GOLDIE – A1103248
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GOLDIE – A1103248
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / GERM SHEPHERD, 13 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NYCHA BAN
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 02/08/2017, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 02/08/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip scan pos # FS, 13 yrs. O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Social, allows all handling. ORAL: Mod. calculus, gingivitis, worn teeth. EENT: Nuclear sclerosis OU. OD – irregular 5 mm x 5 mm upper lid margin mass; epiphora. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD/UG: Palpation WNL. Spay scar palpable. MS: Amb x 4, no lamaness. Left stifle mildly thickened, slight crepitus, resists full palpation. BCS=7/9. INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. Mild dandruff. Two 2-3 mm pink skin growths lat right thigh, metatarsus. A: Age 13 years. Dental disease. Lid margin mass r/o meibomian gland tumor. Left stifle – r/o DJD. Skin growths – r/o sebaceous cysts, other. P: Rec. excision of lid margin mass and dental cleaning when placed. Good prognosis with appropriate care.
Goldie is a 13 year old spayed shepherd/pit mix. She was brought home by a family member as a puppy and is being surrendered due to NYCHA weight limits. She has not seen a vet is years but has no known health problems or injuries.
Goldie is shy when meeting new people but she will warm up after a few minutes. She has spent time and lived with children of all ages. She is relaxed around the children but in her old age she mostly ignores them. She is gentle when she does play. She will not jump on people or children. She has lived with one dog she gave birth to and was very playful and affectionate with him but has not spent time with any other dogs. She has lives with a cat for the last two years and they ignore each other.
Goldie will bark when she hears loud noises such as sirens or thunder. She will get into the bathroom garbage and eat feminine products. Goldie will growl if someone touches her food bowl or treats but has not bitten anyone. She believes people are playing when they take away her toys. She is not bothered when held, hugged, or restrained. She is not bothered when disturbed from sleep or removed from furniture. She is afraid of baths but when they are done she runs around the house with excitement. She barks when people come into her home but will be friendly after.
For A New Family to Know:
Goldie is described as friendly, affectionate, confident, mellow, and independent. She has a medium activity level. She loves to go outside and run. She likes to play fetch with balls. She is kept indoors and is not walked 4 times a day because of her age; she has to use the bathroom more. She will pace or whine when she has to use the bathroom. If she is not taken outside when she whines/paces she will have an accident in the home. She is fed 2 cups of dry dog food twice a day. She enjoys milkbones as treats. She knows the commands sit, stay, and paw. When she is off leash, she usually walks by her owner’s side but will come when called if she wonders away.
Goldie was panting heavily throughout the admissions process. She allowed to be scanned and collared without issue. She took treats gently from the counselor’s hand but she continued to pant.
According to Goldie’s previous owner, Goldie has lived with one dog she gave birth to and was very playful and affectionate with him but has not spent time with any other dogs.
2/9: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Goldie displays soft body language when greeting a novel male dog. She solicits and engages in gentle play, tolerating a higher energy, body contact play style.
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