GUCCI – A1062188
Safe - 12-27-2016 Manhattan
GUCCI – A1062188
**RETURNED 12/5/16**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, BLUE / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/05/2016, From NY 10454, DueOut Date 12/05/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-083466.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary SCAN POSITIVE 985112000580209 EARS- WNL MODERATE DENTAL TARTAR FLEA COMB NEGATIVE- TREATED WITH ACTIVYL NEUTERED TENSE, NERVOUS DURING EXAM, DOES NOT LIKE TO BE RESTRAINED
RTO – 01/13/2016
NEUTERED MALE, BLUE / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 2 yrs, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/04/2016, From NY 10454, DueOut Date 01/11/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-044333.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary SCAN POSITIVE 985112000580209 BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- NEUTERED MALE. MILD DENTAL TARTAR. EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 8.5 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. VERY NERVOUS & TENSE. STRUGGLING WHEN RESTRAINED. NOSF
A volunteer writes: Gucci joined us along with his housemate Lexi, a Poodle/Shih Tzu mix, when their owner became too ill to care for them. I love that Gucci’s best friend was a tiny dog, as he’s a big boy and as sweet and gentle as can be. We’re told he loved playing with little Lexi, enjoys playing with toys and likes to play fetch, chase and tug. We’re also told he’s housetrained and never has accidents, knows ‘sit’, ‘watch’ and ‘let go’. Gucci was easy to leash in his kennel and has fabulous leash manners; he’s such a pleasure to walk.
He’s been well fed and in his shiny gray coat is quite the dashing young man! Wagging his tail at everyone we pass, he ignores other dogs during our walk, but in the back yard runs to the fence to greet those that pass by. Gucci showed off his sit, taking his reward treat more gently than any other dog I’ve ever met. He has the softest mouth ever! Joining me on the bench for some hugs, his tail wagged so hard he knocked my phone out of my hand – I wasn’t prepared for that sweet tail wag! He plays, he hugs, he greets others politely and his best friend was a dog the size of his head! He’s an awesome gentle giant making the best of his new situation and surely missing his friends, both human and dog. Let’s get him home with new BFF’s today!
Gucci A1062188 is a 2 1/2yr old neutered male blue & white American Staffordshire terrier who was given to the owner as a gift from a friend 2ys ago and is being surrendered along with his “daughter” Lexie A1062190 a 1 1/2yr old white spayed female Poodle/Shih Tzu mix that was given to the owner a year ago from a neighbor due to the owner’s health. Both were last seen at a vet 8months ago and are currently healthy with no injuries.
Around strangers Gucci is friendly. He hasn’t been around children or cats. Gucci lived with Lexie and they were relaxed, playful, gentle & exuberant with each other. He hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
During storms/fireworks Gucci will bark. He isn’t bothered by the following: having his food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture, being given a bath (he’ll drink out of the faucet), being brushed or having his nails trimmed. Gucci hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting. He struggles to get away when being held/restrained. When someone approaches the home/door he’ll bark.
For A New Family to Know:
Gucci is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow & excitable with a low-high activity level. The owner likes how well behaved Gucci is & how he gets along with Lexie. Gucci loves playing with Lexie and running. When the owner is home Gucci follows them around. He enjoys stuffed & squeaky toys and games of fetch, chase & tug. Gucci is mostly an indoor dog who’s taken out 2x a day and walked around the neighborhood 2x a week where he doesn’t pull on his leash. He sleeps on a dog bed and eats dry & wet Beneful dog food mixed 2x a day. Gucci is house broken and never has accidents. When left alone he’s well behaved & his known commands are “sit”, “watch” & “let go”.
Gucci had a loose wiggly body. He allowed all handling. Gucci allowed to be scanned (+), collared & taken pictures of. He sat when asked but wasn’t too interested in our liver treats. Gucci walked into a large double kennel with ease. He’s a bit of a chunky boy and could rest comfortably in it.
CAME IN WITH: LEXIE – A1062190 http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/lexie-a1062190/
A volunteer writes: Looking for some super size love? Our gentle giant, Gucci, is too! I remember Gucci from his first stay with us and am sad to see him back with his housemate Max due to someone in the family developing allergies. Gucci is still his fun loving, affectionate, playful self, happy to make new friends, show off his nice leash manners, enjoy some treats and play with a ball. We’re told that Gucci played nicely with dogs he lived with and those he knew of friends, is friendly to strangers, prefers that you don’t touch his food bowl, is housetrained, well behaved when left home alone, and his favorite activities are playing with his small dog housemate, and cuddling while watching TV with his family. I wonder what his favorite TV shows are? Animal Planet perhaps? Gucci and I had a great walk to the park where we stopped for some photos – Gucci posing like a pro. He’s been beautifully cared for and it shows. Off leash he does some playful jumping, played keep away with the tennis ball but I could put my hand on it while in his mouth, stopped to greet a dog walking past us, and just had fun. He’s super sized with a super size heart, a great smile, sparkling eyes and a loving personality and is ready to find a new family to love.
Another volunteer writes: He looked so clean, so sweet, and so handsome. He is 89 pounds, and I am a middle-aged woman, only 5’3″. But he was well-behaved during our walk. He tugged a couple of times, but for the most part, he was just happily strolling along, sniffing here and there. He was a darling, and loved being petted. The only time he literally put his weight down was in getting back inside his kennel, which he would rather not do. He obviously just wants to be around people. When he is finally in a home, there will be no kennel to go back to. Just a person, or family, whom he will happily give all his love and companionship to.
Another volunteer wrote: My sweet Gucci—just like his name suggested, Gucci is a stunner. He’s a big boy, weighing in at 89lbs, but he is the gentlest of giants. He walks wonderfully on a leash and was happy to sniff everything that came across our path on the way to the park. Gucci knows how to “sit” and showed me many, many times how well he could do it. It probably helped that I was a sucker for giving him treats, but how could I not spoil this boy with the soulful eyes and the softest fur. I told Gucci many, many times he was a good boy, and I promised him I would tell all of my human friends all about him—so here you go! Gucci is a good boy who is looking to be your very best friend. Please come on down and meet him today!
Gucci is friendly with strangers. He lived with a medium male and a small female dog and was relaxed and playful with them. They played gently-exuberantly. He barked at and avoided strange dogs outside but was friendly and playful with familiar dogs of family, friends, neighbors, etc. Gucci hasn’t bit anyone.
Gucci doesn’t mind storms. He is tense and stares while someone takes his bowl of food from him; they take it slowly while they talk to him. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his treat/toy, moves him off furniture, bathes him, brushes him, or trims his nails. He struggles when restrained. He’s friendly with strangers who approach his home/family.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Gucci’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, excitable, and medium energy. They love that he’s well-behaved and gets along well with the small dog. His favorite activities include playing and running around with the small dog and cuddling and watching TV with his family. Gucci follows his family. He plays fetch, chase, and tug and likes stuffed and squeaky toys. He lived inside and went outside twice daily and for walks twice weekly. He doesn’t pull on the leash. He sleeps on a dog bed and ate dry and wet Beneful foods twice daily. He’s housetrained and doesn’t have accidents. He’s well-behaved while home alone and sits or lets go when asked.
Gucci usually had a loose wiggly body and wagging tail. He jumped up and leaned into me. He didn’t react while I scanned him (+). He stopped wiggling but remained soft while I collared him. He growled while we held Max for vaccines.
Altered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, two other dogs
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with the dogs he lived with; would bark at and avoid strange dogs outside
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: Becomes tense when his food bowl is taken from him
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, excitable, and medium energy
Other notes: Upon intake Gucci had a loose, wiggly body
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, panting, jump3 up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 3. Dog becomes playful, repeatedly jumps up on Assessor and grabs leash in mouth. Difficult to settle.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is stiff.
Summary: Gucci showed some uncomfortability with handling during squeeze. He also displayed a potential for resource guarding, becoming stiff over the toy.
12/7: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Gucci stands tall and tense when the female helper dog approaches to greet. He begins to approach and repeatedly attempts to corner the helper dog while low growling.
12/8: Gucci is muzzled for his second interaction. He is a bit tense during initial greeting. He eventually begins to loosen up and play bows.
During his initial medical exam Gucci was tense and nervous.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Single-pet home (While Gucci lived successfully with other dogs in his home, he has displayed discomfort while greeting dogs in the care center. It cannot be said for certain how Gucci’s behaviors in our care will translate into a home, however; future caretakers of Gucci should proceed with caution before attempting to introduce Gucci to unfamiliar dogs)
_X_Recommend no dog parks (see playgroup)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.)
_X_Resource guarding (See known history; Gucci may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to address any guarding behavior that may present in a home environment. In addition, we recommend teaching Gucci “Drop It” and trade-up games.)
Came in With
- MAX - A1098768
Came in With
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