount of dog experience) _X_Single pet home/No dog parks: Blessed has displayed discomfort when interacting with other dogs in the center. Follow up on Blessed’s behavior around other dogs should be conducted using force free, positive reinforcement methods. Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (Blessed displayed a high level of energy and lack of basic manners, jumping up on the assessor repeatedly during her assessment in a social manner. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.)
03/28/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Blessed has displayed discomfort when interacting with other dogs in the center. She has been uncomfortable with approach and, has began to follow dogs while mounting and growling during interactions. At this time, the behavior department recommends a single dog residence for Blessed. Follow up on Blessed’s behavior around other dogs should be conducted using force free, positive reinforcement methods. 3/28: When introduced off leash to male and female dogs in the care center Blessed approaches and greets with cautious body language. When solicited with play, she offers hard correction. She avoids ongoing play in the yard. 3/29: Blessed approaches with a tense body, and follows other dogs while growling and attempting to mount them. 3/30: Blessed continues to display the above behavior. 4/3: Blessed persistently attempts to mount other dogs.
03/27/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective Observed Behavior – wagging tail, eager to play, have interaction Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 120 R =panting BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted,area of alopecia on caudal right thigh–no treatment warranted CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment healthy Plan: OHE
04/07/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
04/07/17 15:31 S/O: started on doxycyline for CIRDC 4/6, spayed 3 days ago head shaking reported BAR, energetic, friendly EENT: AU: very mild waxy debris, non painful, pink gums; no head shaking noted NEURO: NSF e collar on from spay A: CIRDC h/o head shaking reported recent spay P: ear cleaning requested cwsc prognosis: good 4/6/17 Spayed 2 days ago; was noted to be sneezing intermittently S: BAR, friendly; likes treats O: EENT: mild serous nasal discharge bilat; OU clear Oral: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec Int: mild erythema n dorsum of paws Lnn: WNL CV: NMA, s&s pulses Resp: clear lungs, eupnic Abd: SNP UG: spayed 2 days ago, incision appears to be healing well MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 5/9 Neuro: mentation WNL, no ataxia A: 1. mild serous nasal discharge-r/o secondary to anesthesia vs URI vs other 2. Post op OHE-2 days P: CTM
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