PIXEL – A1062837
Safe - 2-13-2016 Manhattan
PIXEL – A1062837
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD
Reason TOO ACTIVE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/13/2016, From NY 10033, DueOut Date 01/13/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: Sex: intact female Age: reported 1y6m 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: friendly, wiggly, sweet and wants to cuddle throughout exam Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes:
Pixel is a cute girly girl wrapped in a pretty sunny dress. She is healthy looking and appears to have been beautifully cared for. She is friendly and lively, wagging her tail in a very welcoming way in her kennel. Let’s go ! Pixel is a breeze to walk. Business is taken care of as soon as we exit the care center. She shows some mild and brief interest in the pigeons and off we go for a stroll around the block. Other pooches are met uneventfully and i was told that she did quite well with her peers in playgroup. Free in a pen, Pixel demonstrates her skills like coming at the call of her name, sitting on command and taking politely treats from my hand. She hops on the bench upon request and gets fitted willingly with a bow…She knows that gals always need accessories to enhance their natural beauties…Pixel is a good lap dog and will thank me with a few kisses for my attention….She is a lovely youngster. After a few tries, she discloses her interest in the ball and retrieves nicely without any hint of guarding. Pixel is a shining little star who will brighten up your life with her charming ways. She would love to belong again, this time for ever as your true and loyal friend. Pixel is at the Manhattan Care Center.
VC – PYODERMA. S/O: Dog is BARH, very sweet and easy to handle; Large area of erythema to the right of and distal to spay incision, spay incision and tattoo are mildly erythematous; A: Localized pyoderma/dermatitis – suspect dog has been licking abdomen; P: Placed e-collar (20cm), cleaned affected area(s) with Nolvasan soln and applied otibiotic ointment; continue daily until signs resolve; recheck 3 days to make sure pyoderma is resolving, recheck 5 days to assess if tx should continue
SHOWING SIGNS OF CIRDC. SNEEZING, COUGHING; DOXY TREATMENT BEFORE DUE TO SURGERY, AS PER DR. 0915 EXTENDED DOXYCYCLINE FOR 5 MORE DAYS
BARH recheck incision and pyoderma, wearing E- collar. multiple erythematous patches around and on top of incision site; A: pyoderma v suture reaction, CIRDC; P: 1.7 cc convenia SC, recheck in 4D
OK to leave iso and finish meds outside of ISO
erythematous patches much smaller on ventrum, but still remaining; A: ventral pyoderma –getting much better; P: repeat SC convenia on 2/14
Pixel is a one and a half year old American Pit Bul Terrier who isvery energetic and affectionate.
Around strangers Pixel is friendly and outgoing. Around children Pixel is relaxed and playful. When Pixel plays with adults and children she is gentle. Pixel is relaxed and playful around other dogs and can play gently or very rough with other dogs.Pixel has never bitten another person or animal.
Pixel tends to defecate and urinate indoors, is hard to control, destroys stuff indoors and outdoors. Pixel is friendly whenever someone touches her food or bowl while she is eating. Pixel is also frendly when someone takes a bone or treat away or a toy or other object away while she is using it. Pixel is friendly when someone pushes or pulls her off of the furniture, holds or restrains her, dusturbs her while she is sleeping, or gives her a bath. Pixel is also friendly when an unfamiliar person approaches Pixel’s home or familiy.
For a New Family to Know:
Pixel is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, confident and pushy with a high activity level. When at home Pixel will follow you around. Pixel likes to play with balls and likes to play fetch and chase. Pixel has been indoors only and will sleep wherever he is most comfortable. Pixel eas dry food and is not house trained. When left alone in the house Pixel will destroy household items and furniture. Pixel has never been crate trained and knows the comamands: sit, come, down, and stay. Pixel likes to go for slow walks on a leash and off leahs walks, Pixel will pull very hard on a leash.
Pixel allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression.
Pixel pulls a bit on the leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, wagging tail, open mouth. Pixel was calm and relaxed during handling. She was calm and relaxed when playing tag with assessor. Pixel was not interested in toys.Pixel did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
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, wagging tail, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
Pixel is tolerant of greeting from other dogs, and may eventually warm up and reciprocate with brief play when solicited. She offers correction when another dog attempts to mount. Pixel’s previous owner describes her as ‘relaxed and playful around other dogs and can play gently or very rough with other dogs’, but any in-home specific behaviors are unknown. Based on the observations made on Pixel while in our care, the behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction before Pixel is placed into a home with other dogs.
When off leash with other dogs, Pixel greets politely. She initially spends time exploring her surroundings, then eventually warms up and begins to re-approach and sniff the helper dog.
1/16 update: Pixel enters the yard and allows the helper dog to sniff her but maintains a tense body. Over time she becomes more comfortable and will very briefly engage in play when solicited by the helper dog.
1/19: Pixel allows greeting from the other dog. She offers a few bows when re-approached, then begins to vocalize and run away when the other dog begins to reciprocate. When the other dog walks away, she begins to bark at him.
1/20 update: Pixel greets politely then will offer correction to a sexually motivated male.
1/26: Pixel displays a stiff body during greeting. She becomes assertive and stands tall during interaction with the other dog.
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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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