DIAMOND – A1091231
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DIAMOND – A1091231
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SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/25/2016, From NY 11433, DueOut Date 09/25/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative. Very Nervous, but tolerate handling. Female, 7 years old. Frequents urinating and defecating during exam. Moderate tartar and gingivitis. Dry skin. Scratch vs laceration wound on both ears. Corneal sclerosis, nose clean. Barh
A volunteer writes: Diamond may not be the type of dog that gets your attention right away, but she should. Diamond was surrendered to us with her housemate, Princess, because her owner was moving somewhere she could not bring her. She reportedly was playful and affectionate toward Princess and Diamond previously lived harmoniously with a cat as well! Though she was kept mostly outside, she is very housetrained and rarely has accidents, can be trusted to be left home alone without issue, loves stuffed toys and balls and is affectionate towards children ages infant and up. And while Diamond certainly looks great on paper, you have to meet her to see what a truly soft and gentle soul she has. In the yard, she will sit at my feet for as long as I allow her, lightly resting her head on my knees, letting me caress her face and ears. When I stop, she props her paws into my lap, nuzzling her head into my stomach, begging for more petting, softly wagging her tail. The feeling of love is mutual, I enjoy petting her silky brindle fur as much as she likes me doing it. At 7, Diamond is the ideal energy level, is already trained and yet still has many amazing years ahead of her. The only thing she’s lacking is a family to share them with. Ask to meet her today.
01/03/17: PE: BARH. EENT: No nasal discharge or sneezing. H/L: No coughing. INTEG: Caudal mammary glands enlarged bilaterally, small amount of clear fluid expressed. Skin in this area mildly erythematous, moist, with scattered papules. (Dog was observed to be licking this area).
A: History of false pregnancy, mammary gland enlargement. No evidence of mastitis, but has mild pyoderma developing. Ok for OVH.
P: Exam & surgery performed
Anesthesia – 0.6 mL Telazol induction. Intubated. Isoflurane/O2 maint. Sx. – Routine canine OVH. Bleeding noted when checking pedicles after ligation. One blood vessel on the right side within the broad ligament required additional ligation with 3-0 Monosorb. Additional ligature with 2-0 monosorb placed on both broad ligaments due to mild oozing. Flushed abdomen with 60 ml sterile LRS. No further bleeding noted. Body wall and subcuticular closure with absorbable suture. Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision. 2.2 mL Rimadyl injectable and 1.4mL Hydromorphone for pain management. Bair Hugger used to assist with maintaining body temperature. Rx Clavamox 375 mg 1 PO BID x 10 days.
Diamond is an American Pit Bull Terrier who was surrendered along with housemate princess due to their previous owner moving to a place where animals are not allowed.
Around strangers Diamond is friendly and plays exuberantly with adults. Diamond has spent time with children from infants and up around them Diamond is relaxed, affectionate and plays gently. Diamond has lived with one other dog who she was relaxed and playful with. Diamond has also lived with one other cat who she was relaxed and playful with.
Diamond has never bitten another person or animal. Diamond has no behavior issues and is nervous around fireworks. Diamond is friendly when someone touches her food or bowl while she is eating, takes a treat/toy away, pushes/pulls her off of the furniture, hold/restrains her, disturbed her while she is resting/sleeping, gives her a bath, and brushes her. Diamond’s previous owner did not attempt to trim her nails so it is unknown how she will react to those events. If an unfamiliar person approaches Diamond’s family or home she will be friendly toward them.
For a new family to Know:
Diamond is described as friendly, affectionate, confident, and excitable with a medium activity level. When at home Diamond will follow around her owner. Diamond likes to play with balls, stuffed toys and squeaky toys. Diamond was kept mostly outdoors and was brought inside at night. Diamond was fed both wet and dry food once a day. Diamond is house trained and rarely has any accidents. Diamond will go to the bathroom on the grass. When left alone at home Diamond is well behaved and is also well behaved when left outside. Diamond doesn’t know any commands and likes slow walks on a leash. Diamond will pull lightly on a leash and when off leash Diamond will stay close by her owner.
Diamond allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression
Intact, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, children(infants and up) /dog/cat
Behavior toward children: Relaxed/playful/affectionate
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed/playful
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed/playful
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: She displays a medium activity level in the home.
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 stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body a bit tense with her mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive and distracted to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (need coaxing to approach.) She is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Summary: Diamond displays no behavior concerns during her assessment; she appears to do best with a slow/soft approach to engage in human interaction.
9/27: Diamond offers a play bow at the gate while displaying loose and wiggly body language. She solicits gentle play and will offer correction when the male attempts to mount her.
9/28: When being introduced to another female dog, Diamond initially stiffened her posture slightly and walked away. The greeter female was delayed in greeting Diamond to give Diamond time to approach her when she chooses. Diamond displayed uncomfortable body language around the female but ignored her as she explored the pen. After a couple of minutes, Diamond approached the female and began sniffing her rear end. Her body language quickly stiffened and she froze. The handlers attempted to diffuse the situation by spraying water but Diamond lunged and grabbed onto the other female’s back. She was unable to be interrupted with compress air and a fog horn and ultimately the handlers inserted a bite stick to get her to release her hold. She left puncture wounds on the other female’s head.
10/18: Due to protocol, a muzzle was placed on Diamond before she was allowed to enter the pen. When greeting a calm male dog, Diamond hard stares at the male dog. Once in the pen, she rushes at and chases the male dog, then lunges towards the male dog’s back. The session is ended.
During her initial medical examination, Diamond displayed some uncomfortability though tolerated all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Diamond displays a medium activity level in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (due to concerning behavior seen at the Care Center around other dogs)
_X_Single-pet home (See playgroup notes)
_X_Recommend no dog parks (See playgroup notes)
According to Diamond’s previous owner, Diamond has lived with one other dog who she was relaxed and playful with. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Diamond initially solicited gentle play with a male dog and offered correction when he attempted to mount her. With further playgroup sessions, Diamond has become reactive towards male and female dogs, resulting in puncture wounds on a female dog. She hard stares and targets other dogs and requires a muzzle. Due to this severe reactivity, the Behavior Department recommends that Diamond not be placed in a home with no other dogs.
09/28/16: ***All staff walks***
Bite details: Diamond bit the social greeter dog in playgroup and held on until separated by handlers.
Diamond came to the front of her kennel with a loose body and wagging tail when I came to get her. She allowed me to put the rope on her and walked well out to the pen. Once outside I attached a drag leash to her. She relieved herself and then wandered in the pen. I attempted to teach her to sit, and she seemed to be making some progress by the end. When I sat on the bench she came up to me and solicited attention. She was easy to get back on the rope, but was somewhat resistant to going back into her kennel.
09/29/16: Diamond was loose and wiggly when I came to get her, and she pulled out to the yard once I had her on the rope. In the yard she explored and urinated frequently. I continued to work with her on “sit” and she seemed to be making progress, especially by the end of our session. She was easily distracted however, especially when another dog passed by the pen. When dogs passed she would run to the fence and keep concentration until the dog was gone. She went on the rope and went into her kennel with no problems.
10/02/16: Diamond came to the front of her kennel with a loose body and wagging tail when I approached. She pulled out to the yard when I put her on the rope and she relieved herself once I had attached a drag leash to her. We worked on “sit” and she was definitely making progress. She understands the cue and just needs a little more reinforcement to sit consistently. She was social and allowed me to pet her on the head and body. She allowed me to put the rope on her with no problem, but she was resistant going back into her kennel.
10/03/16: Diamond approached the front of her kennel and allowed me to rope her, and she pulled out to the pens. She relieved herself and then we worked on clicker training. When I had run out of treats I sat down on the bench and she came over to me and solicited attention by putting her head in my lap. She allowed all petting on her head and body and would solicit attention when I stopped. She went back to her kennel with no issues.
10/05/16: Diamond continues to be friendly and social and she allows all handling.
10/06/16: Diamond displays no behavioral issues coming out of or going into her kennel, and she is friendly and social in the pen. She comes up to me and solicits attention, and she allows all petting on her head and body.
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