Safe 10-20-2015 Manhattan
***SAFER: BEGINNER HOME***
FEMALE, WHITE / BLUE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 10 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason INAD FACIL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/14/2015, From NY 10469, DueOut Date10/14/2015
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary MC scan – negative Intact 10 month old pit bull puppy S: Loose, wiggly body, friendly, tolerates all handling, not mouthy at all O: BAR-H, BCS 7/9, MMs pink and moist, CRT <2 sec EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Mild tartar and gingivitis. 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. Fur covered in urine and dirt. No lesions noted. UG: Female. A: 1. Mild tartar, unusual for a young dog 2. Overweight 3. Needs bath Short-term prognosis: Excellent P: 1. Gave pyrantel 5 ml during exam 2. Activyl not given as pt will be receiving bath upon arrival in Manhattan 3. Follow-up vet care including dental cleaning and weight loss is recommended. 1088
A volunteer writes: How do you spell perfection? DIAMOND!! This 10 month old fun, affectionate, gorgeous little girl is amazing. Surrendered by her family as they have no place for her to stay we’re told she’s housetrained (she’ll wait at the door when she needs to go out), lived with 6 kids ages 2-10 and plays gently with the little ones, and more exuberantly with the older ones, lived with other dogs and loves to play, a cat, a rabbit and a bird and would cuddle and groom the cat and rabbit (chases the bird), is friendly and outgoing to all people, is well behaved when left home alone, and after her walk will hold and carry her own leash up the stairs to her home. I loved this sweetheart! She’s great on leash, wanted to meet everyone we passed on our walk giving special tail wags to the kids on their way to school, watched squirrels scurrying about in the park not quite understanding why they weren’t coming over to play with her, and off leash in the yard loved playing with a toy amusing herself with it and a ball. In my lap for some kisses and hugs, Diamond is gentle, sweet and fun. Her favorite activities according to her former family is playing with the kids, and she loves chase, fetch, tug, balls and squeaky toys. Sophisticated and awesome way beyond her calendar age, Diamond is polished to perfection and is looking for a new home to call her own. Her favorite treat is chicken, so we’ve been given the secret to win her heart. She aced her behavior assessment (no surprise there) so is just waiting for her chance to shine!
Diamond’s family got her from a friend 8 months ago when she was 2 months old. They surrendered her because they don’t have a place for her to stay.
Diamond’s family reports that she’s friendly and outgoing with strangers. She lived in a home with 6 girls, ages 2-10 years old. She’s relaxed, playful, and tolerant with them. She plays exuberantly with adults and older children but gently with small children. She’s relaxed, playful, tolerant, and plays exuberantly with all dogs she meets outside. She lived with a cat, a rabbit, and birds. She’s relaxed, playful, affectionate, and tolerant with the cat and rabbit. She often cuddles with and grooms them. She chases the birds when they’re out. She’s never bit anyone.
Diamond doesn’t mind storms. She’s friendly with strangers who approach her home/family. She doesn’t mind when someone takes her food/treat/toy, moves her off furniture, holds/restrains her, wakes her up, bathes her, or brushes her.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Diamond’s family describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable, and high energy. She follows her family around and her favorite activity is playing with the children in her home. She plays chase, fetch, and tug and likes balls, squeaky toys, and bones. She spent most of her life living inside but spent a small period of time living in a yard. Diamond ate dry Pedigree dog food. She got chicken as a treat. She’s housetrained, waits at the door when she has to go out, potties on grass, and doesn’t have accidents. Her family walked her 3x/day within an hour after her meals. She was kept in an exercise pen while she was alone and during the night. She did well in it for up to 8 hours. When she stayed in a yard with a 4′ metal bar fence, she was well-behaved. She knows sit, come, and stay. She went for brisk walks and pulled on her leash. Off leash, she will run up to and greet strangers. When she gets back to her building, she holds and carries her leash up the stairs to her home.
Diamond had a soft body and wagging tail during intake and handling-scan (-), collar, switching leashes, positioning for pictures, and putting in her kennel. She sat for her pictures and took treats gently. She leaned against us while we pet her.
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