SITA – A1063280
Rescue: Amsterdog Animal Rescue
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My name is SITA. My Animal ID # is A1063280.
I am a female gray and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/19/2016 from NY 11218, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/02/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 61.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
01/26/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
DOG INFORMATION SHEET Basic Information: Sita is an 8 year old female American Pit-Bull. Owner stated she was found as a stay 8 years ago. Sita was diagnosed with Lyme disease and had a Blood clot in her left ear years ago. Owner surrendered Sita due to biting a family member in the home. Social Life and Personality: Sita lived with two adults and has been around strangers. Owner stated Sita is friendly/outgoing towards stranger’s especially male adults, she plays somewhat rough. Sita has been around a 14 year old child, and owner stated she is playful and can be gentle. Owner stated Sita barks and growls towards dogs she sees on walks but if she’s tied outside and a dog walks pass she is tolerant when owner is not around. When Sits was younger she lived with two cats and was respectful and tolerant in the home but outdoors she lunges towards them. Behavior: Sita bit recently during disciplining using a choke collar. She often urinates when overly excited or urinate and defecate in the kitchen when she doesn’t go on walks on time. Sita often barks too much when neighbor’s dog starts to bark which is a recent habit. Sita is afraid of motorcycles and will bark and panics. Sita growls when owner attempt to touch her food bowl. Owner has to tell Sita to “wait” before eating food. After Sita eats her food owner has to remove the bowl because she will guard her food all day. Sita isn’t bothered when owner take toys or treats away from her mouth owner will say command “let go”. Sita is afraid to take baths but tolerant when in the tub. She barks/growls when the mailman comes to house and barks when unfamiliar approaches the house or family member. For a New Family to Know: Sita is trained to use the bathroom doors and pulls very hard on a leash until owner stay “heel”. Sita was never crate -trained and is never home alone. Her activity level is high in the summer and medium in the winter. Sita likes to go hiking, play outside and car hides. Sita likes to follow owner around the house or be in the same room as owner. Sita prefers to stay in cooler around or the house and be cozy. Sita likes to chew on bones from the butcher. Sita eats wet and dry food but prefers Chicken and Vegetables. Sita likes beef liver treats. She knows commands such as sit, heel, no, good girl, back, wait and let go. Owner describes Sita as playful, confident, independent and anxious. Owner stated Sita will do best in a home with no children.
No Web Memo
02/02/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sita came to us as an owner surrender due to her biting the owner’s husband on his two fingers after he attempted training her with a choke collar. According to the owner Sita is friendly and outgoing toward strangers’ especially male adults. She has been reported to growl around her food and the owner will have to remove her food bowl after eating otherwise Sita will guard her food all day. The owner stated that Sita does tend to bark at and lunge at other dogs while on walks, and that she pulls very strongly on the leash. When Sita was younger she lived with two cats and was respectful and tolerant of them in the home but when outdoors she lunges towards them. Sita had very calm and relaxed body language when entering the behavior room. She allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items while maintaining soft body language. She only displayed minimal interest in the toy item on this portion of the assessment. When on an on-leash dog interaction Sita approached the helper dog with relaxed body language. Due to Sita’s previous bite history and behavior in the home of guarding her food the behavior department believes that Sita can go to an experienced adopter with no young children. 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 closed for a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, licks and mouths, then walks away. Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip long or neutral
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/20/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan neg ~8yo, female bar. limited handling attempted. bcs 5/9 mild dental tartar/gingivitis, nuclear sclerosis ou, no ocular or nasal discharge normal thoracic auscultation continue to monitor while at bacc. good prognosis
01/30/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
CIRDC NOTED ON ROUNDS BAR. MILD NASAL DISCHARGE AND MILD COUGH A: CIRDC P: REC DOXYCYCLINE 300MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC GOOD PROGNOSIS
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