SUPERNOVA – A1099660
Safe - 12-22-2016 Brooklyn
My name is SUPERNOVA. My Animal ID # is A1099660.
I am a female cream and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 12/14/2016 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/14/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 60.0 LBS.
Pyrantel – 0.35cc PO Advantage ll — Topical
12/14/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/14/16 13:18 Supernova came into ACC inside a dog crate. While in the crate she began to hard bark and lunge at the front of the cage. ACT was able to place a leash over her head and she walked out the crate. She had a tense body and snapped when handled. She was not scanned at intake or collared.
12/21/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Supernova might not know how to make the best first impression, but she does make a lasting one. Every time I passed this beautiful amber-eyed girl’s cage she would push me away with a big bark…until she didn’t. Not only did she readily approach the front, but she did so with a soft tail wag. She immediately relieved herself outside and was easy to handle on leash. She didn’t respond to “sit” but was very receptive to treats and more than happy to take them for free (she takes them politely). Though she did bark at some people that walked by, she was very wiggly, playful and sweet with me off leash. She loves to play with toys, dropped the ball right in my hands while playing fetch, and was very endearing when she whimpered in response to a toy when she hit its squeaker. She caught a bout of the zoomies, frequently checked in with soft eye contact, sat in my lap, and shimmied against me like a cat as I pet her. Needless to say, I think she’ll bond quickly and strongly to her person 🙂 Supernova is at Brooklyn ACC hoping for the opportunity to be someone’s shining star!
Another volunteer updates: After another outing with Supernova, I have to say I don’t think I gave her enough credit on her first impressions! Although she was tentative when we encountered an unfamiliar staff member outside, she didn’t bark at him, approached him to check him out, and within minutes had her front paws propped on him, wagging her tail and soaking in some cuddling. She wiggled like a puppy when I approached her cage, did lots of hanging out in my lap, and when I needed to leash her to go back inside, she initiated a game of “catch me if you can”, play bowing and darting away, wagging all the while! Whether she is a normally friendly dog in a strange place, or just a dog that needs time to warm up to new people, I think she is definitely one that deserves a chance.
12/18/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A Unaltered, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 12/17/16 Summary: Supernova is very fearful and kept her distance from the handler, she would constantly lip lick with whale eye, tail tucked all the while. Supernova seems to flinch upon any form of direct contact and also appears timid towards people in the shelter environment. Due to the behaviors observed, and out of concern for her stress level, we do not feel it is appropriate to perform a handling assessment at this time. PLAYGROUP: Supernova was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Supernova slowly approaches a novel male dog. She briefly sniffs the male dog then explores the pen. She is nervous throughout the session, displaying a tense face. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 12/17/16 During her medical examination, Supernova was very nervous, timid and snapped at the handler. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Supernova may benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue partner who can further assess her behavior in a stable environment.) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Supernova is extremely nervous around strangers and can be difficult to handle. She shows clear signs of discomfort and it is important to respect those signs and to help Supernova gain comfort and confidence in order to avoid escalation.)
12/15/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Supernova was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around other dogs is unknown. 12/15: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Supernova slowly approaches a novel male dog. She briefly sniffs the male dog then explores the pen. She is nervous throughout the session, displaying a tense face. 12/18: Supernova displays neutral body language when greeting a novel male dog. She greets briefly then keeps to herself as she explores the pen.
12/14/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative Female, ~3yrs Very nervous, tense and timid, attempt to bite, tolerated only limited PE stained teeth EENT –wnl Skin/coat — NSF BARH
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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