GINGER – A1104340
Safe - 3-3-2017 Manhattan
My name is GINGER. My Animal ID # is A1104340.
I am a female brown and white boxer and amer bulldog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/21/2017 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was NYCHA BAN.
02/28/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Ginger A1104340 is at risk due to CIRDC diagnosis.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/27/2017 Exam Type MS NEW URI – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 73.6 LBS.
02/21/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/21/17 14:20 basic information Ginger is a 6 year old female American Bulldog terrier mix. She was given to owner by another previous owner and has had her for one year. Owner is surrendering due to Landlord issues in her building. There are no injuries or health concerns owner is aware about and since owner has had her ginger has not seen a vet. socialization Around strangers, she gets excited and likes to jump on them when they come into the home in a playful manner. She has spent time with a 12 year old and is tolerant with the child and somewhat rough by jumping on them when playing. She has not been around other dogs or cats, so behavior is unknown. There is no bite history with a person or animal in the year owner has had her. behavior There are no behavior issues owner is aware about. She isnt bothered with storms or fireworks. Family member of owner stated that when she is eating and ypou go by her food bowl she growls, when taking a toy or bone out her mouth she growls. It is unknown how her behavior is when telling her to get down from furniture. She isnt bothered with holding or restraining. She struggles when getting a bath. it is unknown how her behavior is when brushing of coat, trimming of nails. for the new family to know Family described her as playful and excitable with a high activity level. When owner is home, she follows them around. She loves playing with chewbones and was kept mostly indoors. She sleeps outside the owners bedroom door. she eat dry food twice a day. She is partially house trained and has accidents a few times a month. behavior is unknown in a yard or crate. She knows sit and come. she pulls hard on leash and has never been off leash behavior upon intak Ginger was receptive to handling including leashing, collaring, and intake photo. She sat when counselor was ready to open the door and waited before walking out.
02/24/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Reading what her former owner had to say about her, she would be a happy go lucky gal, playful, excitable and quite energetic, sharing happily her life with a 12 year old child and her family. But due to landord issues, Ginger is with us. She is at first hesitant to come out of her kennel. She is smart, though and decides wisely that company is better than feeling sad all alone in her den. She is a good walker and does her business on the way. She nears quite a number of 4 legged friends, uneventfully. She likes to be free in a pen and there, in the sun, I can appreciate her beauty. She reminds me of a white china dog (a Bulldog) I inherited from my grandma, a very precious heirloom figurine. Ginger is fox red, though, so perfectly made, the proper weight and so healthy looking. She has been so well cared for. She comes when called, sits on command and seems to enjoy very much the sight of 2 dogs playing together in an adjacent pen. I took Ginger for a second walk before calling it a day. She seemed much better, sat next to me like she was my own dog, nudged my hands with her nose and came on my lap for kisses and hugs. Pretty Ginger was a beloved family dog, playful and affectionate, given away for no fault of her own. There is no reason for her not to be again the fun and loving companion she was. Just come and meet her at the Manhattan Care Center. You might just fall in love with this beautiful red head. Another volunteer writes: You’d never know this girl was a year over 2, walking behind her lovely swaggering rump on the way to the park. She’s got more energy than the majority of us, and she sure has more fans–her kennel card puts the rest of us to shame on our most generously-fawned-over Valentine’s Days. And what’s not to love? We’ll second everything everyone else has said–she’s a lover, a sweetheart, gentle, kind, sweet with other dogs, sweet with other people–and we’ll throw this into the mix: She was absolutely A-OK with a turtle who literally crossed our paths in the park. Just in case you were holding out for a turtle-loving rescue, your lucky day has come!
02/21/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 2/21/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for one year) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Excitable and playful Behavior toward children: Playful with a twelve year old she has spent time with but can play too rough, jumping up on them. Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Will growl if she is approached while eating or when toys or bones are taken from her. Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Ginger is described as playful and excitable with a high activity level. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/23/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. 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 closed. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game with coaxing. She is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Flank squeeze 1. Dog does not respond at all. Flank squeeze 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Ginger was distracted during her assessment and did not focus on or respond to the assessor. She did become stiff when her paw was touched. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Tolerant: These dogs are typically non-reactive on leash and will be either friendly or indifferent off leash. They can typically tolerate some rude behavior from other dogs and can be described as having a long fuse. They show relaxed, appropriate, easy-going body language around others. PLAYGROUP: The behavior department recommends slow introductions between Ginger and respectful, non-playful dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/21/17 During her initial medical exam, Ginger was tense. ENERGY LEVEL: Ginger’s previous owner described her as having a high level of activity. At the care center, Ginger displays a moderate activity level. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No young children (under 5): Due to potential food guarding behavior reported in the home. Older, dog savvy children can be considered as long as the adults feel confident that Ginger can be left alone while eating so she does not need to escalate from a growl. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding (Ginger’s previous owner notes that she may growl when her food bowl is approached or if bones or toys are taken from her. We recommend that Ginger be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in her future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Ginger’s mouth, and any time something is removed she should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.) _X_Handling/touch sensitivity (On her assessment, Ginger became stiff when her paw was touched. It is important to always go slow and give Ginger the option to walk away from any social interaction. Ginger should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Ginger’s choice to approach a new person or thing.)
02/22/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
The behavior department recommends slow introductions between Ginger and respectful dogs. 2/22: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Ginger is initially a bit nervous, though opens up with prolonged time in the yard. She ignores play. 2/23: Ginger mostly keeps to herself and ignores play. She corrects persistant attempt to play. 2/24: Ginger is polite, offering soft greetings to all dogs, male and female, and briefly engaging in play. 2/25: Ginger begins to engage in more exuberant play today; often doing spins and “zoomies” with other dogs. She will offer correction if mounted. 2/26: Ginger greets other dogs politely. 2/27: Ginger engages in play with other dogs, spinning and engaging in chase. She corrects mounting.
02/21/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scanned neg intact female approx 4-6 years old s/o; clean teeth een wnl bcs 6/9 heart and lungs wnl no mgt. prominent umbilicus a: healhty p: OHE
02/27/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
02/27/17 15:35 S/O: QAR serous nasal dc noted yesterday sneezing, mucoid nasal dc a: cirdc p: move to iso 350mg Doxy PO SID x10d px: good 02/26/17 17:30 s/o serous nasal dc no sneezing QAR, eating a: aph p: monitor for cirdc scanned neg intact female approx 4-6 years old s/o; clean teeth een wnl bcs 6/9 heart and lungs wnl no mgt. prominent umbilicus a: healhty p: OHE
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