GIGI – A1118600
Safe - 8-10-2017 Brooklyn
My name is GIGI. My Animal ID # is A1118600.
I am a spayed female black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/19/2017 from NY 11224, owner surrender reason stated was NYCHA BAN.
08/02/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Gigi A1118600 is at risk due to CIRDC diagnosis.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/02/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 56.0 LBS.
Date:08/02/17 17:35 RE-WEIGH 53.2 Canine DAPP Product Name:NOBIVAC 1DAPPV Serial Number: 02121717A Location of Vaccination:RFL Revaccination Date:08/02/18 PYRANTEL PO
07/16/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/16/17 16:00 Gigi is a 1 year old altered female large dog mix; she came to the family from a friend and is being surrendered due to Landlord issues. Gigi has no other health issues or injures and has no vet history. Around strangers Gigi was shy and will bark and growl when someone first approaches her, after wards she becomes friendly and playful. She has lived with a 10 year old she was relaxed and kept to herself. Gigi has also leaved with a Shih Tzu and was playful and gentle with the other dog in the home. Gigi has no bite history. Gigi is partially potty trained but will have accident in front of her crate a few times a week but goes out to use the grass and cement . Gigi loves to chew on Pillows and any stuffed item. During fireworks she becomes nervous and paces back and forth. Gigi isn’t bothered with people touching her food bowl or touching her feet. She becomes friendly when someone takes a toy away and tries to engage in play. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home Gigi will bark. She was described as affectionate, playful and shy with a high activity level. Gigi loves to play with Ropes and stuffed bears, and is feed pedigree dry food 3 times a day. She is crate trained but the gate was always left open. She knows commands sit and come. Gigi loves taking brisk walks on leash and pulls hard.
07/27/2017 WEB MEMO
A staff member writes:Gigi darling, what a beauty she is. Gigi has a big heart and wants to share it, she is just a bit fearful at first and needs the time to warm up but let me tell you, once she warms up to you, she is such an amazing sweetheart. Gigi has so much potential to be even more WONDERFUL than she already is. When I first met Gigi, she did not even want to move in front of the kennel. As days passed by, Gigi started moving forward in her kennel and wags her tail. She waited patiently for me to take her out and when I finally did, she walked so gracefully. While in the play yard, Gigi roams around freely and loves to place her head on your lap and get her rubbies. She also loves when you give her treats. She is truly precious and needs a forever home, I would love to see her strive on. Gigi would do better in an adult only home, where she can shine bright and be the center of attention and transition into the best Gigi she could be. Come see her at BACC today!
A volunteer writes: Gigi, oh, how do I love thee? I love her not only for the dog she is now, but the dog I know that she can become! All day long, as I passed her kennel, Gigi was lying quietly on her bed, peering out at me with big doe eyes, a little scared, a little confused. When I opened her kennel, she stayed on her bed, very still, assessing whether I might be friend or foe. My treats didn’t provide much motivation for her, but a squeaky toy seemed to spur her to the realization that I was more ally than enemy. As we exited the center, loud noises caused her to drop to the ground, and her ears stood at alert cautiously taking in her surroundings. A first, she retreated to the back of he yard, pretty much avoiding me at all costs. After a few minutes I sat down on the ground and she slowly came to me, shy but curious, nervous but sweet. It only took a matter of minutes for her to crawl into my lap and even give me a few kisses and my heart nearly broke for her. Surrendered for landlord issues, Gigi was, not surprisingly, reported to be shy and cautious with strangers. But here she was, in such a small modicum of time, ready to trust me. Gigi has lived harmoniously with another small dog, and a ten year old child. She loves playing with rope toys and is mostly housebroken. Gigi is a work in progress, but I know once completed with a loving, patient family, she will be a masterpiece. Ask to meet her today!
07/22/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 7/16/17 Spayed female, owner surrender (length of time in previous home) Previously lived with:Adult, 1 child (age 10 years old), and 1 dog. Behavior toward strangers:Shy, will growl and bark when approached, but warms up. Behavior toward children:Relaxed Behavior toward dogs:Gentle Behavior toward cats:Unknown Resource guarding:None reported Bite history:None reported Housetrained:No Energy level/descriptors: She was described as affectionate, playful and shy with a high activity level. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 7/21/17 Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is tense 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 between her legs, body tense with her mouth closed. Tag:2. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, becomes tense. Squeeze 1&2: 2. Dog does not respond at all. Remains tense with her tail tucked. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Gigi was fearful and timid with her tail tucked in the assessment room and towards the assessor. PLAYGROUP: When off leash at the Care Center, Gigi is timid but slightly social with a group of nervous but calm dogs. She continues to display a tuck tail when a novel female approaches her, but was tolerant of her long genital sniff. According to Gigi’s previous guardian, she lived with a smaller dog and is playful. The Behavior Department believes that Gigi would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however if she is to be placed in a home with another resident dog, the other dog should be well socialized and match her calm demeanor. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 7/19/17: During the initial examination Gigi was fearful, though she will sniff and allowed touching She is uncomfortable with quick movement.
ENERGY LEVEL: Gig displays a low activity level in the care center. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home _X_No children (under 13)- Due to how uncomfortable Snow is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Potential challenges: _X_House soiling- Gigi is reported to have frequent accidents in the house, and appears not to have been housetrained in the past. She will need guidance and consistency to learn to eliminate outside. We recommend crate training (the crate must be made positive and never used as a punishment), frequent walks, rewards for eliminating outside (treats, toys, games), consistent feeding schedule, and careful monitoring when inside. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity-Dog has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over her. It is important to always go slow and give dog the option to walk away from any social interaction. Dog should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Dog’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Dog may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings. _X_Fearful- Though observed to be human-social, Gigi may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Gigi to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
07/20/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash at the Care Center, Gigi is timid but slightly social with a group of nervous but calm dogs. She continues to display a tuck tail when a novel female approaches her, but was tolerant of her long genital sniff. According to Gigi’s previous guardian, she lived with a smaller dog and is playful. The Behavior Department believes that Gigi would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however if she is to be placed in a home with another resident dog, the other dog should be well socialized and match her calm demeanor. 7/20: Gigi is timid and avoids greeting the novel male at the gate. The greeter’s leash is held and the gate is open, allowing Gigi the chance to approach the other dog when she is comfortable. She displays distance increasing behavior (lip curls and look always) when she is uncomfortable with the others dog persistent sniffs. 7/21-25: Gigi was slightly social with a group of nervous but calm dogs. She continues to display a tuck tail when a novel female approaches her, but was tolerant of her long genital sniff. 7/26-8/01: Gigi engaged in gentle chase play with a younger female. She continues to display a tuck tail, but a soft body. She bares teeth and low growls when a larger male attempts to socialize with her.
07/19/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – very scared. will sniff and allow touching but flinches when moved towards. looks away. Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 60 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: reported spayed 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: no treatment Prognosis: good
08/01/2017 BS NEW URI (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
Cage exam: S: Reportedly sneezing on monitor board. O: QAR in cage. Lifts head up but not eager to stand and approach front of cage. Third eyelids up and mild serous nasal d/c. Mild cough noted during cage side exam. Seems to have good appetite but had a treat sitting in the cage and reported to have great energy during playgroup. A: New URI developing P: Baytril 10mg/kg PO SID x10d Recheck 7 d, 10d Good prognosis
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