VANNA aka VANNAH – A1034218
Safe 7-28-2015 Manhattan Rescue: All Breed Rescue, Vermont Please honor your pledges: http://www.allbreedrescuevt.com/info/donate
My name is VANNA. My Animal ID # is A1034218.
I am a female white and brown am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/24/2015 from NY 10460, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/14/2015 Exam Type CAGE EXAM – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 52.6 LBS.
QAR Coughing, MPND KC Added Doxy 100 mg tab–2.5 tab sid po for 10 days as per DVM 0915
05/18/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/18/15 11:59 Basic Information Vanna is around 3 years old. She is an american staffordshire terrier mix. She has a white coat with brown spots. She was found tied up in a soccer field in the Bronx. Vanna seems to have recently delivered puppies, although when found she was alone. Behavior During Intake Vanna was friendly during intake. She allowed staff to pet her, and accepted treats. She allowed handling and showed no signs of aggression during intake
04/29/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: We’re going to presume Miss Vanna was named after Vanna White, long time hostess of Wheel of Fortune. And, we’re going to presume that someone will spin that lucky spin and make Vanna theirs!! Miss Vanna alternates between great leash manners and then a minute of pulling — anxious to get from Point A to Point B, I suppose. Posing for pictures both in the park and in the backyard, she makes soft eye contact, and sweeps her reward treats gently from my fingers. Meeting other dogs in the park with friendly disinterest, in group she allowed interactions but was slightly uncomfortable, which may be because she’s recently been a mom. She’s low key and calm and is gently affectionate, joining me on the bench for a kiss, or two, or three! Petite, pretty and rocking her behavior assessment, Vanna is hoping to find a new person or family to love, and she’s hoping someone will spin that lucky wheel today. Will it be you?
06/20/15 A volunteer writes (as told by Vanna):
Hey everyone – I’m Vanna!
When I first came here I was a bit shy, but now they call me a rockstar! I’m the “social greeter” in play groups because I love to play with all dogs so when new dogs join us they like to introduce me first. How cool is that! I sit for treats, take them gently and love to play fetch. I’ll bring the ball right back and drop it at your feet for another throw. When I get pooped, I like to lay down froggy style, and if someone is around I roll over on my back and hope to get a belly rub. The humans usually laugh at me but I always get my belly rubbed! (I’ve got them well trained, don’t I?). I have a lot of energy so I’m looking for a home where I’ll get good exercise every day. I also love to kiss and snuggle so you get the best of everything with me. Come meet me today, because as much as I’m well taken care of here, I know that nothing beats a real forever home. I can’t wait to meet you!
BEHAVIOR: 7/16/15 EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN
Vanna showed some concerning behavior before the start of her evaluation today. When off leash in the behavior room, Vanna growled at the assessor as he came into the room with raised hackles. After a very brief moment of hard staring and growling at the assessor Vanna moved quickly toward the assessor while growling. The assistant was able to redirect her attention from the assessor with a treat as the assessor was able to put chair as an obstacle between him and Vanna and grab a rope. Once on the rope Vanna was able to calm down almost immediately. At this point a full SAFER was able to be performed without concern. Vanna allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items, but had slightly tense body language on the sensitivity and tag items. She was stiff and could not be pushed out of the food bowl, but did not growl, snap or bite. Due to the behavior demonstrated before assessment the behavior department believes that Vanna would be best placed with a very experienced adopter with no children, who will be able to provide positive behavior modification for Vanna in a home environment. In addition, all interactions with Vanna should be done at a slow pace especially with strangers.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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 neutral, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back.
Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, body fearful and a bit tense.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Food: 3. Dog follows the dish, her tail between her legs, ears are forward. Her body is stiff. Dog does not lift her head from the bowl when hand is applied to her cheek.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and relaxed. She does not place her body between you and the rawhide.
Dog-Dog: When off leash with other dogs Vanna engages in a rough play style, but is social and greets other dogs appropriately.
Nick above right eye reported after playing with another dog: Exam-no wound seen but conjunctiva red; Rx tab x 5 d
04/27/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Vanna was shy but friendly during toward the assessor- low wag, soft body. She became a bit cautious and nervous during close handling but allowed for all the tactical handling items to be completed. During Tag, Vanna became a bit playful with the Assessor and calmed quickly. She was difficult to push out of the food bowl, body a bit stiff. She had no interest in toys and took the rawhide away, body language was neutral. Vanna came to the care center as a stray. She was a bit nervous throughout the assessment but was friendly toward the assessor and joined in the game during tag. The Behavior Department believes Vanna can go to an average home that understands she may need time to warm up and become comfortable with handling and new environments. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff 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 low, body a bit stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed or back. Food 2. Dog follows the dish with her tail down, body a bit stiff. Dog lifts head after moderate 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 neutral. No growling or stiffness. Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip long or neutral
BEHAVIOR 6/15: 6/15/15 Update
Vanna has been showing concerning behavior in her kennel. Recently she has started to stiffen with ears pinned back and whale eye when approached in her kennel. She has also become reactive to certain individauls, mainly males, and will hard bark and lunge when they approach her kennel. Outside of her kennel, Vanna continues to be social with both people and has been used extensively as a help dog in playgroup. However due to her decline in kennel behavior, we feel it is best for Vanna to be placed into an adoptive or foster home quickly.
04/29/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Vanna is not interested in interacting with other dogs and but is tolerant and respectful. 5/3 update: Vanna is becoming more comfortable while socializing. She will solicit and engage in running play. 5/6 update: Vanna is playful and engages in rough play. She may be pushy with males who are uncomfortable. 5/7 update: Vanna continues to be solicitous and engage in rough play. She is mouthy and bouncy but may be pushy with males who are not as playful. 5/10 update: Vanna engages in rough, mouthy play. She continues to be a bit pushy when soliciting play. 5/13 update: Vanna continues to exhibit these behaviors while off leash with other dogs. 5/14 update: Vanna continues to engage in rough, mouthy play. 5/14 update: Vanna continues to engage in rough, mouthy play. 5/21 update: Vanna engages in rough, mouthy play with both males and females. She will play appropriately with a puppy. 5/24 update: Vanna continues to engage in rough, mouthy play. 5/27 update: Vanna continues to exhibit these behaviors while socializing with other dogs off leash. 5/28 update: Vanna is boistrous and social, engaging in running play with males and females. 5/31 update: Vanna is energetic and social, engaging in rough, running play. 6/2 update: Vanna remains social and playful and will offer appropriate corrections. 6/3 update: Vanna is social and playful, engaging in rough play with males and females. 6/4 update: Vanna continues to exhibit the same behaviors when off leash with other dogs. 6/5 update: Vanna is social and playful with both males and females. 6/7 update: Vanna is social, playful and appropriate. 6/8 update: Vanna continues to be social and playful. When attempting to solicit and an over correction is offered she will offer a correction back. When the other dog escalates she will continue to offer vocalizations but is easily separated. 6/9 update: Vanna continues to be social and playful, can be mouthy with corrections. 6/12 update: Vanna remains playful and social. 6/13 update: Vanna continues to engage in a rough and rowdy play, greets appropriately and is social. 6/14 update: Vanna continues to be social and engages in rough and rowdy play. When greeting a more assertive female, both dogs were stiff and tense. This interactioninto both dog vocalizing however the dogs were distracted and neither dog used their mouth inappropiately.
04/24/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan negative ears- wnl flea comb negative- treated with activyl female lacatating slight nervous during exam
05/14/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating AVERAGE
QAR Coughing, MPND KC Added Doxy 100 mg tab–2.5 tab sid po for 10 days as per DVM 0915
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