GIRLIE – A1034116
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SAFE – 05/08/15
I am a female chocolate and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/23/2015 from NY 11435, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA. I came in with Group/Litter #K15-011091.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/07/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 57.4 LBS.
Reweigh reflects 2lb gain.
04/23/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/23/15 17:02 Dog Name: Girlie Reason for surrender: Owner moving to a new place that doesn’t except pets. Relationship: Owner had Girlie from Biscuit A1034113 when she was pregnant. Ownr believes Girlie is 8 months old. People: Girlie was always kept at the shop or in a yard. Girlie never really interacted with people and tends to be very shy. Owner never trusted his 5 year daughter next to her. Other Animals: The only dog Girlie has been around is her mother Biscuit A1034113. Girlie is relaxed, playful and tolerant towards Biscuit. Personality/Habits: Owner stated Girlie is mellow and shy. Her activity level is to a medium, she likes to balls and empty bottles. Girlie tends to bark a lot at strangers and if any loud noise scare her. When owner touch her food bowl or anything from his mouth she isn’t bothered. She is tolerant of taking baths and being brushed by the owner. When unfamiliar people approach the house or yard Girlie will becomes tense and nervous. When owner is in the yard Girlie will follow him everywhere he goes. Training: Owner stated the only command Girlie know is sit. She never went on walks on a leash because she was mostly left outside to use the bathroom. Girlie is well behaved when left in the yard alone. Girlie was never crate-trained but stayed inside of a dog house. Feeding: Girlie ate dry food called Purina twice a day. Behavior upon intake: Upon intake Girlie was tense and body was low to the ground. Her tail was tuck underneath her and stayed close by owner. She wasn’t scanned for a microchip and allowed limited handling.
04/28/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Girlie’s arrival to Brooklyn ACC sort of marks her introduction to the world. It seems previously her world was a car shop and a yard; and it’s inhabitants her mother, Biscuit, and her adult human owner. She never really interacted with anyone else, but it sounds like she was very loyal to those two: she followed her owner around the yard and would bark when outsiders approached, and is described as relaxed and playful with Biscuit. It’s no wonder than, that in this place that isn’t her car shop or her yard, with people that aren’t her owner, and dogs that aren’t Biscuit, Girlie is scared. When I first met her she needed coaxing out of her cage, and then coaxing down the hallway. Considering she has never been on a leash before, she is sort of a prodigy — she rarely pulls and stays close to my side. She seems to hold it in her cage forever and relieves herself outside, so I suspect she can be easily crate- or house-trained. She is scared, but she is also incredibly, INCREDIBLY sweet. Though she is often wide-eyed and panting on walks, she (sometimes submissively) wags her tail when I speak to her and seems to look to me for reassurance as she soaks it all in. She lets me pet her all over and off leash will pace around, but eventually sits by my side and gently licks my face. She has recently started to take treats from me and does so very politely. She seems curious about other dogs, but will likely need slow introductions until she is more socialized. She is an incredibly beautiful, gentle girl — timid and shy not because she has been through too much in her short life, but because she has been exposed to too little. She is very willing to trust and I think the person willing to give her the time she needs and the home she deserves, will find themselves with the most loyal, loving companion!
04/28/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
According to the owner Girlie spent most of her time in a yard, and she has never really interacted with people. When unfamiliar people approach the yard the owner stated she is tense and nervous, and she has also been reported to bark. The owner also mentioned the only dog Girlie has been around is her mother, and she was reported to be relaxed, playful and tolerant towards her. Girlie was best described as mellow and shy, and was said to have a medium activity level. At intake it was noted that Girlie had fearful body language and remained close to her owner only allowing minimal handling. During SAFER Girlie was shy and approached the assessor with a low body and tail wag. She was fearful of sudden movements around her head and neck area, but with a slow approach she allowed the assessor to conduct all handling items without issue. She was easily pushed out of the food bowl during the food item, and did not show any interest in the toys or rawhide items. Girlie does become sociable after a while, but is still shy and needs a slow approach. She has also shown some discomfort when interacting with other dogs off leash, so the department feels Girlie would be best suited for an experienced adopter, who can slowly introduce Girlie into her new home, and allow her to adjust to her new family at her own pace. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is low and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body soft, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, trembles. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Food: 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. She lifts her head when hand is pushed against her cheek. Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 1. No interest. Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs Girlie is uncomfortable and needs time to warm up. She is tense upon greeting and offered a growl when sniffed.
04/25/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Girlie is uncomfortable and needs time to warm up. She is tense upon greeting and offered a growl when sniffed. 4/30 Update Girlie is more comfortable and relaxed with a soft wagging tail. She does well with both males and females but does not interact much beyond the intial greeting 5/1 update: Girlie is becoming more comfortable but may be nervous around more assertive dogs. If being aggressed she will recoil and become submissive. 5/2 update: Girlie greets politely but does not show interest in interacting beyond that. 5/3 Update Girlie continues to be polite and tolerant around other dogs but does still remain nervous with a tucked tail when greeted by other dogs. 5/4, 5/5 Update Girlie still is a bit nervous when greeted by another dog but is tolerant when greeted
04/23/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan negative intact female – no spay scar seen clean ears clean coat – flea negative clean white teeth weight: 55.4lbs allowed all handling to be done for exam – showed no signs of aggression – sweet girl BARH APH NOSF
05/05/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
BILATERAL MUCOPURULENT NASAL D/C AND SNEEZING FECAL POSITIVE FOR WHIPWORMS OTHERWISE BAR, NO V/C/S, APP ++, ATTENTION SEEKING/FRIENDLY MOVE TO ISO DOXYCYCLINE 100MG- 3 TABS SID X 10 DAYS PANACUR SID X 5 DAYS MONITOR AND RECHECK EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
CAME IN WITH: BISCUIT – A1034113- http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/biscuit-a1034113/
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