KENNY – A1085893
Safe - 8-25-2016 Manhattan
KENNY – A1085893
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/18/2016, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 08/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Microchip:Scan negative Sex:Intact male Age:2 yrs possibly. Could not fully confirm due to mouth injury animal has sustained. Mentation:Animal came into facility with a dart wound to the R side of mouth region which needed to be sutured. Sutured/TX by:1205 Eyes:Animal was not fully aware of surrounding even though animal was able to stand/walk. Ears: In a down-ward position. Nose:Moist Teeth:Could not see do to mouth injury in which was painful. If abnormal BCS:N/A Skin:Okay Hair Coat:Slightly on the dry side and has a remnants of blood due to mouth injury Declawed:N/A Any injuries:Sustained a dart wound to the mouth region. Behavior:Uncertain due to being tranqed. Medication:N/A *Note* Animal will be placed on a tech check to monitor general health and needing of picture. Nosf
A volunteer writes: “A vision in white with subtle freckles on his back, Kenny’s physical appeal is matched only by his superb manners. He lied patiently on his bed as I opened his kennel. Then he calmly approached and stood still as I leashed him. He heeled like a true gentleman during our walk. He showed interest in his surroundings without pulling and yanking on the leash. Someone raised him right! Appreciative of TLC I, of course, lavished it on him! There’s a lot of awesome dogs at the ACC, but he may be my favorite!”
A volunteer writes: So handsome, so calm, so easy in every way I wish I could have spent my entire day with him. The fact that he’s so good looking sure doesn’t hurt either! He has a way of looking at me, intent, as if trying to read my thoughts, make sure he understands what I’m saying, and letting me know there is no one in the world he’d rather be with at that moment than me. He seems to be housetrained, is terrific on leash, takes treat enthusiastically, poses like a super star for photos, cocks his head when I make kissy
sounds at him (and I swoon!), and wags his tail when I pet him. Because Kenny loves treats he’ll be easy to train with positive reinforcement training. In his first playdate Kenny romped gently with the female helper dog. Kenny is an Irish baby name meaning “handsome”, and is defined by the Urban Dictionary as “a great guy”. Wow – whoever named this great dog at intake nailed it! There is a note on Kenny’s volunteer walking log that reads: “perfect in every way”, and I couldn’t agree more. Our behavior assessors seem to think so too, stating that he’ll be a good fit for a person or family with average dog experience. Kenny is waiting to meet you, so ask for him when you visit.
Kenny came to the care center as a stray so we have no history of him in a home. Upon intake, he had a soft body and was tolerant of all handling. For his relief walk, Kenny walked well on leash. Once in the assessment room he appeared relaxed and social. He attempted to lick the assessor’s face during Look, body loose and tail wagging. For Sensitivity, Kenny leaned in and attempted to get closer to the assessor, body soft. He was playful during Tag, following and grabbing the leash in his mouth. He settled when the game was over. He did not pull back his paw on either Squeeze attempt. He displayed minimal interest in Toy, having brief bouts of playfulness with it and then losing interest. When off leash with a female dog at the care center, Kenny engages in gentle play. The Behavior Team recommends Kenny be placed in an Average home. As we have no history of him with children, he would benefit from an in depth interaction with any children in the home.
Look: 1. Dog leans forward to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Grabs and holds leash in mouth.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Brief bouts of enthusiasm, quickly loses interest.
Dog to Dog: When off leash with a female dog at the care center, Kenny engages in gentle play.
When off leash with a female dog, Kenny engages in gentle play.
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