SUGAR – A0891886
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My name is SUGAR. My Animal ID # is A0891886.
I am a spayed female black and white labrador retr mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/15/2017 from NY 11101, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER HOSP. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-088366.
03/09/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Sugar A0891886 is at risk due to behavior. Her behavior has continued to deteriorate despite enrichment efforts.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/01/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 56.2 LBS.
re wt 56lb CIV booster#02191148 DA2PP booster#02121703A pyrantel 2.5cc po
02/15/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/15/17 14:10hrs Was able to put leash on and walk.
03/09/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: A dark beauty flecked with gray, Sugar melts at the subtlest signs of warmth, though she may not show it at first. Mostly quiet in her kennel, she growls softly and has a funny “smile” for strangers who approach. (A sensitive soul, she must feel especially disoriented here: She was a beloved pet with her housemate Coco until their owner passed away.) It’s all for show. Sugar may be shy, but she’s easily leashed and, once outdoors, sheds her armor quickly. She takes care of business first, then lopes happily by my side, wagging her tail at the sound of my voice and letting me take her face in my hands. Before long, she is showing me how well she can sit for treats and gives me her paw to shake. Sugar is also enjoying doggie play groups. She’s at a perfect age now and has been raised to be easygoing and gentle. She would be just as happy curled up on the couch as going on outdoor adventures — so long as you are by her side. Sugar is spayed and can go home with you today — meet her soon at Brooklyn ACC! Another volunteer writes: Oh, Sugar, Sugar! This most beautiful middle-aged lady came to us after her owner died. Despite recently suffering a loss, Sugar has managed to be a huge source of joy and has stolen MANY of our hearts. She submissively smiles in her cage like none other, walks beautifully on leash, and seems housebroken. She might be a little shy at first, but warms up quickly to be very waggy and affectionate. Whenever I let her loose in the yard she bursts into zoomies and makes endearing little whining noises in an effort to celebrate the company she is so excited to have. She has a tremendously soft personality and is the reigning queen at cuddling! She gently props her paws up on me and makes the sweetest eye contact, will literally bury her head into my lap, and pushes her head under my hands when I stop petting her. While she is INFINITELY sweeter than pie, she sometimes keeps it a secret from people she sees when out and about: she can be reactive and will need someone to help her learn to worry only about the person on the other end of her leash (her great love for treats will help!). She might need a little refining, but I have no doubt that whoever adopts Sugar will be left wondering how they ever got by without her…please come meet her at Brooklyn ACC!
02/17/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 2/15/17 Spayed, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/17/17 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is 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, and her tail is between her legs, body tense with her mouth closed. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes tense. Flank squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Lip licks Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Sugar was fearful and nervous in the assessment room and needed a slow approach. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sugar was initially nervous when greeting other dogs. With further playgroup sessions, Sugar begins to display soft and social body language when interacting with calm male and female dogs. She is tolerant of a male that mounts her but will display a look away and a slight lip curl -appropriate signals that she is uncomfortable- when a dog greets her for longer than her comfort level. With further time spent at the Care Center, Sugar has begun to greet other dogs with stiff body language and will begin barking. She is unable to be introduced. Sugar was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Sugar be placed with respectful dogs that match her calm sociability. All initial introductions should be conducted slowly and under supervision. DOG-DOG ASSESSMENT: Selective: These dogs can succeed with certain other dogs, but may be more selective or picky. They may dislike certain ‘types’ of dogs or styles of dog play so they may require extra supervision when interacting with other dogs.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/15/17: During her medical examination, Sugar was nervous, head low and allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Sugar so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is an enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. IN SHELTER BEHAVIOR: 3/8/17 Since arriving at the Care Center Sugar has infrequently displayed mild leash reactivity and barrier frustration. She occasionally would bark at staff as they passed the yard outside and on a handful of occasions barked at staff and potential adopters while on leash. In the last few days she has been displaying more severe reactivity on leash and while in the yard– barking and lunging at staff while walking outside and has become difficult to deescalate. Today she redirected towards a handler when her leash was picked up. Sugar has also become less tolerant of other dogs in playgroup. Although she remains social with her handlers when not reacting, at this time the Behavior Department feels that Sugar is rapidly deteriorating within the Care Center and we recommend that she be placed in a home as soon as possible for her well-being and for the safety of the staff. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors described below) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Sugar may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Sugar to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations. In spite of her discomfort, Sugar has shown good coping skills and clear signals. _X_ On-leash reactivity/Barrier frustration: Sugar has been observed to lunge at, bark, and growl at people in the care center while on leash that most likely is due to fear but has increased in severity in the recent week. Sugar should be taught a “Look” command to focus on the person walking him rather than people or things around him. We recommend only using positive reinforcement, reward based training. Safe and appropriate managment should be exercised when attempting to modify this behavior.
02/16/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sugar was initially nervous when greeting other dogs. With further playgroup sessions, Sugar begins to display soft and social body language when interacting with calm male and female dogs. She is tolerant of a male that mounts her but will display a look away and a slight lip curl -appropriate signals that she is uncomfortable- when a dog greets her for longer than her comfort level. With further time spent at the Care Center, Sugar has begun to greet other dogs with stiff body language and will begin barking. She is unable to be introduced. Sugar was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Sugar be placed with respectful dogs that match her calm sociability. All initial introductions should be conducted slowly and under supervision. 2/16: Sugar displays nervous body language – a tense face and tucked tail- when greeting a novel male dog. Due to her nervousness, the greeter dog’s leash is held to give Sugar the opportunity to approach him on her own. She spends her time exploring the pen, keeping to herself and avoiding the other dog. 2/17: Sugar is introduced to a calm male dog. She displays neutral body language when briefly greeting him and allowing him to sniff her. She then keeps to herself for the remainder of the session, exploring the pen. 2/18: Sugar displays soft body language when greeting male and female dogs. She calmly explores the pen, occasionally sniffing the other dogs. She is tolerant of a male that mounts her but will display a look away and a slight lip curl -appropriate signals that she is uncomfortable- when a dog greets her for longer than her comfort level. 2/21-3/5: Sugar keeps to herself as she explores the pen, tolerating play. She offers a soft correction when a dog attempts to mount her. She lip curls when a higher energy dog attempts to solicit play from her. 3/6-3/8: Sugar has begun to greet other dogs with stiff body language and will begin barking. She is unable to be introduced.
02/15/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan positive 985121008991879 ~6-7yrs, spayed S/O: QARH. Nervous, head low, allows all handling. BCS 5/9 EENT: Mild dental tartar/gingivitis, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear ABD: Tense, difficult to palpate INTEG: Multiple old wounds, semi-firm swelling at left proximal antebrachium with healing wounds over lateral and medial aspects, no discharge, unable to express any discharge; healing laceration at right middle dorsal antebrachium, no signs of infection MS: Ambulatory x 4, no apparent lameness UG: Spayed A: Multiple old healing wounds, swelling at left antebrachium likely healing abscess P: Rec baytril 272mg po q24 x 7 days, rimadyl 100mg po q24 x 5 days. Recheck in 5 days for any improvement in swelling/wound. Good prognosis
02/28/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
02/28/17 Recheck wounds, check for CIRDC – coughing noted by ACO. O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. H/L: No coughing. Lungs clear. MS/INTEG: Left front leg – multiple small scabbed areas on antebrachium. No moisture or swelling. No pain on palpation. Right front leg – laceration on upper antbrachium clean, dry, granulated completely with new skin along wound edges. A: Healing wounds, no signs of infection. No signs of CIRDC. P: No need for continued antibiotic therapy. Excellent prognosis.
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