MADISON – A1037307
Safe 5-31-2015 Manhattan
My name is MADISON. My Animal ID # is A1037307.
I am a female brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/23/2015 from NY 10026, owner surrender reason stated was OWN EVICT. I came in with Group/Litter #K15-015005.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/25/2015 Exam Type INITIAL – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 20.0 LBS.
BARH scan negative young female puppy NOSF
05/23/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/23/15 12:55 Intake Behavior: During intake Madison would retreat from extended hand and growl while attempting to hide behind owner. When given treat would sniff and then take roughly from hand. She allowed to be scanned (negative), collared, pictured, and leashed with minimal aggression (i.e. growling and stiff body). When owner left she would retreat from extended hand but approached slowly and when offered treat would sniff and take very gently form hand. Allowed to be picked up and carried with stiff body but would press against hand when touched.
05/27/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes (as shared by Madison): Hi, my name is Madison and I’m a bit scared. I don’t know what happened, but I was living with my human parents and my real parents and we lost our home and now my parents and I are in this noisy, scary place. I like treats so a person named Volunteer offered me treats and I liked them so I let her leash me and take me outside. We were in a backyard pen and she took the leash off so I could explore a bit. She kept giving me treats so I would get more comfortable. I’m curious about stuff so I like looking around to see what’s going on. Volunteer told me I’m beautiful and have gorgeous eyes….I like compliments. I keep my tail tucked ’cause I’m nervous, but I let Volunteer pet me all over and pick me up. She went slow with me and that was good. Lots of people stopped by to visit with me and everyone said ‘awwwwww’…. I think that’s a good thing and Volunteer told them what a good, but scared, girl I am. I’m looking for a new home and I know I’ll open up and be just as great as my real parents are, but will need time to adjust. I’m just a baby whose been through a lot of changes already; I hope that my next big change is with my forever family.
05/30/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Madison came into the care center as an owner surrender but we have very limited information on her behavior in her previous home. She has shown an extremely high level of fear and distance-increasing signals since arriving. She is difficult to remove from her kennel, retreating to the back and growling. She shakes and cowers with her tail between her legs while walking. She is receptive to a slow approach and gentle handling, but she does not relax. While we have seen no aggression beyond warning growls, which appear to be rooted in fear, Madison appears to be undersocialized and fearful of the world around her. Her previous owners may have encouraged barking and lunging at strangers on the street. Madison will need considerable socialization and behavior modification work in order to become comfortable and confident. She will need a slow and patient caretaker willing to provide her with positive experiences and rewards for appropriate behavior. We highly recommend a very experienced adopter or a New Hope partner familiar with the socialization process and able to provide the time and attention Madison will need to become a successful family pet. She needs quick and considerable intervention to countercondition the associations and behavioral habits she has developed over the past five months.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/25/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative young female puppy NOSF
CAME IN WITH: PITCHER – A1037303 – http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/pitcher-a1037303/
CINNAMON – A1037304 – http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/cinnamon-a1037304/
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