MIAMI – A1124512
Safe - 9-13-2017 Manhattan
My name is MIAMI. My Animal ID # is A1124512.
I am a spayed female white aust cattle dog and akita mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/06/2017 from NY 10469, owner surrender reason stated was ALLERGIES.
09/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Miami A1124512 is at risk for a New Hope Only determination. While Miami has improved during her stay, she remains highly fearful in the care center and will panic when uncomfortable, for these reasons a handling assessment was not attempted.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/09/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 43.0 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. RX:Rimadyl 100mg 1 tablet SID X 5 days.(For pain management)
09/06/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/06/17 12:41 Basic Information: Miami is a female and roughly 4 years old. She is a medium breed with white, flat fur. She was purchased by a man off the street in Florida but the owner’s cannot keep her due to their allergies. She last went to the vet three years ago after getting an allergic reaction to peanut butter. She has no other known health problems. Socialization: Around strangers Miami is fearful. She is relaxed and playful around children 13 years and older and is very gentle. She’s tolerant around large dogs but aggressive toward small dogs and growls and raises hair. It is unknown how she is around cats. Behavior: Miami may pee indoors occasionally, gets anxious when left alone. She is very nervous and will try and hide during a storm or fireworks. She isn’t bothered if you touch her food bowl, touch her bones or take her toys away. She loves taking baths and being brushed and groomed. She will bark and growl when a stranger approaches the yard or a family member. For a New Family to Know: Miami is fearful and excitable with a medium energy level and loves to eat and play with her favorite towel. She enjoys squeaky toys and rope toys to play tug with. She sleeps her bed at night and eats dry food. She may have an accident inside once a week and goes on grass and gravel outside. She’s never been crate trained and knows “sit and go”. There’s an enclosed alley on the side of the owner’s home and she goes out there for exercise to run around. Behavior During Intake: Miami backed away a little when trying to scan her for a microchip. I waited for a while kneeling down and she attempted to hide under the lobby chair. She then started to growl and bark, the owner distracted her and I attempted to scan her from behind. She then snapped behind and almost bite the scanner. She took treats gentle but the owner had to collar her and hold her while the picture was being taken.
No Web Memo
09/10/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 9/6/17 Spayed, Owner Surrender (In previous home for four years) Previously lived with: Adults and children (over thirteen) Behavior toward strangers: Fearful Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful with children over thirteen Behavior toward dogs: Tolerant of large dogs, growls at small dogs and is aggressive with them Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Miami is described as fearful and excitable with a medium energy level. Other notes: Anxious when left alone SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/10/17 Summary: Miami is extremely fearful and anxious at the care center. She has allowed minimal handling from her caretakers. Out of concern for her stress levels and her response to restraint, panicking when restrained for her medical exam, we feel Miami is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see her owner surrender profile for a full summary of her behavior in her previous home. PLAYGROUP: The previous owner of Miami describes her as tolerant of other large dogs. The previous owner expressed concern over Miami’s behavior toward smaller dogs (described as “aggressive”). In the care center, Miami has been highly fearful and has not been comfortable with approach from other dogs. The behavior department recommends allowing a period of decompression before immediately introducing her to other dogs. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to respectful large dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake, Miami backed away and then barked and growled. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/9/17 During her initial medical exam, Miami was frantically attempting to escape. ENERGY LEVEL: Miami’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Miami is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the very high level of fear and anxiety Miami displays at the care center, we feel that she should be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Miami to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Miami to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Miami presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Miami gives clear warnings when she is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Miami, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Miami to initiate interactions with new people. She should never be forced to greet or to interact if she is not comfortable and soliciting attention. _X_Anxiety: Miami’s [previous owner described her as being anxious when left home alone. She should be given things to do to relieve her anxiety when left alone such as Kongs and puzzle toys. If this behavior presents a challenge in the home, a positive reinforcement, force free trainer should be consulted.
09/07/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
The previous owner of Miami describes her as tolerant of other large dogs. The previous owner expressed concern over Miami’s behavior toward smaller dogs (described as “aggressive”). In the care center, Miami has been highly fearful and has not been comfortable with approach from other dogs. The behavior department recommends allowing a period of decompression before immediately introducing her to other dogs. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to respectful large dogs. 9/7: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Miami is fearful, keeps to self, does not approach.
09/08/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4 years Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – frantic escape behavior . defecated during exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 60 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited. front teeth are clean PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: no SS felt MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: ohe Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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