STORM – A1107684
Safe - 5-27-2017 Staten Island
STORM – A1107684
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**DOH HOLD RELEASED 04/17/17**
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, HARRIER MIX, 1 yr, 7 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR DOH-VB Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/02/2017, From NY 10302, DueOut Date 04/02/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: female Age : 1 year and 6 months Mentation: wnl Eyes: wnl Ears: puncture wound and swollen LT ear and RT ear shown less swollen. it diagnosed as demodicosis by Banfield hospital Nose:wnl Teeth: has little tartar If abnormal BCS: Skin: skin issue seen due some wounds on the head and front legs and head Hair Coat: rough due to skin prblems Declawed: no Any injuries: yes on LT ear and head and front legs Behavior: nervous , tense but allowed to handle. Medication: As per Dr. 1276 Rx ( Cephalixen 500 mg BID X 10 days and Rimadyl 100 mg SID X 7 days) until examine by next available DVM.
RE EXAM: 4/14/17 recheck exam; Objective BCS 5/9; EENT: no nasal discharge noted; AD- mild erythema; AS- mild/moderate crusting, alopecia, mild erythema, mild brown debris, previouswound at inside of pinna healed; OU- clear; Oral Exam: muzzled, limited oral exam; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: FI, no vaginal discharge; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: 1.5 yo FI Mixed breed dog; severe otitis externa (AS> AD)- improving, 2nd dose of osnuria applied 4/11/17; wound at inside of left ear pinna- healed; on DOH hold due to bite wound- no signs of rabies seen today; Plan; recheck ears next week
A volunteer writes: This dog is sweet and happy. She likes to walk and uses her great sense of smell to investigate everything around her. Her coat will remind you of an oreo cookie, which suits her lovely nature so well.
Another volunteer writes: Storm was all hugs and kisses when I had her out in the yard. She enjoys plopping her big body in my lap while washing my face even though I had reassured her that I had a clean face 😉 Storm is playful, she loves to run and chase tennis balls. Storm would love a nice active home with plenty of faces to wash. If you’re interested in adopting Storm, please come to the Staten Island Care Center and meet her.
PROFILE: 04/02/17 15:45
Storm is a 1 yr. & 6 month old female Harrier Mix that has mange & puncture wounds from a recent fight w/another dog. Previous owner has had Storm since she was a puppy but can longer have her due to not having the financial stability to continue to treat Storm’s mange & also due to the constant conflict between Storm & the other spayed female pit bull in the home.
According to the previous owner, around strangers, Storm is friendly & outgoing. Around adults & children (4& 6), Storm is respectful & playful. With adults & children, Storm plays in a gentle or exuberant manner. Storm has lived w/2 other pit bulls in the home. 1 dog being a spayed female & the other an unneutered male. Storm & the other female would need to be separated at all times because they would lunge & bite each other whenever they would be in the same room together. Storm was respectful & tolerant of the male dog. However, if he were to attempt to mount her she would over correct him but he would submit & both dogs would walk away from each other. There has never been a confrontation between Storm & the male dog. Storm has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. She has never bitten a person but has bitten the other female dog in the home.
Previous owners stated that Storm doesn’t have any behavioral issues. Storm isn’t bothered when any food, treat, or toy is taken from her. Storm isn’t bothered by having her coat brushed or having baths. Previous owner did not trim Storm’s nail so her reaction to this grooming agent is unknown. Storm isn’t bothered when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member.
For a New Family to Know:
Storm is described as friendly, affectionate, excitable, & playful w/a medium activity level. When in the home, Storm is the type to follow you around seeking attention. Storm is selective about toys she plays with. Storm enjoyed running around w/the children in yard which was her main exercise. She also enjoyed slow & brisk walks with the previous owner. Storm usually goes to the bathroom on the grass. Storm was kept mostly indoors & was fed organic dry food. Storm is house-trained & would not have any accidents. When left alone in the home/yard, Storm would be well-behaved. Storm knows commands sit & lay down. On the leash, Storm doesn’t pull unless excited & previous owner would not allow Storm off the leash.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Date of intake 4/2/2017
Unaltered female, owner surrender (lived in previous home 1.5 years, since puppy)
Previously lived with: 2 medium dogs (spayed female, unaltered male), children ages 4 & 6
Behavior toward strangers: Social/outgoing
Behavior toward children: Respectful/playful, for exercise runs around backyard with the children
Behavior toward dogs: Storm and other female resident dog would lunge and bark at each other/ mostly kept separate, respectful and tolerant of unneutered male
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: Yes, Storm and resident female dog had an altercation, both dogs received puncture wounds. Storm’s bite was on her ear and lip area, it should be noted owner reports Storm has severe chronic ear condition which may have caused an escalated reaction due to sensitivity. The other dog received puncture wounds on her paws and legs. Neither dog required medical treatment.
Housetrained: Yes, usually goes outside on grass.
Energy level/descriptors: Social, affectionate, excitable, and playful with a medium activity level.
Date of assessment 4/6/2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, relaxed
Sensitivity: 2. Dog leans into assessor’s hand and accepts the touch, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not pull back
Toy 1. Minimal interest smells, then walks away
Dog – dog 3. Dog approaches the helper quickly, tense body, hackles raised
Summary: Storm displayed no concerning behavior during her assessment
Date of initial 4/2/2017
During her initial medical exam, Storm was tense but allowed handling.
Her owner describes Storm as having a medium level of activity which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity – Storm has a severe chronic ear condition and shakes her head often. She otherwise has shown good coping skills, even when uncomfortable, and has been quite human social with her caretakers in the care center. We recommended limited handling to Storm’s ear area until her needs are met medically.
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