DUTCHESS – A1097869
Gone - 12-5-2016 Manhattan
My name is DUTCHESS. My Animal ID # is A1097869.
I am a female br brindle and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/25/2016 from NY 10474, owner surrender reason stated was ATT ANIMAL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/04/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 38.3 LBS.
11/25/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/25/16 18:33 Socialization Dutchess is friendly around strangers and loves attention. She is not allowed around children often but she lived in a home with a 4 year that she was not allowed around often. She is not good around other dogs and is very aggressive. She has shared a home with another male pit bull of 6 years that she did not get along with, when she sees other dogs no matter ow far away she growls and attempts to chase. Behavior She is house trained and does not destroy things indoors. She does not mind having her food, treats or toys touched while she’s using them. She is not bothered by baths or being brushed. She will bark if someone rings the bell or knocks on the door. New Family Dutchess has a very high level of energy in the house. She follows owners around the house, usually hoping for snacks.She is house trained. She has been crated before but does not do well and will try to break out, she does not mind being tied up however. She knows the commands, sit, come, put it down, to get out and Sucking your teeth means No. She pulls very hard on the leash and is not walked without a leash. She is fed beneful dry food and pedigree wet food twice a day. Intake Dutchess growled at councilor when councilor approached and backs waway and growls louder. When councilor backs away Dutchess starts barking at councilor. Owner continued handling for Dutchess.
11/28/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Duchess “dances” in her kennel.. “Take me out, take me out.” Duchess is leashed at once and rushes to the street. Wow! Just in time….She pulls on the leash . A harness would be more pleasant. I wonder if Duchess is the same dog I was told about or is it like with kids, good in school and bad at home or vice versa…?Duchess is one friendly gal,a butt wiggler and tail wagger. She means business, though. Treats are the name of the game. She might not be emaciated but is rather thin, although healthy looking and active… . Duchess carried and fed her share of litters and food might not have been enough to balance her needs. She has quite a bit of weight to catch up with. Free in a pen, Duchess is all over me, searches my bag, stands on her hinds…She is desperate for food although she does not snatch jerkies from my hand nor guard the food bowl in her kennel. She is needy of human affection and is a wonderful lap dog, enjoying caresses and giving many licks on my face in return. Other dogs….A bunch of them came by our pen..No barking or lunging, no high tail but rather a very relaxed Duchess. She even waited next to another female who was on the other side of our door, to receive a treat… Stay tuned, of course as we have to see more of Duchess. Duchess was relinquished into our care as she is said not to get along with her peers. She lived with a child but was not allowed to interacted with her. She did not get along with the 6 year old male Pitie in the house and growled at other dogs in the street. She is known to be friendly to strangers, house trained, free of handling issues and loved attention.. Duchess is our mystery. Playgroups will tell us how she is with other dogs in a controlled environment. I hope she will do well as it seems to me that Duchess deserves to know life as a pet and not as a breeding machine, cared for and loved. Come and meet Duchess in our adoption quarters. She would love to start a new chapter in her life with you.
11/27/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unaltered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: 4 year old child, male similarly sized dog Behavior toward children: No exposure to children/child in home Behavior toward dogs: Not good with other dogs, did not get along well with other dog in the home; will growl when she sees dogs on walks Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Very high energy level Other notes: Upon intake Dutchess growled and backed away from the counselor SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/27/2016 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: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed Toy 1. No interest. Summary: Dutchess appeared uncomfortable initially though appeared to do best upon a slow approach. Dutchess tolerated all handling without issue, though appears anxious and aloof; the behavior department recommends allowing Dutchess to interact at her own pace and allow for a period of decompression in help acclimate to a new home environment. PLAYGROUP: 11/28: When greeting a dog through the yard fence, Dutchess bounces along when observing other dogs at play. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/25/16 During her initial medical exam Dutchess appeared tense and nervous. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience _X_No young children (under 5) _X_Recommend no dog parks (See known history) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Dutchess has been observed to display fearful/defensive behavior during her stay at our care centers; at times will avoid interaction and shy away from direct-touch. Dutchess 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.)
11/28/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
11/28: When greeting a dog through the yard fence, Dutchess bounces along when observing other dogs at play.
11/25/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: female Age 4Y Due to appearence of teats — possibly had puppies in the past Mentation: BAR — slightly dehydrated Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: 2.5 — underweight Skin: wnl Hair Coat: flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: none physically — underweight Behavior: tense / nervous / doesnt really like to be touched (handled) Medication: none NOSF
12/03/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
12/3/16 S/O: BAR, friendly amb x4, BCS 2.5/5 EENT: pink gums, mild serous nasal d/c A: CIRDC P: move to iso doxycyline 100mg: one and three quarters tabs orally SID x10days 11/30/16 15:02 S/O: bar lungs clear no nasal d/c very bar a: healthy p: no tx 11/29/16 Very mild SND noted today. Monitor for signs of CIRDC. 1088 — 11/27 s/o on VC for nasal discharge and wound on nose no nasal discharge seen, no sneezing abrasion on top of nose A: trauma no CIRDC signs at this time P: no tx at this time px: good
Generated on Dec 4 2016 6:00PM
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