MYA – A1099191
Gone - 12-14-2016 Manhattan
My name is MYA. My Animal ID # is A1099191.
I am a female tan and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 12/09/2016 from NY 10467, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/10/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 31.0 LBS.
No spay scar seen
12/09/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/09/16 12:44 Basic information Mya is a 1 year old pitbull. She is unaltered female. Owner is surrendering due to her being too reactive when other strangers come near the family or house. There are no injuries or health problems owner is awarre about. socializaton Around strangers she barks and has lunged. She lived with a 10 year old and is respectful with the child but plays somewhat rough with the child and adults. she has not lived with any other dogs or with cats. She has not spent time in a dog park. There is a bite history with a person but not with an animal. behavior Owner stated she is hard to control, destroys furniture inside the homes and is reactive with strangers. She isnt bothered during storms/ She isnt bothered when touching her food bowl, taking a toy out her mouth, taking a bone out, taking off furniture. She struggles while getting a bath. She isnt bothered with brushing. Trimming of nails is unkown. She barks with unfamiliar approaches to house or family member. For the new family to know Owner described her as playful, confident, and excitable. her activity level is high. When owner is home she lieks to be in the same room. She likes playing with balls and stick and plays tug. She eats purina dry food. She is partially house trained and has accidents daily. She uses a wee wee pad. She did not have access to a yard and was crate trained but did not do well in it by barking. She doesnt know commands yet and pulls very hard on leash. When off leash shes runs away and hard to catch. Behavior upon intake due to history with strangers counselor did not collar. Dog was barking and lunging.
12/12/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Princess Mya is at the back of her kennel, obviously wary to be in a place that is not hers. I hear a one time soft growl and then no more after I kneel down and talk softly to her. She does try to avoid the leash but eventually, we end up in the street. Mya pulls at times and prances beautifully like a pony at others. We near people and other dogs quite uneventfully. She sits obediently and graciously on command and even accepts a scarf around her neck. Girls always need accessories to look prettier. She takes treats quite nicely from my hand and even inspects my goodies bag for more. Mya is uncomfortable, no need to say. She does look worried, her tail is close to her buttocks and her hair raises like she was a Ridgeback, which she is not.. Talking about breed, I kind of think that Mya is a Basenji mix but she came to us, labeled as Pitie. Mya has been beautifully cared for by her former masters but was surrendered to us mainly as she was not accepting of strangers coming to or near her house. She was very active, friendly and very playful with her owners and the family’s ten year old child . Mya never mingled with other pets, was never taken to the dog park and probably not that much taken out as we are told she was using wee wee pads. Since her arrival to the care center, I have spent a few sessions with Mya and she has become more and more used to me and as a result, comfortable with my presence. I let her now off leash in the pen, she comes when I call her, sits, takes treats very politely and gets petted without flinching. She still sits at the back of her den, the barking around her not helping, of course but comes on her own to her door when I ask. . Mya might not have been well socialized and trained as she should have been from puppyhood on. She might also be a sensitive soul… Will we ever know ? Mya will need very soon your help, a safe and caring environment, an experienced teacher and master who might be able to bring forward her good qualities and burry for ever her flaws.Gorgeous Mya is at the Manhattan Care Center , waiting for her very special new owner.
12/12/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unaltered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults/a ten year old child Behavior toward children: Respectful, plays somewhat rough Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: None reported Bite history: Mya has bitten the delivery man (no further details provided) Housetrained: No, will use a wee-wee pad Energy level/descriptors: Playful, confident, and excitable. Her activity level is high Other notes: Owner reports Mya is reactive towards strangers (will bark and lunge). Upon intake she was barking and lunging at the counselor. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 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, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed. Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly spins toward the touch and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog is crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Flank squeeze: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Mya was fearful and cautious of being touched throughout her assessment. PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 12/10/16 During her initial medical exam Mya was tense and growling, she allowed minimal handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) _X_No children (under 13)(See known history) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Mya has been observed to display fearful behavior during her stay at our care centers; at times will avoid interaction and shy away from direct-touch. Mya easily startles and is made uncomfortable by loud noises and sudden movement and will display proper warning signals as well as increase distance from anything that may present a threat. We cannot be certain if any other behavior is suppressed as a result of this environment. A period of decompression is advised before introduction or exposure to new and unfamiliar situations. Force-free, reward based training is advised.)
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
12/10/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Limited PE due to escalating behavior Microchip: 911002001325706 Sex: presumed intact, dog would not allow palpation or good visual check Age: reported 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: at first low and growling but attempts to rise when cage door is open and vocalizations intensify, fearful and needs a rest period prior to handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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