ANTONELLA – 19198
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Hello, my name is Antonella . My animal id is #19198. I am a female gray dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 26-Jan-2018.
Since arriving at the Care Center, Antonella has become more social with her human caretakers however her behavior while in her kennel is concerning. When a staff or volunteer approaches her kennel, she lip curls, growls and hard barks towards them. Due to this behavior, we do not feel she is an appropriate candidate for the adoptions room and she should leave the Care Center as soon as possible for her well-being.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Oh Antonella! You are such a special girl. I’ve seen this beautiful lady go from a shy pup to a social butterfly. Antonella is a tad nervous in the shelter environment. When I first decided to walk her Antonella was a little timid. I took her into the play yard, she explored the pen and sat next to me. I gave her some pets and kind words and slowly, but surely she gave me her undivided attention. She put her head on my chest and I gave her a huge hug. As time went on she started to open up. She now remains with a loose, wiggly body and solicits play. Antonella knows the commands sit and give paw, she does these commands effortlessly with the bribe of treats. She is house-broken as well. Antonella has really exposed her true self and does amazing in playgroup, she would be best in a home with dogs that match her energy. She is also suitable for an adult-only home. Overall, Antonella is as sweet as cotton candy, the staff loves her so much. With the right approach she is the most friendliest creature you’ll ever meet. She deserves the chance to strive on and show the world just how loving, precious and pawfect she is. Can Antonella be in your furever home?
A volunteer writes: Antonella is a sweet girl who is struggling in the kennel environment. Antonella seems a bit overwhelmed by the unfamiliar sounds and smells of this new place. She is willing to come out with me, though she walks with a more guarded gait to the outdoors. After seeing her initially so timid, it took me by surprise when she jumped on the bench with me, pleading with her wide eyes to be pet and loved on. She quickly offered me her paw in exchange for some petting and my heart melted. It’s hard not to fall into the trance of her gentle gaze and soft demeanor. Antonella seems housetrained and has become more and more comfortable in playgroup- doing best with dogs that match her calm sociability. Antonella is ready and waiting for a patient person to help build her confidence and provide her a stable forever home. Ask to meet her today.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 52.4 lbs
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3-5y Microchip noted on Intake?n Microchip Number (If Applicable):n History :stray Subjective:bar Observed Behavior – nervous, whale-eyed, muzzled, allowed exam and handling Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective T = P = wnl R = wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, condition good, approx. 3-5 yrs age based on dentitia PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: fi – in heat w/ prominent mg’s MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, dull and flakey hair coat, alopecia and abrasion 1 x 1 cm medial left ear, right lateral thich 2 x 1 cma alopecia and sl raised lesion, but no active inflammation, smaller but similar lesion left side CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:ne Assessment: approx. 3-5 yr fi large mixed breed dog sl underweight – nut’l vs endoparasitic skin lesions – bedding vs previous injury/lesions Prognosis: excellent soft bedding should be closer 57-60# may need increased wet over dry food or fish oil supp’t Plan: spay SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
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