PEANUT – A1052030
RTO SAFE 09/30/15
My name is PEANUT. My Animal ID # is A1052030.
I am a female tan and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 09/26/2015 from NY 10026, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/25/2015 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 35.8 LBS.
Rejected from Sx due to CIRDC
09/26/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/26/15 11:57 Peanut is a pit-bull mix around 3 years old. She was cared for by her owner for the past two months but is being surrendered due to her owner’s lack of space to care for her. SOCIAL LIFE & PERSONALITY Peanut is described as shy and affectionate. She lived in a home with two adults and a toddler. She played exuberantly with her owner and the child in the home. Peanut is curious when she meets new dogs on the street; sometimes she tries to approach them. BEHAVIOR Peanut is described as shy and needs time to adjust to new people that she meets. Her owner stated that Peanut allows petting but is easily frightened by sudden movements around her which causes her to flinch and back away. Peanut is bathed at least 2x a month. Peanut enjoys affection and will jump up onto the person showing her attention. Her owner stated that she rarely barks in the home even when visitors knock at the door; she would just walk to where the sound came from. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Peanut knows the command “sit.” She enjoys chewing on her squeaky toys and playing games like tug and chase. When she is left alone she may whine and bark. Her owner stated that when she was left alone for the whole day she once chewed up her stuffed pillow bed. Peanut is accustomed to eating dry dog food. Intake Behavior: During itnake would approach extended hand with lowered head and neutral body. When given treat would raise head, wag tail, and have wiggly body and would eat treats and take gently from hand. When touched would have either neutral or soft body and when scanned was positive for a microchip.
09/23/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Peanut is indeed a peanut – all 36 pounds of her! A petite and sleek delight in her tan coat, she was surrendered to our care and comes with a lovely resume. She lived with 2 adults and a 3 year old and played exuberantly with all. She’s shy and needs time to warm up to people, but once she knows she’s made a friend she’s affectionate and playful. We’re all strangers to her, and she warmed up to me pretty quickly, and after initially refusing a treat, once I was a friend, my treats were welcome! We’re also told that she loves to play, and knows ‘sit’, both of which she showed me. Peanut went potty as soon as we were out the door and may benefit from some leash training or a harness as for a little thing she pulls quite hard. She likes to chase birds and watch them soar – maybe wishing she could do the same? Off leash she loved to amuse herself with a squeaky toy, played tug with me, enjoyed some treats, and can get a little mouthy when she plays. Once our friendship was firmly established I got kisses and hugs, and she brought her toy into my lap. Peanut is looking for a new home where play time, treats, and lots of love are on the daily agenda. Ask to meet her today.
09/21/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Peanut was initially nervous when leaving her, after being given a few minutes to warm up to the assessor; Peanut allowed all handling to be conducted with a soft body. She became quickly over aroused during the tag item, jumping up on the assessor, vocalizing, and persistently trying to play tug-o-war with the leash. Peanut ate ravenously, but did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. She was easy to handle when chewing on the toy and took away the rawhide but her body remained soft. Peanut was surrendered to the care center due to housing problem; upon intake, maintained a relaxed body with her tail down. Her owner described her as shy & affectionate. She lived in a home with a toddler & played exuberantly with the child and adults. Her owner reported that Peanut can be shy when meeting new people & needs time to adjust to them; she will allow petting but will flinch & back away from sudden movements. The Behavior Department recommends that due to Peanuts initial nervousness when meeting new people and her easy over arousal displayed during the tag game, Peanut go to an experienced adopter. We recommend introductions be done slowly and Peanut be allowed to warm up to new people at her own pace. We also recommend that the adopter be prepared to provide Peanut with adequate physical & mental stimulation as appropriate outlets for her energy (she settled nicely once given rawhide during the assessment) & obedience classes to work on her leash mouthing, if it persists outside the shelter. Look:1.Eyes averted. Her ears back, her tail is down, & she has a relaxed body posture. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands Sensitivity:1.Stands still & accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, & tail is wagging, with relaxed body, leaning into the assessor. Mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item Tag: 2.Becomes over aroused, she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor, but jumps up on the assessor repeatedly while attempting to grab the leash & vocalizing Squeeze1&2:1.Does not respond for 3 seconds. Eyes are averted and her ears are back Food1.Calmly allows food to be moved, follows dish, but doesn’t interfere with the dish’s movement. Body soft & loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. Lifts her head when hand is pushed against cheek Toy1.Settles to chew, will relinquish toy to you Rawhide2.Takes rawhide away, keeps a firm hold. Body is btw you & the rawhide & body loose
09/20/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Peanut is nervous. She is tolerant of greeting but may back away from further solicitation. 9/23 update: Peanut is nervous and mostly avoids interaction. She will offer correction if another dog becomes too forward. 9/24 update: Peanut is initially overwhelmed when solicited by a pushy female but slowly becomes comfortable. She begins to solicit and engage in rough, mouthy play with both males and females.
09/20/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative BARH Intact female Slight dental staining Ears are clean Gave dewormer Gave activyl Slight alopecia on the elbows of the front paws NOSF Very nervous and tense during the exam
09/25/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
09/25/15 11:31 S/O: cage exam during rounds. nasal discharge and lethargic. A: CIRDC P: move to iso start doxy 200 mg PO SID x 10 days
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