MAMAZ – A1107896
Safe - 5-1-2017 Staten Island
Staten Island Center
My name is MAMAZ. My Animal ID # is A1107896.
I am a female white and brown am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/18/2017 from NY 10301, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
04/26/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Mamaz A1107896 is at risk due to New Hope Only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/18/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 68.0 LBS.
Rabies- RH Product name: Nobivac 1-Rabies Serial #: 143933 Lot# 165178 DA2PP- RF Product name: Nobivac Serial #: 02121703C (exp 3/26/18) Bordetella IN Product name: Intra-trac serial # 00541370B (exp: 10/31/18) Applied Activyl (x) Gave pyrantel PO (x)
04/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
Basic Information: Mamaz is a 3 year old female Pit bull mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Mamaz for 3 years but had to surrender due to landlord issues. Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers Mamaz will bark at first until the person pets her and then becomes playful. She has been around children of all ages (friends, family members and neighbors) & was always relaxed, respectful and playful with the children. Owner is dog watching for a friend and stated that Mamaz is relaxed and snuggly with the other dog who is a female Pitbull. Owner also had a cat in the home & stated that Mamaz would love to play with the cat. Mamaz does have a bite history with her bite being a month ago but did not break skin. Behavior: When there are fireworks or thunderstorms outside, Mamaz will bark. She is not bothered by someone taking away her food, treats or toys, being pushed off furniture, being given a bath, having her paws touched, being held/restrained or if someone disturbs her while she is sleeping. When unfamiliar people would approach the home or yard, she will bark at first. For a New Family to Know: Mamaz is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable. She has a medium activity level and likes to play with bottles, balls, squeaky toys and chew toys. Owner kept Mamaz mostly indoors and stated that she is mostly house trained. She would have accidents a few times a month where she would defecate if she was not walked enough. In the home, the owner fed Mamaz dry food only brand Beneful. When left alone in the home, Mamaz was well behaved. Owner would keep her in a crate when she would younger for a few hours a day and stated she was well behaved but has not used a crate recently. She knows the cues sit and come. For exercise, Mamaz was taken on brisk walks on the leash, or taken to the park to run around. When on the leash, she tends to pull very hard. Owner only walked her off leash several times and stated that she would wander at first but then come back.
04/25/2017 WEB MEMO
04/26/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 4/18/2017 Unaltered female, owner surrender Previously lived with: Children of various ages including an infant, a small dog, a similarly sized dog, and a cat Behavior toward strangers: May bark at first, becomes playful once pet Behavior toward children: Relaxed, respectful, and playful Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and affectionate with resident dogs Behavior toward cats: Playful with resident cat. Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: When startled on a walk, Mamaz nipped at someone’s ankle, left a bruise but did not break skin. While in a foster home, it is reported Mamaz bit three people, once puncturing skin while on a walk. No other details given on other accounts. Housetrained: Partially, will have accidents if not walked regularly Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a medium activity level. Other notes: Mamaz may bark at fireworks or thunderstorms. She pulls hard on leash. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/25/2017 Look: 2. Dog is initially difficult to position, on third attempt leans forward to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Grabs leash momentarily but releases at end of game. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not pull back paw Squeeze 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw, body soft Toy 1. Dog playfully engages, paw slaps toy, will relinquish toy and interactively play with assessor. Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body a bit tense, tail above spine level, ears forward. Summary: Mamaz allowed all handling though appeared aloof throughout assessment. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/18/2017 During her initial medical exam, Mamaz allowed all handling but began barking at an approaching caretaker. ENERGY LEVEL: Her owner describes Mamaz as having a medium activity level which matches what we have seen at the care center. Mamaz will require daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Mamaz bite history, she must be placed with a New Hope Partner. It should be noted the owner who surrendered Mamaz was only witness to the bruised ankle while startled on a walk. The other reports came from a third party and were questioned by owner as to the validity. _X_Recommend no dog parks: Mamaz has spent time in her home with another medium sized dog and a small shihtzu, but in the care center will approach quickly with hackles raised and barking. She will do best with a slow introduction to one dog at a time and dog parks may be over-stimulating for her. Potential challenges: _X_Strength/leash pulling: Mamaz is a very strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. It is recommended that she be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which helps diminish her strength through leverage. Mamaz has also been reactive on leash when startled, and may benefit going out in a more controlled environment such as a yard or familiar walk area with limited new stimuli. _X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression: Mamaz reacted when startled on a walk and nipped a stranger’s ankle leaving a bruise but not broken skin. There is third party information of potential other bites but this has not been confirmed and limited details have been given. Mamaz may benefit from a slow approach and slow introduction in a calm, quiet, structured environment to limit the potential for any reactivity to startling. We recommend only force-free, reward based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and increase the the risk of aggression.
04/26/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When greeting a social female through the gate, Mamaz begins to growl and hard bark and did not settle. There was no further interaction.
04/18/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Approx 3 years old Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly but then started barking at one LVT Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited oral exam, clean adult teeth seen PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, no vaginal discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment overweight Plan Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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