LUCY aka REESE aka DONUT – A1108269
Safe - 8-15-2017 Manhattan
LUCY aka REESE aka DONUT – A1108269
**RETURNED AGAIN 08/11/2017**
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 4 mos
RETURN – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/11/2017, From NY 10010, DueOut Date 08/11/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-107458.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 08/11/17 14:11 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~1.5 years Microchip noted on Intake? scan positive History : Subjective: Observed Behavior – energetic, friendly Objective T = — P = — R = — BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female spayed with green tattoo MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment ~1.5 year old female spayed dog apparently healthy Plan: OK for adoption Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Already spayed
Another volunteer writes: I love Lucy! OK, not original but you know what I mean. This gorgeous girl in her gleaming brindle coat, million dollar smile and tail that never stops wagging, is back with us as her person moved where she wasn’t welcome. Volunteers who love her have drawn hearts all over her kennel card and with good reason. She’s playful, affectionate, sleek, fun and friendly. What’s not to love?, as my mother would say. She hops around the pen like a bunny chasing a ball, her tail wagging a mile a minute. Ask her to sit and she does, her face lit up with glee. Lucy lived well with young kids, played “excitedly” with a kitten in her former home, as well as with her dog buddy and other dogs she met. She’s housetrained and knows that “bye bye” means a walk (love that!), loves attention, is afraid of water so not fond of taking a bath, and loves to play fetch. An absolute delight, Miss Lucy will be the perfect best friend for an active person or family who enjoys playtime and love time in equal measure.
PROFILE: 08/11/17 14:02
Basic Information: Lucy is a 1.5 year old, spayed, medium sized dog. She unfortunately was returned back to ACC after 3 months with her housemate Leo (A1117032) because her owners were moving to a new apartment that didn’t allow dogs.
Socialization: Lucy is great around strangers, adults, children, and cats. She plays gently and is respectful of the 4 and 13 year old children in home. The cat is about 3 months old and Lucy plays excitedly with cat. Lucy had a house mate named Leo that she got along and played well with and around other dogs she was respectful and played gently with them.
Behavior: Lucy can be anxious when left home alone. She will bark and howl. She is ok with fireworks and storms if owner is around but can get nervous when alone. She will allow you to touch her food while she is eating and take her treats or toys from her. She is ok with you holding or pushing her off furniture. She doesn’t mind being brushed and is friendly when unfamiliar people come towards owner or home. She is afraid of water so she doesn’t enjoy baths. She hasn’t ever gotten her nails trimmed so owner is unsure how she will react.
For a New Family to Know: Lucy is a friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable dog. She can be pushy when she wants attention. She can be a bit high energy. She enjoys playing fetch with squeaky balls and toys. She will rip out the inside of the stuffed toys. When owner is home she will follow you around or lay in her bed in owner’s bedroom. She is mostly an indoor dog with brisk walks and some play at the dog park. She will use the bathroom on cement and knows that “bye bye” means a walk outside. She may pull a bit on leash but is ok with a harness.
Upon Intake, Lucy was a bit anxious and kept barking and howling when separated from house mate Leo. She did allow all handling and took treats from counselor gently.
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 1 mo
RETURN – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/08/2017, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date 05/08/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 1 year Microchip noted on Intake? yes 981020019775112 History : Returned 1 month post adopts w/medical records Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – very sweet easy to work with, appears to be submissive wetter observed Objective T = 101.0 P = 132 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: nsf PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: spay scar present mod enlarged vulva-no d/c MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, med t/f to mid mt linear area of alopecia w/scab mid quarter CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Enlarged vulva r/o spayed estrus other Linear scar w/ scab other skin leasions noted 4/9/17 resolved Plan: no tx indicated at this time Prognosis: excellent to good
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / BLACK, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/08/2017, From NY 10454, DueOut Date 04/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 1 year Microchip noted on Intake? negative on intake stray intake on 4/8/17 nervous, timid, very tense Evidence of Trauma seen – yes: wound on head and inner left thigh Objective T = P = R = BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted, no CIRDC signs Oral Exam: limited exam due to muzzle, adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted, WNL H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female, swollen vulva with dried blood – suspect in heat. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, crusted over wounds above left eye and medial aspect of left hind leg, appear deep, but healing. do not appear to be bite wounds. possibly burn wounds. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: purulent discharge noted at 3 o’clock at edge of rectum. painful on rectal exam and began to urinate and trash – no obvious masses or abscess noted, but difficult to assess due to reaction Assessment ~1 year old female intact dog female intact – suspect in heat wounds above left eye and medial aspect of left hind leg possible anal gland impaction/abscess at 3 o’clock Plan Clavamox 250 mg tab: give 2 tabs PO BID x 7 days Rimadyl 75 mg tab: give 1/2 tab PO BID x 2 days Recheck 4/9 – reassess rectal exam due to purulent discharge noted on intake and check wounds Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes:
A little gal going with the flow, trusting us, humans with all her soul. I saw her coming to the care center, following, docile the staff brought her from the Bronx receiving center. I knew I had to meet her. Donut was shy, unsure but stepped slowly forward, accepted my leash and walked at a fast speed around the block, tail between her legs.She did her business, nibbled on a few treats, accepted some caresses and went back to her kennel on a soft bed. I promised her that i would be back the next day. She knew me already…Her tail was wagging, she came out quickly of her den. She strolled nicely, almost carefree to the nearby park. Donut as dark as the dessert chocolate variety(sprinkled with orange) is a very pretty youngster . She is not overweight but just right and i would rather qualify her as a delicate alabaster figurine, gleaming in the April sun. I love her dark red amber eyes . She explores, leash free the yard, makes friend with two big males on each side of our pen. The three of them would love to be barrier free…. All tails are wagging and muzzles want to meet…Tomorrow , may be…Donut comes when called and sits upon request. She is happy and all lovydovy on my lap. We both get our “shot” of love that will keep us going for the next 24hours…It is easy to “pass over” a little black girl with a scar on the head…Did you ever hear of black or chocolate diamonds? Well, we have one right here at the Manhattan Care Center… Who would say no to a precious stone, mostly one with a good heart and a tender soul ? Donut is already dreaming of you…
Another volunteer writes: Have confidence in yourself? You’ll need it, as every person I passed with Donut on my leash wanted to meet her, every staff person we passed on our way out the door pointed to her and said, “she’s my favorite”. Sheesh, wish I were as popular as Donut! Of course, all of these accolades are warranted as this little brindle peanut has lovely leash manners, wags her tail at everyone, enjoys being pet and allowed me to put a t-shirt on her which she rocked, is a bit shy from time to time but loves to cuddle and give kisses, has a great smile, and enjoys her play time with males and females in group. This itty bitty pocket pittie is ready to wag her way into your heart and she will in a NY minute! There’s a reason everyone loves her and you will too!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Female, Stray
Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, closed mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft,.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Donut displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment, she was social and gentle throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
4/9: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog Donut is initially a bit tense and nervous- cowering away from approach. When the greeter walks away, Donut follows after and offers a few bows. Donut engages in brief pushy play, though becomes tense and ceases when uncomfortable.
4/10: Donut engages in play with male and female dogs.
During her initial medical exam, Donut was tense.
We have no history on Donut so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, 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: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average
amount of dog experience)
Came in With
- LEO aka FRECKLES - A1117062
Came in With
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