GOTTI – A1063460
Safe - 2-8-2016 Brooklyn
My name is GOTTI. My Animal ID # is A1063460.
I am a male gray and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 5 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/22/2016 from NY 11207, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/05/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 82.4 LBS.
Gave CIV DA2PP boosters
01/22/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/22/16 13:55 Basic Information: Gotti is a year and four month old unaltered male American Pit-Bull Mix. He was given as a gift from a family member. Gotti has no health concerns. Owner surrenders Gotti due to personal problems. Social Life and Personality: Gotti lived with two adults and been around children different ages in the building. Owner stated Gotti is playful and relaxed towards everyone he meets. He is friendly/ outgoing towards strangers. Gotti lived with another dog which was a Yorkie. Owner stated he was playful towards the small dog. His behavior is unknown towards cats. He was indoors only and activity level is high. Owner describes Gotti behavior as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable. Behavior: Gotti has never bitten or scratched anyone owner stated. He isn’t bothered when owner touch his food bowl he will just try to eat his food fast. Owner stated if Gotti toy is on the floor he will rush to pick it up before owner does with no aggression. He’s afraid of water while taking baths because the water will get in his ear. He’s friendly to unfamiliar people who approach the house. For a New Family to Know: Gotti is trained to use the bathroom indoors on piddle pad. He likes to play with balls and chew bones. His favorite game to play is fetch. He is crate trained and doesn’t well for couple of hours when home alone. He knows commands such as sit and get up,. He eats wet and dry food at 9am and 7pm. Owner stated H will do best in a lovable home. Intake Behavior: Upon intake Gotti was loose body, jumpy, and alert. He scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
No Web Memo
01/27/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Gotti previously lived with two adults, another dog and has been around children different ages in the building. The owner stated Gotti is playful and relaxed towards everyone he meets; he is also playful towards the small dog in the home. The owner mentioned Gotti is trained to use the bathroom indoors on the wee-wee pads, crate trained and does well for a few hours and has a high activity level. The owner describes Gotti as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable. At intake it was reported Gotti was loose and wiggly, jumpy and alert, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Gotti came into the assessment room calm and a bit shy, he was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Gotti was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Gotti was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Gotti appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adopter. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is a bit tense and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1: No interest. Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Gotti greets with a soft, loose body and a low head. Once the pen is opened he exhibits nervous body language– raised paw, ducking his head and avoiding the other dog. Eventually he does interact with the helper dog and his body loosens up but does not engage in play.
01/25/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Initially, Gotti exhibits nervous body language– raised paw, ducking his head and avoiding the other dog. However, after he acclimates to the shelter he engages in rowdy and rough play with other playful dogs. He can be a little overbearing for dogs that are nervous or calm but does show the ability to control his energy when he meets a small, puppy. Gotti responds well to corrections by other dogs and to interruptions by the handlers. Due to his behavior in playgroup, the Behavior Department recommends that Gotti can go to a home with other playful dogs or a home with dogs that are calm, non-playing dogs if those dogs are also well socialized and a proper introduction is conducted. When off leash with other dogs, Gotti greets with a soft, loose body and a low head. Once the pen is opened he exhibits nervous body language– raised paw, ducking his head and avoiding the other dog. Eventually he does interact with the helper dog and his body loosens up but does not engage in play. 1/27 update: Gotti greets the other dogs with a soft, neutral body. He engages in light bouncy play but appears to be hesitant in his body movements probably from a lack of experience playing. He is tolerant of a pushy female and offers a very subtle, appropriate correction to her. 1/28 update: Gotti greets other dogs with a lot of energy today. He is unaware of his size and becomes pushy and obnoxious with a more fearful dog however he does respond well to human interruptions. He does self-handicap and decrease his energy when engaging with a puppy. 1/31 update: Gotti became overwhelmed today while interacting with a high energy and rowdy player today. He began whining and avoiding her. He also seemed a bit frustrated and became pushy and obnoxious with the next dog he met. 2/02 update: Gotti was extremely hyper-motivated today. He also was having a hard time slowing himself down when he became overwhelming for his play partner but did respond to human interruptions.
01/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan negative intact male weight: 82.4lbs bright eyes ear infection present along with a what feels like a hematoma to his left ear – cleaned ears and applied otibiotic – as per 1067 start on otibiotic tx BID x 7 days along with 1 tab Rimadyl 75mg PO BID x 7 days clean coat clean teeth nails down to kwick overall body condition is good very nervous but once he gets adjusted to you he is very sweet where he jumps up and gives kisses and leans on you and with every movement you do he will follow BARH NOSF
02/04/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating AVERAGE
COUGHING REPORTED BY STAFF BAR. ATTENTION SEEKING. MILD COUGH, VERY MILD NASAL DISCHARGE DIARRHEA REPORTED TO ME SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED A: CIRDC, AURAL HEMATOMA P: REC DOXYCYCLINE 400MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS. CONTINUE WITH METRONIDAZOLE. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
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