MONETTE – A1084466
Gone - 10-4-2016 Manhattan
My name is MONETTE. My Animal ID # is A1084466.
I am a spayed female tan and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/31/2016 from NY 11233, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/29/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 38.0 LBS.
08/31/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/31/16 18:19 Basic Information Monette is a 5 year old spayed American Pit Bull who is being surrendered because she bit her owner a few times within the past couple of weeks. These bites did not break skin. She adopted Monette from ACC. Owner had her for about three weeks. Owner stated she may have a UTI and has witness worms in her stool. Socialization Monette was sick when adopted from ACC. She was very relaxed while she was sick. After she got better and gained weight she became somewhat aggressive towards strangers, adults and kids. She will bark, growl, and lunge at anyone. She never lived or spent time with children. She did not play with adults or kids. She would bark and lunge at any size dog when outside. She has never lived or spent time with any other kind of animal. She bit her owner but did not break skin. She bit this person after a command to sit was given. Monette also bit her owner as the owner passed by her to throw away garbage. She also mounted her owner. Behavior Owner stated Monette peed on herself often and did not seem to be aware of it. She is not bothered by storms or sudden loud noises. Monette is not bothered if her food is touched while she is eating, if a treat of any kind is taken away, if a toy is taken away, or if bathed. Owner is not aware of how she would react if pushed off furniture, if disturbed while sleeping, or if held. Owner never brushed Monette’s coat or trimmed her nails. She will bark if someone knocks on the door and may or may not bark if someone approaches the owner outside. For a New Family to Know Monette is described as mellow with an unpredictable aggressive behavior. She has a medium to high activity level. She does not play with toys or plays any games. She was kept indoors only and slept on her bed or on the floor. She was fed Trader Joe’s wet and dry dog food. She was given 1 can of wet and 1 cup of dry twice a day. She is mostly house-trained but will do pee on herself without noticing it. Outside she will go potty anywhere. She does not do well in a crate. She knows commands like sit and come. She pulls hard and is walks for a few hours a day. Owner never walked her off the leash. Behavior during Intake Monette tolerated all handling during intake. She was focused on the door. I notice when the leash was off of her she would lay down. As soon as I put the leash back on she would pull and become very active. No signs of aggression were displayed during intake.
09/24/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: It’s hard not to take note of Monette! Her bat ears, almost always upright, seem to be picking up signals from far away lands. She is much too thin, and her rib cage and spine are pretty pronounced. But she’s always smiling and ready to make new friends! Having arrived as a stray, though, it is obvious she was once in a home. She seems very housetrained and walks nicely on the leash. She knows “sit,” “down” (she will even kick her back legs out, frog-leg style!) and “give paw” and is eager to show you all three for a treat. While she hasn’t quite mastered “roll over” on command, Monette loves to flop over on her back, enticing you to give her a belly rub, or content to scooch along her back, legs in the air, giving herself a back scratch. After rolling on the ground for quite awhile, Monette was due for a bath. While she didn’t love it, she allowed me to spray her down with the hose and seemed to enjoy being dried off with a towel, as she pressed her bony little body against me. Monette is truly a delight to be around, and in a loving home I have no doubt she will continue to learn more tricks and be the best companion. Ask to meet her today! A volunteer writes: What time is it? It’s belly-rub-o’clock – that’s what time it is!! Ask Monette what her favorite thing to do is and she’ll flop right over to give you her delicious belly to rub. An adorable peanut with big ears and a winning smile, she sits, gives paw(both of them), goes down, and rolls over and while I haven’t quite figured out the order of it all yet, she knows what to do! Showing off her housetraining skills the moment we were out the door Monette pulls slightly on leash as we head to the park. As the park squirrels come over to investigate this newcomer, Monette gives a pull towards them. She doesn’t mind being tethered for photos, poses sweetly and goes through her routine of sit, paw, down and over. So cute!
09/07/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Spayed, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward children: On leash, Monette has been reported to lunge, growl and bark at passersby, including children. Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: None Bite history: None Housetrained: House trained for the most part but reported occasional accidents Energy level/descriptors: Medium to high energy Other notes: Owner reported concerning behavior; on leash reactivity towards humans/animals, frequent reports of nipping. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/2/16 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, open mouth. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy 1: No interest. Summary: The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter in an adult only home as her previous owner reports that she displays some concerning reactivity on leash towards people; barking, growling and lunging. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introduced to new and unfamiliar situations as it may aide in her decompression period to a new home environment. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Selective: These dogs can succeed with certain other dogs, but may be more selective or picky. They may dislike certain ‘types’ of dogs or styles of dog play so they may require extra supervision when interacting with other dogs. PLAYGROUP: 09/01/2016 Monette greets a female dog and spends the first half of her interaction exploring the yard. She then approaches her and offers a few butt bumps, but maintains a tense body throughout the remainder of the interaction. She often attempts to mount and will vocalize during this. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 08/08/2016 Monette was a bit tense during her initial examination but allowed all handling to be conducted ENERGY LEVEL:
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult home only _X_No children (under 13) (Her previous owner reports concerning reactivity towards passersby; until further improvement and follow up on this behavior are made, an adult home only is recommended at this time due to potential for defensive aggression) _X_Recommend no dog parks (See playgroup information; because she does not appear to be comfortable in a social setting amongst other dogs, we advise against dog parks) Potential challenges: _X_House soiling (Her previous owner reported occasional accidents in the home) _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (Because of Monette’s noted leash reactivity/mouthy behavior, impulse control presents a challenge. We recommend practicing calm/controlled behavior, in repetition, when the opportunity arises to aide in this process.) _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition (On several occasions, it was reported that Monette becomes very mouthy, nipping constantly at the owner; further detail was not provided. Decreasing the force of the mouth as well as the frequency of mouthing, in this order is recommended by using force-free, reward based training as well to reinforce a soft appropriate mouth and redirect hard inappropriate mouthing onto toys.) _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (On leash reactivity towards other humans was noted by previous owner; lunging, growling. Because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised to assess the behavior and work with it as needed.)
08/07/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Monette was brought in as a stray so her past behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Centers, Monette initially lunges towards the other dogs. A muzzle is placed on her for further playgroup sessions. During her second session, she attempts to solicit play by hip checking and rubbing her body along the male dog’s body. Play is not reciprocated and she play mounts him. On her third time in playgroup, her muzzle is removed after she displays soft body language. She initially keeps to herself but becomes assertive, mounting the male dog. She is persistent after handler interruptions. Due to her assertive behavior, the Behavior Department recommends that Monette be placed in a home with no other dogs. 8/7: Monette avoids approaching the gate to greet a high energy male greeter dog, pacing anxiously on the opposite end of the pen. We change the male greeter to a calmer dog and this time Monette approaches the gate with a stiff body, closed mouth and hard stare. After several seconds she launches into a lunge, and barks towards the dog while jumping onto the gate. We do not introduce them. 8/9: Due to Monette’s previous playgroup sessions, a muzzle is placed on her before she is allowed to enter the pen. Once in the pen, Monette greets the other dog and allows him to greet her. She attempts to solicit play by hip checking and rubbing her body along the male dog’s body. Play is not reciprocated and she play mounts him. She then spends her time exploring the pen. 8/10: A muzzle is initially placed on Monette but is removed due to her displays of soft body language. She initially greets the male dog and explores the pen, keeping to herself. As the session continues, she beings to stand tall and displays a high, stiff tail. She displays assertive posturing, mounting the male dog, and is persistent after handler interruption. The session is ended. Monette then displays body language consistent with the beginning stages of barrier reactivity. She begins muzzle punching the gate and pacing back and forth, alerting on the other dog. 9/1 update: Monette greets a female dog and spends the first half of her interaction exploring the yard. She then approaches her and offers a few butt bumps, but maintains a tense body throughout the remainder of the interaction. She often attmpts to mount and will vocalize during this. 9/27: Monette offers a few rear end bumps to solicit, then becomes tense when reciprocated. Attempts mount.
09/02/2016 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned positive 985121009198465 Came back from adoption QARH Mild dental tartar Allows handling Spayed Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
09/28/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
09/28/16 12:41 head tilt to the left , some drooping of left eyelid Horner’s syndrome is present in a mild form. no obvious sign of ear infection from external pinna. horners syndrome may be idiopathic or due to an inner ear infection symptoms usually spontaneously resolve ina few weeks-months. will treat for inner ear infection otibiotic and oral baytril good prognosis 09/12/16 14:50 recheck for coughing; dog only coughs when pulling in leash no treatment needed 09/08/16 16:35 coughing and lethargy reported but seemed normal on exam reheck tomorrow 9/2 Scanned positive 985121009198465 Came back from adoption QARH Mild dental tartar Allows handling Spayed Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
Generated on Oct 3 2016 6:00PM
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 5 YRS
OWNER SURRENDER-EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason BITEPEOPLE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/06/2016, From NY 11233, DueOut Date 08/09/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary sneezing and coughing at home and on exam. otherwise BAR. sending home with 200mg doxy po q24 for 10 days
A volunteer writes: It’s hard not to take note of Monette! Her bat ears, almost always upright, seem to be picking up signals from far away lands. She is much too thin, and her rib cage and spine are pretty pronounced. But she’s always smiling and ready to make new friends! Having arrived as a stray, though, it is obvious she was once in a home. She seems very housetrained and walks nicely on the leash. She knows “sit,” “down” (she will even kick her back legs out, frog-leg style!) and “give paw” and is eager to show you all three for a treat. While she hasn’t quite mastered “roll over” on command, Monette loves to flop over on her back, enticing you to give her a belly rub, or content to scooch along her back, legs in the air, giving herself a back scratch. After rolling on the ground for quite awhile, Monette was due for a bath. While she didn’t love it, she allowed me to spray her down with the hose and seemed to enjoy being dried off with a towel, as she pressed her bony little body against me. Monette is truly a delight to be around, and in a loving home I have no doubt she will continue to learn more tricks and be the best companion. Ask to meet her today!
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