ROUGE – A1091129
Gone - 10-14-2016 Brooklyn
My name is ROUGE. My Animal ID # is A1091129.
I am a female br brindle and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/25/2016 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/12/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 44.2 LBS.
No Final Exam
09/25/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/25/16 08:39 Basic Information Rouge is an approximate 3 year old female American Pitt Bull Terrier who was found as a stray. Finder stated as he was walking through his neighborhood Rouge came up to him. Rouge tolerated touch and did not display any signs of aggression. Finder brought her in by grabbing on her collar. Behavior during Intake Rouge did not display any signs of aggression during the intake procedure. She tolerated handling like collaring and the photo shoot.
10/06/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Rouge may be little, but she’s full of personality! Little lady Rouge (or Roo Roo, as I like to call her) has lots of energy and seems very excited by other dogs, but doesn’t know yet how best to play with them (learning to follow all the rules of doggy playtime takes time, consistency, lots of treats–and most importantly, a dedicated adopter!). Rouge would do great with an active adopter who can make sure Rouge gets the exercise, consistency, and positive reinforcement she needs to channel that energy. Rouge loves people, enjoys butt scratches with great intensity, and likes to cuddle as much as possible. She walks well on the leash (unless she sees another dog she wants to run over to!), loves to play with toys, and seems to be housetrained. Please come and see this little ball of sunshine today!
09/29/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rouge came into the shelter as a stray, so her past behaviors in a home are unknown. Behavior during Intake: Rouge did not display any signs of aggression during the intake procedure. She tolerated handling and collaring. During SAFER Rouge calm and relaxed she had a loose body posture when interacting with the assessor, Rogue allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Rogue was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resource portion of the assessment. Rogue was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Rouge appears to be sociable, and did not display any behavior concerns during her assessment. Due to behavior noted in playgroup, the behavior department recommends Rouge would benefit best from an Experienced adopter who can appropriately manage/modify dog/dog interactions after she properly acclimates to a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Rouge to new and unfamiliar situations. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is between you and the toy, and she is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Playgroup: When greeting a male dog through the gate, Rouge displays stiff body language and begins to bark at him. A muzzle is placed on her before she is allowed to enter the pen. Once in the pen, Rouge quickly escalates when the male dog is near her, growling and lunging at him. The session is ended.
09/26/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Rouge was brought in as a stray so her past behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the care center, Rouge has displayed assertive posturing and stiff body language. She requires a muzzle and quickly escalates when the male dog is near her, growling and lunging at him. The Behavior Department recommends that Rouge be the only dog in the household. 9/26: Rouge approaches the gate to greet hesitantly. She eventually exchanges a brief greet and her body becomes stiff. During the remainder of the session she avoids the other dog but when he approaches her again, Rouge stands on her tip toes and then attempts to mount him. 9/28: When greeting a male dog through the gate, Rouge displays stiff body language and begins to bark at him. A muzzle is placed on her before she is allowed to enter the pen. Once in the pen, Rouge quickly escalates when the male dog is near her, growling and lunging at him. The session is ended. 10/7: Due to Rouge’s reactivity towards other dogs, she participated in a counter-conditioning session. She was placed in a pen by herself with a helper dog initially two pens away from her. Rouge focuses on the other dog but is able to be distracted lead away with treats. Once she eats the treat, she reproaches the gate and refocuses on the other dog. This is repeated multiple times and she is still able to be easily led away with treats. As the helper dog moves closer, Harley’s body language becomes stiffer and it becomes more difficult, but not impossible, to distract and move her away with treats. When the helper dog approaches too close to her, she becomes reactive, growling and muzzle punching the gate. The helper dog is again moved away from Rouge and she returns to a calmer state.
09/25/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH – very active, enthusiastic greeter, attention seeking, allows all handling F~ 3 years Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth lightly stained Alopecia in spots along spine “hot spots” appear itchy. VC requested Coat itself appears clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted Ambx4 Nails short to medium NOSF
10/12/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
CIRDC NOTED ON ROUNDS QAR. ATTENTION SEEKING. COUGHING WITH MODERATE SEROUS NASAL DISCHARGE A: CIRDC P: REC DOXYCYCLINE 250MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
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