SASHA – A1062077
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SASHA – A1062077
***DOH HOLD RELEASED 01/16/16***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR DOH-VB Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition INJ MINOR Intake Date 01/03/2016, From NY 11385, DueOut Date 01/03/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-044217.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative F; 11 YO; 49.4 LB Very easy to handle; allowed all procedures – including cleaning of wounds on face – with no restraint required; very sweet and likes attention Geriatric Wounds on left side of face, apparently from altercation with another dog in the house Wounds are scabbed over but appear possibly painful Will start on Rimadyl and antibiotics per 1067, and then recheck in 3 days to see if pain/swelling is reduced or if shaving/draining may be neccessary Loose, oval growth on l hind leg Tartar buildup obs EEN clear BARH
S/O: VET CHECK TO CHECK FACIAL SWELLING. VERY BAR ON PRESENTATION; TOLERABLE OF EXAM, ATTENTION SEEKING; LEFT FACIAL SWELLING THAT WAS PRESENT ON INITIAL EXAM APPEARS TO BE REDUCED TODAY. MILD ERYTHEMATOUS; NON-PAINFUL, BUT APPEARS PRURITIC (LEANED IN AND SOFTLY WHINED WHEN SCABS WERE TOUCHED); NOSF; A: FACIAL SWELLING/WOUND – IMPROVING; PX: GOOD; P: CONTINUE ON CURRENT COURSE OF TREATMENT
S/O: VET CHECK TO RECHECK FACIAL SWELLING – LAST DAY OF RIMADYL. BAR ON PRESENTATION; PATIENT APPEARS MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE TODAY THAN ON PREVIOUS EXAM; ALLOWED PALPATION OF LEFT CHEEK – NON-PAINFUL; ATTENTION SEEKING, AFFECTIONATE; REDUCED ERYTHEMA AND SWELLING – SCAR TISSUE JUST PALPABLE; NOSF; A: WOUND – SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED; PX: GOOD; P: OK TO D/C RIMADYL; CONTINUE CURRENT COURSE OF MEDICATION
Sasha is a 11 year old female gray and white American Pitbull terrier who is being surrendered because she is having trouble with the other dog at home. Sasha was born in the home.
Sasha lived with 3 adults and 1 other dog. The other dog in home is from Sasha’s mother and they used to be receptive and playful to one another. Recently they have become defensive to one another and need to be kept separated. Sasha has been exposed to small children and is reported to be tolerant. When visitors come to the home Sasha will greet them. Sasha gets her exercise from yard play and is house broken. When on leash walks Sasha is reported to be receptive to other dogs and will seek introduction.
Sasha may struggle for a bath and has not had a nail trim. Sasha does not guard her food toys or treats and if the owner removes the food while she is eating she will disengage from the meal. Sasha may be fearful of a bear hug for handling. Sasha does not go on the couch or bed. Sasha is sensitive to loud sharp noises.
Sasha likes ball toys to play fetch with and also plays tug of war with rope toys. She knows the command sit and give paw. When the family is home she will go to her own place and when home alone she is well behaved. Sasha eats dry food.
Upon intake Sasha was shy for introduction and mostly loose for handling. Counselor was able to scan for microchip (negative) collar and photograph. Sasha was slightly resistant on leash but was easily encouraged.
BEHAVIOR : EXPERIENCED HOME
Sasha previously lived with 3 adults, 1 other dog and has been around small children. The owner stated Sasha’s mother the other dog in the home used to be receptive and playful to her. Recently they have become defensive to one another and need to be kept separated. According to the owner Sasha is tolerant when around them. They have lived their whole lives together and were receptive and affectionate to one another but in the last year they started to have altercations involving biting.
At intake it was reported Sasha was shy but loose for all handling. When entering the behavior room Sasha had loose and wiggly body language. She was friendly, social and affectionate towards the assessor, and allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Sasha joins the game during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Sasha was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Due to some concerns and the altercation Sasha has had with another dog in the home, the behavior department feels she can be suitable for an experience adopter.
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. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral.
Sasha had a loose wiggly body when I approached her kennel door. She was easy to get out of the kennel and walk to the play pen. In the play pen she wander for a few minutes before walking up to me with a soft body and jumping on my lap. She seeks attention and doesn’t mind affection. She was easy to walk back to her kennel
1/07- Sasha was easy to take out and walk back to the play pen. In the pen she became excited and started to solicit attention. She jumped on my lap and started to nudge my hand for pets. After a couple of minutes of love we walked back to her kennel with ease.
1/08 Sasha was excited to see me in front her kennel, and she walked fine to the play pen. In the pen we I would give her back scratches and play fetch. Sasha enjoys chasing the ball and would relinquish it when asked.
1/09- Sasha was easy to handle outside of the kennel and in the play pen. We played fetch, and she would jump on my lap with the ball in her mouth. After her time was up she walked fine back to her kennel.
CAME IN WITH: KINJA – A1062076 – http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/kinja-a1062076/
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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