HOUSTON – A1106968
Gone - 4-1-2017 Brooklyn
My name is HOUSTON. My Animal ID # is A1106968.
I am a spayed female tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/24/2017 from NY 10468, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-092070.
03/30/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1106968 Houston is At Risk for New Hope Only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/25/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 48.4 LBS.
Date : 03/25/17 Rabies Product Name: Nobivac: 1- Rabies Serial Number : 170034 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 03/25/18 Veterinarian: Dr: 1355
03/24/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/24/17 19:13 Basic information: Houston was brought in as a stray. The finder found her on the street with Madison A1106966, the finder brought Houston and Madison straight to the shelter on separate leashes. No other information could be provided during intake. Intake Behavior: During intake Houston had tense, stiff body. Madison at one point when attempting to scan for a microchip attempted to bite the hand of the staff member as well as the finder. We were able to scan (negative), pictured, and place in a dog kennel.
03/30/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Although Houston can be cautious at first, it quickly becomes clear that she has a very loving, sweet personality. It took a little coaxing to get Houston to go for a walk with me (she doesn’t love being touched around the neck and face), but once her leash was on, her tail starting wagging like crazy, and she was eager to walk next to me. She’s great on the leash, seems to be housetrained, and can happily sit for treats. This girl definitely lived in a home at some point, even if she’s now a bit wary of her new surroundings. Houston is very responsive to treats and has a fun-loving side–on our last walk, she flopped over and rolled all over a gross bag of trash, without a care in the world (thanks, Houston!). I have no doubt that in a loving home and with a patient caretaker who knows Houston can be skittish and is willing to move at her pace, Houston would feel safe and comfortable again and blossom into the happy, carefree doggie she is below the surface. It only took me 5 minutes into our walk to see how great this girl is–I can’t imagine how rewarding it would be for a foster or adopter to bring her home and help her grow. Please come and see this special girl today. Another volunteer writes: Houston, we have a problem! And it’s that your first impressions aren’t always the strongest. What a shame if they scare people off and they never get to know how sweet you are! Never get to see how your little lip gets stuck on your teeth as you look up hopefully for a treat. Never get to learn that you are a pro at “sit” and even shyly give paw. Never get to be on the other end of your excellent leash manners or learn that you are likely housebroken. Never get to see how carefree you become when given a tennis ball: how you jump many feet in the air, wiggle your back end as you bring it back, and later settle down for a chew. Never get to feel your little kisses or witness how you warm up to be an oversized lap dog (you bring your ball along as you flop over in mine). The solution to our problem? Someone with the experience & compassion to help you find the home you deserve (and, of course, who will quickly learn that your first impression is far from your most lasting!).
03/28/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 03/24/17 Intact female, Stray Other notes: Upon intake, Houston was stiff. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 03/28/17 Summary: Though she has improved during her stay, Houston remains uncomfortable with novel stimuli, displaying distance increasing behaviors as well as warning signals. Upon entering the assessment room, Houston displayed some social behavior though any attempts to direct touch resulted in a stiff body and whale eye. Out of concern for her stress level, a SAFER assessment will not be conducted. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash at the Care Center, Houston is nervous and mostly keeps to herself with calm male and female dogs. Houston was brought in as a stray, so her past behavior with other dogs in unknown. The Behavior Department believes the Houston would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however she may be comfortable with a resident dog that matches her calm sociability. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 03/24/17 During her initial medical examination, Houston was tense and allowed minimal handling, attempting to snap. ENERGY LEVEL: Houston has remained fearful during her stay in the care centers, low energy level; we cannot be certain how this may translate in a new home environment though recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet to direct any enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the behaviors observed, we feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification guidance in a stable home environment will best set Houston up for success in a future adoptive home. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and increase the risk of aggression. Potential challenges: _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Houston has displayed fearful behavior throughout her stay in the care centers and tolerates minimal forms of direct touch (does best upon slow approach). It is important to always go slow and give Houston the option to walk away from any social interaction. Houston should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Houston’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Houston would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though she has improved during her stay at the centers, Houston remains uncomfortable with many forms of direct contact and sudden movement, displaying all appropriate warning signals to attempt to increase distance. An appropriate period of decompression is advised before introducing or exposing Houston to new and unfamiliar situations.
03/26/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash at the Care Center, Houston is nervous and mostly keeps to herself with calm male and female dogs. Houston was brought in as a stray, so her past behavior with other dogs in unknown. The Behavior Department believes the Houston would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however she may be comfortable with a resident dog that matches her calm sociability. 3/26: Houston displays a nervous posture and flat ears while greeting a novel male. She keeps her distance from him, and tucks her tail when he sniffs her rear. 3/28: Houston displays a slightly tense face, indicating that she is nervous, when greeting a female dog. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen, tolerating the female’s face to face greetings but displaying appropriate body language, a look away, indicating to the other dog that she does not wish to interact.
03/25/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings Scan negative Spayed female 4 years of age History; The patyient is stable. No vomiting, diarrhea, coughing or sneezing. PU/PD/PP. Always afraid Subjective : Afraid, Spayed Female Observed Behavior – Afraid, Alert and anxious Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective T = Not taken P = 140 bpm ( nervious) R = 32 breath BCS- 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Not examined due to behavior PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Space scar, Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Enlarged vulva . No abnormal discharge. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. Small scar on the left forelimb CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Enlarged niples Assessment- No Medical Behavior Status- Apparently healthy Medical Status- 1 Asilomar Status- Healthy Fast Track-None Plan Rabies vaccine given sq on RR. Microchipped HW test- negative Prognosis- excellent
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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