EGYPT – A1109011
Safe - 7-3-2017 Staten Island
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EGYPT – A1109011
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason TOO MANY P
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/20/2017, From NY 10307, DueOut Date 04/20/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 7 years old Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative owner surrender – friendly EEvidence of Trauma seen – area of scabbing at left flank BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, AU- mild/moderate borwn waxy debris, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, bloody vaginal discharge, prominent mammary glands MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, approx 1.5 inch area of scabbing at left flank CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment bloody vaginal discharge- R/O estrus vs pyometra vs other area of scabbing- R/O trauma vs other Plan start simplicef 250 mg PO SID x 7 days Prognosis: good SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to in heat
A volunteer writes: Here is a dog who is just like her namesake — far away from this world. Although she is strong and looks serious, she is super gentle. She walks calmly, right next to you and she stops to take in the scenery. She’ll look up at you, as if to say “hello”. She is a loving soul, a real lady.
Another volunteer writes: Egypt is my new favorite at the Care Center, she is easy in and out of her kennel, walks well on leash and is a delight to have out in the play yard. Egypt likes the wading pool we have at the care center (watch her adorable video). I love Egypt and I know you will, too. If you’re interested in adopting Egypt, please come to the Staten Island Care Center and meet her.
Another volunteer writes: Egypt is the live version of “All bark, no bite”. She barks at you when you walk into the shelter, just to let you know that she’s there. But once she’s got your attention, she is the sweetest girl ever. She walks right by your side and sits with just a word. Don’t let her close-cropped ears fool you; she is a mellow, friendly companion. If you’d like to adopt this pretty girl, please stop by our Staten Island Center.
Egypt is a 7 year old female Pitbull Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Egypt since she was 3 years old but had to surrender due to too many pets in the home.
According to the owner, around strangers Egypt is very friendly will play gently. She has been around children ages 9+ and was always relaxed and respectful around them. Owner had 2 other dogs in the home, both were unneutered male Pitbull and stated that Egypt Is social with other two resident dogs but will lunge and snap toward other dogs while on walks. As per owner, Egypt will chase smaller animals, and has killed several cats and raccoon when left unattended in the yard. As per owner, the last incident happened 2 years ago. Egypt has not bit any animals or a person in the last 10 days.
Egypt is not bothered by fireworks or thunderstorms, having her food, treats or toys taken away, being pushed off furniture, being held/restrained, being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath, having her coat brushed, having her nails trimmed or when unfamiliar people would approach the home or yard.
For a New Family to Know:
Egypt is described as friendly, affectionate,at times playful and independent. She has a high activity level and loves to play with balls and chew toys. In the home, she liked to follow the owner around from room to room. Egypt was kept mostly indoors and is very house trained. She was fed dry food only brand Pedigree. When she was left alone in the home or yard, Egypt was always well behaved. Egypt is crate trained and would spend a few hours a day in a crate without any issues when the owner first got her but stated that Egypt did not need to be put into a crate over the last few years. She knows the cues sit, come, down, heel and stay. For exercise, owner used to take Egypt on brisk walks outside or let her in the yard to play. When on the leash, Egypt tends to pull lightly. Owner has never tried to walk Egypt off leash so behavior is unknown.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered female, owner surrender (in previous home for four years)
Previously lived with: Two dogs, unaltered male and their puppy
Behavior toward strangers: Social, plays gently
Behavior toward children: Has been around children ages 9+, relaxed and respectful
Behavior toward dogs: Social with other resident dogs but will lunge and snap toward dogs while on walks
Behavior toward cats: Will chase
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: Egypt has killed several cats and a raccoon when left unattended in the yard.
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful at times, independent with a high activity level.
loves to play with balls and chew toys
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: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 2. Dog follows at the end of the leash, a bit distracted.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, then walks away.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
Summary: Egypt displayed no concerning behavior during her assessment.
During her initial medical exam, Egypt allowed all handling.
Her owner describes Egypt as having a high activity level. In the care center Egypt displayed a medium activity level, this may be due to environment. She will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews in additional to physical exercise to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
When greeting a social female through the gate, Egypt was very soft and relaxed, tail wagging. She was muzzled due to owner profile stating that she only got along with her resident dogs who were both one of her puppies. When greeted by a female on leash, Egypt was displaying concerning behaviors. Her hackles raised, head low, tense and lip licking. Once separated, Egypt remained focused on the female from across the yard.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially in the behaviors outlined below)
_X_No cats: Egypt has killed several cats when left unattended in the yard. She must not go to a home with resident cats or where she may come into contact with cats.
_X_Single-pet home/no dog parks: Owner reports Egypt does not do well with any other animals. She will do best as the only resident pet. Owner reports Egypt will lunge and snap at other dogs. Although it is reported she was social with two resident dogs, Egypt should not be off leash in the company of other dogs she is unfamiliar with.
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