Being Alone, Animals, and Cats: CUTE Fall-Fiqured Girl
 In Ned- Friendly
 afictionate, playful
 housetrained. ived in
 hartony with two children
 knows basic comtuands --
 SPAYED&Ready To Go!
 At
 Brooklyn
 ACC
 waiting
 for LOVE
 Saseyahire
 Alone time is overrated- Adopt a shelter dog
TO BE KILLED - 8/24/2019

ALONE TIME IS OVERRATED - ADOPT A SHELTER DOG <3 Sapphire is in need of a second chance in a good home. Instead of her former family making a few adjustments to keep the entire family together they just decided to throw Sapphire away. Now, at a time when she should be enjoying her home and family, she's stuck in a shelter and slated to lose her life if no one else sees what a true gem she is and her potential. Sapphire already lived in harmony with children and does well when meeting new people. She'll need a meet and greet to ensure she's a good match with another four-legged roommate but she's been known to do well. Sapphie is also housetrained and spayed so she's all ready to go and be a part of an awesome family but she needs her hero to be prompt because she is out of time at the Brooklyn shelter. Please don't wait. 

SAPPHIRE@BROOKLYN ACC
Hello, my name is Sapphire
My animal id is #70450
I am a desexed female brown brindle dog at the 
Brooklyn Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 6 years old, 64 lbs
Came into shelter as owner surrender 7/26/2019
Reason stated animal behavior - aggressive to other animals
Sapphire is rescue only

I came to the shelter with my sister Ruby, Id 70449, also on the list to die :-( : https://www.facebook.com/mldsavingnycdogs/photos/a.112459638940315/1045885488931054/?type=3&theater

Sapphire is at risk for behavior concerns. Although she displays social behavior when interacting with staff members, Sapphire has been observed to exhibit a high level of anxiety during her interactions. Due to these observations, as well as her multiple-bite history toward other dogs, we feel she would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can help manage these behaviors and decompress in a more stable environment, prior to permanent placement in an adult-only home. There are stipulations with placement. She is obese but appears otherwise healthy.

My medical notes are...
Weight: 64.4 lbs
Vet Notes 7/26/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6y
Microchip noted on Intake? yes
History : owner surrender
Subjective: BARH, no appetite, no elimination concerns
Observed Behavior - mildly timid but allowed all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen - no
Evidence of Trauma seen - no
Objective
P = wnl
R = wnl
BCS 7/9

EENT: Eyes clear, ears AU mild erythema, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: adult dentition, mild attrition
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: female spayed, scar noted, no leakage or discharge
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: visually normal

Assessment otitis ext - suspect allergies
overweight

Prognosis: excellent

Plan: rec weight loss
tresaderm 4 drops AU BID until 8/1
rec derm consult with placement

SURGERY:
spayed 

8/1/2019

Progress exam
History: 
Intake 7/26/19: Owner surrender, noted otitis externa, overweight. Started tresaderm.
Today, 8/1: Recheck otitis

Subjective: 
BAR, no coughing/sneezing/vomiting/diarrhea. No pruritus or discomfort noted by ACS or behavior staff.

Objective: 
Cageside exam performed.

Eyes: Clear bilaterally, no discharge
Nasal Cavity: No nasal discharge. 
Lungs: Eupneic
Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. 
Integument: Unremarkable haircoat. 
Neuro: Appropriate mentation. 

Assessment:
-Otitis externa (resolved)
-Overweight

Prognosis:
Good

Plan:
-Okay to d/c tresaderm
-Recommend dermatology consult, weight loss with placement

8/15/2019

Progress exam-longterm stay

History : Intake 7/26/19-otitis, overweight. Started on tresaderm

Subjective: BARH. No csvd. Nervous, whale eyes, panting, head flipping.

Objective 
P = wnl
R = wnl
BCS = 6/9
EENT: Eyes have nuclear sclerosis ou, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: FS, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities

Assessment:
Overweight

Prognosis: Excellent

Plan: CTM while at BACC
Rec weight loss and BW with placement

Details on my behavior are...
Behavior History
Behavior Assessment
Behavior during intake: Sapphire had a tense body and was lip licking during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, collar and take a picture without any issues

Date of Intake: 7/26/2019

Spay/Neuter Status: Spayed

Basic Information:: Sapphire is a 6 year old spayed female that has no current medical concerns that the owner is aware of. Owner had Sapphire in the home since she was born but had to surrender due to behavior

Previously lived with:: 2 Adults, 2 children, 2 other dogs

How is this dog around strangers?: When a stranger would come to the owners home, Sapphire was friendly and outgoing.

How is this dog around children?: Sapphire lived with 2 children ages 4 and 6 and was always respectful and playful with the children in the home

How is this dog around other dogs?: Sapphire with lived with other female dogs (same size). 1 female was spayed and 1 unaltered and was respectful around the other 2 dogs. Owner stated that she would someone get into a scuffle with the her litter mate but never never bit hard enough to break skin.

How is this dog around cats?: Sapphire has never been around a cat so behavior is unknown

Resource guarding:: Sapphire is not bothered if someone approaches her food, treats or toys

Bite history:: Sapphire has a bite history with the most recent bite being 2 weeks ago om 7/12/19.

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: Medium

Other Notes:: Sapphire is not bothered when someone would hold her or restrain her, being pushed off furniture, being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath, having her paws touched or when an unfamiliar person would come to the owners home

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: Yes

Medical Notes: Sapphire does not have any known medical concerns

For a New Family to Know: Sapphire is described as friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level. She likes to play with all types of toys. In the home, Sapphire liked to stay in her favorite spot. She was fed dry food only brand Wellness. Sapphire was kept both indoor/outdoor and is house trained. When left alone in the home, she would go through the garbage. Sapphire knows the cues sit, come, stay , down and paw. For exercise, she was let out in the yard to play. When on leash, she tends to pull lightly. Owner has never walked her off leash so behavior is unknown.

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Date of intake:: 7/26/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: Yes

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender

Previously lived with:: 2 Adults, 2 Children (4, 6), 2 Dogs (Large, Females)

Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly and outgoing

Behavior toward children:: Respectful and playful (w/resident children)

Behavior toward dogs:: Respectful; Sometimes scuffled (w/resident dogs)

Behavior toward cats:: Unknown

Resource guarding:: None reported

Bite history:: 7/12/19: Previous owner reported Sapphire and Ruby (70449) to have had a recent bite incident with a neighbor's dog that was being walked on-leash. Ruby and Sapphire were observed to escape from the backyard and began hard barking as they ran toward the neighbor's small dog and one of them bit her on the stomach. This bite resulted in two punctures and the neighbor's dog was rushed to the emergency vet to seek treatment for the wounds.

5/10/15: Previous owner reported Ruby and Sapphire to have had a bite incident with a neighbor's dog. Ruby and Sapphire were observed to escape from the backyard and began hard barking and growling as they ran toward the neighbor's dog and one of them bit her on the neck. This bite resulted in multiple punctures and the neighbor's dog was rushed to the emergency vet to seek treatment and ultimately euthanized as a result of the severity of the wounds.

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: Sapphire is described as friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium level of energy.

Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Moderate-hard pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:

Sociability
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Neutral body, tail wagging, ears back, panting, approaches readily, jumps up softly onto handler, accepts contact, licks handler
Call over: Approaches with coaxing; Distracted, stays near door
Sociability comments: 

Handling 
Soft handling: Neutral-tense body, tail wagging, ears erect, head tense, leans into handler, panting, lip licking, distracted by outside noises, accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Neutral-tense body, tail wagging, ears erect, head tense, leans into handler, panting, lip licking, distracted by outside noises, accepts all contact, shakes off
Handling comments:

Arousal
Jog: Engages in play with handler, soft and loose; On second pass, jumps up onto door, seeking exit
Arousal comments: 

Knock
Knock Comments: Paces, pants, whining, lip licking and pulls hard toward door when assistant exits; No response to knock; Pulls hard toward door seeking exit when assistant enters, does not solicit attention

Toy 
Toy comments: No interest; Distracted by door and seeking exit

Summary:: According to Sapphire's previous owner, she lived with other female dogs (same size). 1 female was spayed and 1 unaltered and was respectful around the other 2 dogs. The owner stated that she would sometimes get into a scuffle with her littermate but did not break the skin. 

7/27: Due to Sapphire's potential legal hold status, only a gate greet was conducted with a novel male dog. She greets the male at the gate but is wary to interact with handlers and the other dog. She paces the pens seeking an exit.

Summary (1):: Sapphire understands the cues for