SKYLER – A1082183
Safe - 8-6-2016 Manhattan
My name is SKYLER. My Animal ID # is A1082183.
I am a spayed female tan pug and beagle mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/22/2016 from NY 11367, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/23/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 26.2 LBS.
No Final Exam
07/22/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/22/16 12:37 BASIC INFORMATION: Skyler is a Puggle, spayed female, 8yrs old. Skyler has no health issues & was given to the owner 8 months ago as a gift. Skyler was surrendered to ACC for behavior reasons. SOCIALIZATION: Skyler is fearful of strangers & takes a couple of days to adjust. Skyler will bark and low growl when a stranger comes near her or her owner & the family. Skyler appears to be fearful & protective of strangers when they are near her owner. Skyler also reacts when startled & would be better in a home with teenagers & adults. Skyler bit 2 people in less than one year both occasions she broke skin. Skyler also reacts to other dogs, especially female dogs. She will lunge, growl & bark. Skyler has not bitten anyone or another animal within the past 10 days. BEHAVIOR: Skyler allows the owner to touch her & come near her when she is eating & also allows owner to remove objects from her mouth with ease. Skyler allows owner to groom her & brush her coat. Skyler barks when an unfamiliar person is outside of the home. Skyler is fearful and protective of her owner, Skyler has bitten two people over the past 12 months. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Skyler is best described as an affectionate and playful dogs with her owners & a fearful & shy dog towards strangers. Skyler has a medium activity level & enjoys going to the park and for brisk walks. When the owner comes home Skyler follows the owner around. Skyler enjoys playing with balls & squeaky toys, she plays fetch & tug. Skyler would do best with a couple or a single person home. Skyler has been kept mostly indoors & sleeps in her crate. The crate is left open and Skyler able to come in and out as she pleases. Skyler enjoys eating dry food from any brand 2X daily. Skyler is house trained but will urinate on the couch occasionally, this behavior is unpredictable. Skyler is well behaved when left home alone. She is familiar with commands sit , come & stay. Skyler pulls lightly & goes potty on grass areas. BEHAVIOR UPON INTAKE: Upon intake, Skyler growled, lunged & barked at the staff. Skyler did not allow handling.
08/01/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Pretty Skyler has been beautifully cared for but clearly was poorly socialized. She was surrendered into our care as she was too protective of her short time owner…Such a dog needs experienced hands and a connoisseur of the breed (Skyler is a Puggle) to eventually become a little bit more of a socialite even that she is already eight years of age. There will be a need for love and patience but I believe in Skyler after having spent some time with her. Skyler never growled or showed teeth at me although she did bark in discontentment each time I put her back in her den after our time together. It was short lived. Treats calm her down usually. She is leashed easily, pulls quite a bit on the leash and does her business as soon as she is out of the building. She does not mind a scarf around her neck and even a photo session. Birds and other dogs do not catch much of her attention (even those sticking their nose in her door), at least in our care. As we sit on the sidewalk, Skyler settles next to me (not on my lap) and accepts caresses. I am just a stranger to her….I wish I could say more, get to know her more… Skyler(and I) so wish for a chance to better herself… Who does not want to be good???? Will you be the one opening your door to Skyler, train her and teach her that there is out there a world and people to discover and love. A volunteer updates: I am so proud of Skyler. I have been taking her out almost daily and she has become one outgoing little lady. She is really looking forward to her walks and her little cuddling sessions on the sidewalk. She never forgets to ask for treats, her forelegs on my lap. Her eyes are bright and her mouth wide open in a smile. I do believe in Skyler. I know she can become a very pleasant and loving pet in experienced hands. It is a question to be willing to give her a chance. Skyler is all worth it!!!
07/27/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Skyler walks calmly on leash. She was fearful and repeatedly attempted to get away from the handler during the assessment. Skyler becomes extremely frightened (low growl) during the tag interaction, tail tucked, and trying to exit room. The behavior team decided to skip the handling part of the assessment for safety reasons. During the resources Skyler was not interested in toys. Skyler was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Skyler is fearful of strangers & takes a couple of days to adjust. Skyler will bark and low growl when a stranger comes near her or her owner & the family. Skyler appears to be fearful & protective of strangers when they are near her owner. Skyler also reacts to other dogs, especially female dogs. She will lunge, growl & bark. Skyler allows the owner to touch her & come near her when she is eating & also allows owner to remove objects from her mouth with ease”. The behavior department feels that she would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, shy body language, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 5. Dog growls, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff Toy 1. No interest. Playgroup Notes: When off leash with other dogs, Skyler greets politely and briefly, then wanders.
07/24/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
7/24-When off leash with other dogs, Skyler greets politely and briefly, then wanders.
07/23/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 107769830 Sex: spayed female Age: reported 8y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate staining If abnormal BCS: slightly overweight (3.5) Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: nervous, head shy, looks to retreat from handler and will not make eye contact Medication: N/A, preventatives given
07/23/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
BAR. BCS 5/9. TIMID ON EXAM. PE: EENT WNL, PLN WNL, ORAL EXAM MILD DENTAL TARTAR, THORACIC AUSC WNL, ABD PALP WNL, M/S WNL, SKIN/HAIR WNL. NO CONCERNS ON EXAMINATION. APPARENTLY HEALTHY GERIATRIC.
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