CHARLIE aka GINGER – A1044430
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CHARLIE aka GINGER – A1044430
**RETURNED 04/20/17**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, RED / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / AMERICAN STAFF, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/20/2017, From NY 10025, DueOut Date 04/20/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 6 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes. owner surrender; previously adopted from MACC in Jul 2015 BAR Observed Behavior – very friendly but gentle; really nice girl; easy to handle and examine Evidence of Cruelty seen – area of alopecia that wraps around R hock-looks like scar from poss rope entanglement; thin body condition BCS 3/9 EENT: mild periocular erythema nose clear AS-mod inflammation, erythema; mod browx discharge AD-WNL Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; chronic wearing on incisors and lower premolars PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: soft, nonpainful; slightly doughy but no palpable abnormalities U/G: previosly spayed at MACC MSI: RH-grade I lameness; mild to moderate thickening of hock joint with decreased flexion and some discomfort alopecia that appears like healing wound/forming scar around R hock hair coat otherwise healthy and free of parasites CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment 1. otitis externa AS 2. RH lameness-suspect previous damage/trauma to hock joint , likely related to healing wound; suspect poss rope entaglement 3. thin body condition-r/o parasites vs malnutrition vs metabolic vs other Plan clean ear, treat with tresaderm x 7 days tramadol 50 mg BID if not gaining weight (10% or more) within 2 weeks, then rec’d CBC/chem Prognosis: good; overall lameness in hind limb is not severe and does not have a significant effect on her mobility; suspect that it is more recent injury than has been allowed to heal without intervention; will likely have arthritis in R hock in the future which may require management with pain medications, joint supplements and weight management SURGERY: spayed
A volunteer writes: “She’s so special” said another volunteer, and boy, is she ever! She’s a gorgeous blonde, soft, sweet, easy, gentle and an oasis in the midst of a hectic day. Excited to be out for a walk to show off her housetraining skills, once her business is done she walks at a lovely pace with me. Checking up as we walk, her tail wags gently as we chat. She has that certain something that has everyone smiling at her and wanting to meet her, and she accepts all friendship offers with grace and calm. Charlie was surrendered to our care as her family no longer has time for her; she comes with an outstanding resume that includes that she’s good with children, is housetrained when walked at least 2x a day, ignores cats on the street, is crate trained but doesn’t need it as she’s well behaved when left home alone, lived gently with a male dog, knows ‘sit’, ‘come’ and ‘got to spot’ (bed), and doesn’t guard her stuff. I loved my time with Charlie, and off leash when I sat to take some notes she came over to me to rest her head in my lap. Showing off her sit, Charlie takes treats with the very edge of her teeth that I could barely feel her. My time with her confirmed that she is so very special, and when she tilts her head at me and looks at me with big soft eyes I’m ready to run away with her. You, lucky adopter, can do just that. Run, don’t walk to meet Miss Charlie now.
Charlie is a Staffordshire that is 5 years old. Charlie was adopted from ACC. Since has been the owner loyal companion ever since. However the owner can no longer care for the Charlie due to a very busy schedule. Charlie has no known illness.
Charlie has lived with 2 adults in the home. She is playful and very affectionate. She loves belly rubs and being petted. Charlie has been introduced to children of various ages and enjoys being rubbed on her back. She also rolls over on her back playful when playing with children. With her previous owner she has lived with one large dog. They lived in harmony. Charlie is sometimes shy meeting new dogs. But she allows being approach and sniffing by other dogs. She has never been around cats. She is not bother by the stray cats in the neighborhood.
Charlie allows the family to remove toys or rawhides from her mouth. She allows having her food bowl while eating and touch. She has never had a bite history. She has lived with another dog with her previous owner. She also interacts with small dog in the neighborhood. Charlie is walked twice a day. When the owner is away for a long period of time Charlie is in a comfy crate. She is fine left alone outside her crate. She is doing destructive of furniture.
FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW
Charlie is described as playful, submission and friendly. She bows her head when meeting new people and slowly approach to be petted. She rolls on her back gently and playfully around children. She does not care for dog toys but loves a rawhide or bone. She knows the command “sit” “come” and “go to spot” to go to bed. She is very quiet does not bark when she is in her crate for a long period of time. When the owners are home she follows them around and lounges next to them. She loves Purina dry dog food. Her favorite dog treats are anything bacon favor.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Date of Intake 4/20/2017, Second stay at the care center
Spayed female, owner surrender (in previous home for 21 months)
Previously lived with: Two adults
Behavior toward strangers: Social
Behavior toward children: Playful whenever introduced to children, various ages
Behavior toward dogs: Got along with neighbor small dog, allows to be
approached and sniffed by other dogs
Behavior toward cats: Ignores cats she sees in the neighborhood
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Playful and friendly.
Other notes: Charlie is crate trained but also well behaved when home alone.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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, indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw.
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog shows brief bouts of enthusiasm, but quickly loses focus.
Summary: Charlie displayed no concerns during her assessment.
4/24/17-When off leash with other dogs, Charlie greeted the helper dog nicely at the gate. Once inside she may sniff the helper dog briefly and allows the helper dog to sniff her but begins to low growl and becomes uncomfortable with extended interaction.
During her initial medical exam, Charlie was calm and gentle, easy to handle.
While in the care center, Charlie is a young, enthusiastic, social dog. She will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
FEMALE, RED / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / AMERICAN STAFF, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR LEGAL Reason INAD FACIL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/17/2015, From NY 10475, DueOut Date 07/17/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-023374.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Negative MC Intact female BARH Mild staining on teeth, fractured right upper canine Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) BCS 3.5 Rope burn on back right leg (skin rubbed raw, some scarring) Some superficial abraisons to ears Seems bonded with A1044429, moved to medical due to other’s behavior when separated
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