LEXI – A1085327
Gone - 8-26-2016 Manhattan
My name is LEXI. My Animal ID # is A1085327.
I am a female br brindle am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/13/2016 from NY 10002, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/25/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 65.2 LBS.
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08/13/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/13/16 20:02 Basic Info Lexi was brought to the ACC because her previous owner’s landlord would not allow dogs. Lexi has allergies/a rash on her neck and paws. Socialization Lexi is shy around strangers at first, but will come up to them after a few minutes and try to lick their face. She has lived with a 10 year old and had frequent visits from 3 and 4 year olds. With these children she is usually gentle. She likes to sniff the younger children and play with the older ones. Owner described her as protective of these children. With adults, she is an exhuberant player. She loves toys. She has played with other dogs at the dog park and is a little rough with them, but enjoys playing with them. She has never been around cats but owner hypothesises that she would mostly leave them alone. Behavior Lexi is completely potty trained and does not have accidents. If food is left out when she is alone, she will eat it. She hides and shakes during fireworks- when she was home alone one day neighbor children kept setting off fireworks for “fun” because they could hear her crying and owner says she has been very afraid of fireworks since that day. She is used to going to the bathroom in the yard without a leash and may have problems going to the bathroom on a leash. She will allow people to take away food and toys, but will growl if you take away a bone and potentially snap at you. She will struggle and attempt to run if you restrain her or give her a bath. For a New Family to Know Lexi is affectionate, playful, and shy. She has a medium activity level and likes to follow her owners around. She likes to sleep on the bed. At the ACC Lexi was friendly and affectionate while her owners were here, but began to cry as soon as they left. The rest of the time she attempted to go out the door they had left through. Her tail was between her legs and she was whining.
08/17/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: It was love at first sight for me. Quiet, calm, and beautiful Lexi and I enjoyed our walk to the park, her leash manners are lovely and of course going potty was her first priority once outside. Surrendered by her family as they moved where she isn’t welcome, we’re told she lived with a 10 year old and enjoyed visits from 3 and 4 year olds, sniffing the younger kids and playing with the older one. She can be shy around strangers but warms up quickly and then likes to kiss them, she loves toys, and has played with dogs in the dog park. Lexi doesn’t guard her things with the exception of a bone which I guess is her #1 prize…so, don’t touch her bone if you give her one :). We’re also told she’s afraid of fireworks and will try to hide as she had a bad experience with neighborhood children setting them off. Lexi isn’t a fan of baths, likes to sleep with her person and is described as affectionate, playful and shy. The more time I spent with Lexi the more I liked her, and watching her sashay down the street with her lovely leash manners is a joy. She has the cutest little tusch! Lexi and I sat quietly together watching the activities in the park, and when it was time to go back in her kennel she hopped in with no fuss. A proven family dog without a family to love at the moment, Lexi is hoping you’ll stop by to meet her today. I hope you will too, as I promised her we’ll find her a new family to cherish. Shouldn’t it be yours?
08/16/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Lexi walks with a low fearful body language on leash. She was shy but friendly during the assessment – low body, but trying to stay close. Lexi was shy during handling with a fearful body language. She had a low body position during the tag test, but followed the assessor at the end of the leash. Lexi was not interested in toys. Lexi was surrender to us. According to her previous owner Lexi is shy around strangers at first, but will come up to them after a few minutes and try to lick their face. She has lived with a 10 year old and had frequent visits from 3 and 4 year olds. With these children she is usually gentle. She likes to sniff the younger children and play with the older ones. With adults, she is an exuberant player. She loves toys. She has played with other dogs at the dog park and is a little rough with them, but enjoys playing with them. She has never been around cats. She will allow people to take away food and toys, but will growl if you take away a bone and potentially snap at you. Because of her owner surrender profile the behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, shy body language , mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy 1. No interest. Dog-to-dog: Upon entering the pen, Lexi is tense and whale eyed until the male greeter gets close. She charges toward while barking and growling. The behavior team feels that Lexi should be allowed time to acclimate to life outside the shelter environment as the only resident dog, before following up on her behavior around them.
08/17/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
8/16: Lexi’s previous owner has introduced her to dogs in the past, and cites “she has played with other dogs at the dog park and is a little rough with them, but enjoys playing with them.” When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, a muzzle was applied due to Lexi maintaining a stiff body and eventually barking, charging at the gate. Upon entering the pen, Lexi is tense and whale eyed until the male greeter gets close. She charges toward while barking and growling. The behavior team feels that Lexi should be allowed time to acclimate to life outside the shelter environment as the only resident dog, before following up on her behavior around dogs that are unfamiliar to her.
08/14/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact female Age: reported 3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: chronic otitis, owner reported ear infections in the past (thick pinnae and irritated) Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: pododermatitis, owner described “allergies” possibly food allergies in appearance (general mild derm throughout) Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: nervous, timid, allows handling but jumpy Medication: N/A, preventatives given
08/24/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
08/24/16 19:37 not eating active cirdc signs (soft cough) not eating oral meds—discontinued rx injectable baytril 300mg sid x 10d 8/20/16 S/O: had to force feed mirtazipine, volunteers reported bloody diarrhea QAR, euhydrated, ABN SNP skin lesions still present: interdigital areas between toes: mildly erythematous, mild flaking, pinna appear NSF A: suspected allergies with skin infection- slightly improved inappetent- r/o secondary to ab’s P: will also stop the benadryl request parvo snap and fecal test start on metronidazole 500mg: 1T PO BID x5 vit b-12 0.75ml SQ SID x2 8/19/16 S/O: on cephalexin, otobiotic, benadryl for skin infection and suspected allergies. On food trial Not eating; tech reports p took cephalexin from vienna sausage by hand QAR ABN: SNP interdigital areas between toes: mildly erythematous, mild flaking, pinna appear NSF A: suspected allergies with skin infection- slightly improved inappetent- r/o secondary to ab’s P: rec D/C oral ab’s- not ideal, but need to get p eating; tempt to eat con’t other meds mirtazipine 15mg PO SID x3 days once p eating well again, consider switch to different ab and food trial
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