SKYE – A1115576
Safe - 6-23-2017 Manhattan
My name is SKYE. My Animal ID # is A1115576.
I am a spayed female black and white pointer mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/16/2017 from NY 10009, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
06/22/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Skye A1115576 is at risk for kennel presence concerns. When visited by new people she will often growl and avoid interaction, which makes adoption interactions difficult. She has responded well to treat-based training to decrease these in-kennel behaviors with people she knows, but the behaviors remain with new people.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/20/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 34.4 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision.
06/16/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/16/17 18:27 Skye was nervous but allowed all handling during intake. When Skye’s finder’s had her at home she was very friendly and allowed all handling. She did not have any accidents at home and was friendly with her Finder’s infant at home. No one tried to take her food away while she was eating, she did bark when the bell rang and was timid around strangers who approached her Finder while she was being walked. Her Finders said that she was very pleasant at home and they were sad to see her go.
06/20/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: It’s summertime and blue skies are here again…well, blue eyes anyway! Skye is a shy young girl blessed with striking good looks but feeling timid in the unfamiliar surroundings of the Care Center. She’s not quite sure if she can trust me at first. I sweet talk, offer treats and watch and wait as she takes two steps forward and one back, clearly eager to go for a walk but not too keen on this whole leash-over-her-head business. Eventually my patience and persistence pay off and once the rope is on, Skye’s quite happy to head outside for a leisurely stroll through the park. She walks nicely, takes care of her business soon after we hit the street, and lets me pet her all over while maintaining soft body language. We pass other dogs with ease. Kennel life is not made for dogs like Skye but in the home of the family who found her she was friendly and gentle, including with their young child, and allowed all handling, but still remained shy around strangers. While with us, she’s been avoidant in doggie playgroup, too. The noise and bustle of a busy Care Center are all a bit much for Skye right now and one-on-one attention is what she really needs, but every day we’re seeing small improvements. In a ‘safe space’ where she can relax and learn to trust again, this soft-hearted girl will blossom into a loyal pet to make you proud. Beautiful Skye is trying to be brave and put her best paw forward…will you be the one who reaches out to take it?
Another volunteer writes: Be prepared for a ton of compliments when you walk our reluctant superstar. She’s great on the leash, sits as soon as I stop walking (someone trained her well), and she’s gorgeous. Her beautiful blue eyes are striking in her lush black and white coat, and her gentle, sweet and shy personality makes you want to hug her close (after she gets to know you), and tell her that it only gets better from here. Skye seems to be all about her person and family, relaxed and gentle with those she knows, in the comfort of a quiet environment. She immediately hops onto her bed when our walk is over, so clearly she has known and enjoyed the comfort of a home. Will you be the one to give that to her again? I hope so.
06/18/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile 6/16/17 Unaltered Female, Stray (With finder for two days) Previously lived with: Adults and a child (Infant) Behavior toward strangers: Timid Behavior toward children: Friendly SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/18/17 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 fearful but unresponsive when touched. Does not approach assessor. Dog is crouching and focused on exit. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Skye appeared very fearful in the assessment room and during her assessment, avoiding the assessor and having a tense, trembling body. She allowed all handling. PLAYGROUP: Skye has not yet been comfortable interacting with dogs in the care center, and displays defensive behavior when approached (lip curling, avoiding). The behavior department recommends allowing Skye a period of decompression outside the shelter before immediate introduction to other dogs. Follow up should be conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs. Skye should never be forced in interact with other dogs if she appears uncomfortable. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake, Skye was tense but allowed handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/17/17 During her initial medical exam, Skye was tense. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Skye so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. 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 how uncomfortable Skye is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Skye gives clear warnings when she is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Skye, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Skye to initiate interactions with new people. She should never be forced to greet or to interact if she is not comfortable and soliciting attention.
06/18/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Skye has not yet been comfortable interacting with dogs in the care center, and displays defensive behavior when approached (lip curling, avoiding). The behavior department recommends allowing Skye a period of decompression outside the shelter before immediate introduction to other dogs. Follow up should be conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs. Skye should never be forced in interact with other dogs if she appears uncomfortable. 6/18: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Skye is nervous, avoidant and lip curls when approached.
06/17/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
S/O: QARH mm pink, tense, doesn’t not like rear end touched EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC g1 ddz CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS LUNGS: CLEAR ABD: tense MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 5/9 (OR 3/5) NS: APPROPRIATE PLN: NSF P GU: FI enlarged nipples A: app healthy
06/19/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating EXPNOCHILD
Based on record review and visual exam (BAR, no nasal or OU dc, no s/c), ok for s/n sx. 1301
Generated on Jun 22 2017 6:00PM
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