LILAH – A1076557
Gone - 11-18-2016 Staten Island
Staten Island Center
My name is LILAH. My Animal ID # is A1076557.
I am a spayed female black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/01/2016 from NY 10301, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/15/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 49.0 LBS.
da2pp civ pyrantel
A STAFF MEMBER WRITES:
Lilah is a tiny, smart, energetic and playful two year old has not yet found the perfect home. She was returned to the SI Center after being in a home for a few months because of her rowdiness that resulted in an incident with the child in the house.
As per staff members, Lilah love to play fetch, occupy herself with toys, swim and she even knows the command for “go in the pool, sit, paw, and up (she’ll jump into your arms!).” Staff members feel she is smart, trainable and does best when she is allowed to burn off her energy. After she has played her heart out, she will happily lay on her back for belly rubs!
Lilah can be mouthy and she takes corrections well with the spray bottle. With some effort and structure this girl has the potential to transform in to a well behaved family member. Lilah is looking for an Experienced home without children who can give her structure, commitment and a home for life.
11/01/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/1/16 12:32pm BASIC INFORMATION: Lilah is a 2 year old pit bull terrier mix. The previous adopter who had her for 5 months, stated that they took Lilah to the vet and she seems to have hot spots – possibly due to anxiety. SOCIALIZATION: According to the previous adopter, Lilah has lived with 2 adults and 2 children. Lilah does not seem to like strangers and is described as to guard the family. She played roughly with the adults and the son they have in the home. We were informed that Lilah chased their daughter into her bedroom and Lilah would jump on her roughly. They said Lilah did not get along as well with the daughter as the rest of the people in the home – they thought it was because the daughter was afraid of Lilah. BEHAVIOR: Lilah is desribed to have a high energy level. Per the previous adopter, Lilah likes chewing on shoes, belts, and various dog beds that she was given. Lilah is reported to chase after cats on her walk and would lunge at cats and strangers on walks. They would have to pull Lilah away from eye sight and then she would calm down. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Lilah always relieves herself outside – she is kept indoors but is taken out for walks. The only time she would pull hard on the leash is when she sees cats. After her walk she is said to be more energetic, will eat a little again after her walk and then will calm down more. Lilah knows: sit, down, come and give paw. Behavior during intake: Lilah approached the handler with her head low, ears back and tail slightly tucked with a low wag.
06/15/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Lilah is one cute dog… she’s so petite I had to check her kennel card for her age, as I assumed she was a puppy. Lilah is an exuberant dog, full of life, she loves to jump and prance… she practically hops!!! Lilah is easy in and out of her kennel and likes walking on leash. She is friendly to the other dogs she meets on her walk. Lilah knows how to sit and give paw and is very proud to show that to anyone she meets. Lilah is a special little girl. If you are interested in adopting Lilah please come to Staten Island ACC and meet her.
11/08/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: 6/6/16: Unaltered, stray Other notes: Lilah was initially tolerant of handling but barked and lunged at certain staff members. 11/1/16: Spayed, return Previously lived with: Two adults, two children Behavior toward children: Chases, plays roughly, bit one of the children without clear provocation Behavior toward dogs: Not reported Behavior toward cats: Chases, lunges at, and pulls hard toward cats on walks. FG/RG: Not reported Bite history: Yes, bit a 9-year-old boy leaving a bite mark (laceration) on his upperlip, scratches on his lower lip and nose, and a bruise on his forehead. He was taken to a hospital. The trigger for the bite is unclear. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Lilah is reported to have a high energy level. Other notes: Lilah likes to chew on shoes, belts, and dog beds. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/8/2016 Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, licks assessor’s hand, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth, tail wag. Tag: 3. Dog escalates quickly during game, mouths assessor’s forearm with moderate pressure, but is easily redirected. Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed, open mouth Toy 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip, body loose Summary: Lilah shows a fairly low threshold for arousal and quickness to use her mouth, mouthing the assessor’s arm with moderate pressure. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 8/2/16 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, mouth open Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip, body loose Summary: No concerns were seen on this assessment. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary
PLAYGROUP: June 2016: Lilah displays rowdy behavior when off leash with other dogs. She will often engage in very rough play by jumping on, tackling to the ground and mouthing the other dogs neck / collar. She does not appear to escalate or get overstimulated but can only play with dogs that are tolerant of this behavior. July 2016: Lilah continues to be pushy and mouthy with tolerant dogs. Lilah does not settle easily and did not respond to corrections by human handlers, but can get redirected into the pool where she will relax a bit. Lilah gets over aroused and escalates when the other dog was being corrected for mounting the handler. She needs to be watched very closely when around other dogs but does appear to benefit from playgroup. August 2016: Lilah continues to engage in rowdy, mouthy and rough play with a large male. She is slow to take corrections from handlers but does respond to a trained “go into the pool” command, and is able to settle for a bit. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/1/2016 During her initial medical examination, Lilah was a bit tense but allowed handling and restraint. ENERGY LEVEL: Her previous owners describe Lilah as a high-energy dog. In the care center she has been active and enthusiastic. She may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when she becomes overstimulated. She will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help her to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult-only home _X_No children (under 13): Due to Lilah’s bite history and conflicts with the children in her previous home, we recommend an adult-only home for Lilah. _X_No cats: Lilah has shown an intense focus on cats and as a result poses a potential safety risk for cats. She must not go to a home with resident cats or where she may come into contact with cats. Potential challenges: __House soiling _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition
06/15/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Lilah engages in brief mouthy play but is focused on mounting majority of the time. 6/15 update Lilah is tolerant of a sexually motivated male, she offers an appropriate correction. 6/16 update Lilah engages in rough, mouthy play with a social male. She does exhibit dominating behavior and is focused on mounting. 6/18 update lilah is tolerant of a peristent sexually motivated male. 6/21 update Lilah continues to be very playful and often jumps into the pool. 6/23 update Lilah continues to be playful with a large male. 6/24 – 6/25 update Lilah is displaying assertive and dominating behavior. She engages in brief play and often jumps into the pool. 6/28 – 6/29 update Lilah is pushy and persistent when corrected by both handler and dog for rambunctious play. 6/30 update Lilah continues to display these behaviors when off leash with other dogs. Lilah will often engage in very rough play by jumping on, tackling to the ground and mouthing the other dogs neck / collar. She does not appear to escalate or get overstimulated but can only play with dogs that are tolerant of this behavior. 7/6 update Lilah continues to display these behaviors when off leash with other dogs. She is a very rough player and can only be paired up with dogs that are tolerant of this behavior. 7/13 update Lilah engaged in running chase play with a large playful male. She does mount at times but responds well when corrected. 7/26 update Lilah continues to be pushy and mouthy with tolerant dogs. Lilah does not settle easly and did not respond to corrections by human handlers, but can get redirected into the pool where she will relax a bit. Lilah gets over aroused and escalates when the other dog was being corrected for mounting the handler. She needs to be watched very closely when around other dogs but does appear to benefit from playgroup. 7/28 update Lilah continues to be a rough and rowdy player. 8/2 update Lilah continues to have fun at the expense of another dog. She is very high energy and very difficult to distract with corrections. Lilah will also mount at times. 8/22 update Lilah continues to engage in rowdy, mouthy and rough play with a large male. She is slow to take corrections from handlers but does respond to ” go into the pool” command, and is able to settle for a bit. 8/25 update Lilah continues to display these behaviors when off leash with male dogs.
11/01/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan positive BARH AMBx4 Nervous, but allowed handling spayed Female approx 2years , 5 months skin issues , a lot of alopecia areas on the head , neck , and on the left leg redness small amount of hair missing on R ear from where DTM obtained and will check daily woods lamp negative skin scrape negative Nosf
11/09/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
S: recheck exam for skin O: BAR mm’s pink, moist; mild dental calc no murmur, regular rhythm lungs clear and eupneic abdomen- snp BCS 5/9; ambulatory erythema, epidermal collarettes, papules improved but still present especially at neck and lateral hindlimbs A: dermatitis/pyoderma- R/O atopy vs mites vs dermatophytosis vs other; DTM negative and skin scrape done on initial exam negative; improving but not resolved hx of diarrhea- treated with metronidazole P: continue cephalexin and benedryl add pred taper 10mg PO BID x 3 days, then 10 mg PO SID x 3 days, then 10 mg EOD for 3 doses
Generated on Nov 17 2016 6:00PM
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Gone Dogs 2016-11