PRETZEL – A1120990
Gone - 8-9-2017 Manhattan
My name is PRETZEL. My Animal ID # is A1120990.
I am a female brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 08/05/2017 from NY 10035, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
08/08/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Pretzel A1120990 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. She has tolerated some forms of handling, including the SAFER assessment, but has escalated quickly to warning behaviors with other types of handling, growling when collared and growling and baring teeth when pushed off a staff member she was mounting at intake. Please read through the behavior evaluation and profile for additional notes.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/05/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is – Normal, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 62.4 LBS.
Canine DAPP Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 DAPP Serial Number: 02121715C Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 8/19/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: INTRA- TRAC 3 Serial Number: 00541370B Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 2/5/18 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 8/5/18 EXP 1/23/18 Veterinarian: 0577 Pyrantel 3.25 flea medication applied topically
08/05/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/05/17 17:05 Pretzel had a loose body with a wagging tail and attempted to play. Pretzel allowed being collared, leashed, and having her picture taken. Pretzel can also sit on command. Pretzel was collared while counselor was sitting on chair and she was at eye level and after being collared, she attempted to mount but when she was pushed off, she began to growl and show teeth, other counselors came in to take her off.
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08/08/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 8/5/17 Unaltered Female, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 8/8/2017 Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds, body a bit tense Toy 2. Dog takes away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is a bit stiff. Summary:Pretzel was difficult to position for up-close tactile handling, attempted to increase distance between dog and assessor, but tolerated handling once positioned. INTAKE BEHAVIOR Upon intake, Pretzel was initially soft with wagging tail and soliciting play. After attempting to mount, counselor pushed Pretzel which caused her to growl and show teeth, did not further escalate. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 8/5/17 During her initial medical exam, Pretzel was fractious and allowed limited handling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Pretzel so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Pretzel displayed a medium level of energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_– New Hope Partner – Pretzel has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home. Potential challenges _X_ Basic Manners – When uncomfortable, Pretzel may jump up lightly on handler seeking comfort. It is recommended that default behaviors such as ‘leave it’, ‘sit/stay’, ‘down’ are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting. Force-free, reward based training is recommended. It should be noted that Pretzel was easily redirected by ignoring the action and simply standing up, she remained loose and did not continue to jump. _X_ Social Hyper-arousal – Pretzel has displayed low threshold for arousal, rapidly escalating and quickly tipping over (growling and showing teeth). Consultation with a qualified veterinary behaviorist is strongly recommended to aid in addressing this issue to prevent further behavioral concerns that may appear in the future. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity – Pretzel responded to being pushed by growling and showing teeth. After her assessment, she also growled while being collared, though did not escalate beyond the appropriate warning to show her discomfort. It is important to always go slow and give Pretzel the option to walk away from any social interaction. She should never be forced to submit to petting or handling when she is uncomfortable. _X_ Fearful/Potential for defensive aggression – Though she has somewhat improved during her stay due to a slow approach, Pretzel continues to give appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable. Due to the consistent behavior dispalyed in shelter, the behavior dept recommends an experienced adult home only until she can acclimate to her new environment for the behavior to be further assessed. _X_Kennel presence- Pretzel has been difficult to remove from kennel, growling when approached. She tolerated coming out with a very slow approach, took treats gently. While we cannot be certain of this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Pretzel may show behavior similar to what she is currently demonstrating in her kennel.
08/08/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Pretzel is currently not a candidate for an off leash interaction with another dog due to concerning behavior displayed when attempting to handle. Pretzel growls, lunges when attempting to remove from kennel. She remains tense outside of kennel when around handlers, and is unable to be safely collared.
08/05/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: mature adult, ~ 1-2 yrs Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : stray/owner surrender Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – limited PE due to aggression, allowed muzzle and firm restraint Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective HR/RR = wnl, excited/panting BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: not examined PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: nsf, NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: limtied palp. tense behav. , non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female, did not palp. spay scar or see tattoo – rec’ recheck undersedation MSI: overweight, ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: overweight, apparently healthy Plan no treatment at this time Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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