Urgent - Foster Home
*NOT AT SHELTER – IN ACC FOSTER******FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: [email protected] A volunteer writes: Foxy Roxie! Oh how I heart this precocious peanut princess. At just 9 months old, Roxie is merely a tiny bud arriving in our care just in time for spring. From her batty ears to her long, tiger tail, she is a compact cutie who has but one thing in mind: FUN! Yes our budding beauty (still a cutie) is the life of a party wrapped in a caramel chocolate coat. She jumps, she dives, she leaps, she bounds. All with a megawatt smile that infects everyone around her. Roxie is said to have previously lived with children, dogs, and cats (oh my!) and played exuberantly with them all. She’s said to be housebroken, to enjoy following her owner around the home, and to LOVE baths! Yep, that’s right. This little love may be all about play, play, play but she’s also a homebody at heart. I mean, just look–she’s already pajama-ready! So plan a day full of a romp in the park, a run in the grass, fun in the sun, and lastly Netflix and chill. And then come meet Roxie. Roxie is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
My name is ROXIE. My Animal ID # is A1109259.
*NOT AT SHELTER – IN ACC FOSTER******FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: [email protected]
I am a female br brindle and black staffordshire mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/18/2017 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
05/03/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Roxie A1109259 is at risk due to behavior. She has remained social with handlers, but she is displaying increased levels of arousal despite enrichment efforts
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/02/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 33.0 LBS.
new wt 33
04/18/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/18/17 14:48 Roxie is friendly and outgoing towards strangers and usually approaches for a good sniff. She’s lived with young children and is relaxed and playful with them. She plays exuberantly with adults and children but once told will calm down. She’s lived with dogs and cats and is relaxed and playful with them. She plays exuberantly with both. She has never bitten another animal or human. During loud noises such as thunderstorms, Roxie isn’t bothered. She isn’t bothered when her food or treats get taken away and will think her owner is trying to play when it’s a toy being taken. She doesn’t go on furniture so it’s unknown how she would react but will struggle when being held from something she wants. She isn’t bothered when awoken from her slumber and will pay her owner no mind. She loves baths but has never been brushed or had her nails trimmed. Roxie barks when someone unfamiliar approaches her home or humans but will become friendly in a few moments. Roxie is friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable. She has a high activity level and when she’s ready to play enjoys chewing on stuffed animals, bones, and squeaky toys. When home, she follows her owner and usually hangs out in the same room as her. She’s kept mostly indoors and sleeps on the couch in the living room. She’s very house-trained and will only have accidents inside when not taken out. She will chew on wooden cabinets and the couch when left home-alone and has never been crate-trained. Roxie knows sit, come, down, and stay and when she’s not listening her owner called her “Roxanne” when misbehaving. For exercise, she enjoys brisk walks on-leash and pulls very hard when she first goes out. She eats Eukanuba dry food, about 2 cups, 3 times a day. She loves beggin strips. On intake, Roxie kept running around the room. She allowed collaring and picture taking but kept moving around.
04/20/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Foxy Roxie! Oh how I heart this precocious peanut princess. At just 9 months old, Roxie is merely a tiny bud arriving in our care just in time for spring. From her batty ears to her long, tiger tail, she is a compact cutie who has but one thing in mind: FUN! Yes our budding beauty (still a cutie) is the life of a party wrapped in a caramel chocolate coat. She jumps, she dives, she leaps, she bounds. All with a megawatt smile that infects everyone around her. Roxie is said to have previously lived with children, dogs, and cats (oh my!) and played exuberantly with them all. She’s said to be housebroken, to enjoy following her owner around the home, and to LOVE baths! Yep, that’s right. This little love may be all about play, play, play but she’s also a homebody at heart. I mean, just look–she’s already pajama-ready! So plan a day full of a romp in the park, a run in the grass, fun in the sun, and lastly Netflix and chill. And then come meet Roxie. Roxie is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
05/01/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 4/18/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for six months) Previously lived with: Adults, young children, dogs, and cats Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and playful Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Roxie is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a high activity level. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/18/17 Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, panting, jumps up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 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. Summary: Roxie displayed a high level of activity and movement on her assessment. She softly put her mouth on the assessor at times in a playful manner. She allowed all handling and was social throughout. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: 4/19: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center, Roxie is playful and bouncy with both males and females. She bows, spins and body bumps to solicit. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/18/17 During her initial medical exam, Roxie was active and social. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Roxie so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: 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; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: Roxie has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Roxie’s teeth make contact with skin). _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center Roxie has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them and barking. As Roxie plays well with other dogs, this reaction is likely due to excitement and frustration. Roxie will need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
04/19/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
4/19: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center, Roxie is playful and bouncy with both males and females. She bows, spins and body bumps to solicit.
04/18/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 9m Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – hyper, wagging tail, licking hands/face Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 120 R = pant BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted–some redness noted around eyes and ears but very excited Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted 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
04/29/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
04/29/17 12:51 S/O: had fight with another dog at playgroup very energetic, allowed examination when not attempting to play- difficult to keep still SKIN: two small closed scabs on dorsocaudal aspect of neck- no d/c or swelling caudal L elbow/axillary area- another small closed scab with no d/c or swelling generalized erythema of face, lips, and neck A: bite wounds healing well erythema of face/neck: r/o allergies, other P: add on benadryl 50mg: 1T PO BID x5 days prognosis: good long term consider hypoallergenic food trial, skin testing for allergies, otherwise symptomatic treatment for itch (antihistamines, steroids, omega fatty acids) 4/27/17 Hx: fight with by another dog at play group on 4/20; susteained superficial wounds on face and puncure wounds to L axilla S/O: very energetic, tried to play/lick hands and face, jumps up gently in attempt to solicit petting/affection/play, soft body throughout exam Int: wounds-superficial abrasions on forehead and above R eye healed/dry erythema at clipped area of puncture wounds along lateral aspect of L elbow and axillary region no lameness no additional skin lesions noted A: dog bite wounds healing WNL previous dx dermatitis (r/o allergic vs other) P: finish course of cephalexin recheck skin fo allergy flare up approx 6 days post cephalexin prognosis-good to excellent; may have underlying skin allergies which need to be managed intermittently
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