DEVIN – A0897225
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My name is DEVIN. My Animal ID # is A0897225.
I am a spayed female brown and cream collie smooth mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/08/2017 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
05/11/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Devin A0897225: Devin is at risk for behavior concerns; he needs to be placed with a New Hope partner.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/09/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 60.0 LBS.
3ccs pyrantel given in food
05/08/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/08/17 19:58 Basic info: Devin is a 7 year old spayed Collie Smooth mix who was surrendered by her owner due to the fact he moved and had no place to keep her. Owner stated that he has had Devin for the past 3 years. Devin has no known medical problems. Socialization: Owner states that when around strangers Devin will growl and bark but she will warm up to them after a few minutes. Devin has spent time around children ages 4-18 and she is relaxed and playful when around them. When playing with children and adults owner stated that she is gentle. Devin has spent time around other dogs and cats and she is relaxed and playful when around them. Owner stated that when playing with other dogs she is gentle. Behavior: Owner stated that Devin has bitten him about 3 years ago when he first met her. Devin has never bitten another animal. During fireworks or loud noises she gets nervous and will bark. Owner also stated that if someone touches her food or treats she will growl and may snap. When someone touches her toys she isn’t bothered because she thinks they want to play. Devin isn’t bothered if someone pulls her off the couch, restrains her or disturbs her while she is sleeping. Devin likes to be brushed and bathed. She has never had her nails trimmed by her owner. When someone unfamiliar approaches her house or family member she will bark and growl. For a new family to know: Owner described Devin as friendly affectionate and playful with a high activity level. Devin likes to run. When at home she will follow her owner around. She likes to play with balls stuffed and squeaky toys. Devin likes to play fetch. She has been kept mostly indoors and eats both dry and wet food. Devin is very much house trained and never has accidents. When using the bathroom outside she will go on the grass or cement. When left alone in the house or the yard she is well behaved. Devin has never been crated. She knows the sit, down, stay and come commands. For exercise she is used to brisk walks on the leash. When on the leash she pulls hard. When off the leash she will wander but come back when called.
No Web Memo
05/10/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 5/8/17 Spayed, Owner surrender (3 years in the previous home) Previously lived with: Adults, spent time with children, other dogs and cats. Behavior toward strangers: She will growl and bark but warms up after a few mins. Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and playful Resource guarding: Yes, she will growl and snap over food/treats. Bite history: Yes, she has bitten the owner 3 years ago when he first met her. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: The owner stated Devin displays a very high activity level in the household. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/10/17 Toy: 1. Non interest. Summary: When removing Devin out her cage she is hard barking with her tail above spine level. When the handler tried to leash her, Devin bared her teeth and lunged at the kennel door. Once she was outside she avoided the handler and remained tense. Devin entered the assessment room and started to sniff the room floor, when the handler then tried to call her over and she bared her teeth and growled with tense body language. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: According to Devin’s previous guardian, when playing with other dogs Devin is gentle. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Devin displays soft and social body language in a group of calm male and female dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/8/17: During her medical examination, Devin would show teeth, lunge and snarl.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_Place with a New Hope partner- Devin has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding- Devin is reported to growl and snap over food. She should be left alone while eating, and should be taught the cue “drop” and other trade up games so Devin learns that dropping food or having people around while she is eating is rewarding. Behavior modification protocols for food guarding behavior can be found on aspcapro.org _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression- Devin has attempted to bite during her stay in our care centers when uncomfortable; guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Devin to new and unfamiliar situations.
05/09/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Devin displays soft and social body language in a group of calm male and female dogs. According to Devin’s previous guardian, when playing with other dogs Devin is gentle. The Behavior Department recommends that Devin be placed with resident dogs that match her calm sociability. 5/9: Devin displays neutral body language when greeting a novel male dog. She briefly greets him before keeping to herself as she explores the pen. 5/10-5/11: Devin displays soft and social body language in a group of calm male and female dogs.
05/08/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
05/08/17 17:36 extremely limited exam s/o: dog is muzzled but muzzle is too loose and dog with lunge and snarl, showing teeth, barking. tail is down overweight fur is very thick and needs grooming ou sclerois no auscultation or palpation oral exam not performed a: overweight, unable to assess more P: in future, sedated exam may be needed
My name is Devin. My animal ID# is A897225.
I am an unaltered female, brown and cream Collie – Smooth mix.
The shelter staff thinks I am about 1 year old. I weigh 54 pounds.
I have been at the shelter as a stray since May 18, 2011.
F, ~ 1 year.
Tolerates handling but nervous & timid.
Uneven hair, brushed the hair coat.
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