STAR – A1062911
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My name is STAR. My Animal ID # is A1062911.
I am a female cream and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/14/2016 from NY 10458, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/23/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 60.5 LBS.
No Final Exam
01/14/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
1/14/16 13:47 Basic information: Star is a 2 yr. old Am Pit Bull mix. The Owner got her from a friend as a gift; he has owned Star for over 1 yr. The owner surrendered Star because of personal problems. Star has no health problems and was last seen by a vet on 9/16/15. Socialization: Around strangers Star is friendly and playful. Star not lived with 3 children between the ages of 12 and 20 years old, he is relaxed and playful around children and adults he does not know. Star has lived with a small male Chihuahua mix. Star has never bitten anyone. Behavior: The owner stats that Star is not bothered when some moves her food or treats while she is eating, when someone takes her toys away or when someone disturbs her while sleeping. Staris okay with being brushed, given bathes and haveing her nails trimmed. When an unfamiliar person or animal approaches a family member or her home he approaches them in a friendly manor. The owner says that Star is not bothred by loud noises such as storms or fireworks. For a new family to know: The owner describes Star as friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level. Her favorite activity is to play tug of war with his owner. In the home Star tends to follow the owner around the house and is kept mainly indoors. Star sleeps in the floor of the bedroom on a blanket. Star was fed Pedigree dry dog food three times a day. She is mostly house trained and does have accidents in the home in the home, when she needs to go to the bathroom she goes to the bathroom on newspaper in the living room. Star knows the commands “stay “and “Come”. For exercise Star is used to brisk walks on the leash and twice a day and pulls strongly on the leash. He is not allowed to play off the leash. Behavior during intake: Star was relaxed with loose body, when approached by staff Star staff would wag tail and jump up to play, we were able to, scan (-), collared and place in a dog kennel.
01/17/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: What pulling the rug under one’s feet can do…Star was a happy, affectionate , playful and friendly family pet who lived with older children and a little Chihuahua. Here, at the care center, beautiful Star is one wary mouse dreading any additional change in her life..people, dogs, noises, actions… Her bruised nose tells us that she wants to leave her kennel and go …home but she seems relieved to get back in after sometimes spent out and even accepts caresses. She does not want a scarf around her neck, worries about the eye of the camera and is not at all comfortable around other dogs…She does not want treats and is very hand shy. Star is with us the reverse image of what she was in her former home….She has been so well cared for, perfectly groomed, a healthy weight, a gorgeous strawberry blonde coat and a statuesque body…Still, she was surrendered because her love ones were experiencing some hardships. Our Star needs to come out of her shell. We can not reason her but only try to make her feel better and hope that she will have a change of heart and mind, deal with her new situation and move in the right direction that will land her hopefully a new home and mostly a new loving master. Star is at the Manhattan Care Center.
01/17/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Star came into our center on 1/14/2016. It is reported Star has lived with three teenagers/young adults and is relaxed/playful around them, as well as children she does not know. It is also reported Star lived with a small Chihuahua mix. Owner reports Star is not bothered if anyone touches her food, toys, or treats. She is reportedly mostly housetrained and will also use newspaper left down in the living room. During intake, Star was relaxed with loose body, allowed all handling. She walked well on leash for her relief walk, no pulling. Star whined in the SAFER assessment room, focused on the door. She needed some time to warm up and allow handling, walking out of the room and sitting quietly for a few minutes before beginning assessment. Once comfortable, she allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, whining. Star stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, mouth open, whining. She followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft. Star pulled her paw back on first Squeeze attempt, did not pull it back on the second. She showed minimal interest in Toy. Star approached the helper dog a bit quickly, lip lick, tail at spine level. A brief play bow and then vocalized. The Behavior Team feels Star would do best with an Experienced adopter. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, whining. 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, whining Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back. Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, licks and mouths, then walks away. Dog – dog 2. Dog quickly approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, brief play bow and then vocalizes
01/21/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Star has been selective while greeting dogs during off leash interaction. She has displayed playful behaviors with select dogs, and has otherwise been uncomfortable with others, offering a low growl with prolonged sniffing or greeting. There has not been a clear distinction between males and females when Star displays these behaviors during play group. Star’s previous owner states that she previously lived with a male chihuahua, but no further information on in-home behaviors was given. Based on the observation made while in our care, the behavior department recommonds a pre-adoption interaction before placement before placement into a home with another dog. Slow introductions should take place in order to give Star time to acclimate into a new environment in a home with a resident dog. When off leash with other dogs, Star may be selective during interaction. She is tolerant of greeting from a female dog but begins to offer a low growl with longering greeting. 1/21: Star offers bows and solicits play from a calmer male dog. 1/22 update: Star bows to the helper dog then turn and flag, offering correction when the other dog jumps onto her shoulder or face.
01/14/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
01/14/16 13:10 INITIAL EXAM microchip scan negative female intact pitbull approx 2 years old mild tartar on teeth BAR, hydrated, good body condition heart and lungs WNL on auscultation skin around eyes and on muzzle erythematous, mild partial alopecial on head — suspect allergies small amount of blood at vulva, enlarged vulva — in heat ears have mild debris AU, eyes and nose clean no discharge, no CIRDC signs amb x 4, no lameness noted no neuro deficits noted PLAN: rabies vaccine not given – has documentation of rabies vaccine 9/15 – next due 9/16 gave DA2PP vaccine, CIV vaccine and bordetella vaccine gave 7 ml pyrantel PO applied activyl topically start benadryl 50 mg PO BID
01/23/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
01/23/16 16:18 Not lethargic, diarrhea Rounds: Sniffling starting to sneeze A: CIRDC P: Doxy PO SID 10 days i/d food ——————————— 1/22ALERTED BY DOG WALKER THAT PET HAS RED PAW, LAME AND LICKING PAW DOG HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ALLERGIES PREVIOUSLY HYPERACTIVE NO LAMENESS NOTED ALL FOUR PAWS ERYTHEMA AT INTERIGITAL SKIN, SOME SWELLING RIGHT HIND A; PODODERMATITIS SECONDARY TO ALLERGY P; CLEANEDF FOUR PAWS WITH CHLORHEADERM SOLUTION NO FURTHER TREATMENT INDICATED AVOIDANCE OF INDERLYIN ALLERGY RECOMMENDED- FOOD, ENVIRONMENTAL
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