GIOVANI – A1057288
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My name is GIOVANI. My Animal ID # is A1057288.
I am a male chocolate and white am pit bull ter and chinese sharpei mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 11/08/2015 from NY 10466, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K15-038799.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/08/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 61.2 LBS.
No Final Exam
11/08/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/8/15 17:27 Basic information: Gaia A1057287 and Giovani A1057288 were brought in together as strays. The finder them tied to a pole in the street, the finder was able to untie them bring them to her home for two days (in a separate room from the family and only interacted when giving food) and bring them to the Bronx shelter. No other information could be provided during intake. Intake Behavior: During intake Giovani was very tense with stiff body. Giovani growled, barked and lunged at handler when approached. With the finders help we were able to scan (negative), pictured, and placed in a dog kennel. However to Giovani’s behavior were not able to put the id collar on him.
11/12/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: The sweetest little Sharpei ears frame his frightened and bewildered face. He’s so gorgeous, and so uncomfortable my heart breaks in two. Happy to come out for a walk to go potty, we head for the backyard for some quiet off-leash time. Giovanni climbs on the bench immediately to sit next to me, but doesn’t solicit affection…. he simply wants the solidarity of a person by his side for the moment. He takes some treats gently and we just sit quietly for the time being. Giovanni means “gift from God”, and indeed the scared boy I’m meeting now will be just that–in time. He joined us with his friend Gaia (A1057287) and he’s been nicely cared for. He’s hoping to be your BFF… will you give him that chance?
Another volunteer writes: Giovani has come such a long way in the last few days and as his quiet, endearing personality begins to emerge, so my love for him grows and grows. He’s turning out to be quite the gentleman and though there is still fear and uncertainty in his eyes, I have no problem slowly dressing him in a coat, gently patting his head, scratching behind his little ears and stroking his side. He allows me to hold and kiss him and even sits politely on command to mouth a treat from my hand. Keen to leave his den, he trots out the door with his head held high, taking care of business immediately then moving on to his favorite past time of exploring. No leaf pile or patch of grass shall go un-sniffed while G’s on the job, and though he’s calm and easy passing other dogs or watching the park wildlife, if those pesky Squirrels get out of line he’s going to let them know! Giovanni has really proven himself, and if he can make this much progress in a noisy and stressful kennel environment just imagine how he’ll thrive in a real home with lots of love to show him the way. Please give this shy boy with a good heart the second chance he deserves, step up for Giovanni today.
11/11/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Giovani fearful of the shelter environment he walks with a low and fearful body language. He became stiff and did not show social behavior during the assessment. Giovani was uncomfortable with handling; he wrinkles his muzzle and air snap at the assessor hand when the assessor tries to collar him. The behavior team decided to skip the handling part of the assessment for safety reasons. During the resources Giovani was not interested in toys. During intake Giovani was very tense with stiff body. Giovani growled, barked and lunged at handler when approached. Due to the behavior demonstrated in the shelter the behavior department believes that Giovani is not an appropriate candidate for SAFER at this time. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. Toy: 1. No interest.
11/11/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Giovani has displayed fearful behavior while in our care centers. Giovani has not yet been introduced off-leash to another dog. When introduced during an on-leash dog-to-dog interaction, Giovani remained nervous, and did not approach the female helper dog. When the other dog turned to face the other direction, Giovani briefly approached and sniffed. Giovani was found as a stray with another dog, but his behaviors in a home with other dogs are unknown. Based on these observations, an initial interaction is recommended before placement into a household with another dog.
11/08/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- INTACT MALE. MILD DENTAL TARTAR. EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 6.1 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. VERY NERVOUS & TENSE. STRUGGLING WHEN RESTRAINED. NOSF
CAME IN WITH: GINA aka GAIA – A1057287 – http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/gaia-a1057287/
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