SHYLA – A1032967
Gone 5-27-2015 Manhattan
***AVERAGE SAFER***DOH HOLD DUE TO INCIDENT WITH ANOTHER DOG IN SHELTER 04/17/15***RELEASED FROM DOH HOLD FOR RESCUE OR ADOPTION 04/28/15*****ON DOH HOLD AGAIN DUE TO A SECOND INCIDENT IN THE SHELTER 05/19/15**
My name is SHYLA. My Animal ID # is A1032967.
I am a spayed female tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/12/2015 from NY 10458, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/05/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 40.0 LBS.
5/5 Abrasion healed small abrasion 2 cm linear left side of muzzle no pain, easily examined self-limiting, no treatment at this time
04/12/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/12/15 20:21 Shyla was found wandering the streets as a stray by a concerned citizen. The finder brought Shyla home, fed her and gave her a bath and attempted to trim her nails. Shyla tolerated the nail trim and the bath with a soft body and did not pull away her feet. Finder noticed that she would bark and growl at her two cats, so she kept them apart for the night. Shyla was very soft bodied and wiggly during intake. She caught treats in the air and kept jumping up on the counselor for attention. She did bark and growl at a boxer while in the lobby. Finder stated that this behavior was also seen at a rescue center where she tried to have Shyla placed at first.
05/06/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Shyla is a pretty red head who looks so serious. Her life does not appear to have been a “bed of roses”. She is skin and bones, seems to have already seen more than one litter, her nails are long….and she is as hungry as a bear. Despite her looks, Shyla is a very sociable and friendly character . She is not all about survival . She enjoys being with a human, comes right away when called, sits on command as well as for treats and is a wonderful lap dog and a star kisser. She loves to play ball , runs and jumps in the air to catch it and retrieves it toward me. She does not guard it. Shyla seems to have known some care and love in her life, then somehow, got out of luck..She has not forgotten one bit about being a pet even if survival must have been on her mind so many times. She has all what is needed to lead the life we , animal lovers, want for our pets.Now , she needs you to make it all possible, her happiness, her well being, her rebirth as a cherished forever best friend. Shyla is at the Manhattan Care Center, dreaming of you. Another volunteer writes: Calling all those with a zest for life, who love to take life by the horns, Shyla is your ideal companion. Shyla showed great enthusiasm, skipping and hopping, during our walk. She wasn’t difficult to walk though, because she listened to me and picked up quickly on my clues. Shyla put a huge grin on my face. It was wonderful to see a dog with such gusto for life. Another volunteer writes: This cutie was itching to get out of her kennel and play with the people standing in front of her. So, out we go!! Off leash in the yard she chases a ball, brings it back for a game of keep away and then rolls over on her back for a good belly rub! She’s adorably tiny, affectionate and fun, tail wagging at her new human friends. Once she’s gone potty, expended some energy with her games, she’s happy laying down, nose close to the ball, for a rest. The perfect combination of adorable energy and affection, she’s looking for a new family to play with and love. She’s small enough to fit into any living situation, is spayed and ready to come home with you today. What a deserving little girl, and how lucky her new family will be. Do both of you a favor and ask to meet her today.
05/25/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Shyla has been in the care center for over a month and her behavior appears to be deteriorating. She is dog selective, sometimes playing and sometimes escalating to conflict. For this reason we recommend an experienced adopter who can provide counterconditioning and positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address her behavior toward other dogs. 4/15 SAFER: Shyla walks calmly on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, wagging tail. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Shyla had a low body position during the tag test, but followed the assessor at the end of the leash. She was a bit difficult to push out of the food bowl, but had soft body language. Shyla was not interested in toys but took the rawhide away but had soft body language. Shyla did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Food 2. Dog follows the dish with her tail down, body likely a bit stiff. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek. Toy 1. No interest. Rawhide 2. Dog takes rawhide away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is between you and the rawhide, and she is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Dog-dog: With other dogs off-leash, Shyla has a brief interaction with other dogs but was not playful.
04/30/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Shyla will interact briefly but may be uncomfortable with any interaction after that. Shyla is very dog selective and often escalates quickly with little to no protracted warning. She has also displayed severe barrier reactivity. A management and behavior modification plan is recommended for safety purposes, as well as to address her concerning behavior around other dogs. 5/3 update: Shyla is more comfortable socializing with other dogs. She may be forward initially but when corrected she will slow down and engage in running play. 5/6 update: Shyla is wiggly and bouncy, she will engage in running play with an appropriate male. 5/7 update: Shyla is most comfortable when interacting with a respectful male. She may escalate when being mounted. 5/10 update: Shyla continues to be bouncy and playful with an appropriate male.
04/13/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Intact female BARH Thin condition Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Mild tartar and moderate staining on teeth Mammaries are sagging and abdomen was tense NOSF TID feeding approved – 0915
05/02/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
vet check : Shyla has gained wt over the ribs so TID feeding sign out sheet removed. ACC BID meal plan.
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