LENOX – A1081296
Safe - 7-23-2016 Manhattan
LENOX – A1081296
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr, 8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/14/2016, From NY 10032, DueOut Date 07/14/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-065626.
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes:
With a coat like creme caramel and a face like a strawberry dropped in milk, Lenox is the stuff of which sweet dreams are made. Surrendered to our care through no fault of his own, Lenox is much more than a beautiful face. He’s a bilingual, beautiful face! Yes, Lenox is said to know basic commands in both English and Spanish and it wouldn’t surprise me one lick if he knew even more than that. You see our Lenox is a thinker. As I approach his kennel he wags and regards me and I can tell that behind those warm, hazel eyes decisions are being made. “Friend or foe?” “Go or stay?” “Yes or no?” But while Lenox’s agile mind moves about and works away his heart betrays him via that long, tiger tail. It’s never still for a moment. Lenox is said to have lived well with young children and also another pup of his kind. Throughout our time together he is gentle and sweet and though he accepts treats politely I can tell that his mind is elsewhere. Perhaps thinking of familiar faces now gone, old, comfortable spots, or smells that signaled “home.” Yes, dear Lenox is clearly a family pup with his regal ways, gentle demeanor, and manners as far as the eye can see. And while his mind may always be moving his heart is in one place – on his sleeve. Just look for that ever-moving tail and you’ll find Lenox. And in him a lifelong friend. Lenox is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Lenox is a 1 year old neutered American pit bull terrier. He was given to his previous owner as a gift when he was a puppy. He was surrendered because his previous owner can no longer care for him. He has no injuries or health problems and the last time he went to the vet was 1 year ago.
Around strangers Lenox is friendly and outgoing and when he played with adults he was gentle. He lived with children ages 2 to 8 years and with them he was relaxed and playful and gentle at play. He lived with another pit bull and with her he was relaxed and playful and exuberant at play.
Lenox has never attempted to bite a person or animal. He isn’t bothered by storms or fireworks. If his food bowl was touched while eating he would continue to eat with a relaxed body. He is friendly if a treat or toy was taken from him. He is friendly if he is restrained. He isn’t bothered if he is disturbed while sleeping. He enjoys baths. He is friendly if an unfamiliar person approached his home or previous owner.
For a New Family to Know:
Lenox is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow and shy. He has a low activity level. The thing his previous owner liked most about him was he is affectionate and very laid back. When his previous owner was home he would tend to follow him around. He likes to play with chew toys. He was kept indoors only and at night he slept on the floor. He ate dry taste of the wild. He is house trained to use wee wee pads and used the bathroom outside. He is well behaved when left alone indoors. He knows the cues; sit, down and jump in both Spanish and English. He was taken on brisk walks 5 times daily.
Behavior during intake:
Lenox allwoed me to pet him, collar him and take his picture. He jumped up for attention and had a wagging tail. He shwoed no signs of aggression.
Lenox came into our center along with another similarly sized dog after his owner passed away. Family reports he lived with children ages 2-8, relaxed, playful, gentle. It is reported he isn’t bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. Family reports he is housetrained to use the bathroom outside as well as wee wee pads indoors, well behaved when left alone. Lenox reportedly knows the cues ‘sit, down, and jump’ in English and Spanish. He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow. During intake, Lenox was friendly and allowed all handling. He held gaze for three full seconds during Look item. Lenox leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, slow wagging tail. He playfully ran and popped his body during Tag game, settled easily at the end. Lenox did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He playfully engaged with Toy, kept a firm grip with loose,wiggly body. Owner reports Lenox likes to play with chew toys. When off leash with other dogs Lenox is wiggly and engages in some play when solicited by the helper dog. The Behavior Team feels Lenox would do well with an Average adopter. He may benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of walks, runs, exercise, and play.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs Lenox is wiggly and engages in some play when solicited by the helper dog.
7/19: Lenox greets politely and is tolerant of solicitation in a playful group of males and females.
Came in With
- SNOWEY - A1081293
Came in With
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