GOLDIE – A1069023
Safe - 4-10-2016 Manhattan
GOLDIE – A1069023
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / BLACK, BULLMASTIFF MIX, 5 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/31/2016, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 04/03/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-052089.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: spayed female, tattoo Age: appx 5y Mentation: QARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate staining with tartar If abnormal BCS: overweight Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: quiet, timid, very scared (shaking, hiding) but allowed all handling Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Goldie’s mama lost her home, and by extension so did Goldie. Her gorgeous face wears a mask both literally and figuratively. She’s shy, confused, uncomfortable and needs a friend. Coaxed out of her kennel she comes out tentatively, we head outside and she goes potty immediately. Goldie, likely named for her gorgeous golden coat has been beautifully taken care of; her coat is clean and well groomed and she’s been fed well. Showing off lovely leash manners as we walk it’s clear she’s looking for her person so she and I just chat as we walk. Off leash in the yard, Goldie explores the perimeter of our pen, comes when called and finally puts her head in my lap for some petting, then sits down at my feet. Trust! It builds slowly when you take the time to let it happen. We’re looking forward to Goldie opening up with each passing day, and while she will never lose the literal mask on her face (gorgeous!!), she will lose the figurative one and allow herself to love and trust again. Goldie and I came a long way in a short amount of time – imagine what being home with an unlimited amount of time will do. Meet our Goldie, our golden girl, today.
04/01/16 vc for rash on neck, v. pt very difficult to remove from cage. hyper pigmented area of alopecia on ventral neck, no erythema. appears to be old lesion r/o wear mark from collar. P: check for vomting.
4/02/16 : barh. no vomite notice in the cage; cage was clean. nosf
4/03/16 : no Vomit seen in the cage
4/04/16 : BARH. Cage was clean — no vomit present in cage. NOSF
04/05/16 No signs of vomit today. reported lethargy and nasal discharge. On rounds: took out of cage and did not cough, nor any nasal d/c; Monitor on rounds for clinical signs of CIRDC while at ACC
04/06/16 : S/O: nasal discharge and lethargic on rounds. A: CIRDC; P: move to isolation; start doxy 350 mg PO SID x 10 days
04/08/16 : Not eating in iso – food nor meds. adding baytril 100 inj
4/09/16 : eating tuna, baby food and chicken breast. She took the medication (doxy powder mixed with the baby food); she looks a little bit more active when she was eating. nosf
Goldie walks with a low fearful body language on leash. She was fearful and repeatedly attempted to get away from the handler during the assessment. Goldie was shy and nervous and trembled during handling, with a fearful body language. She was fearful while playing tag but unresponsive to the touch. She was not interested in toys.
The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter. Goldie is somewhat fearful and needs time to warm up to the handler. Goldie is nervous and trembling throughout the assessment and has a crouched body posture. The behavior department advises that future adopters should be able to provide positive experiences for Goldie. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Goldie be given the opportunity to interact at their own pace. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, shy body language , mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1. No interest.
Goldie allows greeting but keeps to herself or walks near the handlers.
Goldie is uncomfortable with other dogs as well as in the shelter environment. She does allow greeting but mostly ignores them and stays in an area by herself. She arrived at the care center as a stray with a small male dog, but any in-home behaviors are unknown due to the nature of the intake. The behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction as well as allowing her time to acclimate to her surroundings before introducing her to any resident dogs.
When off leash with other dogs Goldie does not interact. She crouches down when greeted and after a persistent approach she offers a lip curl then defensive snap toward the helper dog.
4/5 update: Goldie allows greeting but keeps to herself or walks near the handlers.
CAME IN WITH RUSTY A1069022: http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/rusty-a1069022/
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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