GINGERBREAD aka 90 YELLOW – A1036263
My name is GINGERBREAD. My Animal ID # is A1036263.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/14/2015 from NY 10310, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/18/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 55.0 LBS.
No diarrhea seen in cage
05/14/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/14/15 04:31 Dog was growling at Police offiicers while in cage but after coming out showed no aggression and cooperated with ACO while taken to the back.
05/20/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: With a sprinkling of cute nose freckles and a silky red coat it’s easy to see how Gingerbread came by his name, and there’s no denying that this boy is one tasty hunk of a dog! But unlike his namesake cookies, our Gingerbread is neither sugary nor spicy, he’s just a quiet, even-tempered dude with a hankering for exploration and a soft spot for body massage and behind-the-ear scratches. Though he does pull like a horse when on leash, once free in a pen Gingerbread is calm and easy to handle, happy to slowly walk around and do his own thing, sniffing a little here and tasting a little there. His clean den and frequent ‘pit stops’ point to possible house training, and though he’s not a keen snuggler, once I start in with the butt rubs Gingerbread’s more than happy to stick by my side for as long as I’m willing to pet him. Toys and balls hold no appeal but we have a fun time running around in a game of chase, and he greets other dogs we see with friendly, low-key interest. When I offer treats they’re politely taken from my hand, but for Gingerbread, the real treat is simply having a chance to get out and about in the world, to discover new sights and scents and stretch his legs for a spell before obediently retiring back to his bed. Summer is almost here, the great outdoors is calling, and if you’re looking for an adventurous yet chilled-out sidekick to enjoy it all with you, Gingerbread is the one!
05/21/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Update: Gingerbread did well on his SAFER assessment but has shown some concerning behavior in the care center. When approached by a caretaker he initially was loose-bodied and interactive, but as the caretaker leaned closer to Gingerbread he stiffened and jumped at the caretaker’s face, making contact but not breaking skin. He growled after the snap. While Gingerbread may have been overstimulated by the activity in the hallway, this rapid escalation and willingness to make contact with his caretaker’s face is very concerning. In light of this behavior we feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification is the best option at this time. 5/16/15 SAFER: Gingerbread pulls a bit on the leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Gingerbread was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. Gingerbread was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He was not interested in toys or rawhide. Gingerbread was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful. Gingerbread did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away or push him out. Toy 1. No interest. Rawhide 1. No interest. Dog – dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful. Helper:A1033974
05/17/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dog Gingerbread greets politely and will sniff the helper dog. He is content in roaming the yard. 5/20 update: Gingerbread is sexually motivated but takes the appropriate correction well. 5/21 update: Gingerbread continues to be sexually motivated but takes the correction.
05/14/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative mild tartar was tranq but wake up at arrival growling, nervous male intact NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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