ZOE – A1113284
RTO SAFE 05/31/17
ZOE – A1113284
***PYOMETRA – NEEDS VET CARE**NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason COST
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/26/2017, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 05/26/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: mature adult 6 y Microchip noted on Intake? none found. Owner surrender, QARH, tense, fearful, low growls and mod. reactive to touch; allowed most handling (with muzzle) but becomes aggressive with prolonged handling/restraint BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear; AU moderate thickening to canal with ceruminous discharge, thinning hair on pinnae; no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: not performed – muzzled/fear aggressive behav PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: nsf = NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: tense abd, limited palp.; Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: mild purulent vaginal discharge; mildly enlarged vulva; nosf MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted; mod. thinning hair on both pinna and extremeties and small circular spot of alopecia on top of head CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: no performed ( aggressive when attempting temp) Assessment – AU mod otitis externa – vaginal discharge – r/o pyometra – UTI vs other Plan – BW (CBC/Chem) + UA + schedule for spay surgery – Clavamox 250 mg + 62.5 mg PO BID x 10 days – AU – clean medicate ears (with muzzle if possible) Prognosis: fair SURGERY: Okay for surgery , recommend Temporary waiver due to Permanent waiver due to
Zoe is a 6 yr old female am. pitbull mix. Her owner got her when she was a few weeks old from a man whose dog had puppies. He is surrendering because he is moving to a no pets apt and is going through financial difficulties. Zoe has never had an injury, she has had skin allergies for a while. She has not been to the vet in years.
Around strangers Zoe is fearful and sometimes aggressive. She has had strangers be aggressive towards her on multiple occasions. Once she is comfortable she will be friendly and will seek affection. She has not spent time around children and plays exuberantly with adults. She has spent time with 2 small dogs in the home (Zoe’s owner’s mother’s dog) and was relaxed and playful. She does not seem to like other dogs, her owner has not let her interact with others much. She has been around a cat in the home and sometimes would chase the cat. She does not have a bite history.
Zoe gets anxious and barks a lot when left alone and will destroy things inside. She gets nervous during loud noises. Her owner can take away her food while she is eating- she isn’t bothered. Zoe will growl and can be playful when someone tries to take away a treat or toy. She isn’t bothered when someone pushes her off furniture or holds her. She tries to flee when she gets a bath, she isn’t bothered when someone touches her feet. She will bark and growl when someone unfamiliar approaches her house or family member.
For New Family:
Zoe is described as affectionate, playful, anxious and sometimes fearful. Her activity level is high and her owner loves how affectionate she is with him. She loves to run for exercise and play with indestructible toys. She will follow her owner around the house. She has been kept mostly indoors and rarely has accidents, only if she hasn’t been walked in hours. She sleeps in her unlocked dog crate or anywhere in the house. She likes both wet and dry food 2xday. She likes to go on the grass outside. She knows “sit” and “down”. When off-leash, she wanders but stays close. She pulls hard on the leash.
During intake Zoe was very agitated after her owner left and was barking and whining. She allowed the counselor to hold her on the leash and pet her head. She also took treats very nicely. She would bark whenever anyone would come in the room. After some time she became more comfortable and calm and allowed minimal handling from the counselor and did not growl or bark.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for six years)
Previously lived with: Adults and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Fearful and sometimes fractious
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with two small dogs she spent time with but does not seem to like other dogs.
Behavior toward cats: Sometimes chased the cat in the home
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Zoe is described as affectionate, playful, anxious and sometimes fearful with a high activity level.
Other notes: Destroys things when left alone.
Summary: When Zoe was brought into the assessment room, she growled when she was touched and was unable to be collared for this reason. A handling assessment could not be conducted.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
During intake, Zoe was growling at the admissions counselor but she allowed handling.
During her initial medical exam, Zoe was tense, growled, and allowed minimal handling.
Zoe’s previous owner described her as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_ No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Zoe is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
_X_ Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, as well as her behavior at the care center of allowing only minimal handling, the behavior department recommends Zoe be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Cinnamon to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Zoe to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Zoe presents with outside of the care centers.
_X_ Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Zoe displayed fractious behavior towards strangers in her previous home and at the care center she has allowed only minimal handling. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed.
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