PENNY aka PEARCE aka FIERCE – A1030016
Gone 5-22-2015 Brooklyn
Staten Island Center
My name is PENNY. My Animal ID # is A1030016.
I am a spayed female brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 05/07/2015 from OUT OF NYC, owner surrender reason stated was PETS CONFL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/08/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 46.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/07/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/07/15 20:10 DOG INFORMATION SHEET Where did this dog come from? Dog came from adopter’s home. ORIGINAL SOURCE Dog was adopted from BACC. Does this dog have a microchip? Yes Animal’s Name: Penny WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Penny attacked adopter’s son-in-law’s dog. RELATIONSHIP Adopter has had the dog for 2 days. PEOPLE Dog was living with 2 seniors. Has he ever bitten anyone? No Has he bitten anyone in the last 10 days? No Describe his behavior: Dog is good and quiet. OTHER ANIMALS Dog was not living with any other animals. Dog was visiting with adopters family and they have a dog and she did not get along with her. PERSONALITY Is more quiet and less active HABITS Adopter was feeding dog dry food and wet food 2x a day.
03/22/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I had no idea what to expect when I approached the kennel of a dog named Fierce. One look into her deep, soulful eyes, the dizzying blur of her waggy tail, and her happy little wiggle butt told me everything I needed to know. The only thing fierce about this pup was her extreme cuteness! Her hopeful eyes lit up when she saw me stop at her door. I looped her up and off we went! Fierce walked obediently at my side as we made our way down the hall, patiently waiting for me to open the door. Once outside, she demonstrated she is likely house trained, and has excellent leash manners. She stayed close and loved my treats, hugs and kisses. This little girl would fit in with pretty much any family. Come by the care center today for some “Fierce” kisses from this sweet dog!
05/12/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Penny came to our center after visiting with family Penny bit and badly injured another dog. Penny has not been off-leash with other dogs in the Staten Island Care center due to her DOH hold, but observations have been taken from notes during her previous stay, before the DOH incident: off leash with other dogs, Penny has shown no interest in play and overall has been tolerant and respectful, but was more interested in sitting on the bench with human handlers. For her assessment, Penny was friendly with wagging tail upon intake. She walked nicely on leash, only slightly pulling but took correction well once she felt slight tension on the leash, a very good walker. Penny held gaze for three full seconds during Look item with soft eyes. She stood still and accepted touch during Sensitivity item, with her ears back and tail down. Penny was not comfortable during Tag game, unsure at each pass and spinning towards the hand. She settled instantly at the end and approached the assessor with no issue. Penny allowed her paw to be Squeezed during first attempt, licking her lips with her tail down. At the second Squeeze attempt she gently pulled paw back. Penny had minimal interest in food, sniffing it and then turning away. She had no interest in playing with Toy at all. The Behavior Team feels Penny would do well in an Experienced home where she is the only dog. She has demonstrated some dog selectivity both inside and outside the shelter, so Penny may benefit from positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address her anxiety and tension around other dogs. 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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body soft, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog spins toward the touch, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body cautious. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not pull paw back, tail down, lip lick. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Food: 1. Minimal interest in food, dog may smell or lick, then turn away. Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog may smell or lick, then turns away. Dog-to-Dog: Penny shows no interest in play but may show tense behaviors over less assertive dogs. Penny continues to be tolerant and respectful, she may be tense when initially meeting females but will soon get comfortable.
03/15/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, she is tolerant when approached in greeting. She is bouncy and will offer play bows to the other dog. 3.16 Update Pearce is respectful and tolerant of both males and females but is not interested in engaging in play. 3/17, 3/18 Update Pearce continues to be tolerant with both males and females but not interested in play. 3/19 Update She will offer some play bows to a male but is not interested in engaging in play but likes to be around other dogs in the yard. 3/22 Update Very tolerant and enjoys wandering the yard with other dogs. Does not correct when male mount her. 4/2 Update Pearce continues to show no interested in engaging in play but enjoys being in the presence of other dogs and will interact with them. 4/4, 4/5 Update Fierce continues to be uninterested in playing with other dogs but is tolerant and respectful. 4/6 Update Pearce does not solicit play, but will wander around the yard with other dogs. She appears to enjoy human companionship. 4/7 Update Pearce will wander the yard in the company of another dog and is social with him but is not interested in play. 4/8 Update Pearce continues to be social and tolerant and a polite greeter with both males and females. 4/9 Update Pearce continues to be social, tolerant and respectful with other dog. 4/14, 4/15 Update Pearce continues to show no interest in play but is tolerant and respectful with other dogs 4/18 update: Pearce shows no interest in play but may show dominant behaviors over less assertive dogs. 4/19 update Pearce is tolerant and respectful with a calm dog. 4/21,4/22 Update She continues to be tolerant and respectful with other dogs 4/23 Update Pearce continues to be tolerant and respectful with other dogs 4/28 Update Pearce continues to not be interested in play and is respectful of other dogs 4/30 Update Pearce continues to be tolerant and respectful and will greet other dogs in the yard. She is not interested in play and is quite calm in the yard 5/2 update: Pearce continues to be tolerant and respectful, she may be tense when initially meeting females but will soon get comfortable.
05/08/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan positive BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling Spayed~5yrs Mild gingivitis/tartar EENT:WNL No fleas seen Nosf
05/01/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating AVERAGE
S/O: Vet check for recheck conjunctivitis OD – last day of treatment. Patient appears BAR in kennel OD appears clear, no discharge, no blepharospasm noted. A: Conjunctivitis – improved P: Ok to d/c TAB ointment
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