BEAU – A1040940
My name is BEAU. My Animal ID # is A1040940.
I am a spayed female bl brindle pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/20/2015 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/21/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 52.4 LBS.
PET PROFILE MEMO
No Pet Profile Memo
06/25/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Call me crazy, but I kinda love grumpy senior dogs and 10-year-old Beau is definitely a card-carrying member of the ‘bark is worse than my bite’ club! She’s not happy about being stuck in a kennel and lets every passerby know it with snarls and vocalizing but once leashed she’s all joyful tail wags and eager high-stepping as we make our way outside. Beau keeps a tidy den and seems to be house trained as she takes care of business quickly once we step into the street and though she does pull a bit, she’s still quite responsive and easy to handle. A walk through the park is a prime opportunity to explore with her nose and eat some delicious grass before showing off a wonderfully obedient ‘sit’ for treats, which she catches mid-air like a pro. While she’s not one to welcome petting, I can caress her all over with a gentle hand and her reaction to passing dogs is what I would call noncommittal; she sees them but she’s not really interested in making any new friends today. In playgroup she prefers to be left alone and will warn others off with her usual lip curl but as with all her other displays of ‘aggression’, she never escalates beyond making faces. Beau has a quirky character and unique good looks akin to an over-sized Greyhound, she is a real conversation piece of a pet. Her grumpitude and resource guarding (she needs to be distracted from her bowl before you can pick it up) preclude placement in a young, boisterous family but with a patient parent who understands that sometimes a girl just wants a little ‘me time’, I know Beau will thrive and maybe even mellow in her golden years. There’s still plenty of spring in her step and loyalty in her heart and she deserves a second chance at the good life, please consider adding Beau to your loving home today.
06/25/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Beau was difficult to remove from his kennel showing teeth and lunges at the rope. Once she was out of the kennel she walks calmly on leash. Beau may be house trained – toileted immediately when taken outside. She was not sociable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. She became stiff and uncomfortable during the handling part of the assessment exposing her front teeth and snapped at the assessor hand during the paw item. Beau was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. She growled and bit the assess-a-hand during the food bowl and rawhide test. Beau was not interested in toys. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification. She may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to address this food guarding behavior before placement into a permanent home. Look: 4. Dog holds eye contact while remaining motionless with ears forward. Her body is stiff and becomes stiffer as assessment progresses. Sensitivity: 3. Dog stands tall and square. Her tail perpendicular to spine, mouth closed for the majority of assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 5. Dog freezes and tries to bite. Food 5. Dog tries to bite. Toy 1. No interest. Rawhide 5. Dog attempts to bite
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/20/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
MC 4569590079 Potentially spayed female–would not allow checking BARH Geriatric, teeth not bad for age, mild staining, tartar towards back, uneven spacing Opacity to eyes Lipoma ventrally towards left side of thorax Overgrown nails, would not allow trimming Skin tag on left stifle Dewormer on food NOSF Growls and shows teeth, will whip head when touched; moved to medical for less stress
06/21/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
S/O: Geriatric exam. Patient is cage aggressive but tolerable of exam/handling when outside of cage. BAR; No v/s/c/d. Patient was muzzled for exam, therefore limited exam performed. mm = pink, moist hydration = adequate Integ = Clean coat, approx 3-4 cm in diameter, soft, mobile SQ mass on the cranioventral left thorax. Non-painful, not associated with mammary glands. EENT = nuclear sclerosis, OU, clean ears AU, nnd, full oral exam not performed – used tongue depressor to lift up gums. Moderate amount of tartar over upper right canine. H/L = nma, nsr, pss; clear lung field bilaterally Abdomen = snp, nmp; rectal exam not performed GU = small vulva, no MGTs, small mammae – suspect spay scar seen – palpated scar tissue under skin (linea). Spayed female LN = wnl CNS = appropriate MS = BCS = 3/9; amb x 4 A: Geriatric Thoracic mass – likely lipoma dental tartar Px: Good P: COntinue to monitor while in MACC
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