NYLA aka CHLOE – A1067867
Safe - 4-13-2016 Staten Island
NYLA aka CHLOE – A1067867
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/17/2016, From NY 10305, DueOut Date 03/17/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan positive BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling Spayed~2yrs EEN:WNL No fleas seen Area of dermatitis on ventral neck…..slightly red/dry As per Dr. 0962 administered 50mg Diphenhydramine (one time dose) SSD BIDX7 days Nosf
3/21/16 : S: BAR dog presenting ofr re-exam with complaint of diarrhea and negative fecal exam. O: BAR, spayed female dog. Dermatitis has mostly resolved. Abdomen is moderately tense upon palpation, but no pain is elicited during this part of PE. A: R/O stress diarhhea vs metabolic or toxic etiologies; P: place dog on gastroprotective/-sensitive diet and continue to monitor health, while in shelter.
A volunteer writes: Chloe is a sweet, shy girl, she is happy to meet new people but since she is bashful she wags her tail low and gently between her legs. Chloe has the most expressive brown eyes and beautiful fawn colored coat on her petite little body, which makes her simply irresistible Chloe has a made a few new dog friends while at the shelter and participates daily in our playgroup program. If you are interested in adopting Chloe please come to the Staten Island Care Center and meet her.
Chloe is an altered 2 year old American pit bull terrier mix. She was a gift to the family as a puppy from a friend and is being surrendered because the family life style has change and they no longer have the same amount of time to care for Chloe like they used to. Chloe has seen the vet on an annual basis. The only medical concern is that she has allergies (unknown to what) and scratches her chest.
Chloe is shy around strangers at first but warms up. She will roll on her back and submissively urinate. She is exuberant during play with adults and children and the play can become somewhat rough because Chloe is very excited and cannot stop jumping. She has lived with 2 adults and 2 children that are now 22, 18, and 12. The 22 year old has autism and sometimes will do something that spooks Chloe. Chloe will had a low growl and tuck her tail because she is scared. She stops this behavior quickly after the incident. She is the only pet but is friendly to small and large dogs she sees outside.
Chloe is not bothered when someone touches her food bowl when eating or removes her bones/treats. She is friendly when someone takes away her toys, removes her from furniture, brushes her coat, holds her, or when strangers approach her family and house. Chloe sometimes will destroy things in the house because she is left home alone for 12+ hours. She has chewed up a mattress, cords, and will scratch at the doors.
For a New Family to Know:
Chloe is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, excitable, and anxious. She has a high activity level. She loves to play fetch and cuddle while watching movies. When her family is home she likes to follow them around. Her favorite toys are rubber toys, stuffed toys (tears them up), and balls. Her favorite game is fetch. She is kept indoors and the family lets her outside twice a day. She is used to leash walks and playing in the yard. She enjoys sleeping in bed. She is fed two cups of food twice a day. She was house trained but her schedule has changed recently and she has started to urinate and defecate in the home on a daily basis. She knows the commands sit, come, lay, and stay.
Chloe approached the counselor while her head low to the ground and slowly rolled over. The counselor pet her for some time and Chloe started to wag her tail and became aroused. She allowed all handling with no concerns.
Chloe came into our center as an owner surrender on 3/17/2016. She is reportedly shy at first towards strangers, but will warm up. It is reported she grew up in a home with children ages 10, 16, and 20, playing and jumping exuberantly. One child is special needs and it is reported would sometimes do things that startle Chloe, she may then low growl and tuck her tail, but behavior would quickly halt right after the incident. It is reported Chloe may destroy household items if left alone in the home for over 12 hours, in the past has chewed mattress, cords, scratched at the door. Owner reports Chloe is not bothered if anyone touches her Food, Toys, Treats. She is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, excitable, and anxious. During intake, Chloe approached counselor with head low, slowly rolling over, eventually wagging tail-she allowed all handling. Chloe allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, low wagging tail. She leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, ears back, lip lick, mouth closed. Chloe followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, a bit distracted. She was difficult to position during Squeeze item, jumping up, licking assessor’s face, shoulder rubbing, but once positioned she did not pull her paw back on first Squeeze attempt, moved her body and legs away on second attempt. She playfully engaged with Toy, took it away with loose body. It should be noted owner reports she may tear up stuffed toys. When off leash with other dogs, Chloe engaged in rough, jumping play with a large male dog. She is tolerant of pushy, mouthy, rough play and often solicits play as well. The Behavior Team feels Chloe would do best with an Experienced adopter. She may benefit from obedience classes to learn crate training to decrease potential for any destructiveness when left alone in the home. She would do best with durable toys such as kongs and nylabones. Chloe would benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction to give her time to warm up.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail low wagging and ears back.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog leans into the Assessor, mouth closed, ears back, lip lick, tail down.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, a bit distracted.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not pull back paw
Squeeze 2: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves her legs/body away
Toy 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold, body loose
dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Chloe engaged in rough, jumping play
When off leash with other dogs, Chloe engaged in rough, jumping play with a large male dog. She is tolerant of pushy, mouthy, rough play and often solicits play as well.
3/19 update : Chloe continues to engage in rough, bouncy play and offers multiple play bows to a large male dog. She is tolerant of sexual behavior.
3/22 update : Chloe continues to be bouncy and playful. When greeting a social female, Chloe began to growl and attempt to mouth the female dog. There was no further interaction.
3/23 – 3/24 update : Chloe engaged in brief play with a large male dog and often solicited handlers attention.
3/25 – 3/26 update: Chloe continues to exhibit these behaviors when off leash with other dogs.
3/29 update : Chloe did not engage in play but was tolerant and interacted with a new male dog. She offers appropriate corrections.
3/30 update : Chloe is a bit stiff when greeted by a boisterous male, she was tolerant and after a short while her tail begins to wag and they engage in brief jump play.
3/31 update : Chloe did not appear interested in playing today, she stayed close to human handlers.
4/1 update : Chloe was polite when greeting a new male dogs, both dogs interacted in a gentle manner but did not engage in play.
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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