PELUSA – A1110710
Publicly Adoptable - Brooklyn
TO BE DESTROYED 05/22/17 *PUBLICLY ADOPTABLE* A volunteer writes: Pelusa is a sensitive little lamb of a dog that has stolen my heart! She is a little anxious to find herself away from her whole-life-family, but has found an adorable way of coping with it by using toys like pacifiers! She talks to me from her cage (really, she’s on the verge of stringing sentences together) and is just as sweet as can be. She likes carrying toys around in her cage and LOVES to play with them outside (she drops them right in my lap when she’s ready for another go…she is so fun and it’s the perfect outlet for her energy!). She loves treats and already knows “sit”, “paw” and “down” and she’s happy to take a belly rub as a reward for the latter. She’s super affectionate and likes becoming one with my lap and kissing my face clean. We’re told she does well with strangers and children and wants to play with other dogs. She is TRULY a doll and eager to find someone to be the apple of her eye (and she’ll be your sunshine in return!)…come check her out at Brooklyn ACC!
My name is PELUSA. My Animal ID # is A1110710.
I am a spayed female brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/02/2017 from NY 11372, owner surrender reason stated was ALLERGIES.
05/19/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Pelusa A1110710 is at risk for behavior challenges seen in the care center; no concerns were noted by the previous owner and Pelusa was social and affectionate at the start of her stay, but she has begun to show resource guarding in her kennel and increasing reactivity toward other dogs in kennel and on leash. She needs to leave the shelter environment.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/21/2017 Exam Type RE-EXAM – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 61.4 LBS.
05/21/17 Recheck superficial pyoderma, given Convenia on 5/17 due to dog not taking oral medications. S/O: BARH. INTEG: Minimal collarettes over lateral thighs and caudal dorsum, ventral chest. No new skin lesions or hair loss apparent. A: Resolving superficial pyoderma. P: No additional therapy needed. Excellent prognosis.
05/02/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/02/17 16:03 BASIC INFORMATION: Dog, Pelusa is a 4yr old female American Pit bull terr mix, Pelusa was purchased from a pet store 4 yrs ago. Pelusa may have allergies, owner is not certain what causes her allergies. Owner has surrendered Pelusa due to owner’s family developing allergies towards the dog. SOCIALIZATION: Pelusa is friendly and outgoing towards strangers. Pelusa has resided with a 2 yr old and plays gently with children. Pelusa plays gently with the adults in the home and has not resided with other animals. When Pelusa comes across other dogs outside the home, she is friendly and wants to play. Pelusa has not been exposed to cats and does not have a bite history. BEHAVIOR: Pelusa allows the owner to come near and touch her while she is eating, owner is able to remove objects from Pelusas mouth with ease. She is unbothered if disturbed while sleeping. Owner has not trimmed nails and Pelusa allows the owner to bath her. Pelusa will bark when an unfamiliar person approaches the home. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Pelusa is described as a friendly, affectionate & playful dog. Her activity level is high and she loves to run in the park and go for walks. Pelusa will follow the owner around the home when the owner comes home. Pelusa enjoys playing with balls & stuffed toys, she has been kept mostly indoors. Pelusa sleeps on the floor and eats dry food from brand Wild Buffalo 2X daily. Pelusa enjoys treats from any brand. Pelusa is mostly house trained and wee wee pad trained. Pelusa goes potty on grass areas and is well behaved when left home alone and responds to sit & come in Spanish. Pelusa enjoys going for brisk walks and pulls lightly when walked. BEHAVIOR UPON INTAKE: Upon intake, Pelusa displayed a loose body, wagging tail and an open mouth. Scanned negative.
05/18/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Pelusa is a sensitive little lamb of a dog that has stolen my heart! She is a little anxious to find herself away from her whole-life-family, but has found an adorable way of coping with it by using toys like pacifiers! She talks to me from her cage (really, she’s on the verge of stringing sentences together) and is just as sweet as can be. She likes carrying toys around in her cage and LOVES to play with them outside (she drops them right in my lap when she’s ready for another go…she is so fun and it’s the perfect outlet for her energy!). She loves treats and already knows “sit”, “paw” and “down” and she’s happy to take a belly rub as a reward for the latter. She’s super affectionate and likes becoming one with my lap and kissing my face clean. We’re told she does well with strangers and children and wants to play with other dogs. She is TRULY a doll and eager to find someone to be the apple of her eye (and she’ll be your sunshine in return!)…come check her out at Brooklyn ACC!
05/18/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
CANINE BEHAVIOR EVALUATION for Pelusa A1110710 KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 5/2/17 Unaltered Female, Owner surrender (Four years in the previous home) Previously lived with: Adults and a 2 year child. Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Gently, relaxed Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes and also wee-wee pas trained. Energy level/descriptors: The owner stated Pelusa displays a high activity level in the household. Other notes: Upon intake Pelusa was loose and wiggly, she allowed all handling. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/4/27 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity:2. Dog leans into the Assessor, body a bit tense with her mouth closed. Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1& 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1.. No interest. Summary: Pelusa was a bit fearful but friendly and social towards the assessor with a slow approach. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash at the Care Center, Pelusa is nervous when interaction with male and female dogs. Pelusa’s previous guardian reported that she is friendly and playful with other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Pelusa be placed with well-socialized, polite resident dogs and that all introductions be conducted slowly and be under supervision. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/3/17 During her medical examination, Pelusa was trembling with her tail tucked, though calm and allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Pelusa is reported to have a high activity level in a home environment, in line with what has been observed in the care centers. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 5/17/17: It’s been reported Pelusa has begun displaying resource guarding behaviors (lip curing, growling, and hard barking) when staff members approach her kennel and items in her kennel. Due this behavior as well as her kennel reactivity, Pelusa is no longer a candidate for the adoptions room. Placement should be sought as soon as possible. 5/15/17: Pelusa has become reactive (barking, lunging and snapping) towards other dogs both in her kennel, as well as when she is being walked into and out of the adoptions room. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children Potential challenges: _X_Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Pelusa to approach her potential new adopters at her own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Pelusa to new and unfamiliar situations. Resource guarding: While guarding was not reported in the previous, it has been observed on several occasions while in shelter so we cannot be certain of Pelusa’s behavior in a new home environment. We recommend that Pelusa be left alone while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Pelusa’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games. _X_On leash/barrier reactivity: Pelusa may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs, novel stimuli that may startle her. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
05/04/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash at the Care Center, Pelusa mostly keeps to herself in a group of calm male and female dogs. Pelusa’s previous guardian reported that she is friendly and playful with other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Pelusa be placed with well-socialized, polite resident dogs and that all introductions be conducted slowly and be under supervision. 5/4: Pelusa is hesitant to approach the helper dog and displays a fearful posture- head low, tail tightly tucked. She tolerates a brief face to face greeting but mostly avoids any further interaction. She displayed a lip curl twice when the helper dog glanced at her from a few feet away. 5/5: Pelusa is nervous when greeting a novel female dog with a tucked tail. She is social, checking in on the female often as she explores the pen. 5/13- 5/19: In a group of calm male and female dogs Pelusa keeps to herself, while exploring her surroundings.
05/03/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
05/03/17 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4 yrs Microchip noted on Intake? No. History : Brought in by owner, no medical concerns noted. Subjective: Observed Behavior – Trembling with tail tucked, but calm. Allows all handling. Evidence of Cruelty seen – No. Evidence of Trauma seen – No. Objective; BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. P = 112 R = pant BCS=5/9 ORAL: Minimal dental calculus. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. No dyspnea. ABD: Non painful, no masses/organomegaly palpated. U/G: Female, no spay scar found. MS: Ambulatory x 4, no lameness. INTEG: Scattered epidermal collarettes over ventral thorax and abdomen, caudomedial thighs. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. A: Superficial pyoderma. Otherwise apparently healthy young adult dog. P: Rx Cephalexin 500 mg 2 PO BID x 14 days. OK for OVH surgery. Excellent prognosis. 05/21/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM) Medical rating 2 NC - MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating EXPNOCHILD 05/21/17 Recheck superficial pyoderma, given Convenia on 5/17 due to dog not taking oral medications. S/O: BARH. INTEG: Minimal collarettes over lateral thighs and caudal dorsum, ventral chest. No new skin lesions or hair loss apparent. A: Resolving superficial pyoderma. P: No additional therapy needed. Excellent prognosis. Generated on May 21 2017 6:00PM https://youtu.be/dLqf6-YphHo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkRyKt8WYMs
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