BRITTANY – A1104195
Gone - 4-8-2017 Manhattan
My name is BRITTANY. My Animal ID # is A1104195.
I am a spayed female brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 2 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/30/2017 from NY 10452, owner surrender reason stated was CHILDCONFL.
04/06/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Brittany A1104195 was placed At Risk for CIRDC
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/07/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 58.9 LBS.
NO VOMIT SEEN MODERATE APPRTITE
03/30/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/30/17 19:41 Basic Information Brittany is an approximately 1 yr female Am Pit bull mix. She is being surrendered because Brittany does not get along with the owners children. Brittany has never been taken to a vet. Socialization Around strangers, Brittany is very shy and timid around new people. She has lived a household with children between the ages of 4 year old to 7 years old, he does not like to interact with them and growls and barks at them when the owner is play with them and not her. She has never lived with other dogs and when outside she barks at other dogs. The owner has never had cats so the owner does not know how Brittany is around them. The owner states that Brittany has never bite another person or animal before. Behavior Brittany is not bothered when you take her food bowl, treat, or toy away, by thunder storms or fireworks. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home or a family member she approaches them sniffs them then runs away from them. Brittany has never had his nails trimmed or been bathed. For a new family to know The owner describes Brittany as fearful but friendly with a high activity level Brittany’s favorite activity is to play fetch with the owner. Around the house, she follows everyone around and prefers to be in the same room as the rest of the family. She has toys and loves to play with Balls and rope toys. She sleeps mostly indoors with on a Blanket on the floor of the living room. Brittany was being fed name brand dry dog food 3 times a day. Brittany is house trained, and goes to the bathroom on grass outside the house. When left alone Brittany is well behaved in the home. Brittany also knows the commands for “sit” and “stay”. For exercise Brittany is to walks outside twice a day. Behavior during the intake During the intake, Brittany was very tense with stiff body and tucked tail. Brittany would retreat from the staff if he came to her or moved the owner had to assist with collaring. We were able to photographed and place dog in a dog kennel.
04/07/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Brittany is a shy gal just like her owner describes her, but once she “knows” her caretaker, she acts like he or she is an old friend, offering standing hugs and wagging her tail. Brittany is so pretty, so perfectly groomed in her chocolate and vanilla dress. She is a great walker, seems housetrained, does not chase the pigeons, and meets cordially other dogs. We are told that she does bark at other pooches in the street, and in the one playgroup she attended, Brittany was not too comfortable. But we had a little story in the park. Two nice off-leash dogs came to sniff us. Brittany sniffed them back and wagged her tail…go tell. I met Brittany yesterday again. She knew me. She came right away to her door, took a treat and was ready to go out. Although free in a pen, Brittany chose to sit very close to me, her head in my lap for caresses. I think that she could have stayed that way for hours. Brittany is described by her former owner as initially timid around strangers, a good dog across the board, but surrendered into our care as she did not get along with the young children in the house. My hunch is that Brittany needs a peaceful lifestyle, maybe with a single owner or a couple devoted to her or a household with well-behaved older children. Brittany is waiting for you at the Manhattan Care Center and dreaming to be your beloved forever best friend. A volunteer writes: Brittany has opened so much since her arrival at the Care Center. She is a good ball player, even retrieves and enjoys kisses and hugs , sitting by my side in the sun. Other pooches are nearing us in the yard, even barking at us . Brittany is cool with it, not joining in any potential squabble. She is a beautiful gal who in the right hands could be a most wonderful and loyal companion. Brittany needs you tonight… and hopes to make her way to your heart..
04/02/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 3/30/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults and children (Ages 4 to 7 years old) Behavior toward strangers: Shy Behavior toward children: Barks and growls Behavior toward dogs: Barks Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None Reported Bite history: None Reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Shy but friendly with a high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/2/17 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: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is wagging with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Brittany displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment, she was social throughout. PLAYGROUP: 4/4: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Brittany avoids and runs away. She will show teeth and snap when the other dog follows her around the pen. The previous owner of Brittany cites “She has never lived with other dogs and when outside she barks at other dogs”. Due to limited owner history and limited in shelter observation, the behavior department recommends allowing Brittany time to decompress outside the care center before immediate introductions to other dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/30/17 During her initial medical exam, Brittany allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Previous owner reported that Brittany has a high level of activity. 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: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children (under 13): Previous owner reported that Brittany barks and growls at children, so an adult olnly home is advised. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful: Previous owner reported that Brittany will bark and growl at children. It is important to always go slow and give Brittany the option to walk away from any social interaction. Brittany should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Brittays’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Positive reinforcemant, force-free training is recommended, especailly if Brittany is being exposed to children. _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Previous owner reported that Brittany bark at dogs when on leash. Positive reinforcement, force-free training should be used to teach Brittany a “Look” command to focus on the person walking her when she is passing other dogs.
04/01/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
4/4: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Brittany avoids and runs away. She will show teeth and snap when the other dog follows her around the pen. The previous owner of Brittany cites “She has never lived with other dogs and when outside she barks at other dogs”. Due to limited owner history and limited in shelter observation, the behavior department recommends allowing Brittany time to decompress outside the care center before immediate introductions to other dogs.
03/31/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective friendly dog Observed Behavior – allows all handling, gentle temperment Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective T = 101.7F P = 126 R = 30 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar and moderate gingivitis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: no palpable MGTs, no d/c from vulva MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: NSF Assessment mild dental and moderate periodontal dz Medical Behavior Status green Medical Status 1 Asilomar Status healthy Fast Track? no Plan ok for spay long term rec brush teeth SID to EOD if p tolerates to promote oral healthy and also rec dental px prognosis: good
04/07/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPNOCHILD
04/07/17 12:58 S/O: reported to not be taking doxycyline in food VERY FRIENDLY, SWEET, good energy, wagging tail, allowed examination EENT: pink gums, mild serous nasal d/c ABN: SNP H/L: NSF, eupneic, no m/a A: CIRDC- on doxycyline; spoke with staff in charge of feeding iso dogs today- stated eating well, and gave doxycyline in food and ate it P: con’t doxycyline prognosis: good 04/06/17 14:01 Hx: spayed on 4/3, single episode of vomiting in am on 4/4 S/O: good appetite and energy sneezing, mild cough mucoid nasal dc A: CIRDC P: move to iso 275mg Doxycycline PO SID x14days px: good
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