Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Kifi. My animal id is #87639. I am a desexed female gray dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 months old.

I came into the shelter as a agency on 2/1/2020.


Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Kifi is at risk for behavioral reasons. At the care center, Kifi has been fearful and has not allowed for extensive handling. Kifi has been shown to come out of her shell a bit with time, but then quickly retreats and begins to display distance increasing behaviors toward the person. Kifi has also displayed a low threshold for arousal, which may be due to a fear/anxiety response. Kifi has lived with another dog previously, but was brought into our care along with her housemate after the dogs were reported to have gotten into a scuffle. Kifi would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification and gradual approach to help Kifi feel more comfortable in her environment. Medically, Kifi was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will need further care.

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A staff member writes: "Hi I'm Kifi! I can be a little unsure of new things- people and dogs- so I need someone to take the time to show me I can trust them. I love snacks so a lot of those can help win me over. If I learn you are the provider of treats I might be able to trust you a little faster. Once you're my friend, we can be the best of friends, and play and do fun things together. I'm definitely worth the time it takes to win my affection. So if you have snacks, a quiet place for me to be your one and only, and are willing to take some time to get to know me, I'll provide you with all the love in the world!"

My medical notes are...

Weight: 49 lbs


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Estimated 1.5-3 years based on dentition and secondary sex characteristics Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative - MC placed History: Brought in after getting in a fight with another dog in the house Subjective: Alert, walks well on leash Observed Behavior - Tense, freezes and stares when I move my hand near her or touch her. Muzzled within only a few tries. Eats treats (Vienna and cheese) readily, allows handling while distracted with this. Evidence of Cruelty seen - None Evidence of Trauma seen - Small lacerations around right eye Objective BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9 EENT: Multiple small lacerations under and lateral to OD - superficial or partial-thickness with overlying scabs; no erythema, swelling or discharge. Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Muzzled. Very clean incisors. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic, no coughing or sneezing ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, no vulvar discharge or mammary masses MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. Well-muscled. No other wounds. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Wood's Lamp Exam: N/A Assessment: Small superficial wounds on face - no other injuries Prognosis: Good Plan: Monitor; no need for antibiotics at this time SURGERY: Okay for surgery after hold 1088


Hx: re check scabs near right eye eent- no scabs apparent on presentation


Hx: coughing and nasal discharge eating bar eent- bilateral nasal discharge and coughing A) CIRDC P) doxycylcine- 100mg sig: 2 tabs po q 24 hrs x 10 d's baytril- 204mg sig: 1 tab po q 24 hrs x 10 d's probiotics- 1 capsule sid x 10 d's


Blood dripping from vulva. BAR. No sneezing. EEN: No ocular discharge. Clear nasal discharge. Coughs during exam. ABD/UG: Dilute blood on rectal glove after asceptic exam of distal vulva. 3 to 4 cm smooth mass palpable in vulva. Dog would not tolerate deeper palpation to assess borders of mass. Abdominal U/S: No free fluid in abdomen Uterus: Small amount of hypoechoic fluid in left uterine horn. Bladder: Mildly distended with hypoechoic fluid. No stones visible A: Bleeding from vulva r/o In heat +/- vaginal swelling vs vaginal mass PLan Chem/cbc


chem cbc NSF No supportive evidence of pyometra


Pet only comfortable with certain handlers. Placed on at risk list. Pet is not sedate on current dose of Trazodone. Increase Trazodone to 100mg 1.5 tablets PO bid


BAR, eating well Clear OU, minimal nasal discharge No active coughing or sneezing A: -Hx of CIRDC, resolving P: -Continue with current tx plan -Recheck on 2/28 last day of meds +/-move out of iso


Hx: Today is last day of CIRDC treatment. Yesterday pt was noted to be sneezing and with mild serous nasal discharge. S: Energetic in kennel, wagging tail O: No nasal discharge. Occasional small cough. A: CIRDC likely resolved; cough is due to residual inflammation P: Okay to move out of isolation 1088


Hx: pre spay exam S: BAR, allows all handling, but very energetic O: eyes clear, no ocular or nasal dc apparent heart ok no murmur detected, lungs clear no coughing/sneezing abd palp, tense vulva still appears enlarged, but no dc apparent during exam A: OK for spay P: spay


Dog Spay Was this dog in heat, pregnant or have a pyometra? recently in heat, uterus very vascular Ventral Midline Incision Ovaries Ligated with: 0 PDS 2x miller's Uterine Body Ligated with: 0 PDS 1x miller's, 1x circumferential, each uterine vessel also ligated separately using surgeons knot 2-0 PDS Abdominal Closure: linea closed using 2-0 PDS simple continuous, sc closed 2-0 PDS in simple continuous pattern Skin closure: 2-0 PDS in intradermal pattern with small amount of tissue glue Green Linear Tattoo Placed near Midline Surgeon: 1697 Additional Comments:


Neuter/Spay performed by VET: 1697 Patient Anesthesia form uploaded to Shelter Buddy in Vet documents. Start the following pain managements: 1 tablet of Rimadyl 100 mg by mouth for 4 days starting the day after surgery. For pain management.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Date of intake:: 2/1/2020

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray

Bite history:: Yes, Kifi got into a fight with the other dog's in the home. The fight resulted in both dog's having punctures on their faces and the other dog having punctures on her ear.

Date of assessment:: 2/6/2020

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: None Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: None Leash walking comments: None Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social Call over: Approaches readily Sociability comments: Body soft, jumps up on handlers and furniture, sometimes moves away with sudden movements Handling Soft handling: Accepts contact Exuberant handling: Accepts contact Handling comments: Body neutral Arousal Jog: Engages in play with handler, escalates Arousal comments: Plays exuberantly alongside handler, jumps up, snaps at assessor's side Knock: Approaches (loose) Knock Comments: None Toy: No response Toy comments: None

Summary:: 2/14/20: Due to previous bite history with another dog, a gate greeting is conducted. When greeting another dog through the gate, Kifi sniffs him with a stiff body and hard face.

Date of initial:: 2/3/2020

Summary:: Tense, freezes, allows handling when being fed treats

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Kifi so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. At the care center, she displays a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Overall, Kifi has remained fearful at the care center, warming up to select handlers with time but having been observed to bark and growl at other handlers she sees or interacts with. While interacting with handlers she has warmed up to, she sits nicely for treats and will jump up for attention, but is easily redirected with treats. 2/2/20: Came forward with lowered body but retreated when saw the leash. Handler was able to give treats through the leash and lure Kifi to put her head through it slowly. Outside, Kifi was fearful, having a low body and moving away when handler moved towards her. She went to the bathroom immediately. Easily returned to kennel. 2/3/2020- When handler approached Kifi was laying on her bed. Handler offered a treat and she came and took the treat. She dodge the leash slightly, but handler used a treat and she placed her head in the leash. She walked well on leash. In the yard she took treats from handler, sitting for a treat. She allowed handler to collar her and brief petting. No issues going back to her kennel. 2/4/2020- Kifi is at the front of her kennel and easily leashed. She walks well on leash. In the yard she wanders. She comes over and allows brief petting. She likes treats and worked on sit and target for training. When another staff member walked by the pen she reacted by barking and following him along the fence. Once he had passed, she was fine and came over for treats. No issues going back. 2/7/2020: Kifi is easy to remove from kennel. She seems really interested in treats and will sit for them. She will catch treats in her mouth. She returns to kennel without issue. 2/11/2020- Kifi is at the front of her kennel and easily leashed. She pulls slightly on leash. In the yard see explores mostly ignoring handler. No issues going back. 2/13/2020: Kifi is easily leashed and removed from her kennel. Outside, she attempts to do zoomies while still on leash and will make efforts to jump up onto handler but is easily redirected. Treats are needed to return her to her kennel by throwing them in and she follows.


Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner

Recommendations comments:: No children: Kifi is fearful at the care center and has growled at a handler. She has also displayed a low threshold for arousal, jumping up and snapping at a handler during the handling assessment. Due to this behavior, we recommend an adult-only home. Place with a New Hope partner: Kifi is fearful at the care center and has growled at a handler. She has also displayed a low threshold for arousal, jumping up and snapping at a handler during the handling assessment. The behavior department recommends Kifi be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow her to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Kifi to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior she presents with outside of the care centers.

Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,Low threshold for arousal,Bite history (dog)

Potential challenges comments:: Bite history (dog): Kifi got into a fight with the other dog's in the home. The fight resulted in both dog's having punctures on their faces and the other dog having punctures on her ear. See handout on Bite History. Basic manners/poor impulse control: Kifi jumps up often on handlers at the care center. See handout on Basic manners/poor impulse control. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Kifi is fearful at the care center, initially avoiding handlers and warming up to select handlers with time. In one instance, Kifi was interacting with a handler, became tense and then growled. She will need a slow approach and time to adjust in a new home environment. See handout on Decompression Period. Low threshold for arousal: During the jog portion of the handling assessment, Kifi became quickly aroused, jumped up and snapped at the assessor's side. Please see handout on Arousal.