G FORCE – A1062408
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My name is G FORCE. My Animal ID # is A1062408.
I am a male black and tan great dane and germ shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/07/2016 from NY 10452, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/11/2016 Exam Type CAGE EXAM – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 73.2 LBS.
S/O: Dog is BAR in kennel. AD – hematoma affecting entire pinna, AS – old hematoma disfiguring pinna. Both appear chronic and are most likely from head shaking due to chronic otitis externa (dog came from house with no other dogs so trauma less likely). A: Aural hematomas/chronic otitis externa AU P: Recommend rescue placement only. Due to the chronicity of the otitis and hematomas, this dog will need bilateral surgeries to remove pinna as well as treatment for otitis +/- underlying conditions. PROGNOSIS: Fair-Good with surgery and long-term management
01/07/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/07/16 10:24 BASIC INFO G-Force (nicknamed “G”) is a 5 year old Great Dane / German Shepherd mix (his parents are known). His family got him from a friend 5 years ago when he was a puppy. G-Force has hematomas in his ears. He has inflammation in his ears (possibly hematomas) when he was 1 year old. The issue resolved with injections. He’s had hematomas in his ears for the past 2 months. Bronx Veterinary Center recommended surgery, which his owners couldn’t afford. They dispensed antibiotics. G-Force scratches at his ears and has wounds behind them. He has bloody discharge leaking from his ears. SOCIALIZATION G-Force is friendly/outgoing with new people. He’s relaxed, playful, and tolerant with children he meets. He plays exuberantly with people. He’s relaxed and tries to play with dogs he sees on walks but his owner doesn’t allow him to interact with them. He’s never bit anyone. BEHAVIOR G-Force has no known behavior issues. He doesn’t mind storms. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy, moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, or wakes him up. He’s nervous during baths. He enjoys being brushed. He’s friendly with strangers who approach his home/family. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW G-Force’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, and high energy. He follows his family around. He likes to play with squeaky toys and play chase and tug. He lived inside and slept on a dog bed. He ate Kibbles and Bits dog food-75% dry and 25% wet, mixed together. He enjoys beef jerky and bacon dog treats. He’s housetrained, doesn’t have accidents, and potties anywhere outside. He whines while home alone but is otherwise well-behaved. He knows sit and give paw. He went for brisk walks and sometimes pulls on his leash. Off-leash, he is difficult to catch. INTAKE G-Force approached us with a soft, relaxed body and maintained this while we pet him, scanned him, collared him, switched his leashes, and positioned him for pictures. His tail wagged while I talked to and pet him. He sniffed treats in my hand and ate them once I set them down. He initially retreated from his kennel but went in when we called him through the other side. He maintained a soft body with other dogs outside his kennel.
01/10/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: My heart sank when I saw G Force….I was told to be careful around him…..”He does not like his head or ears to be touched…” I can see why… One ear is crumpled by old hematomas and the other is ready to “pop” with sores all around it….No wonder that G Force is edgy…G Force came right away to his door when he saw me and almost “gave ” me his head….We walked peacefully to the yard. G Force did his business without marking. He neared other dogs without fuss but never was in a playgroup. He looked so sad and wary. I sat on the bench with G at my feet. I caressed his back and his neck. His eyes met mine, his tail was wagging. He was telling me…”I am not a bad boy at all..I am scared and lost….Where is my home? Where are my loved ones ?” I know, Pumpkin..Just let’s hope that someone will understand your plea and offer you the new life you deserve…G Force is an unusual mix, a Shepie and a Great Dane(his parents are known), who lived with the same family since early puppyhood. He comes with excellent recommendations, affectionate, playful, no handling issues, respectful of the house when left alone, good with kids, strangers and other dogs…G Force was also on his best behavior, meeting our admission counselors….but gave a hard time to staff from the moment his medical issues were addressed…i think that G Force is a good guy, good looking too and will make a great forever best friend. He needs a Veterinarian to deal with his ailment and a loving new owner to open his/her door and heart to him. Come and meet G Force at the Manhattan Center Center. He will need you very soon.
01/11/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
G Force came into our center as an owner surrender on 1/7/2016. It is reported he is friendly and outgoing with new people, playful and tolerant with children he meets, and playful with dogs he sees on walks. It is reported he does not mind if someone touches his food, toys, or treats. He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable. Owner reports G Force is housebroken and does not have accidents. During intake, G Force approached staff with a soft, relaxed body and allowed all handling. G Force was friendly and sociable upon entering the SAFER assessment room. Despite discomfort with his ears, he allowed collaring and his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands. G Force leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, tail wagging, body soft. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, settled easily at end. G Force did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. G Force was extremely playful with Toy, playfully engaging, keeping a firm grip with loose, wiggly body. He approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, tail at spine level, body relaxed. The Behavior Team feels G Force would do well with an Average adopter. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw Toy 1: 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/07/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative QARH Mild dental Limited PE as Dog was very nervous, difficult to handle Right ear was swollen, acute hematoma and rt ear was chronic hematoma, needs surgical intervetion DVM 0915 seen Male intact Nosf
01/11/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
S/O: Dog is BAR in kennel. AD – hematoma affecting entire pinna, AS – old hematoma disfiguring pinna. Both appear chronic and are most likely from head shaking due to chronic otitis externa (dog came from house with no other dogs so trauma less likely). A: Aural hematomas/chronic otitis externa AU P: Recommend rescue placement only. Due to the chronicity of the otitis and hematomas, this dog will need bilateral surgeries to remove pinna as well as treatment for otitis +/- underlying conditions. PROGNOSIS: Fair-Good with surgery and long-term managemen
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