JADA – A1084904
Gone - 2-11-2017 Manhattan
My name is JADA. My Animal ID # is A1084904.
I am a spayed female blue and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/04/2017 from NY 10035, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/10/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 57.8 LBS.
Management of 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. Management of mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: While she applies only light pressure, Jada was mouthy throughout the assessment and is quick to put her teeth on skin. This is likely an attention-seeking behavior, but it should be replaced with an alternative behavior as it can frighten people. We recommend never playing with bare hands – always with a toy – and ending play or attention whenever Jada puts teeth on skin. She should be rewarded with attention and treats when she stops and/or when she is seeking attention in alternate ways. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/4/17 During her initial medical exam, Jada was social and active. ENERGY LEVEL: Jada’s previous owner described her as having a very high activity level. In the care center she also displays a high amount of energy. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in addi
02/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/04/17 14:12 Basic Information Jada is a 3 year old spayed American Pit Bull Terrier. Owner is surrendering her because she can no longer take care of her high energy needs. Owner has been Jada’s co-owner for three years. She adopted Jada from a friend when Jada was a tiny puppy. Owner stated Jada has no medical issues but has never seen a vet. Socialization Jada is extremely friendly around strangers. She has spent time with kids of all ages and is exuberantly playful around them. She plays in an exuberant manner with adults. She has never lived or spent time with dogs, cats, or any other kind of animal. She has never bitten a person or animal. Behavior Jada likes to tear up pillows. She hides during thunder storms. Owner stated she does not touch her food while she is eating or has never witness anyone touching her food while she was eating. Owner has never attempted to take a treat of any kind away. Owner stated Jada will growl and snap if you try to take away her toy. Jada tolerates all sorts of handling. Owner has never trimmed her nails. She will bark if someone knocks on the door but is not bothered if someone unfamiliar approaches her owner. For a New Family to Know Jada is described as friendly, affectionate, and highly playful with a very high activity level. She likes to play fetch with chew style toys. She was kept mostly indoors and slept on the floor. She was fed Pedigree dry dog food. Owner filled up a large bowl twice a day. She is house-trained and goes potty anywhere outside. She will tear up pillows if left home alone. She has never been left in a yard or crate trained. She does not know any commands. For exercise she goes on brisk walks on a leash. She pulls lightly and is never walked off a leash. Behavior during Intake Jada tolerated all handling. She had a happy tail throughout the admissions process. She would lick you and was a little mouthy. She sat on command for her photo. No signs of aggression were displayed.
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02/10/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: 2/4/17 Spayed, Owner Surrender (In previous home for 3 years) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Extremely friendly Behavior toward children: Exuberantly playful Behavior toward dogs & cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Unknown, owner has never attempted to take anything from her. Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level: Jada is described as friendly, affectionate, and highly playful with a very high activity level. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/4/17 On exam, Jada was social and active. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/5/17 Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, panting, jumps up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Jumps on Assessor. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure. Squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, takes toy and then drops and loses interest. Summary: Jada displayed a high level of energy and movement on her assessment, jumping up on and mouthing the Assessor throughout. She was social during the assessment. IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Jada was noted by shelter staff to growl, tense and lunge when approached in kennel while eating. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No young children (under 5): While no guarding behavior was reported in the home, we did see the potential in Jada to become uncomfortable, stiffening and growling (giving an appropriate warning) when approached in kennel while eating. Due to this, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who can be trusted to leave Jada alone while she is in possession or something may be considered. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: See Recommendations section above. We cannot be certain whether any guarding or possessive behavior may appear in a home environment, but we recommend adopters comfortable with safe management and modification of guarding behavior in case it does. _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition
02/05/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Proximity Sensitive: These dogs have had a poor history of social experience with other dogs or could be extremely fearful in the shelter environment. They are socially shy and may exhibit fearful body posturing (tucked tail, head low, snarling etc), defensive posturing (lunging, barking, snarling etc.) or physically avoid/ignore other dogs. They will emit warning signals to the other dog to back away but if they are forced to interact they may snap. PLAYGROUP: Jada has remained uncomfortable and avoidant during interactions with other dogs in the care center. The behavior department feels that Jada may be most comfortable as the only resident dog in a home until follow up can be conducted outside of the care center. Follow up outside the care center should be conducted on a one on one basis, via slow introductions. 2/5: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Jada is distracted by the presence of handlers in the pen, and enthusiastically seeks out their attention. When the greeter dog approaches her, Jada tucks her tail and runs away. 2/7-8: Jada appears nervous of and avoids approach.
02/04/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
S/O: BAR,very friendly and energetic M/S: amb x4, BCS 6/9 LN: NSF EENT: pink gums ABN: SNP SKIN: NSF H/L: no m/a, lungs clear, eupneic UROGEN grossly normal, shaved abdomen and found spay tattoo A: slightly overconditioned FS, otherwise apparently healthy P: ok to monitor, long term rec weight loss of approx 5 lbs over 6 months prognosis: good
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