GINGER – 8860
Gone - 10-13-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Ginger. My animal id is #8860. I am a desexed female brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 04-Oct-2017, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour – aggressive towards people.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Sugar, spice, and everything nice. Well forget those pumpkin spice lattes and every other sugary snack you’ve ever known. The only flavor, spice, or anything nice you’ll be needing going forward can all be found in 2 year-old Ginger. “Gorgeous!” “Stunning!” “What a beauty!” Welcome to your new life with Ginger, aka, the Miss Universe of dogs. Not for the insecure of heart, this delicate, dainty, and dashing darling is a walking work of art with her caramel coat and emerald eyes and smile as bright as the sun. But while Ginger’s other-worldly charms might be plain for us to see Ginger herself is not so sure. On our first day together she starts out a bit shy, untucking her tail only once she feels comfortable and coming round for pets a few moments after that. But the best things are worth waiting for and for Ginger you’d wait forever. She does sit politely for treats and, once she’s confident you’re a friend, is content to sit at your feet (and occasionally on them) while you rub that butter soft coat. Ginger comes to us as an owner surrender having previously lived with a 7 and 11 year-old being relaxed and playful towards both. We’re told she loves to take baths (and what beauty queen doesn’t?), is relaxed and tolerant of cats, and even takes no issue with having her nails trimmed (pawdicure anyone?). Given her initial shyness Ginger would do best with an experienced and patient owner who can give her the security and comfort she needs and the structure she’s long deserved. Beauty is in the eye of beholder and what a sight is this girl to behold. Ginger is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Ginger is at risk due to CIRDC.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 48.25 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Animal Behavior Saved At: 9-Oct-2017 15:11:3.000 Animal ID: 8860 Animal Name: Ginger Age: 2 Years 1 Week Tag Number: Breed: Large Terrier Cross Gender: Female Spayed / Neutered: Yes Handler: Observer: Behavior Assessment Date: Retest Date: Retest Reason: Next Test Date: Date of intake: 4-Oct-2017 Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 2 years) Previously lived with: Adults and children (ages 7 and 11) Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful, and respectful Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful around large dogs, cautious around small dogs Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, friendly, and tolerant Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Ginger is described as is friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident with a high level of activity. Other Notes: Ginger has recently been growling and lunging at her owner when the owner corrects her behavior (what type of correction is given is not known). Ginger urinated on the couch and the owner corrected her for it, and Ginger growled and lunged at her. Date of assessment: 6-Oct-2017 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick. Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Summary: Ginger was timid and trembling but tolerated all handling with a slow approach. Summary: Ginger’s previous owner reports that she has been “relaxed and playful around large dogs, cautious around small dogs”. Ginger has been fearful during interactions with dogs in the care center. The behavior department recommends that introductions to unfamiliar dogs be conducted at a slow pace to those who are respectful. Summary (1): 10/5: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Ginger is fearful and is cautious of approach. She opens up and begins to slowly show interest in approaching and sniffing. She shows brief play interest then quickly becomes uncomfortable, then starts to vocalize. Summary (2): 10/6: Ginger greets politely initially then barks and stiffens for any approach. Date of intake: 4-Oct-2017 Summary: Upon intake Ginger had a tense body and growled, but relaxed when given a treat and allowed handling Date of initial: 4-Oct-2017 Summary: During her initial medical exam, Ginger was tense but slowly warmed up and allowed handling ENERGY LEVEL: Her owner describes Ginger as having a high level of energy, which matches what we have seen in the care center once she was warmed up and comfortable. Ginger may do best with daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below) Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No young children (under 5) Recommendations comments: Ginger seems uncomfortable with quick movements and novel stimuli. For this reason we feel she may be intimidated by young children. Older, dog savvy children can be considered pending an in-depth interaction. Potential challenges: House soiling Fearful/potential for defensive aggression Potential challenges comments: Owner reports Ginger urinated on the couch and when corrected, she growled and lunged. No other details were given, but it is important that only positive reinforcement training is used to teach housetraining, as more averse techniques will make the problem worse and decrease the human-animal bond. Ginger showed some escalated warning behaviors in the home when disciplined. It is important to make sure Ginger stays under threshold and is not pushed to escalate further. Ginger should not be forced to submit to petting or handling when she is uncomfortable. She would benefit from initially going into a calm, quiet environment so she can acclimate at her own pace. Once comfortable, Ginger was playful and enthusiastic, tossing toy in the air and leaning on handlers to solicit petting. Recommendations Adoption Recommendations: Comments: Experienced, no children under 5 Suitability With Children: Other: Experienced, no children under 5 Yard Size: Overall Rating: Passed For Rehoming: Indemnity/Waiver: Adoption Summary: A volunteer writes: Sugar, spice, and everything nice. Well forget those pumpkin spice lattes and every other sugary snack you’ve ever known. The only flavor, spice, or anything nice you’ll be needing going forward can all be found in 2 year-old Ginger. “Gorgeous!” “Stunning!” “What a beauty!” Welcome to your new life with Ginger, aka, the Miss Universe of dogs. Not for the insecure of heart, this delicate, dainty, and dashing darling is a walking work of art with her caramel coat and emerald eyes and smile as bright as the sun. But while Ginger’s other-worldly charms might be plain for us to see Ginger herself is not so sure. On our first day together she starts out a bit shy, untucking her tail only once she feels comfortable and coming round for pets a few moments after that. But the best things are worth waiting for and for Ginger you’d wait forever. She does sit politely for treats and, once she’s confident you’re a friend, is content to sit at your feet (and occasionally on them)
Experienced, no children under 5
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