GIGI PETERS – A1083758
Safe - 8-24-2016 Manhattan
GIGI PETERS – A1083758
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/02/2016, From NY 10031, DueOut Date08/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan negative S: Sweet, allows all handling O: BAR-H, BCS 1/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Small crust at tip of AD. No discharge OU, AU, nose. Moderate tartar. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Tucked up, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted. Very long nails. UG: Female A: 1. Emaciated, long nails 2. Moderate dental disease Short-term prognosis: Excellent Current surgery status: Temporary waiver for emaciation. P: Place TID feeding sign. Long-term goals should include significant weight gain, and dental cleaning. 1088
A volunteer writes:
Who on earth is Gigi Peters ? I know of only one, a little gal, skin and bones we have at the Manhattan Care Center. She keeps a very serious lioness face…How could she smile when life treated her so poorly ? The hopeful news is that things could be turned around if you decide to take interest in Gigi and offer her the care and the love she so deserves…Gigi(I had to trim her name and leave her with a lovely French one) is eager to come out of her kennel. Often, dogs in her shape are hyper and all over the place. She is not and walks quite well on the leash, even relieving herself on the way( we can not vouch though for her housetraining skills). As I pet her, her tail wags feably. She spots kibbles right away as well as food left overs people discarded in the street. We are of course, feeding her 3 times a day… Gigi is very hungry although she does not snatch treats from my hand or growl when I am close to her food bowl. Good girl! She nears other dogs properly, not really concerned by a little pooch yapping at us… Does Gigi know what love is? I really wonder….She does not really come when I call her or seek my lap. I pick her up, settle her accross my thighs and wait….Gigi does not seem to know what to do with herself. I pet her and pet her. Her coat is so silky…Finally, a little lick comes from her mouth. Yep, we humans can taste as good as food and do more than make you growth… Gigi has a lot to learn. She is almost a blank canvas who will absorb like a sponge all the teaching a caring and loving owner will give her. Her past will be forgotten and a bright new life will start. Come and meet Gigi P at the Manhattan Care Center.
Gigi Peters came into our center after a member of the public found her as a stray, took her home overnight, she got along with resident male dog very well. She was friendly and allowed all handling during intake. She walked well on leash during her relief walk. She was calm and quiet upon entering SAFER assessment room. Gigi Peters held gaze for three full seconds during Look item. She displayed high energy and movement during Sensitivity item, rubbing her body against assessor, once positioned she leaned into assessor, lip lick, tail wag. Gigi Peters was distracted and unresponsive to touch during Tag game. Gigi Peters pulled her paw back gently on first Squeeze attempt, did not pull back on second attempt. She showed minimal interest in Toy, briefly showing enthusiasm but quickly losing focus. When off leash with other dogs, Gigi Peters offers strong defensive correction when approached. The Behavior Team feels Gigi Peters would do well with an Average adopter, she may benefit from being the only resident dog.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is wagging, mouth closed, ears back, lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, tail wagging
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, then walks away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Gigi Peters offers strong defensive correction when approached.
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