GUCCI – A1117386
Gone - 7-8-2017 Manhattan
My name is GUCCI. My Animal ID # is A1117386.
I am a female gray and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 12 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/03/2017 from NY 11361, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
07/07/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Gucci A1117386 is at risk due to dog/barrier reactivity becoming difficult to manage in shelter. While she is social with human handlers, Gucci is no longer a playgroup candidate and has been observed to escalate while in her kennel (barking, lunging).
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/07/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 55.6 LBS.
as per ACS, no stool seen in the morning, but dog is vomiting nosf
07/03/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/03/17 16:08 Basic Information: Gucci is a medium sized dog who was surrendered due to her previous owner not being able to afford her care. Socialization” Around strangers Gucci is friendly and plays gently and lived with children from infants and older. Around them she is relaxed and playful. Gucci has spent time with one small dog and one large dog, she would growl and bark at both of them. Gucci has never been around cats so it is unknown how she will react to being around them. Behavior: Gucci has never bitten another person or dog and will urinate/defecate while indoors. During thunderstorms and fireworks Gucci will get nervous. Gucci will growl if someone touches her food/bowl while she is eating or takes a treat/toy out away from her. Gucci is friendly when someone pushes/pulls her off of the furniture, holds/restrains her, or disturbs her while she is resting/sleeping. If an unfamiliar person approaches her family or home Gucci will growl at first and when she is used to the person she will be friendly toward them. For a New Family to Know: Gucci is described as affectionate, confident and mellow with a medium to high activity level. When at home Gucci will follow around her owner and likes to play with balls and stuffed toys. Gucci was kept both outdoors and indoors. Gucci was fed dry food from the brand beniful. Gucci is mostly house trained but has accidents a couple times a week. Gucci was not crate trained and knows the commands. sit, down, speak and “go outside”. For exercise Gucci likes brisk walks on a leash and will pull lightly on a leash. Gucci has never been walked off leash. Intake Behavior: Gucci had a loose body and a wagging tail during intake. Gucci enjoyed being pet and praised by staff and knows how to sit on command. Gucci allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression.
07/07/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: 12 x 7= 84. Will I ever be like Gucci at that age? No way. Or could she be younger? Gucci is a jumping bean, an elderly with spunk . She owns bright and clear eyes, sparkling teeth, a big smile and a wagging tail, essential elements to make us see her as a potential fun and loving companion. Gucci is indeed quite welcoming in her kennel. She is a family dog and expects to be in company. She lived happily over the years with many children of all ages, bossed around, it seems, the two house dogs, and was very affectionate and playful with her owners. Gucci walks quite well on the leash, does her business after some time spent in the yard , comes at once when called, sits on command and hops on the bench as requested. She loves treats and will jump high for them with an energy not expected at her age. Gucci is in excellent shape and has been outstandingly cared for by her former owners. She is quite sociable and affectionate, loves caresses, attention, and has already made quite a number of friends among staff and volunteers. Gucci is a lively gal with personality, fun to be with and who will make a very pleasant friend, companion and confidante to the new owner who senses her qualities. Gucci is at the Manhattan Care Center, ready to be your Queen of Hearts.
07/05/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 7/3/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults and children (all ages) Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward dogs: Growls and barks Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Yes, she will growl if someone touches her food or attempts to take a treat or toy from her. Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Gucci is described as affectionate, confident, and mellow with a medium to high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 7/5/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy. Summary: Gucci displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment and was social throughout. PLAYGROUP: The previous owner of Gucci cites that she “has spent time with one small dog and one large dog, she would growl and bark at both of them”. Gucci has displayed stiff, uncomfortable body language while interacting with dogs in the care center, and was muzzled for off leash introduction. The behavior department recommends a single dog residence for Gucci at this time. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake, Gucci had a loose body and allowed handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 7/4/17 During her initial medical exam, Gucci allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Gucci’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_Singe pet home/no dog parks: Due to history of discomfort around dogs, and observed behaviors in the care center (see PLAYGROUP), the behavior department recommends a single dog residence for Gucci. _X_No young children (under 5): Due to her history of resource guarding. Older children who can be trusted to leave Gucci alone when she is eating or in possession of treats or toys can be considered. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Gucci’s previous owner notes that she may growl when his food is touched and when a treat or toy is taken from her. We recommend that Gucci be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in her future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Gucci’s mouth, and any time something is removed she should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games. _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Gucci’s previous owner reported that she will growl and bark at other dogs. Gucci may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs and novel stimuli that may startle her. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
07/05/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
The previous owner of Gucci cites that she “has spent time with one small dog and one large dog, she would growl and bark at both of them”. Gucci has displayed stiff, uncomfortable body language while interacting with dogs in the care center, and was muzzled for off leash introduction. The behavior department recommends a single dog residence for Gucci at this time. 7/5: Gucci displays stiff body language when greeting a male dog through the fence. She is muzzled for an off leash interaction. Gucci remains stiff throughout interaction with the male dog. 7/6: Gucci is muzzled for her second off leash interaction. Gucci remaineds stiff throughout the interaction with the male dog.
07/05/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was EXPERIENCE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: reported to be 12 years Microchip noted on Intake? History : owner surrender; owner reports that she has had difficulty defecating for the last 7 days Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – friendly, energetic; allows handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 6.5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; mild-moderate tartar, mild staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female; no vulvular discharge or irritation noted MSI: ambulatory x 4 with no noted lameness; overall good hip extension with no discomfort; no spinal pain mild abrasions on muzzle and L side of face SQ mass on LH, approx the size of a baseball CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: no abnormalities; light brown fecal staining Assessment Mass-r/o local growth vs metastatic disease Geriatric History of difficulty defecating-r/o diarrhea vs constipation vs discomfort vs other Plan FNA of mass Monitor defecation, urination Prognosis: SURGERY: perm waiver due to age
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
Generated on Jul 7 2017 6:01PM
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@example.com. 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.
View all entries in: Gone Dogs 2017-07