GIZMO – A1105023
Gone - 3-6-2017 Manhattan
My name is GIZMO. My Animal ID # is A1105023.
I am a male br brindle and white amer bulldog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/01/2017 from NY 10460, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
03/05/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1105023 Gizmo is At Risk for New Hope Only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/01/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 82.2 LBS.
PYRANTEL 4 CC GIVEN APPLIED ACTIVYL RABIES SERIAL: 170034 DA2PP SERIAL 02121703A BORDETELLA SERIAL 00541366B
03/01/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/01/17 11:12 Basic info Gizmo A1105023 is a 2 1/2 year old American Bulldog. Owner got him from a friend in Virginia when he was 13 months. They said that due to late night work shifts, they aren’t able to properly care for him. He hasn’t been seen by a vet but was told to not have any medical issues. Socialization Around strangers, Gizmo is friendly and outgoing. He plays gently with adults but with children he doesnt like them touching his toys. Behavior During storms/fireworks, Gizmo doesn’t show any concern. If his food bowl is touched, he does growl and then bark especially while he is eating. When children go near his food or toys, he tends to growl and snap. His prior owner mentioned that Gizmo doesn’t mind a bath. For a New Family to Know Gizmo is friendly, playful and excitable. He has a very high energy level. He loves to run in the park and his favorite things to do are chew on bones and rawhide. At home, he tends to sleep in his bed. He likes to tug on rope toys as well. Gizmo has been kept mostly indoors. He ate wet and dry Pedigree food, a half of bowl twice a day. He is housetrained and likes to go in grassy areas. He is said to know basic commands like sit, come, down and stay. On the leash he does pull hard When left alone in the house, Gizmo is independent and keeps himself occupied. For exercise, he gets let off leash three times a day in a closed off area and wanders sometimes but comes when called Behavior during Intake Gizmo had a wagging tail with counselors and he gave us kisses in the shelter. He took treats very nicely and he loved butt scratches. He allowed counselors to scan him for a microchip which scanned positive. He also allowed to be collared and have his picture taken.
03/05/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “What a face!!!” That’s the first thing I hear as gorgeous Gizmo and I step out into the hall. And it wouldn’t be the last. No, throughout our time together 2 year-old Gizmo collected compliments like seashells at the shore. And rightfully so. As the poster child for “gentle giant,” 82 pound Gizmo is an absolute pleasure to walk. He pads along in front of me, a silver hippo on a string, occasionally looking back at me and flashing a dazzling smile. “That’s a lot of dog for a little girl!” a gentleman jokes from his neighborhood stoop as Gizmo and I cruise by. “The perfect amount,” I quip back and Gizmo gives him a happy snort. Once in the park Gizmo hops on a bench sitting happily for treats. And there’s that smile again this time for my clicking camera. He has no issue being tethered, takes his treats gently, and bursts into more silly snorts as I indulge him in a butt rub. Sadly the appearance of clouds and the rumble of thunder threaten to cut our time together short (we wouldn’t want Gizmo getting wet!). We sneak in a few more treats, snap a few more frames, and then my happy hunk and I begin to make our way back to cover. “That is one good-looking boy you have there!” another now-fan exclaims as Gizmo and I pause at a light. “Thank you. I think so too.” And I crouch down and rub my boy’s big head one more time and give him a smooch for the road. Gizmo is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
03/03/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile 3/1/17 Unaltered Male, Stray Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 13, 8, and 5 years old), and a cat Behavior toward strangers: Social Behavior toward children: Has lunged, barked at resident children Behavior toward dogs:Unknown Behavior toward cats: Has lunged and bared teeth at cat Resource guarding: Owner states that gizmo will growl and snap if food bowl or toy is attempted to be taken away Bite history: Unknown Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Playful and excitable. He has a very high energy level. Other notes: Gizmo has jumped and bared teeth at his previous owner/children, details involve yelling and possibly sudden and challenging movement. SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 3/3/2017 Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 2. Dog runs and plays, jumps up with moderate intensity, grabs leash and tugs, but settles at the end. Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw, wiggly with high energy and movement in between attempts. Toy 1: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is a bit stiff. Summary: Gizmo displayed high energy and movement throughout his SAFER assessment, at times jumping up onto assessor with a moderate amount of intensity. He was social and allowed all handling. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash with a female dogs Gizmo is sexually motivated. He will engage in rough play when solicited, but with the ultimate goal to mount. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/1/17 During his initial medical exam Gizmo allowed handling ENERGY LEVEL: His owner describes Gizmo as a very high energy dog, this matches what we have seen here in the care center. Gizmo may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. Gizmo will need daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of daily walks, runs, exercise, and play to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No cats _X_No children (under 13): While Gizmo has lived with children in the past, we feel it would be best for him to live with adults only to avoid potential escalating due to any possible possessiveness _X_New Hope Only: Due to all the concerns noted in the previous home, the behavior department believe Gizmo would best succeed through placement with a New Hope rescue group who can further investigate these concerns in a more stable home environment. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Gizmo is reported to growl and snap over food and toys. He should be left alone while eating and we advise against ever removing items from Gizmo’s possession without safely trading for an item of greater or equal value. _X_Social hyper-arousal: See known history; Due to Gizmo’s rapid escalation towards correction, also potentially sudden movements and loud noises, we recommend immediate intervention and consultation with a qualified veterinary behaviorist/professional trainer is strongly recommended to aid in addressing this issue to prevent further behavioral concerns that may appear in the future if not treated right away. We recommend only force-free, reward based training when introducing or exposing Gizmo to new and unfamiliar situations _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression _X_Strength/leash pulling
03/02/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
3/2: When off leash with a female dog Gizmo will engage in rough play when solicited, but with the ultimate goal to mount. 3/3: Gizmo continues to attempt to mount, though engages in play when solicited.
03/01/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scanned pos 985112006042910 intact male approx two years old s/o: allows all handling, seeks petting heart and lungs wnl oral wnl 2 testis mild otitis ou red sclera a: otitis, mild p: otibiotic au bid x 7 d
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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Generated on Mar 5 2017 6:00PM
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