GNOCCHI – A1112556
Safe - 6-19-2017 Brooklyn
GNOCCHI – A1112556
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 5 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/19/2017, From NY 11223, DueOut Date 05/22/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Intact male Estimated age: 5 years Microchip noted on Intake? negative. Stray dog. Intact male dog with alopecia and dermatitis. T = P = R = BCS EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment Plan Prognosis: SURGERY: Okay for surgery Temporary waiver due to Permanent waiver due to
RE EXAM 05/30/17: Noted to be coughing on rounds.; S/O: BARH. mm=pink, moist. Actuve and social.; EENT: No nasal discharge, mild mucoid ocular discharge.; H/L: RR=pant, mild dry, hacking cough.; A: CIRDC.; P: Move to iso.; Rx Doxycycline 100 mg. 3 Po q 24 hours x 14 days.; Rx TAB ointment OU BID x 7 days. Excellent prognosis.
A volunteer writes: Traditional recipes for gnocchi might call for things like potatoes, flour and eggs, but the recipe for this one has just one ingredient: a whole lot of mush! Gnocchi is SO sweet, handsome and mild-mannered you’ll want to eat him up. He is a gentle giant on leash, takes treats very nicely (and once he figured out I was asking him to “sit”, did so like the most obedient student ever!), and seems housebroken. He is super waggy and wiggly when spoken to and quickly warmed up with me to be so cuddly it made my heart hurt a little. He is a wonderful guy and belongs at someone’s side! Please come meet him at Brooklyn ACC.
A staff member writes: Gnocchi is one handsome teddy bear. He is a baby trapped in a big man’s body.He is as sweet as cotton candy. He has this infectious smile that will just light up your day. He is very well mannered and gets along with everybody. He is very friendly and nice to everyone he comes across. He is a work in progress, he loves to learn and is eager to listen.He loves to sit in your lap as if he is the tiniest thing in the world, it is so cute. He is very affectionate and loving. He loves hugs , kissies and butt scratches. When I take him outside, he remains with that loose wiggly body and that wagging tail of his, displaying how happy he is. He loves to play with toys as he free runs around the play yard. When we walk together he stays with me side by side like me and him are batman and robin. Gnocchi is my big, little buddy. I love him and I love being around him at work. I love to spend time with him and make these memories that’ll last a life time but I would love it even more to see him go into his forever home because this beautiful soul deserves that opportunity. Come see him at BACC Today!!! You won’t regret it!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered male, stray
Other notes: Gnocchi was friendly with staff during intake
Look:1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity:1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his 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:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Gnocchi was friendly and social towards the assessor, he showed no concerns.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Gnocchi is sexually motivated with female dogs but responds well to handler interruptions and explores the pen. He is selective with male dogs, becoming reactive when they are displaying stiff body language, but able to socialize if they greet him softly. Gnocchi was brought into the Care Center as a stray so his previous behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Gnocchi be placed with well-socialized resident dogs that match his calm sociability. All initial introductions should be conducted slowly and be under supervision.
During his initial medical examination, Gnocchi allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Gnocchi so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Recommend no dog parks: Due to Gnocchi’s selectiveness with male dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that he only be socialized in a more controlled setting.
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