SPARKY – A1080191
Gone - 7-14-2016 Manhattan
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My name is SPARKY. My Animal ID # is A1080191.
I am a male white and black am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/06/2016 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/13/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 44.6 LBS.
no vomit seen in sparky’s cage
07/06/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
Sparky A1080191 is a 2yr old male black AMPT who was found tied to a pole 2 months ago and is being surrendered due to personal problems.He was not seen by a vet and currently has no known health issues/injuries. Socialization: Around strangers Sparky is very friendly/outgoing and very energetic. Sparky is ok with other dogs but does not like them around his food bowl. He has not been around other cats. He hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal. Behavior: Sparky isn’t bothered by the following: having his food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being brushed, bath time (he only struggles to get away when you stop bathing him). He hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting and as long as someone keeps him distracted he doesn’t mind having his nails trimmed. If someone approaches the home/family member Sparky will bark to greet them. For A New Family to Know: Sparky is described as friendly, affectionate, very playful & confident with a very high activity level. He enjoys playing. He enjoys ball, rope, squeaky toys and games of fetch, chase & tug (sometimes). He’s an indoor/outdoor dog who sleeps on a dog bed on the floor. Sparky is walked 2-3x a day where he pulls on his leash at times. He eats dry & recently wet mixed in Pedigree dog food 2-3x a day. Sparky known commands are “sit”, “come” & “go”. Intake Behavior: Sparky had a loose wiggly body and was extremely bouncy and jumpy. He allowed all handling. He allowed to be scanned (-), collared and to be taken pictures of. He walked alongside us and pulled a bit (he’s a strong boy) then jumped into the kennel on his own when asked.
07/09/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Hello!! I’m so happy to meet you, are we going for a walk, can we play, can we cuddle? What do you want to do? I’d love to join you in whatever it is!!! Let’s spend time together we’ll have so much fun! Meet Sparky! A happy, friendly, affectionate, playful pup who wants to meet everyone he sees whether two legs or four, who loves toys and jauntily walks on leash carrying a toy! Our first order of business was his business, and whew!, he needed that! Sparky showed me a ‘sit’, takes treats gently, and when I tethered him for photos in the park he kept getting tangled in the leash like the silly puppy he is. His tail never stops wagging, his coat is gorgeously white, and his sparkling white teeth line up perfectly like little Chiclets! Surrendered to our care due to “personal problems” he’s described as friendly and outgoing, doesn’t guard his stuff with people, doesn’t like other dogs near his food, loves playing and has a high energy level. Happy, friendly and lively describe this good looking pup who’s looking for an active, fun family with whom to spend the rest of his life. Is that you?
07/08/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sparky was with his previous owner for two months. He is noted to be friendly and energetic with strangers. He has had no reported conflicts with other dogs, though he may be uncomfortable if they are near his food bowl. He has not been exposed to cats. His previous owner reports no guarding behavior with humans. His previous owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, very playful, and confident, with a very high activity level. Sparky has been enthusiastically social since intake. He was active in the behavior room, constantly jumping on the assessor (soliciting attention). He was quite mouthy but applied no pressure. He allowed all handling items without issue, licking the assessor’s face on Look and joining the Tag game. He held onto the toy but used it to engage the assessor in play and maintained a loose, wiggly body. With other dogs in playgroup, Sparky is also high energy and playful, and may be slow to respond to correction. Sparky has shown highly social behavior and showed no aggression concerns on the SAFER assessment. Due to his extremely high energy and tendency to be mouthy, we recommend an experienced adopter prepared to provide Sparky with a significant amount of daily mental and physical exercise. He is demonstrating typical juvenile dog behavior, and needs someone to guide him through these juvenile years, learning good habits and appropriate outlets for his energy. Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back. Licks assessor’s hand. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs Sparky is boistrous and extremely playful. He will consistenly jump on/over/under the female helper dog, all while vocalizing and licking her mouth. He does not back up with dog or handler correction.
07/08/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Sparky is playful and exuberant when off leash with other dogs, however does appear to lack approproate social skills and continues to solicit from dogs who become uncomfortable with his style of play. The behavior team feels that Sparky should have a pre-adoption interaction due to the potential of his play style becoming overwhelming to other dogs. Sparky may need guidance and monitored, structured play sessions with dogs to assist him with building social and play skills. He arrived as an owner surrender and his precvious owenr cites that “Sparky is ok with other dogs but does not like them around his food bowl.” Taking this into consideration, he should be fed separately from other dogs that he is introduced to in the future. 7/8: When off leash with other dogs Sparky is boistrous and extremely playful. He will consistenly jump on/over/under the female helper dog, all while vocalizing and licking her mouth. He does not back up with dog or handler correction. 7/9 update: Sparky exhibits these same behaviors when interacting with a male and a female. 7/10: Sparky is boisterous and playful, however does not respond to correction from other dogs who become overwhelmed. 7/12: Sparky is quieter today and engages in soft play with males and females.
07/07/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining, young If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: pyoderma vs other derm on head and ventral neck Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, hyper, responds well to toys (will fetch) but not commands (sits after several attempts) Medication: N/A, preventatives given
07/13/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
07/13/16 15:05 soft coughing noted in cage early cirdc 200mg doxy sid x 10d 7/12/16 Vomiting for last few days. Pt is BAR, energetic, tail wagging. No signs of CIRDC – no nasal discharge, ocular discharge, sneezing or coughing. R/O early CIRDC vs. primary GI vs. ivermectin toxicity (usually presents with neuro signs; 20% also have vomiting). Give Cerenia 2 ml x3 days. Monitor for further vomiting and for development of CIRDC. 1088 —— 7/7/16 Hx: Vet check for pyoderma on head and neck S: Hyper, likes to jump up, very friendly, very energetic O: BAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist, CRT <2 sec EENT: Erythema, thickened skin and thin fur in a large region on the dorsal skull and on the right side of the neck. No discharge OU, AU, nose. Clean teeth. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. Skin scrape – positive for Demodex mites A: Demodicosis Short-term prognosis: Good P: Ivermectin increasing dose – goal is 1.2 ml PO SID until 2 negative skin scrapes. Start with 0.2 ml PO SID x3 days, then 0.4 ml PO SID x3 days, then 0.6 ml PO SID x3 days, then 0.8 ml PO SID x3 days, then 1.0 ml PO SID x3 days, then 1.2 ml PO SID until 2 negative skin scrapes. Start skin scrapes in 4 weeks, perform them 2 weeks apart until 2 negative skin scrapes are obtained. 1088
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