NIA – A1112864
Gone - 6-2-2017 Manhattan
My name is NIA. My Animal ID # is A1112864.
I am a female tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/22/2017 from NY 10461, owner surrender reason stated was OWN ARREST. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-098134.
05/31/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Nia A1112864 is at risk for behavior not likely to thrive in the care center. While social outside with her human handlers, in the kennel she requires a slow approach and may lunge and bark. She has responded well to treats to address this behavior, but is unlikely to be comfortable in the busy adoptions room.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/25/2017 Exam Type CAGE EXAM – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 48.4 LBS.
05/22/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/22/17 17:28 Basic information: Nia is a 2 year old female American Pit Bull Terrier. She was surrendered to the shelter because her owner was arrested. She has no known injuries or health problems. Socialization: Around strangers Nia is said to be aggressive initially. she barks and growls when approached. After some time she is said to be friendly. She lived with a male dog for 2 years. With him she wa relaxed and playful and exuberant at play. Behavior/ For a New Family to know: She has no known bite history. She was described as friendly, playful and protective over the dog she lived with (Dutch A1112865). She is said to be house trained and was kept indoors only. She knows the cue sit. On leash she pulls hard. Behavior during intake: Nia intitially greeted me with a wagging tail and open mouth. She jumped up and smelled me and allowed me to pet her. She then pause and gave a hard stare and barked. She took treats gently. She allowed me to pet her, collar her, take her pictures and went into her kennel easily.
05/25/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Mamma mia. How pretty is Nia! From her soft, doe eyes, to her fawn-colored coat, to her white cotton…toes…Nia is just as lovely as spring. And as young. At only 1 year-old our bat-eared beauty hasn’t seen much of this big, blue world but she’s ready and eager for it all. Nia may have been a little wary when we first met but after a few, tasty snacks and some kind, soft-spoken words (the key to most of our hearts, really) she and I were old friends. She is easily leashed and after I fasten a few pretty scarves about her neck it’s time to head out on our walk. For such a little girl Nia does pull quite a bit but recall that she’s champing at the bit to get to living. Once we retire to a pen our young ingenue can’t get enough exploration under her belt. She’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere! Up on our bench, sniffing a corner, saying “hello” to new friends through the gate. Eventually the activity dies down and it’s just the two of us, Nia having now crawled onto my lap. And as I give her my finest butt scratch and she wiggle, wiggle, wiggles, I say “Mamma mia. How I love Nia.” Nia is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
05/26/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile 5/22/17 Unaltered Female, Stray Previously lived with: Adults and another dog Behavior toward strangers: Barks at growls at them Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with the dog she lived with bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Nia is described as friendly and playful. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/26/2017 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth, displacement yawn. Tag: 2. Dog follows at the end of the leash, a bit distracted, vocalizes during last pass, settles easily at end of game. Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed Toy 1. No interest, focused on exit. Summary: Nia became uncomfortable during Tag, slight vocalization on last pass, but did not escalate and settled easily when the movement stopped. PLAYGROUP: 5/24: Nia displays a tense body and high, flagging tail when greeting the male greeter dog. She briefly air snaps, and backs away. When introduced off leash, Nia rushes into the pen and completely bypasses the greeter dog. She begins to anxiously pace the perimiter of the pen. She allows the greeter to approach and sniff. She briefly turns and sniffs to reciprocate greeting. Nia offers one play bow, then continues to seek exit from the yard. The behavior department recommends allowing Nia time to decompress in a home environment before follow up on her behavior around dogs. Future introductions should be conducted while supervised, at a slow pace. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/23/17 During her initial medical exam, Nia was tense and snapped. ENERGY LEVEL: In the care center Nia displays as having a medium to high energy level. She will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors noted below) _X_No young children (under 5): Due to behavior seen in the care center, we feel Nia may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at her own pace. Potential challenges: _X_Anxiety: Nia has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, focused on exit. The behavior was not reported at intake, and we have limited history on Nia, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavioro will be seen in a future home environment.
05/24/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
5/24: Nia displays a tense body and high, flagging tail when greeting the male greeter dog. She briefly air snaps, and backs away. When introduced off leash, Nia rushes into the pen and completely bypasses the greeter dog. She begins to anxiously pace the perimiter of the pen. She allows the greeter to approach and sniff. She briefly turns and sniffs to reciprocate greeting. Nia offers one play bow, then continues to seek exit from the yard. The behavior department recommends allowing Nia time to decompress in a home environment before follow up on her behavior around dogs. Future introductions should be conducted while supervised, at a slow pace.
05/23/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1-3 years Microchip noted on Intake? placed on intake History : owner was arrested and Nia was left in apartment with another dog (Dutch) for 5 days Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – lunged when trying to place muzzle; very energetic but calmed down for exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled for exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: soft, nonpainful U/G: female; enlarged mammary glands-poss post lactation; no abnormal tissue palpated MSI: Ambulatory x 4, healthy hair coat, no parasites seen CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment 1. Poss post lactation/weaning Plan no treatment needed rec’d positive reinforcement training Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
05/25/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
CAME IN WITH: DUTCH – A1112865 (NOT AN URGENT DOG)
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- DUTCH - A1112865
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