GEMMA – A1074318
Safe - 5-28-2016 Manhattan
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My name is GEMMA. My Animal ID # is A1074318.
I am a spayed female br brindle great dane and mastiff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/19/2016 from OUT OF NYC, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/19/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 112.3 LBS.
gave DA2PP, rabies, CIV and bordetella vaccines gave 12 ml pyrantel in food applied activyl topically
05/24/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/24/16 13:46 Gemma A1074318 is an approx 4 yo Boxer/Great Dane/AMPT/mastiff mix. The prior owner found her wandering the streets 2 years ago. He took her home and kept her. She was last seen by a vet in 2015 and currently has no known health issues. Socialization Gemma is shy around strangers but after a few treats, she will warm up and give kisses. She is very gentle with the owners 1 yo and 5 yo children. Although she is a big girl, she knows how to play with the small chidlren. The owner stated that she allows the daughter to climb on her and pretend shes a pony. Gemma waggs her tail and goes along with it. She is playful with other dogs and gets very excited to see them. He behavior to cats is unknown. She has not bitten anyone or any other animal. Behavior Gemma was walked twice a day and let out in the front yard to play. She likes to play chase and tug and barks at cars that drive by. She returns when called and stays in the her area. She is not bothered by the following: having her food bowl taken away from her, fireworks or thunderstorms, being pushed off of the furniture, or nail trimming. She does get frightened by loud noises and sometimes will cower down. She does not like water and will struggle during bathtime. For a new family to know Gemma is described as shy at first but loves treats, very affectionate, frienly and cuddly. She loves to cuddle and loves petting. She loves to give kisses and play. Her favorite activity is running and chasing the ball. She loves squeaky toys. She knows how to sit(“down”)come and stay. She is well behaved when left alone in the home. She was fed nutro lamb and chicken formula. Behavior during intake Gemma was shy when approached. She was given treats. She relaxed after a few minutes and allowed petting and then she gave the staff kisses. She was leashed and collared by her owner. She had an open mouth and wagging tail and posed for photos. She was walked and transferred into a kennel.
05/24/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Imagine losing everything in one day. Your adoring master…an NYPD cop…one of NY’s finest…who was proud to call you his own. You were a part of a loving family…which included young children, who you were patient and gentle with. In one day, that’s all gone and life as you know it, will never be the same. Beautiful Gemma…a regal Mastiff/Great Dane mix with quite good notes from her former owner, had a hard time coping with her new reality. And maybe as a result, this is why she did not show her best side when shelter staff came to assess her. I can only speak of my personal experience with Gemma, which is in stark contrast to her behavior notes. On the sunny Friday afternoon we spent together, Gemma was easily leashed, and out we went for a stroll where she was excellent on leash, showed off her house-training skills, and enjoyed an ear massage after we took a water break. She posed for some pictures and back we went to enjoy some calm off-leash time in the backyard. Gemma was aloof, yes, but to me, she was a dog who was reeling with a broken heart. We all know what it feels like to be misunderstood. To have a bad day. To need a second chance. Gemma needs that chance, with a patient and experienced family. Will it be you?
05/21/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Gemma was difficult to remove from her kennel showing teeth, growling and lunges at the rope. She did not show any social behavior. Once Gemma was out of the kennel she stands tall and makes direct eye contact. Gemma was growling loudly expose her front teeth, grabbing at the leash and charge at the handler. The behavior team decided to place her back in her kennel she was difficult to handle. Gemma was surrender to us. According to her previous owner Gemma is shy at first but loves treats, very affectionate, friendly and cuddly. She loves to cuddle and loves petting. She loves to give kisses and play. Her favorite activity is running and chasing the ball. She loves squeaky toys. Gemma is shy around strangers but after a few treats, she will warm up and give kisses. She is very gentle with the owners 1 yr and 5 yr old children. Although she is a big girl, she knows how to play with the small children. The owner stated that she allows the daughter to climb on her and pretend she’s a pony. Gemma wags her tail and goes along with it. She is playful with other dogs and gets very excited to see them. Her behavior to cats is unknown. Gemma is not bothered by having her food bowl taken away from her”. Due to the behavior demonstrated in the shelter the behavior department believes that Gemma is not an appropriate candidate for SAFER.. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/19/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
05/19/16 15:06 initial exam microchip scan negative approx 4 year old female spayed dog BAR, hydrated, BCS 5/9, oral cavity not examined due to muzzle no CIRDC signs amb x 4, no neuro deficits heart and lungs WNL on auscultation no fleas, full haircoat plan gave DA2PP, rabies, CIV and bordetella vaccines gave 12 ml pyrantel in food applied activyl topically
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