GABRIELLA – A1119798
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My name is GABRIELLA. My Animal ID # is A1119798.
I am a female black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/25/2017 from NY 11207, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
07/30/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Gabriella A1119798 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. She has been fearful and quick to panic when handled, and offers distance-increasing behaviors, escalating to growling and snapping. She did not tolerate a handling assessment.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/26/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 48.0 LBS.
Canine DAPP Product Name: 1-DAPPv Serial Number: 02121715C Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 8/9/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: Intra-Trac Serial Number: 00541372B Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 1/26/18 Rabies Product Name: 1-Rabies Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 7/26/18 Veterinarian: 1027 Effipro Heartworm-Negative MC
07/25/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/25/17 19:11 Dog had a loose body during the intake and was wagging her tail. When the counselor went to colar her she tensed up and growled.
07/28/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Gabriella is a bit of a mess at the moment, but she’s the sweetest, most endearing mess that ever was! Whether it’s being in a strange environment or just her nature, she can be very skittish and sensitive to touch, but shows lots of promise of being a wiggly, goofy, loving lady (with the cutest face around!!). I suspect she is housebroken, but she’s been too nervous to “go” in front of me yet, and while she’s skeptical about having it put on, she walks nicely on a slip lead. She is super duper treat motivated (an easy ticket to friendship!) and already knows “sit”, “paw”, “down” and even “roll over”. When I was fumbling in my bag to find more treats, she sat and waved her paws at me one after the other; being so uncertain at the shelter, she seemed SO happy to be sure of what she was supposed to be doing and just kept on doing it! Once we broke the ice, she initiated affectionate with me — propping her paws on me, briefly licking my face, frequently looking to me for reassurance, and literally leaping into my lap. I have no doubt that she wants to bond and has a lot of love to give, and have high hopes that with a little help on her side, her wiggly tail can reign victorious in the battle against her nerves!
07/27/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY:None 7/25/17 Unaltered Female, Stray Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 7/27/17 Look:5. Dog freezes and snaps at the assessor hand. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Gabriella was timid but would approach with a low wagging tail but still remains jumpy and fearful. PLAYGROUP: When off leash at the Care Center, Gabriella is reluctant to approach the greeters at the gate. She keeps her distance from both a novel male and female dog (proximity sensitive), and displays a tuck tail, flat ears and low body throughout the session. While keeping to herself, she explores the pen. Gabriella was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department believes that Gabriella would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however if she is placed in a home with another resident dog, the other dog should be well socialized and match her calm demeanor. All introductions should be conducted slowly and under supervision. INTAKE BEHAVIOR 7/25/17: Upon intake Gabriella was wagging her tail and when the counselor approached her she tensed up and growled. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 7/26/17; During her medical examination, Gabriella was fearful and trembling, she was muzzled for her vaccines shots, then growled at the handlers. ENERGY LEVEL:Gabriella displays a low activity level in the care center. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_Place with a New Hope partner- Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care centers. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address the biting and underlying anxiety. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression-Gabriella gives clear warnings when she is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Gabriella, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Gabriella to initiate interactions with new people. She should never be forced to greet or to interact if she is not comfortable and soliciting attention.
07/26/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash at the Care Center, Gabriella is reluctant to approach the greeters at the gate. She keeps her distance from both a novel male and female dog (proximity sensitive), and displays a tuck tail, flat ears and low body throughout the session. While keeping to herself, she explores the pen. Gabriella was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department believes that Gabriella would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however if she is placed in a home with another resident dog, the other dog should be well socialized and match her calm demeanor. All introductions should be conducted slowly and under supervision. 7/26: Gabriella is reluctant to approach the greeter at the gate. The gate is open, while the greeter’s leash is held, allowing Gabriella to approach him when she is comfortable. She keeps her distance from the novel male (proximity sensitive), and displays a tuck tail and low body throughout the session. 7/27: Grabriella continues to avoid direct contact with a novel female dog. She tucks her tail and flees when the greeter attempts to sniff her rear. While keeping to herself, she explores the pen. 7/28-30:Today Gabriella appeared much more confident, interacting socially with both male and female dogs in a group setting. She engaged in a very short burst of running chase play with another female, however her play becomes assertive and pushy. She listens to handler interruptions.
07/26/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – terrified..tail and head down, flinches when touched. When approached slowly will allow exam but had to be muzzled for shots etc–would scream and thrash. initally was barking and growling at leash. Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 100 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female no SS seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: OHE Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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