NIKKI – A1108554
Gone - 4-18-2017 Manhattan
My name is NIKKI. My Animal ID # is A1108554.
I am a female tan germ shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/11/2017 from NY 10468, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-093688.
04/17/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Nikki is at risk due to new hope only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/12/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 45.5 LBS.
Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 04/12/18 Veterinarian: 1382
04/11/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/11/17 15:54 Basic Info Nikki is said to be an eight month old German shepherd mix that was brought into our Bronx care center because the previous owner could no longer care for her and TonyA1108552. She is said to not have any injuries or health problems. She was recently seen by a veterinarian on November 1, 2016. Socialization Around strangers, Nikki is scared at first with a lowered tail and stiff body. She then proceeds with barking and snarling. She has not spent any time with any children. She has spent time with Tony, an older German shepherd mix, who played very well together and would also sleep with each other. She has not spent time with any cats. She has not bitten anyone or any other animal. Behavior Nikki is said to pee and poop indoors if not taken outside. During storms/fireworks, she tends to get nervous and hides under a table. She is said to not be bothered when her food bowl is touched and will continue to eat. She looks at having her toy taken away as a game and will try to jump up and take it. She is said to enjoy taking a bath and being brushed. She has never had her nails trimmed. For a New Family to Know Nikki is said to be friendly and has a very high activity level. She enjoys playing with Tony as well as running around the home. At home, she tends to follow her owner around. She likes to play with balls and squeaky toys and will play fetch. She has been kept mostly indoors and goes to sleep on a dog mat. She gets fed boiled chicken with white rice twice a day. She is said to be mostly house trained but will have an accident once or twice during the week. She usually goes potty on the grass outside. Nikki has not been put in a crate before. She knows how to sit on command as well as come and stay. She tends to pull very hard on the leash & growls and barks at anybody walking in close proximity of her. Behavior during Intake Counselor attempted to approach Nikki but she showed teeth and growled on both attempts. She continued to bark throughout the duration of the intake. Second attempt of handling her almost bit counselor when owner tried to hold while collaring. Counselor allowed owner to put Nikki inside of a kennel once leash was secured.
04/13/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Lovely Nikki is only 8 months of age and came to us with brother Tony as their family moved to a place not allowing pets. Just like Tony, Nikki is gorgeous in her rusty coat, so beautifully made, elegant and healthy. Both have been remarkably taken care of although they seem to be under socialized to the outside world. Nikki and Tony played nicely with each other, slept together and enjoyed their time with their former owner. Nikki, particularly was uncomfortable with strangers and the hustle and bustle of the street, preferring to be walked at night. No wonder that Nikki is a damsel in distress, acts so scared in her kennel and is so tremendously hand shy. She showed some improvement by our second and third walk, though and I am hoping that she will someday understand that there is a nice world out there and wonderful people (and dogs) who could make her life happy and fun. Together, we went to the park. Nikki had an eye for the pigeons and the squirrels although she did not act upon it. She pulled on the leash and did her business. She neared properly her peers. She chose in the park and in the yard to settle right under the bench I was sitting on, allowing me to pet her body. Her eyes were bright, shiny, her mouth open. So many emotions were crossing her little dog mind…a little bit of trust was trying definitely to set in between us. From what we know from Nikki and what we actually see, it is clear that she needs some work, experienced hands to build her confidence and a positive relationship with people and her environment. I hope that such a savvy person can be found. Nikki is a beauty, a hidden gem. She is so worth the effort.
04/13/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 4/11/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (length of time in previous home) Previously lived with: Adults and another dog Behavior toward strangers: Afraid of them, barks and snarls Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Played well with the dog she lived with Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Nikki is described as friendly with a very high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/13/17 Look: 5. Dog growls. Toy: 5. Dog snaps. Summary: Nikki appears very fearful at the care center, avoiding contact with people and growling. During her assessment, she growled when the assessor went to touch her to do look. During toy, she snapped at the hand, apparently due to the hand coming near her and not in a manner in which she seemed to be guarding the toy. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Nikki is tense and nervous in the yard. She walks with low, fearful body language and retreats to one corner. Nikki lip curls when approached. The previous owner of Nikki described her as playful around the other resident dog in the home. The behavior department recommends allowing Nikki time to decompress outside of the care center before immediate introduction to unfamiliar dogs. Future introductions should be conducted on a one on one basis to respectful dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/11/17 During her initial medical exam, Nikki was growling, barking, and showing teeth. ENERGY LEVEL: Nikki’s previous owner described her as having a very high level of activity. She is a young, enthusiastic dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Nikki is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Nikki has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Nikki’s previous owners reported that she growls and snarls at strangers. At the care center, she has demonstrated fearful behavior by backing away from people, and growling and snapping when she does not have this option. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Nikki to new and unfamiliar situations. It is important she is never forced to interact with anyone and that she always has the option to walk away from any social interaction.
04/13/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Nikki is tense and nervous in the yard. She walks with low, fearful body language and retreats to one corner. Nikki lip curls when approached. The previous owner of Nikki described her as playful around the other resident dog in the home. The behavior department recommends allowing Nikki time to decompress outside of the care center before immediate introduction to unfamiliar dogs. Future introductions should be conducted on a one on one basis to respectful dogs.
04/12/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 8-10 mo Microchip noted on Intake? History : owner surrender, was noted to be growling and showing teeth during tech intake exam Subjective: QAR Observed Behavior – no growling or bearing teeth today; shy/fearful with head lowered and ears back; makes eye contact; good when muzzle placed and for exam with muzzle; good when restrained (with muzzle) Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective T =not taken P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled for exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female; mild amount of yellow vulvular discharge noted; no spay scar or tattoo seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment 1. Healthy Plan no treatment needed Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
CAME IN WITH: TONY – A1108552 (NOT AN URGENT DOG)
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