SASHA – A1055160
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SASHA – A1055160
***SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME – NO CHILDREN***
FEMALE, WHITE / BL BRINDLE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/17/2015, From NY 11422, DueOut Date 10/17/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-036364.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative Female Intact EEN: WNL Applied Activyl 4 cc intrascapular Gave Pyrantel 6 cc PO
10/27/15 – VOMIT AND BLOOD TINGED DIARRHE, QBAR, NO C/S, NO NASAL D/C, NORMAL RR/RE, AND AUSC. PARVO NEGATIVE. T=99.8 P: METRONIDAZOLE 500MG PO BID X 5 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
10/28/15 – S/O: BAR and soliciting attention, no V+ or D+ noted in cage or by kennel staff, reportedly eating well A: no V+ or D+ noted P: Continue Metronidazole, continue to monitor appetite/energy/V+/D+
10/29/15 – S/O: BAR and appears calm and comfortable in cage, has eaten a a small amount of her dry food, no tacypnea noted, no vomit or diarrhea noted in cage. A: Doing well P: Continue metronidazole and monitor appetite.
A volunteer writes: Sasha was born in her former home and lived there with her mother and one person. She has not been socialized with other dogs, but has had several litters. She is described as playful and affectionate, as having a high activity level, loving toys, and being well behaved when left alone. Now she is away from that, all she’s ever known, and it shows. For the first few days after her arrival Sasha’s cage was covered with a blanket to try to make her feel more secure. She keeps her cage very clean and seems housebroken. She sometimes tries to make herself smaller and hide when I go to take her out. On our first walk we could barely make it around the block — she was overwhelmed, weaving between my legs. She is very scared of her new environment, but also VERY sweet and willing to accept the comfort I try to offer her. When I call her over outside she’ll quickly come and sit near me (admittedly the first time I went to pet her she peed on my shoe). She trembles nearly the entire time, but lets me pet her all over, make fleeting soft eye contact, and will inch closer when I encourage her. When I take her in the yard she almost immediately sits next to the bench, her body against the fence. When I sit down she’ll start to climb next to me, but stops herself and stays where she is, sometimes poking her head in the space between the armrest and resting her head on the bench seat. When another dog goes into the pen adjacent to us and is very interested and playful towards her, Sasha gets up and paws at the gate to go back inside — another new friend she is not ready to make. Once back in her cage she’ll take the treats from my hand that she wouldn’t take outside and retreats back to her bed. Each time I take her out Sasha’s fleeting eye contact lasts a little longer and she stays a little closer, but she is still so scared — this is not the place for her. Could you be the one to show her a place called home still exists? Please come meet beautiful, sweet Sasha at Brooklyn ACC and see if you are a match!
Owner Profile: 10/17/15
Basic Information: Sasha is a 3 year old unaltered pit-bull mix. She was bred at home. Owner stated she had multiple litters. Owner surrenders Sasha due to personal reasons
Social Life and Personality: Sasha lived with one adult and been around a 14 year old teenager. Owner stated she is relaxed and playful towards everyone in the household. Sasha lived with another dog which is her mother name Shadow A1055159. Owner stated they never been separated and appears to be bonded. Sasha has never been around another dog. She mostly indoors and activity level is high. Owner describes Sasha as playful, excitable, anxious, and affectionate.
Behavior: Sasha has never bitten a human or another animal. She’s tolerant of taking baths and being brushed. She barks at unfamiliar people approaching the house or family member to alert owner.
For a New Family to Know: Sasha is trained to use the bathroom outdoors in the yard. The only command she knows is treats especially with treats. She will play with toys but will chew them up. Sasha never been crate trained but is well behaved when home alone. Sasha likes to be in the same room as owner or rarely seeks attention. Sasha eats wet and dry food mix called Alpo and sleeps anywhere comfortable.
Intake Behavior: Upon intake Sasha was calm and relaxed. She scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
Helper dog: 1041538
Sasha previously lived with 1 adult, another dog and has been around a 14 year old teenager. The owner stated Sasha is relaxed and playful towards everyone in the household. The owner mentioned Sasha is house trained, has a high activity level and is well behaved when home alone. The owner describes Sasha as playful, excitable, anxious, and affectionate.
At intake it was reported Sasha was calm and relaxed, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Sasha came into the assessment room calm but nervous and skittish, she was social towards the assessor with a slow approach, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Sasha followed the handler fearful with her body low during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Sasha was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Sasha is nervous and trembling throughout the assessment and has a crouched body posture. The behavior department advises that future adopters should be able to provide positive experiences for Sasha. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Sasha be given the opportunity to interact at her own pace, so the behavior department feels she can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children and no other dogs in the house hold due some concerns during dog to dog interaction.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is tense and fearful, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Food: 1. Inconclusive dog is not eating.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: Sasha entered the pen and began pacing as well as sniffing her environment. She did not initially greet the helper dog but was receptive to his sniffs. Sasha was avoidant most of the intereaction, moving away from the helper each time he approached. When Sasha got cornered by the propped gate, she reacted to Rascals approach with a a head whip, snap and bit to his chin and lip.
Group Behavior: Helper dog: 1041538
Sasha entered the pen and began pacing as well as sniffing her environment. She did not initially greet the helper dog but was receptive to his sniffs. Sasha was avoidant most of the intereaction, moving away from the helper each time he approached. When Sasha got cornered by the propped gate, she reacted to Rascals approach with a a head whip, snap and bit to his chin and lip.
CAME IN WITH: SHADOW – A1055159 – http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/shadow-a1055159/
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