DIAMOND – A1080358
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My name is DIAMOND. My Animal ID # is A1080358.
I am a female cream and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/07/2016 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was OWN EVICT.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/15/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 61.6 LBS.
no urine present within cage — clean
07/07/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/07/16 19:40 Diamond is friendly and outgoing and is good with strangers but will sometimes bark when they approach her owner but will not do anything else. She has been in a home with a child since it was born and is now five and is gentle around strange children. She does not play much with children and sometimes will ignore them. Diamond has lived in the house with one other small dog and gets along fine. When diamond interacts with other starnge dogs she is calm, gentle, friendly and inquisitive. Diamond will not use the bathroom indoors and is house trained, the only accidents she has had is when she has missed a walk. She never destroys household items when left at home alone. She does not get frieghtened by loud noises. She is not bothered by her food bowl, toys or treats being touched or takedn away. She does not mind being groomed but does not like getting baths but will just run away. If someone unfamiliar approaches the house or owner she will bark. Diamond has a medium activity level on an average day at home. She sleeps in the owner’s bed at night. She is well behaved at all times at home. She is often let out into the backyard to play or relieve herself with the other dog. She does not dig holes or destroy the yard in any other way. She knows Sit, Come, Stay, Mind Your Business and Relax. She is never walked off leash but when walked on the leash she pulls very hard. She is fed wet and soft Pedigree two times daily. Diamond entered the shelter with her tail wagging and loose body. During her intake Diamond allwoed herself to be collared, photographed and scanned but was timid while being collared and scanned and gave whale eyes.
07/15/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, and our Diamond is ready to be yours. With an outstanding resume of a wonderful family companion, Diamond was surrendered to our care when her family lost their home. Diamond not only lost a roof over her head, she lost the human baby she helped raise from birth to now 5 years old, her other small canine friend, and of course her human parents. We’re told she doesn’t play much with kids but is gentle around them, is housetrained, is well behaved when left home alone, doesn’t like baths, slept with her person at night, doesn’t guard her things, and knows ‘sit’, ‘come’, ‘stay’, ‘relax’, and ‘mind your business’. Diamond is a chunky mama, obviously fed with love, and wears a light latte color coat. Her tail wags as she sees me approach her kennel and she’s ready to come out and go potty and make a new friend. She pulls a bit on leash, nothing major, and off leash in a pen gives a half hearted attempt at chasing a ball. It’s too hot, I wouldn’t chase it either Diamond! She comes when called, enjoys some petting, is alert and curious as other people and dogs come into the yard. Diamond has been avoiding other dogs in her playgroups so far, although she did live with another dog and maybe that’s why. It’s not ‘her’ dog. Diamond is ready to become a new family’s “best friend”; she has the resume to go along with her wish, and I’ll be a reference for her, so come meet her today!
07/15/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
7/15 update: Diamond has shown increased distress during her stay at the care center. In her kennel she is constantly whining and barking and will growl upon approach. When interacting with dogs off-leash she does not interact and spends her time whining, barking and seeking exit from the yard. Diamond is suitable for an experienced adopter, but it is in her best interest to leave the care center as quickly as possible to further avoid distress. 7/12 SAFER:Diamond lived previously with a young child, and is reported to be gentle with this and other children, though she is not playful. She is friendly with strangers. She also lived with a small dog, with whom she got along well. She is noted to be calm, gentle, friendly, and inquisitive when interacting with new dogs. She was timid at intake and during her initial medical examination, though she allowed all handling. She gave some conflicting signals during SAFER, at moments a bit tense (no escalation) and at other moments loose and playful. She allowed all handling items, though at times needed coaxing to position. She play bowed twice when the assessor began running during Tag, though she did not follow through with typical play body language: she did not bounce up and did not join in the game. She did not engage with toy. On her first day in playgroup, Diamond avoided other dogs. We saw no red flag behaviors on the SAFER assessment. Overall, though, Diamond seems to be a bit timid (with both humans and dogs) and would benefit from a slow approach, with time to adjust to her new home and new family at her own pace. We recommend adopters with some dog experience. 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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is down, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position. Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Diamond is fearful, avoidant, and moves away when approached.
07/12/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Diamond has been avoidant and anxious when interacting with other dogs. She typically briefly sniffs but will then whine and bark, seeking exit, and is unable to be distracted. Her owner reports Diamond has lived in the house with one other small dog and “gets along fine. When diamond interacts with other strange dogs she is calm, gentle, friendly and inquisitive.” The behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction as well as allowing her time to acclimate to her new surroundings before introducing her to any resident dogs. 7/12: When off leash with other dogs, Diamond is fearful, avoidant, and moves away when approached. 7/13 & 14: Diamond actively avoids the other dog. She corrects when sniffed at the rear. 7/15 update: Diamond briefly sniffs the other dogs, both male and female, then is anxious–whining, barking and pawing at the door seeking exit.
07/08/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age : rappx 6-8y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to mod tartar and staining If abnormal BCS: slightly overweight (3.25-5) Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: quiet, allowed all hhandling, tense and nervous Medication: N/A, preventatives given
07/12/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
Hx: Hematuria this morning S: Active, slightly jumpy but relaxed body when not touching pt, easy to examine O: BAR-H, BCS 9/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Moderate tartar and gingivitis. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Slightly tense, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted. UG: Female A: 1. Obese 2. Hematuria – R/O UTI vs. bladder stone vs. other cause Short-term prognosis: Fair to good P: 1. Rec free catch urine sample for dipstick testing – ACO will put note on pt’s cage 2. Rec weight loss of 20-30 lbs 1088
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