KNIX – A1114495
Gone - 6-14-2017 Manhattan
My name is KNIX. My Animal ID # is A1114495.
I am a female gray and white pointer mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/06/2017 from NY 10458, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
06/13/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Knix A1114495 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. She has shown escalating reactivity to the leash with an intensity that makes us concerned about safety when being walked and handled.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/12/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 43.6 LBS.
No vomit seen in kennel.
06/06/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
he dog was a little skiddish getting inside but overall quiet getting inside had no problems getting out was able to be walked without any fractious behavior or it being aggresive. 06/06/17 23:43
06/13/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “Pretty Woman” would certainly describe Knix if she was a human. She is indeed so feminine looking. Her coat might be patchy but it is so silky. Her body is slender and elegant. Her eyes are velvety and intense. And those ears..She reminds me of a Pharaoh Hound. Knix was brought to us as her owner left for out of state. Nobody could care for her anymore.. Although Knix tries to make the best of the situation, she knows that the care center is not her home and the people, although nice with her, are not her family. She walks well on the leash, does her business on the way, sits for treats and even comes on her own on the bench, next to me for some bonding. She is not kissing or hugging but she is trying. She even runs briefly after a tennis ball, so I know that once upon a time, someone played with her. Knix needs a new home, a new owner or family to get back her liveliness. She wants the “real thing” or nothing…Some dogs like some people are like that…and Knix is one of them…So, come and meet our beautiful gal and maybe show her that there is another home out there that she can call home and a new owner she can love. Knix is at the Manhattan Care Center.
06/13/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 6/6/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/11/17 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. Dog’s mouth is closed. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1 & 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: Knix displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment. PLAYGROUP: Knix is muzzled for third interaction. She barks as the other dog enters the pen but settles quickly and sniffs the other dog. Knix briefly solicits play. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 6/6/17 Upon intake, Knix was appeared shy. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/7/17 During her initial medical exam, Knix was tense. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Knix so we cannot be certain of her 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. 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: 6/13: Knix has shown a decline in behavior over the week she has been here, possibly due to frustration and lack of appropriate outlets for her energy. Knix has begun biting at the leash and has chewed through two staff leashes. When returned to her kennel she jumped and snapped at the leash coming over her head. At this point she is snapping immediately at the leash as it approaches and we can no longer safely leash and walk her. We cannot be certain of the motivation for this behavior and whether or not it is specific to this environment, but due to the intensity of the behavior and the risk of injury we recommend a period of decompression in her new home and a re-evaluation of behavior in a home environment before she is placed with a permanent family.
Recommendations: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to the rapid escalation and intensity of the behaviors we have seen in the care center, we recommend an adult-only home for Knix. _X_Place with a New Hope partner Potential challenges: _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: Knix has been quick to bite at objects, particularly the leash, during her stay in the care center. The behavior is intense enough that redirection is possible onto hands, though this has not happened in the care center to this point. _X_Leash-biting: See In-Shelter Observation section. While this may be driven by the shelter environment and we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Knix may show behavior similar to what she is currently demonstrating with the leash. We recommend potential fosters and adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.
06/11/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
6/11: Knix is tense, hard barks, and remains fixated on the greeter dog. She is muzzled before conducting off leash introduction. Knix rushes into the pen and chases after the male greeter dog. She approaches and play bows, then begins to growl and air snap toward his face. She continues to repeat this behavior until removed from the pen. 6/12: Knix is muzzled for second introduction. She offers defensive correction upon approach. 6/13: Knix is muzzled for third interaction. She barks as the other dog enters the pen but settles quickly and sniffs the other dog. Knix briefly solicits play.
06/07/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year Microchip noted on Intake? yes #911002001344954 History : owner surrender Subjective: QAR Observed Behavior – shy/nervous but allows handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female; mild thickening of two mammary glands, tissue feels soft and nonpainful with no masses palpable and no discharge MSI: ambulatory x 4 with no lameness noted diffuse mild crusting and thin hair coat along dorsum papular dermatitis along abdomen interdigital erythema CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Dermatitis-suspect underlying allergies Thickened mammary gland tissue-r/o normal lymphatic tissue vs post-partum vs mastitis vs other Plan Clavamox 250 mg PO BID x 14 days Prognosis: good to excellent; suspect underlying allergies as cause of skin infection; this is very common and may require intermittent symptomatic treatment; if signs are noted to be year round, then diet trial and allergy testing are recommended SURGERY: temp waiver d/t dermatitis
06/11/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating AVERAGE
06/11/17 17:00 vomiting reported, BAR in kennel taking treats no vomit noted recheck vomiting & CIRDC signs
Generated on Jun 13 2017 6:00PM
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