LEO – A0969590
Gone - 7-25-2017 Manhattan
My name is LEO. My Animal ID # is A0969590.
I am a neutered male red am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/22/2017 from NY 10458, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
07/24/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Leo A0969590 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination, including a bite history. He has been uncomfortable when interacting with both humans and other dogs in the care center, and while he tends to first address this discomfort appropriately by moving away, when he is unable to flee he has escalated to snapping at his handler. He did not tolerate a handling assessment.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/23/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 48.0 LBS.
07/23/17 12:32 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 7/23/18 Expiration Date: 1/23/18 Veterinarian: 0577
07/22/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/22/17 14:43 Leo is a 5 year old neutered, large dog. The previous owner adopted him from ACC Manhattan and he has had Leo since 2013. He couldn’t keep Leo because he is moving out of the country and there’s breed restrictions there. He has no known health problems and went to the vet for a check-up about a year ago. Around strangers he tends to get a bit fearful. The previous owner didn’t have children so is unaware how Leo is around kids. Leo plays very gently when he does play with adults. The owner stated that’s he’s notices Leo is respectful around female dogs and had a female American Pitbull friend but is tolerant around male dogs. When he does play with his female friend he was very exuberant. Leo did bite someone a year after adoption. When left alone in the home, if the trash is in reaching distance Leo ruffle through it. During a storm or fireworks he isn’t bothered. He also doesn’t mind when touch his food bowl, taking a bone or even a toy away from him. He doesn’t mind getting off the furniture or being restrained or being disturbed in the middle of a nap. The only grooming he had was baths and he was tolerant in the tub. He would bark if someone approached the house or family member. Leo is very affectionate and mellow with a medium activity level. His previous owner’s favorite thing about him was how smart. He loves running around and rolling in the grass. He loves chew and bone toys and love to play tug on ropes. He’s mainly indoors and loves to sleep in the owner’s bed with him. He mainly ate dry Purina dog food. He and his owner both love White Castle for treats. He is very house trained and will only go potty on grass, gravel or dirt. He is well behaved when left alone at home. He has been crate trained previously but doesn’t do too well. His tricks are sit, down, paw, come, stay and “roll over”. He loves running and his walks on the leash and he will pull hard on the leash. Previous owner never had him off leash outside. Behavior During Intake Leo body was tense with an open mouth; he kept jumping to sit on the chair then back on the ground and repeated this action. I went to pet him and he appeared over stimulated and was getting mouthy. I let him sniff the scanner before scanning him for a microchip and he just licked it.
07/03/2013 WEB MEMO
A volunteer updates: I remember Leo from his first stay with us. I loved our shy little guy then, and love him now. He’s not happy to be back after having a home for so many years, but his person is moving out of the country and that’s that. Leo is anxious in his kennel, understandably, and it’s clear he’s been lovingly care for. His coat is healthy, his weight perfect, and we enjoyed our sad reunion. We’re told Leo knows sit, paw, down and roll over and he so proudly showed off his skills! Impressive. The roll over was accomplished only once, as when Leo found the grass way too wet he wasn’t a happy pup. Not a fan of the rain our Leo! Leo has shown us his smarts, and while he can take a little while to warm up to a new person, he’s calm and gentle during the process. It’s been four years since I last saw Leo until today, and I’m hoping this lovely dog will find his way into a new home where he’ll be cherished and loved as the special guy he is.
A volunteer writes: I remember seeing Leo the day of his arrival at the care center. A beautiful young prince, much too thin, with clear and attractive eyes and wearing a well groomed strawberry blond coat. He was so frightened. I just talked to him and offered him some treats, promising to be back at some point. Today was the day…As I came to his door, Leo stepped forward, a big smile on his face, a wagging tail. Let’s go out for a walk, baby and have a great time! Leo was leashed without fuss. He seemed a little cautious exiting the building but eventually, we went for a stroll around the block. Other dogs did not seem to be a problem for Leo. He eliminated on the way and even sat on command for a liver treat. Leash free in a pen, Leo is a little anxious, barking when there is too much noise or someone coming too abruptly toward us. Leo is still uncomfortable but as time goes on, he clearly relaxes. He made quite a few attempts at coming onto my lap but left quickly, even gave me a kiss. I was not going to give up. Patience….It paid… By the end of our time together, Leo was on my lap, head against my chest, happy face, kissing and being kissed and loving to be caressed all over. Just like a little boy who needs comfort…I know that Leo has a way to go. A home sweet home and a loving master is the perfect remedy for his state of mind… Come and meet Leo at the Manhattan Care Center. He needs you…
A volunteer writes: I felt like a proud mama yesterday! Leo, who had been nervous since he joined us, has opened up, relaxed and shows off the awesome dog he is. Besides being stunningly handsome, EVERYONE is taking photos of him, he shows off many of his skills! He signals hello to all the kenneled dogs we pass on our way in and out, perhaps reassuring them that they will get their turn too. When we stop to take some pictures he sits right away, and then when I say down, he goes right into a down!!! Looking up with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, he knows he’s going to be rewarded with a treat (which he takes very gently). He’s wonderfully affectionate, sweet natured and handsome to boot – what a package!! He’s waiting to show you what a rockstar he is – come meet him today!!
07/24/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
CANINE BEHAVIOR EVALUATION for Leo A0969590 KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 07/22/17 Neutered male, owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Fearful Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Respectful with female dogs, tolerant of male dogs Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: Yes; Leo has bitten someone on the lip requiring stitches. Leo was on victim’s lap and victim got up quickly. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate and mellow with a medium activity level Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 07/24/17 Look: 5. Dog snaps Summary: Leo remained a bit fearful and anxious throughout his assessment (high pitched barking/whining, attempting to move away from the assessor, avoiding eye contact). He would lean in at times and accept some pets though when uncomfortable, Leo escalated to snapping at the assessor’s hand. PLAYGROUP: 7/23: Leo is anxious and avoidant when attempt is made to have him greet the female greeter dog. When introduced off leash, Leo does not approach. When the greeter dog approaches first, Leo sniffs from behind, then tenses, avoids when approached face-on. The previous owner of Leo describes him as “respectful with female dogs, tolerant of male dogs”. At this time, the behavior department recommends allowing Leo time to decompress outside the care center before immediate introduction to unfamiliar dogs. Future introductions to dogs should be conducted at a slow pace, to respectful dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 07/22/17 Upon intake, Leo was tense and a bit anxious. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 07/22/17 During his initial medical examination, Leo is timid though warms up to handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Leo is reported to have a medium activity level in a home environment in line with what is seen in the care center. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the behavior displayed in shelter in addition to his bite history, the department recommends Leo 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 Leo to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Leo to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Leo presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Leo has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him. It is important to always go slow and give Leo the option to walk away from any social interaction. Leo should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Leo’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Leo may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Leo has a bite history and escalates quickly to snapping and biting, so this is an established behavior that he offers when he feels threatened. Leo needs careful behavior modification and management to prevent future bites. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Leo as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression. _X_Anxiety: Leo has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, barking) continually through the SAFER and through play sessions outside. This behavior was not reported at intake or in his profile, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment.
07/23/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
7/23: Leo is anxious and avoidant when attempt is made to have him greet the female greeter dog. When introduced off leash, Leo does not approach. When the greeter dog approaches first, Leo sniffs from behind, then tenses, avoids when approached face-on. The previous owner of Leo describes him as “respectful with female dogs, tolerant of male dogs”. At this time, the behavior department recommends allowing Leo time to decompress outside the care center before immediate introduction to unfamiliar dogs. Future introductions to dogs should be conducted at a slow pace, to respectful dogs.
07/23/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: mature adult, ~ 5 yr Microchip noted on Intake? yes, scan positive 985112001335628 History : onwer surrender Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – hyperactive, jumps up, treat motivated Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited, nsf PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered/green tattoo on abd MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment apparently healthy Plan: RV; no treatment at this time Prognosis: good SURGERY: n/a
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
MALE, TAN, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 06/24/2013, From NY 10473, DueOut Date 06/27/2013
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes:
I felt like a proud mama yesterday! Leo, who had been nervous since he joined us, has opened up, relaxed and shows off the awesome dog he is. Besides being stunningly handsome, EVERYONE is taking photos of him, he shows off many of his skills! He signals hello to all the kenneled dogs we pass on our way in and out, perhaps reassuring them that they will get their turn too. When we stop to take some pictures he sits right away, and then when I say down, he goes right into a down!!! Looking up with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, he knows he’s going to be rewarded with a treat (which he takes very gently). He’s wonderfully affectionate, sweet natured and handsome to boot – what a package!! He’s waiting to show you what a rockstar he is – come meet him today!!
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