EMPRESS – A1076231
Gone - 6-30-2016 Manhattan
My name is EMPRESS. My Animal ID # is A1076231.
I am a female tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/04/2016 from NY 10303, owner surrender reason stated was BITEANIMAL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/28/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 32.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
06/04/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/04/16 13:39 Basic Information: Empress is a 1 year old unspayed female Pit Bull that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Empress stayed with finder for 2 days. Socialization: According to the owner Empress is shy for a few minutes but once comfortable he is exhuberant around adults. Finder says around children Empress was tolerant and can play somewhat rough. Finder had a 5 month old Pitbull mix and stated that at first the 2 dogs got along good but then Empress started growling and snapping. Empress has not been around other cats therefore behavior is unknown. Empress bit finders dog breaking skin. Behavior: When someone tries to touch Empress’s food, treats or toys, she will growl and snap. She is not bothered by being pushed off the furniture, having his coat brushed or being held/restrained. When unfamiliar people would approach finder’s house or yard, Empress would bark and growl. Finder did not give her a bath,trims her nails or disturb her while sleeping therefore behavior is unknown. For a New Family to Know: Empress is described as shy and fearful with a medium activity level. When in the home, she liked to follow owner around and be in the same room as him. Empress seems to be house trained. When left alone in the house, Empress would destroy household items. When she was left alone in the yard, she would bark. Empress knows the commands sit, come and paw. When she was on the leash being walked, she would pull lightly.
06/28/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Empress is an adorable, medium sized dog. Empress is shy and is hesitant to come out of the kennel for me but does after I offer her a couple of treats. Empress walks very well on leash hardly pulling at all. She enjoyed smelling the grass and looking around. Empress sits when I asked her too for her picture and offered me her paw. Empress would prefer to be an only dog and does not participate in playgroup at the shelter. If you are interested in adopting Empress please come to ACC and meet her. Another volunteer writes: Quiet and calm in her kennel, Empress was elated when I came to get her for a walk. We zoom out the door so she can go potty, and then we’re off to the park. She’s a rock star at posing for pictures, and when I asked her who did her makeup for the photo shoot she wouldn’t tell me, saying she’s a natural beauty. Her eyes, her lips — perfection! She’s a beautiful little girl, petite and very sweet. We’re told that she doesn’t like to share her stuff, so is best in a home without young children. Once you have an Empress by your side, there is no need for other royalty or subjects, so Empress will be perfect as your one and only. Energetic and fun, we’re teaching Empress the royal wave so that she can wave to her ACC friends as she walks out the door with you. Meet her today!
06/29/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
6/29 update: Empress has shown concerning on-leash reactivity while at the care center. Please see Groupbehavior entry for more detailed information. Due to these arousal concerns it is in her best interest to leave the care center as quickly as possible so as to not further rehearse these behaviors. 6/17 SAFER: Empress came into our center as a surrender citing conflict with resident dog over food, resulting in a bite that broke resident dog’s skin. Empress was in the home for 2 days. It is reported Empress is initially shy but once comfortable is exuberant. Empress is reportedly tolerant around children, may play a bit rough. Behavior around cats is unknown. It is reported Empress will growl or snap if anyone attempts to touch her food, treats, toys while she is engaged with them. Empress appeared housetrained, would destroy household items when left alone. Empress initially barked at assessor when entering SAFER assessment area, but calmed down and warmed up once ignored. She allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted. Empress stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, mouth open, ears back. She was distracted during Tag game, running ahead of assessor, but unresponsive to touch at each pass. Empress pulled her paw back on first Squeeze attempt, lip lick, she did not pull her paw back on second attempt. Empress playfully engaged with Toy, kept a firm grip with loose body. She approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, tail above spine level, not stiff. She may benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners for pulling as well as crate training for times she is left alone in the home. Empress would do best with a slow introduction, preferably with treats, where she can approach her new adopters at her own pace. 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, open mouth Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, runs ahead Squeeze 1: 2. Dog pulls back paw, lip lick Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
06/28/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Empress has displayed high levels of arousal when interacting with or when nearby dogs in the care center. When off leash with other dogs, Empress was muzzled for her initial interaction, but it has since been removed and at times, she has displayed interest in pushy play with our helper dog. Empress has been observed to become highly aroused in response to barking dogs in neighboring kennels, which has translated itself into making Empress more challenging to remove from her kennel, as well as difficult to walk past neighboring dog kennels. Empress lunges toward the kennels, at times growling and snapping. Empress should be given time to acclimate and decompress in a new home before placement with a resident dog, until her levels of arousal around them both on and off-leash can be adressed. 6/28: Empress displays a high tail, ears forward, hackles up and tense body through the fence. Taking into consideration history of incident with other dogs (although, this was over a resource item), she is muzzled prior to interaction. Empress enters the pen. She is intially assertive, but becomes more interested in solciiting vocal, pushy play. 6/29: Empress is distacted by other stimuli outside the pen. She becomes tense and aroused when a dog passes by the pens, barking and running alongside. She only becomes interested in play when the yard is clear of extra dogs outside.
06/04/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Nervous,but allowed handling Female~1yr EENT:WNL Slightly underweight; good appetite No fleas seen Nosf
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
Generated on Jun 29 2016 6:00PM
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