SAM – A1115961
Safe - 6-23-2017 Manhattan
My name is SAM. My Animal ID # is A1115961.
I am a female gr brindle am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/20/2017 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was OWN EVICT.
06/21/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Sam A1115961 is at risk due to concerns that she is not thriving in the shelter environment. She shows extremely high levels of anxiety (panicking in her kennel, biting and digging at the bars on the kennel, attempting to flee), to the point of self-injury. She needs to leave the shelter immediately.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/21/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 70.0 LBS.
Still displaying high anxiety behaviors- destroying kennel and barking/whining. Gave 200mh trazodone per DVM 1382
06/20/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/20/17 13:19 Basic Information: Sam is a 3 year old large breed female dog. She was given to owner when she was one month old. Sam appears healthy and has no health concerns at this time. Owner surrenders due to personal problems. Social Life and Personality: Sam lived with 3 adults and an 11 year old. Owner stated Sam is friendly towards strangers and everyone in the household. She plays gentle and exuberant depending if she’s really hyper. She lived with a small breed dog once (a Yorkie) and owner stated she was relaxed and respectful towards her. Her behavior is unknown towards cats. Sam is mostly indoors and activity level is very high. Owner describes Sam as affectionate, excitable, independent and anxious. Behavior: Sam has never bitten or scratched anyone owner stated. She allows adults in the home to touch her food bowl while eating but will growl if the children did it in the home. Other than that she allows people to take treats away from her and doesn’t play with toys. She’s afraid of taking baths and will jump out of the tub. She doesn’t stay still if owner tries to clip her nails. She barks when unfamiliar people approaches the house or family member. For a New Family to Know: Sam is trained to use the bathroom twice a day on harness but still pulls very hard. She likes to follow owner around the house and be in the same room, she eats wet/ dry food once a day mix with pedigree, rice and chicken. She knows command sit (when owner balls fist) and give paw. Owner states Sam is well behaved when home alone and usually in a crate for 4 hours a day. She likes to watch TV majority of the time but will destroy garbage if left alone for too long. Intake Behavior: Upon intake Sam was barking when she heard other dogs bark. She was loose body and relaxed when owner was around. When owner left she was anxious, stiff body, wanted to go opposite direction and whining. She scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
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06/21/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 6/20/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender in previous home for one year) Previously lived with: Adults, a child (age eleven), and a small dog Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Friendly Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and respectful of the dog she lived with Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Yes, she will growl at children if they touch her food bowl Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Sam is described as affectionate, excitable, independent, and anxious with a very high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/21/17 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 not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game with coaxing. She is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw. Flank squeeze 1. Dog sits Flank squeeze 1. Dog sits Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Sam appeared anxious and fearful during her assessment, panting and backing away from the assessor. She was aloof throughout. PLAYGROUP: When introduced off leash to the male helper dog, Sam appears nervous, and avoids approach. The previous owner of Sam describes her as “relaxed and respectful” with the other dog in the home. The behavior department recommends allowing Sam a period of decompression before immediate introductions to unfamiliar dogs. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR Upon intake, Sam had a loose relaxed body until her owner left. She then became tense and anxious. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/20/17 During her initial medical exam, Sam had her tail down and was staring at the door but she allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Sam’s previous owner described her as having a very high level of activity. She is a young, enthusiastic dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his 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 Sam’s high level of anxiety, as well as her history of guarding her food, we recommend an adult only home. Potential challenges: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X Resource guarding: Sam’s previous owner reported that she will growl when her food bowl is touched. We recommend that Sam be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in her future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Sam’s mouth, and any time something is removed she should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games. _X_Fearful: Sam appears fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Sam the option to walk away from any social interaction. Sam should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Sam’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Sam would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings. _X_Anxiety: Sam displays a high level of anxiety in the care center, panicking in her kennel, biting the bars on the kennel, and attempting to flee. Her previous owner described her as an anxious dog. Adopters should be aware that this behavior may occur in a new adoptive home. She should be provided with things to do (such as Kongs and puzzle toys) to help relieve her anxiety. She will need to be given time to acclimate to his new home.
06/21/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When introduced off leash to the male helper dog, Sam appears nervous, and avoids approach. The previous owner of Sam describes her as “relaxed and respectful” with the other dog in the home. The behavior department recommends allowing Sam a period of decompression before immediate introductions to unfamiliar dogs. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs.
06/20/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – tail down, staring at door. allows exam Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 60 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mod tartar, wnl 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
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