EMILY – A1085568
Urgent - Staten Island
SUPER URGENT 05/19/2017
EMILY – A1085568
SPAYED FEMALE, GRAY, PIT BULL MIX, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/19/2017, From NY 10306, DueOut Date 05/19/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 10 years Microchip noted on Intake? scan positive. Owner surrender, muzzled, tense but tolerated exam E BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, AS-clean, AD- thickened, erythema, large amount of brown debris; no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, limited oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Tense, no masses palpated U/G: FS MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, approx 1 cm pink cutaneous mass cranial to left ear, approx 1 cm cutaneous mass at right ventral abdomen CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment otitis externa cutaneous masses- R/O benign vs malignant Plan cleaned ear and applied osnuria AD, repeat in 1 weekrecommend FNA and cytology of masses Prognosis: fair
RTO – 09/16/2016
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
FEMALE, GRAY, PIT BULL MIX, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 08/16/2016, From NY 10306, DueOut Date 08/16/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative BARh AMBx4 Very nervous,but allowed handling Female~10yrs slight dermaitits around eyes, abdomen Mild gingivitis/tartar EEN:WNL No fleas seen Nosf
PROFILE: 08/17/16 15:31
Emily is a 10 yr old female Pit Bull Terrier Mix that has food allergies & has a tendency to like her feet profusely. Owner found Emily as a stray but she is being surrendered to shelter because owner needs to move but is unable to find housing due to owning Emily.
According to the owner, around strangers, Emily is cautious & does not allow petting. Around children, Emily is respectful & tolerant but she is not interested in interacting and/or playing w/the children. Emily prefers the attention & interaction of adults. Emily plays w/adults in a gentle manner. Emily was raised with 2 other dogs but upon first meeting other dogs Emily will bark, growl, lunge, & attempt to attack especially if the other dog barks or lunges at her first. Previous owner recommended using a mussel when doing introductions or going to the vet. Emily has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. Emily has a tendency of chasing after squirrels so it is best to avoid them & sternly tell Emily NO. She has never bitten a person or another animal.
Previous owners stated that Emily doesn’t have any behavioral issues. Emily isn’t bothered when being given a bath but it is unknown how she will react to other grooming agents such as brushing or having her nails trimmed due to previous owner not providing that information. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home, owner, or a family member, Emily is cautious and may bark or lunge due to being protective not from being aggressive. Emily is terrified of thunder.
For a New Family to Know:
Emily is described as affectionate, anxious, & playful with a medium activity level. When in the home, Emily is the type to be in the same room as the owner because she wants to be wherever her owner is. Emily likes Kong toys or sticks and she likes to play fetch. One of Emily’s favorite activities is to play with water coming from a hose. Emily was kept mostly indoors & was fed dry dog food. Emily requires food for sensitive skin due to having allergic reaction to most food. According to owner, Emily is very house-trained and doesn’t have any accidents in the home. Emily knows commands sit, lie down, down/off, come, heel, & stay. She prefers to sleep on the floor on the rug & her favorite treats are apples. For exercise, she enjoyed brisk walks with the owner. Emily was never let off the leash due to behavior issues with other people & animals.
Emily came into our center as an owner surrender citing moving issues. According to the owner, around strangers, Emily is cautious & does not allow petting. Around children, Emily is respectful & tolerant but she is not interested in interacting and/or playing w/the children, prefers the attention & interaction of adults. Owner states Emily lived with 2 other dogs. Behavior around cats is unknown, however owner reports Emily will chase squirrels. Owner states Emily requires food for sensitive skin (also her favorite treats are apples) due to having allergic reaction to most food which may cause her to lick her feet. Emily is reportedly very house-trained and doesn’t have any accidents in the home. Emily knows the cues sit, lie down, down/off, come, heel, & stay. She is described as affectionate, anxious, & playful with a medium activity level. Emily was uncomfortable with upclose tactile handling during SAFER assessment, but allowed it. She was a bit tense during Look item, eyes averted. Emily stood still during Sensitivity item, a bit tense, mouth closed. She was distracted and unresponsive to touch during Tag game. Emily gently pulled her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. She had no interest in Toy, focused on other stimuli, though this may be due to environment as owner reports Emily likes Kong toys or sticks and she likes to play fetch. One of Emily’s favorite activities is to play with water coming from a hose. When off leash with other dogs, Emily is polite and wiggly when greeting a social male. The Behavior Team feels Emily would do best with an Experienced adopter. She will benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction, as well as initially going home to a calm, quiet, structured environment so she can relax and know what to expect, warming up at her own pace.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body a bit tense; her tail is low and not moving. 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, mouth closed
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest, focused on other stimuli.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Emily is polite and wiggly when greeting a social male.
9/8/16 – Group Behavior
When off leash with other dogs, Emily is polite and wiggly when greeting a social male. Emily engaged in brief play and takes well to corrections for mounting.
8/25 update: Emily continues to be playful and often attempting to mount. She responds when corrected by dogs and human handlers but does often become quite persistent.
8/29, 9/1 update: Emily continues to display these behaviors when off leash with male dogs.
9/6 update: Emily continues to be tolerant but can become fixated on mounting. She is slow to respond when corrected and becomes quite persistent.
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