MIA – A1095906
Safe - 11-21-2016 Brooklyn
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My name is MIA. My Animal ID # is A1095906.
I am a spayed female white and brown am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/04/2016 from NY 11420, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/18/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 65.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
11/04/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/04/16 18:41 Basic information Mia is a brown and white 9 year old spayed dog. She is a American pitbull terrier and owner surrendered to personal problems and having no time to provide for the dog. There are no injuries or health concerns owner is aware of Socialization Around strangers, he is friendly and outgoing and lets them pet her. Around children she is relaxed, respectful and owner stated she loves kids. She lived with a 3 year old and playing she is gentle. While playing adults she is gentle. She has never been around another dogs and behavior is unknown. She has never been around cats. There is no bite history of a person or animal. Behavior Owner stated there are no behavior issues and that she is a good dog. She isn’t bothered with storms. She is friendly with touching food bowl, taking a bone, or taking a toy out her mouth. She is friendly with giving a bath or brushing her coat. Trimming of nails is unknown. She is quiet when unfamiliar approaches to house or owner. For the new family to know Owner described her as friendly, playful, and excitable. dogs activity level is low. when owner is home, he follows you around and wants to be in the same room. She enjoys playing with balls, and kong toys. When playing with games she likes fetch, chasing, wrestling, and tugging. She had a free choice to be indoors or outside. she eats dry food and favorite treats are milk bones. She is very house trained and never has accidents. When left alone in the house, she is well behaved. When left alone in yard, she is well behaved. She has never been crated. She knows sit, come, down, and stay. She doesn’t pull on leash and never off leash only in yard and comes when called. Behavior upon intake She was receptive to all handling and let counselor collar, take intake photo, scan, and pet.
11/13/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Oh Mia. It can’t just be me who falls in love with every older lady pibble who’s got just a little extra junk in the trunk, can it? Actually, I know it’s not just me because Mia is quite a staff and volunteer favorite. Mia looks more like an armadillo than a dog, with her ample midsection and thin, pointy tail (she seems to be missing her tail fur). Although to be honest, she waddles a bit more like a Pot Bellied pig! This pretty girl loves to go for walks and take her time sniffing every patch of grass she passes–she walks like a dream on the leash and prefers to go slow so she can take in the scenery. Mia seems to be very housetrained, and although she was ambivalent about me at first, she eventually took her time sniffing my whole face and giving me a little boop on the nose. And she even wagged her tail once she decided she liked me. 🙂 This special girl is quirky, lovable, and charming–I promise, if you come see her, she’ll steal your heart, too. Please come see Mia at the Brooklyn ACC today. Another volunteer writes: Mia is so likeable it hurts my heart a little bit just thinking about her! She is slow on walks, but loves taking them and sort of prances with her front paws. She loves treats and quickly revealed that she knows “sit” and “paw.” She hasn’t shown me her cuddly side yet, but has her own way of letting me know she’s happy to be in my company (a little wag of that hairless tail, a sweet look…and my heart is hurting again!). Unexpectedly, Mia loves squeaky toys! She’ll play the slowest-ever version of fetch with me, use inanimate objects or my knee to help locate the squeaker, and even play with them alone in her cage! This cute as can be, endearing old lady deserves the best home ever!
11/08/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Spayed, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults/children (age 3) Behavior toward children: Playful/gentle Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Owner described her as friendly, playful, and excitable; activity level is low. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/08/16 Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, or low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy. Summary: No concerns were seen during this assessment DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: According to Mia’s previous owner, Mia has never been around other dogs. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Mia displays soft and confident body language when interacting with male and female dogs. She is social, occasionally checking in on the other dogs as she explores the pen. The Behavior Department recommends that Mia be placed in a home with dogs that match her calm sociability. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/06/16 During her initial medical examination, Mia readily allowed all handling without issue. ENERGY LEVEL: Mia displays a medium activity level in the care center. RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of experience)
11/05/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Mia’s previous owner, Mia has never been around other dogs. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Mia displays soft and confident body language when interacting with male and female dogs. She is social, occasionally checking in on the other dogs as she explores the pen. When a dog greets her for longer than her comfort level or runs past her, Mia begins to low growl. The Behavior Department recommends that Mia be placed in a home with dogs that match her calm sociability and that a dog-dog interaction is done to ensure compatibility. 11/5: Mia greets a novel male dog displaying neutral and confident body language and a low wagging tail. She is social, checking in on the male dog often as she calmly explores the pen. 11/9-11/14: In a group of calm female dogs, Mia displays soft and social body language, occasionally checking in on the other dogs as she explores the pen. When a dog greets her for longer than her comfort level or runs past her, Mia begins to low growl.
11/06/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative Sociable, tolerate handling No signs of aggression Spayed female, 9 year old Geriatic, obese over wt Abnormal posture and gaite Scatered alopecia and dermatitis all over the body, legs, back Moderate tartar and gingivitis Eyes slight sclerosis No ticks and fleas Skin dry Amb x 4 Barh
11/17/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating AVERAGE
11/17/16 Last day of ceph, recheck mild pyoderma S/O: BAR. Not eating food or medication EENT: Mild mucoid nasal discharge INTEG: moderate pododermatitis, continues to have signs of pyoderma A: Dermatitis/pyoderma, pododermatitis, CIRDC, anorexia P: OK to discontinue cephalexin at this time. Adding baytril 2.9ml (100mg/ml) q24 x 7 days (switch to oral when appetite returns), and LRS 500ml sq q24 x 3 days. Good prognosis Rec dermatology work up with placement 11/15/16 CIRDC noted on rounds S/O: BAR. attention seeking. decreased appetite EENT: mild mucoid nasal discharge H/L: mild sneezing, normal RR/RE A: cirdc P: rec doxycycline 300mg po q24 x 10 days. continue to monitor while at bacc. excellent prognosis
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