SAFE 04/13/15 STILA – A1030296 – MANHATTAN, NY
Safe 4-13-2015 Manhattan
SAFE – 04/13/15
STILA – A1030296
*** BEGINNER HOME ***
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition DISEASE Intake Date 03/14/2015, From NY 11212, DueOut Date03/17/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- mod tartar skin condition, alopecia, moist dermatitis on abdomen female intact NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Stila has surely an endearing little face, all round like a mushy ball and with velvety eyes that always seem to beg for something. She looks older than her age and so solemn, I guess because life does not seem to have been that clement to her. She is all wiggly, though, welcoming, tail wagging and so happy to be in company. Although shiny, her coat needs mending, her body is too thin and she has already the marks of past motherhood. Stila is leashed without fuss and walks quite well. She is clearly glad to be out and strolls enthusiastically around the block. She eliminates as soon as we leave the building. She is fine meeting other dogs even the little ones. Back in a pen, leash free, Stila hovers around me, climbs on the bench and settles like a cat on my lap. She even purrs. Could she be a feline in disguise? She loves treats and food, will sit for them and insists to get more. I understand. She has lots of love and care to catch up with. Well, this should not be that difficult to grant to this lovely girl. She needs a home to call her home, a master or family to love and Stila, our little black orchid will bloom into your best forever buddy. Come and meet Stila at the Manhattan Care Center.
A shelter staff member writes:
I met Stila when she first came to us. It was hard to ignore her. She was lying up against the front of her kennel, staring at passersby with her big puppy eyes, waiting for someone to come say hello. How could I not oblige this gorgeous sweetheart! I went over to her and started to interact with her. Her tail started wagging immediately. She was very sweet with me, and she absolutely loved it when I scratched behind her ears! Then she rolled on her side to let me know it was belly rub time! Stila had her behavior assessment today and received a Beginner Home rating. She has some skin issues, but she’s ready to get all healed up in a wonderful forever home! Please let us know if you can help Stila today!
VENTRAL AREAS OF BODY AFFECTED BY PYODERMA- APPEARING SKIN CONDITION
MOIST, ODOR, NONPRUITIC
DOG IS BAR, GENTLE
SCHEDULE FOR BATH TOMMORROW AND DIAGNOSTICS OF SKIN
POSSIBLE FOLLOW-UP ANTIBIOTICS
Multifocal areas of alopecia, papules on ventral abdomen
Pyoderma vs dermatophytosis
Start Cephalexin and Ketoconazole
Chief Complaint: Animal has green N/D present (kennel cough).
Doxycycline 100mg 2.5 tablets SID x 10 days.
Behavior – Beginner Home
Stila pulls a bit on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, wagging tail. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Stila was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. She did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. Stila was easy to handle when chewing on toys and took the rawhide away with a soft body language. She was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful.
Stila did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to a Beginner home.
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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Food 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away
Toy 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Rawhide 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the rawhide.
Dog – dog 1. Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful.
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