DARCY – A1098170
RTO SAFE 12/13/16
My name is DARCY. My Animal ID # is A1098170.
I am a spayed female black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/28/2016 from NY 11207, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/12/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 59.8 LBS.
Pyrentel 0.3 cc with food
11/28/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/28/16 18:16 Upon intake dog was very nervous. Her tail was tucked very far between her legs. She was trebling and her eyes were moving rapidly. She had a very tense body. She allowed counselor to collar, scan and photograph. She refused to walk when taken to be vaccinated and had to be picked up. As per the owner Darcy is very friendly and sweet. She has lived in a home with 3 adults and 2 children under the age of 7. She likes to be rubbed and enjoys playing with tennis balls. She is very polite and enjoys when the children run around and play with her. She likes to run and catch her tennis balls. She plays gentle with the small children when they are around. She allows strangers to approach and pet her. She only barks when someone knocks on the door but once they are inside she calms down after she sniffs the person. Darcy enjoys dry food and lots of treats. She is not bothered if you move her food while she is eating. She will allow you to pet her while she eat as well. Darcy is house broken. She goes outside twice a day to use the bathroom. She pulls very hard on the leash and tends to get overly excited when she sees cats and birds, and she tries to chase them. She is not bothered by other dogs when being walked. Darcy allows you to bathe her and trim her nails without a struggle. She has never bitten or scratched another person or animal.
12/06/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Darcy is a bit shell shocked to find herself in our care. She even had to be picked up and carried to be vaccinated upon arrival. I imagine this was no easy feat, since at about 60 pounds, she is a bit overweight. But her little head and pointy ears sits upon her wide shoulders and pot belly in the most adorable way, and her gaze is so soft, it makes you want to melt. With me, she was so shy: her tail remained tucked, and she got startled easily when she heard a loud wind in the yard. This is quite the departure from the dog her former owner described. Darcy had lived with kids and was polite and gentle toward them, even when they ran around and played with her. She loves to chase her tennis balls, rarely barks in the home and loves “lots of treats.” Darcy is housebroken and easily allows you to bathe her and trim her nails. Within only a few minutes, me providing lots of delicious treats, her slowly starting to trust me, I could easily see the dog her owner spoke of emerging with a bit more time. Her sweetness is palpable, and she loves to be pet. She needs reassurance and a little while to revert back to the confident dog she once was, but I have no doubt she will do so. Ask to meet her today.
11/30/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Altered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults/children under seven Behavior toward children: Friendly, gentle, and playful Behavior toward dogs: Ignores them when walking on leash Behavior toward cats: Will chase them when walking on leash FG/RG: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Other notes: Upon intake Darcy appeared nervous, she was trembling and had a tucked tail SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/30/16 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is down, body a bit tense, mouth closed. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Flank 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Flank 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Darcy was fearful throughout her assessment but she allowed all handling. Darcy remained attention seeking throughout her assessment. PLAYGROUP: According to Darcy’s previous owner, Darcy is not bothered by other dogs when being walked. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Darcy is nervous as she interacts with calm male and female dogs. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen, tolerating the other dog’s face to face greetings. The Behavior Department recommends that Darcy be placed with dogs that are well socialized as her behaviors towards other dogs may be suppressed due to her nervousness. A proper dog-dog interaction should be conducted to ensure compatibility. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/28/16 During her initial medical exam Darcy appeared a bit tense but allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) _X_No young children (under 5) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful (Darcy has been observed to display fearful behavior during her stay at our care centers; at times will avoid interaction and shy away from direct-touch. Darcy may easily startle and is made uncomfortable by loud noises and sudden movement. We cannot be certain if any other behavior is suppressed as a result of his environment. A period of decompression is advised before introduction or exposure to new and unfamiliar situations. Force-free, reward based training is advised.)
11/29/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Darcy’s previous owner, Darcy is not bothered by other dogs when being walked. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Darcy is nervous as she interacts with calm male and female dogs. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen, tolerating the other dog’s face to face greetings. In a group of small male and female dogs, Darcy is initially nervous but relaxes as the session continues. She begins to display sociability towards other dogs, choosing to greet them and untucking her tail. The Behavior Department recommends that Darcy be placed with dogs that are well socialized as her behaviors towards other dogs may be suppressed due to her nervousness. A proper dog-dog interaction should be conducted to ensure compatibility. 11/29: Darcy is nervous, greeting a novel male dog with a tucked tail. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen, tolerating the male dog’s face to face greetings. 11/30-12/1: Darcy continues to display a tucked tail when interacting with calm male and female dogs. She briefly greets the other dogs then explores the pen. 12/2: In a group of small male and female dogs, Darcy is initially nervous but relaxes as the session continues. She begins to display sociability towards other dogs, choosing to greet them and untucking her tail. 12/3- 12/8: Darcy is social with a neutral tail when interacting with a group of small male and female dogs.
11/28/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
microchip scan negative female, possible spay scar seen – VC scheduled to confirm 6 yrs old as per surrendering owner BARH EEN: WNL mild dental tartar 59.8lbs; BCS: 3.5/5 overweight a little nervous, but allowed handling
12/09/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
12/09/16 CIRDC noted on rounds S/O: QAR. Attention seeking. Decreased appetite EENT: Moderate mucoid nasal dischage H/L: Mild cough A: CIRDC P: Rec doxycycline 300mg po q24 x 10 days. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
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