FERN – A1107317
Gone - 5-1-2017 Manhattan
My name is FERN. My Animal ID # is A1107317.
I am a spayed female br brindle and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/29/2017 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was OWN ARREST. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-092419.
04/30/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1107317 Fern no longer has CIRDC and is At Risk for behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/27/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 48.6 LBS.
Wt remained the same
03/29/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
Both dogs were friendly and allowed both acs to leash and bring them out of car into building
04/28/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “She pretends to be shy but she’s really a little diva.” Truer words were never spoke. Little miss Fern may at first glance appear to be a beautiful wallflower, but this petite princess is really a rose in bloom. Of course I was drawn to Fern right away. That hazelnut coat, those vanilla feet, those chocolate brown eyes! If there’s a more delicious brindled beauty out there, well, then I’ve not yet had the pleasure. But when you’re as smart, as pretty, and as popular as Fern, admirers are nothing new. And my first offer of a walk was met with hesitation and one uncertain sniff. “Oh Fern, she is the sweetest!” a staff member says as she cruises by with another pup. “She pretends to be shy but she’s really a little diva.” And now I’ve got Fern’s number. We cruise right outside for a romp in the yard where I discover the key to Fern’s heart. Well two keys. The first would be treats. Savory, sweet, kibble, or bones, our diva loves them all. She takes each one from my hand then eagerly sits for more, a happy grin moving across her face. Second are toys. At just the sight of my frisbee our brindled beauty springs to life. She waits for my mark then moves into a running start, artfully catching the disc in midair. When she returns to me I seize my chance to rub her ears and kiss her face and Fern rewards me with a “SLURP.” Fern may take a moment to show her true colors but trust me, she is a rainbow ready to shine. So grab your umbrella, your snacks, and your toys, and come meet our sweet girl today. Fern is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
04/30/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 3/29/17 Unaltered Female, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/2/17 Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. 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. Tag: 3. Dog body checks assessor repeatedly, jumping high and hard. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is between you and the toy. No growling or stiffness. Summary: Fern displayed a high level of energy during her assessment, jumping up at the assessor high and hard between assessment items and during tag. Between assessment items she also displayed nervous behavior, displacement scratching. She allowed all handling. PLAYGROUP: Fern has not yet appeared completely comfortable while interacting with other dogs in the care center, though over time has become more tolerant of their approach. The behavior department feels Fern would be most comfortable in a single pet residence at this time. Future follow up should be conducted on a slow, one on one basis to respectful dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/29/17 During her initial medical exam, Fern was tense. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Fern so we cannot be certain of hrt 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. During her assessment, she repeatedly jumped up on the assessor high and hard, at times in a playful manner and at other times in a manner that appeared uncomfortable and distance increasing. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm. IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Fern has been observed to display guarding behaviors in her kennel when engaged with toy items; freezing, growling, and lunging at the kennel bars. We cannot be certain how this behavior may translate in a new home environment though recommend potential adopters be prepared to manage it should it appear.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children (under 13): Due to how quickly Fern becomes aroused during social interactions, she should be placed in an adult only home at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. _X_Social hyper-arousal: Fern became quickly aroused during tag, jumping up high and hard on the assessor. She was also highly aroused between assessment items, jumping high and hard on the assessor. It is recommended that all interactions with Fern take place in a calm manner, structured manner, and that she be rewarded with treats and praise for remaining calm in the presence of people running or moving quickly around her. Positive reinforcement, reward based training only is recommended. _X_Resource guarding: We cannot be certain if this behavior may appear in a new home environment though recommend potential adopters be prepared to manage it. _X_Anxiety: Fern has displayed anxious behavior in the care center and on her assessment, doing a large amount of displacement scratching, jumping up, and panting. We have no known history on Fern, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment. All interaction with Fern should be calm and she should always have the option to walk away. Positive reinforcement, reward based training is recommended.
03/30/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Fern has not yet appeared completely comfortable while interacting with other dogs in the care center, though over time has become more tolerant of their approach. The behavior department feels Fern would be most comfortable in a single pet residence at this time. Future follow up should be conducted on a slow, one on one basis to respectful dogs. 3/30: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Fern appears a bit tense and body, nervous and whale eyes upon approach. 3/31: Fern is nervous and keeps to herself. 4/2: Fern is a bit nervous and keeps mostly to herself. She displays a tense body when approached, though turns away instead of engaging. 4/3: Fern briefly approaches and sniffs, and is otherwise distracted by other stimuli in the yard. 4/4: Fern is a bit tense when approached, then otherwise walks away and seeks handler attention. 4/5-6: Fern appears less tense during interaction. She allows approach and offers brief sniffing in response. 4/25-27: Fern continues to be slightly tense during greeting. She will allow approach and offers brief sniffing in response.
03/29/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective Observed Behavior – nervous in cage, playful and submissive when touched Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective bcs 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: no spay scar MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment healthy Plan ohe
04/24/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
4/24 last day of Doxy (14th day) excellent energy and appetite no nasal discharge, not c/s ok to discontinue tx
Generated on Apr 30 2017 6:00PM
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