**** TO BE KILLED - 9/1/2017 ****
YOUNG BRINDLE GIRL NEEDS A CHANCE IN THE RIGHT HANDS - Is she perfect? No. Well, not yet. Maybe with the help of a loving and experienced family she could at least work toward it. But nothing and no one is perfect so Diva is no different. She's a cute young girl whose still open to lots of training, guidance and, of course, love. Diva was already at the shelter in April so obviously she hasn't been experiencing a very good homelife and we want to help change that. Like young children, young pups need lots of stability and security to even stand a chance in this world and Diva is no exception. Step up and offer Diva the opportunity to at least try, to at least love and be loved. No dog should die because of a negligent human in their life. Where are the consequences for them? :'(
DIVA - A1107598
1 year old spayed female br brindle/white APBT mix, 47 lbs
Owner Surrender: Reason stated STRAY
Behavior Rating is NH ONLY
8/29/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO Allowed touching wagging tail
No Web Memo
8/31/2017 SHELTER ASSESSMENT (Please remember this is a short test taken while in a new and stressful environment and may not be indicative of the dog's true behavior once in a home).
SHELTER ASSESSMENT - NH ONLY
KNOWN HISTORY: None 8/29/17, second stay at care center Spayed, Stray KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 4/1/17, first stay at care center (In previous home for one year) Spayed, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Playful and exuberant
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Diva is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a high activity level.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 8/31/17 Summary: Diva has displayed concerning behavior at the care center, jumping up and snapping at handlers when on leash. For this reason, she is not a good candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary
PLAYGROUP: 8/29/17: When attempting to bring Diva to playgroup, Diva continually places her paw over the leash and bites it. She is double-leashed and begins snapping at the handler. She also growls when she sees another dog on leash. A through the fence greeting is conducted with a male dog and she greets politely. From previous stay:
4/2/17: When off leash at the Care Center, Diva greets the male helper with a neutral posture. She initially is anxious, breathing heavy, panting, and pacing around the yard but checks in with the other dog several times. Eventually she relaxes some and offers a few bounces in his direction.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 8/29: Upon intake, Diva allowed handling.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: ENERGY LEVEL: Diva’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 his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to over-arousal issues displayed in the care center, and the potential for this to occur in a home, we recommend an adult only home. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Diva has been difficult to handler at the care center, jumping up and snapping at the handler when walked on leash. The behavior department recommends Diva 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 Diva to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Diva to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Diva presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Social hyper-arousal: At the care center, Diva becomes over aroused when walked on leash and jumps up, snapping at handler. This behavior was not reported by her previous owner and we do not know how or if this issue will present in a home environment. We recommend consultation with a qualified positive reinforcement, force-free trainer/behaviorist for any behavior Diva does display. _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Diva has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, growling at them. Diva may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
4/2/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION Diva’s previous guardian reported that she has never been around other dogs.
4/2: When off leash at the Care Center, Diva greets the male helper with a neutral posture. She initially is anxious, breathing heavy, panting, and pacing around the yard but checks in with the other dog several times. Eventually she relaxes some and offers a few bounces in his direction.
4/1/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE DVM Intake Exam Findings History :Owner surrender Scan Negative Subjective: Observed Behavior – Seeks attention, very friendly Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective: BAR H T = WNL P = 100 R =Panting BCS 5/9 EENT: OU clear, AU clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: No dental tartar, all permanent teeth are present, MM Pink and moist, CRT <2 sec PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA; Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Soft comfortable non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, clean coat and skin, free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate /no signs of neurologic abnormalities (full neurologic exam not performed) Rectal: Not performed Assessment: 1-Apparently healthy Medical Behavior Status: Friendly Medical Status: Healthy Asilomar Status: 1 Fast track No Plan/Treatment/Recommendations: Plan – Wt:47.4 lb; Set up for elective surgery (OVH), Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior evaluation. – HWT snap test (negative) – Vaccines (DAPP SQ RFL; Bordetella IN; Rabies SQ RHL) – Dewormed (Pyrantel) – Flea prevention treatment – Microchip place (Between shoulder blades):981020017585974 Prognosis: Excellent.
8/31/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM) Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating NH ONLY 8/31/17 17:08 scan positive 981020017585974 Wagging tail the entire time, does try to jump up and lunge and bites leash, did not try to bite handler, muzzled just in case BAR Clear OU, moderate debris and erythema AU, nndc OP muzzled, not examined PLN wnl H/L reg, no obvious murmur, ssp, lungs clear/eupenic, no coughing or sneezing noted ABD snp MSK amb x 4 Integ multifocal papules on ventrum, some scabs on dorsum, slightly flaky, no obvious ectoparasites BCS 5/9 UG F/S, has tattoo Neuro alert and appropriate A:Otitis externa AU Pyoderma P:Cleaned ears Applied first dose of Otobiotic AU Continue Otobiotic BID x 14 days Cephalexin 500 mg PO BID x 14 days Recheck day 14 Good prognosis.
DIVA - A1107598 IS RESCUE ONLY…..TO SAVE THIS PUP YOU MUST FILL OUT APPLICATIONS WITH AT LEAST 3 NEW HOPE RESCUES. PLEASE HURRY!!!
IF YOU CAN FOSTER OR ADOPT THIS PUP, PLEASE PM OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE. WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH LINKS TO APPLICATIONS WITH NEW HOPE RESCUES WHO ARE CURRENTLY PULLING FROM THE NYC ACC.
PLEASE SHARE THIS DOG FOR A HOME TO SAVE HER LIFE.
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