SIERRA – A1111055
Gone - 5-11-2017 Brooklyn
My name is SIERRA. My Animal ID # is A1111055.
I am a female brown staffordshire mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/04/2017 from NY 11207, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
05/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Sierra A1111055 is at risk due to behavior. She continues to display concerning on-leash reactivity despite enrichment efforts
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/05/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 49.2 LBS.
Date: 05/05/17 15:36 Rabies Product Name: Nobivac Serial Number 176724 Location of Vaccination:Rhl Revaccination Date:05/05/18 Veterinarian: Dr. 0844
05/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/04/17 17:46 Kristee stated that on the walk here, Sierra was not pulling on her leash, she walked right beside her and her family. During intake, her body was loose and her tail was wagging. No more information is known; Kristee had her less than an hour and she came in as a stray.
No Web Memo
05/08/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 5/4/17 Unaltered female, Stray Previously lived with: Unknown Other notes: During intake, she had a loose body and her tail was wagging. She allowed handling. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/6/17 Look:1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity:1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag:2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (need coaxing to approach.) She is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1& 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog smells, then turns away. Summary: Sierra was friendly and social towards the assessor. PLAYGROUP: Initially Sierra displayed neutral body language when greeting a novel male dog and then mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen but with subsequent sessions she becomes increasingly reactive- stiff, lunges, and barks both during a gate introduction and when off leash with the other dog. Sierra came into the Care Center as a stray so her previous behavior around other dogs is unknown. Due to Sierra’s display of low sociability towards other dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that she be the only dog in the home at this time until her dog/dog sociability can be assessed in a more stable environment.. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/5/17: Sierra was energetic and attention seeking, became nervous, trembling, allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Sierra 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. IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Sierra has begun to display concerning on-leash reactivity when leaving and returning to adoptions. She lunges, barks and snaps at each dog in their kennels as she passes by them. She also has shown increasing reactivity when off leash in playgroup (see Groupbehavior). This behavior poses safety concerns for staff and volunteers, and for Sierra and the dogs around her. We cannot be certain whether this behavior will persist outside of the shelter environment, but out of concern for her wellbeing and to prevent continued rehearsal of this behavior, we recommend that Sierra be placed into a stable home environment as quickly as possible. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) _X_Single-dog home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to Sierra’s display of low sociability towards other dogs –growling and lunging- the Behavior Department recommends that she be the only resident dog. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help decrease Sierra’s reactivity towards other dogs. Potential challenges: _X_ On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: See IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS
05/06/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Initially Sierra displayed neutral body language when greeting a novel male dog and then mostly kept to herself but with subsequent sessions she becomes increasingly reactive- stiff, lunges, and barks both during a gate introduction and when off leash with the other dog. Sierra came into the Care Center as a stray so her previous behavior around other dogs is unknown. Due to Sierra’s display of low sociability towards other dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that she be the only dog in the home at this time until her dog/dog sociability can be assessed in a more stable environment. 5/6: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sierra displays neutral body language when greeting a novel male dog. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen, tolerating the male’s face to face greetings. 5/7: When Sierra greets the female dog at the gate she tenses her body, barks and lunges at her. A soft muzzle is placed on her before being allowed to interact off leash. Once inside Sierra lunges onto her back and the session is ended. 5/8: Sierra’s dog reactivity is beginning to increase. Today when being introduced to a very soft, gentle male dog she became focused on a dog one pen over who was high-energy. Her posture tensed and she began to bark and lunge towards him. After the high energy dog was removed from the yard, Sierra was allowed to meet the calmer male. She immediately mounted him and low growled. Her session ended.
05/05/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam 5/5/17 Estimated age: ~3yrs, female Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – BARH. Entered exam room energetic and attention seeking, became nervous, trembling, allowed all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Very mild dental staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, prominent mammary chains, ending lactation, slightloy swollen vulva MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, small healed wound on head CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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