RACLETTE – A1110943
Gone - 5-11-2017 Manhattan
My name is RACLETTE. My Animal ID # is A1110943.
I am a female tan am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/03/2017 from NY 10470, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
05/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Raclette A1110943 is at risk due to behavior. Raclette gives clear warnings when she is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/10/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 42.0 LBS.
NO DIARRHEA SEEN IN CAGE
05/03/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/03/17 20:11 Raclette’s tail was low wagging during intake. She allowed counselor to leash her. When her finder left counselor got on the ground to give her treats and her tail stopped wagging. She looked at counselor and in a second began to growl and go towards her so counselor jumped back and placed the gate between them. No other handling was done.
05/10/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Seeing this tan beauty wagging her tail and snuggling with her favorite staff person warms my heart. Still reluctant to venture out into the big wide world with others, Miss Raclette has bonded quickly with, and trusts completely, this staffer who has given her the time she needs to feel safe. Getting braver by inches, Raclette even came over to me for sniffing and allowed me to pet her. She still wasn’t completely comfortable with the touch of someone new but tolerated it and then went back into the arms of her comfort zone. We don’t know what happened in Raclette’s past to make her so fearful. We can only look to the future and give her the time she needs to feel safe, to trust, to know that hands are for petting, arms are for cuddling, and faces are for kissing. Patience, time, a soft voice and an even softer touch will provide Raclette with the tools she needs to be a cherished companion. She’s so lovely, and has proven she can do it…let’s give her the chance she needs to be at peace with the world. The more delicate flowers don’t always bloom right away, but they are always worth the wait. 🙂
05/07/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Raclette A1110943 KNOWN HISTORY: None 5/3/17 Unaltered Female, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/7/17 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is crouching. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Raclette appeared very fearful throughout her assessment, backing away from the assessor with a tense body when uncomfortable. She responded well to coaxing with a soft voice to get her to approach the assessor and she allowed all handling. PLAYGROUP: The behavior department recommends that future introductions to other dogs be conducted to respectful dogs at a slow pace. When given time to warm up and become comfortable, Raclette has begun to show brief interest in approach and greeting calm dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/4/17 During her initial medical exam Raclette was tense, growled, and snapped. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Raclette so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Raclette is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Potential challenges:
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Raclette gives clear warnings when she is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Raclette, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Racelette to initiate interactions.
05/06/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
The behavior department recommends that future introductions to other dogs be conducted to respectful dogs at a slow pace. When given time to warm up and become comfortable, Raclette has begun to show brief interest in approach and greeting calm dogs. 5/6: When off leash with another dog, Raclette is uncomfortable with the interaction. She will greet briefly then back away from the other dog. 5/10: Raclette is a bit cautious upon greeting. She doe sopen up and begin to sniff and approach other calm dogs.
05/04/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:2-4 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – very scared. tail down ears back, whale eye. grunts and growls. snapped when getting out of cage. good for exam once muzzled Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 100 R = wnl BCS5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited–front teeth okay H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan:ohe Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
05/09/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating EXPNOCHILD
Diarrhea reported. Monitor for further occurences. 1088
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