GINGER – A1062546
Safe - 1-30-2016 Brooklyn
GINGER – A1062546
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, WHITE / GRAY, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/08/2016, From NY 11208, DueOut Date01/11/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-044726.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – initially nervous, quickly warms and becomes attention seeking, allows all handling F~ 1 year Ears, eyes, nose, mouth clear Teeth white Small scab right shoulder Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites * Mild alopecia throughout body Paw pads sensitive, slightly swollen and reddened- dislikes walking Rash on lower abdomen, rear legs, around genitals. VC requested NOSF
A volunteer writes: When I approached Ginger’s kennel, she was eager and ready to come out with me. Once we hit the door of her ward, she put on the breaks. Staff explained that she was so nervous the day prior that she even threw up. Determined to get her out of her noisy ward for at least a few minutes of reprieve, I crouched down and encouraged her to come the few feet over to me. Once I was on her level, she gingerly came over, eventually jumping into my lap in a bear hug smothering me with kisses. And so we continued slowly; me coaxing her, her taking it a few cautious steps at a time eventually reaching me and our destination of the yard outside. In the yard, she sweetly greeted the dog in the adjacent pen, but not surprisingly wanted to stay close to me. As I sat on the bench, she jumped up next to me, propped her paws in my lap and proceeded to give me kiss after kiss, almost as if thanking me for providing her some comfort. On a subsequent walk, Ginger was reunited with her friend that she came in with Mary Anne, through the fence in the yard. After a few play bows, lots of tail wags and even an Eskimo kiss, it was clear they were happy to see each other. Ginger continues to come out of her shell at the care center, but what she really needs is the comfort of a family and her own home to really allow her to shine. Ask to meet Ginger today.
1/10/16 VC – RASH ON LOWER ABDOMEN, ALONG HIND LEGS AND AROUND GENITALS. MILD ALOPECIA THROUGHOUT BODY. PAW PADS SENSITIVE AND SLIGHTLY SWOLLEN, REDDENED – DISLIKES WALKING. CAME TOGETHER: A1062545, 2546. S/O: Dog is BAR, very sweet, mild generalized erythema (inner pinna, peri-ocular, muzzle, ventrum, paws, and peri-anal) A: Superficial dermatitis DDx: Contact dermatitis, atopy, food allergy, open; P: Put on tech check for medicated bath and start Benedryl BID x 7D; recheck
1/13/16 VC – VOMIT FOUND IN CAGE. GAVE CERENIA PER 1173. PLEASE CHECK HER, TO DETERMINE IF FURTHER TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY. S/O: Dog is BAR, no V/D in kennel; A: No vomiting noted; P: Further tx not necessary at this time, continue to monitor
1/14/16 tech check — monitor for vomiting; bar. attention seeking. no vomit seen or reported; no signs of coughing or nasal discharge; continue to monitor;
1/17/16 VC – RECHECK SKIN. S/O: Dog is BARH; No erythema and alopecia appears to be resolving; Small scratch right shoulder area; Vomited in playgroup – mostly bile with part of a treat; A: Apparently healthy; P: Monitor for continued vomiting/CIRDC; PROGNOSIS: Excellent-Good
1/19/16 VC: Monitor for vomiting. S/O: BARH, at front of kennel, very active. One small pile of vomit noted by ACO, clear fluid. APP ++, no diarrhea. Mild serous nasal discharge. Abdominal palpation WNL, no palpable gas or distended intestine, not tense or painful. No diarrhea. Administered 2.1ml Cerenia SQ. A: Occasional mild vomiting; P: Gave one dose Cerenia, will start GI special diet. Will recheck tomorrow for vomiting, app +. If vomiting continues, consider abdominal rads.
01/20/16 VC: Monitorfor vomiting. S/O: BARH, at front of kennel. Mild serous nasal discharge. No vomiting today. A: APH, possible early CIRDC; P: Continue to monitor for vomiting and CIRDC
01/21/16 VC: Monitor for vomiting and CIRDC. S/O: BAR, no vomit noted in kennel, no coughing reported by ACO during walks. A: APH ; P: No further treatment indicated at this time, will continue to monitor
Behavior: Average Home
Ginger came in as a stray, so her past behaviors in a home are unknown. At intake it was reported Ginger was tense and nervous, once she was giving treats she was relaxed, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Ginger came into the assessment room shy and fearful, she was very friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Ginger was distracted but not fearful during the tag interaction and during the resources portion of the assessment Ginger was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Ginger appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (need coaxing to approach.) She is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Ginger greets with a low, soft body and muzzles licks. She solicits play with soft, playful body movements.
Ginger appears to be able to match the play style of her partner and is very repectful of both male and female dogs. She greets with a low, soft body and muzzles licks and solicits play with soft, playful body movements and may engage in running, rowdy play. Due to her behavior in playgroup, the Behavior Department feels that Ginger could go to a home with a dog of any play style. ** Social Helper Dog**
When off leash with other dogs, Ginger greets with a low, soft body and muzzles licks. She solicits play with soft, playful body movements and engages in running, rowdy play.
1/14 update: Ginger greets with low head and soft, wiggly body. She engages in very gentle bouncy play with another dog.
1/16 update: Ginger greets both male and female dogs with a wiggly body. She engage in running and rough play. She can become pushy during rough play.
1/20-21 update: Ginger was the helper dog today and greeted each dog with a soft, loose, wiggly body. She may be pushy, offering over-appeashing lip licks. She also interacted with another female.
CAME IN WITH: MARY ANN – A1062545 http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/mary-ann-a1062545/
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