LEO – A1094778
Safe - 11-8-2016 Manhattan
LEO – A1094778
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/26/2016, From NY 10465, DueOut Date 10/26/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- INTACT MALE. MILD TO MOD DENTAL TARTAR. EYES, EARS, BODY COAT- WNL AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 6.8 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. ALLOWS HANDLING NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Leo A1094778 is a 7 year old American Pitbull Terrier Mix. He was a gift to the owner from family, 3 months ago. the main reason for surrender is that the owners are moving to a place where pets are not allowed. Leo does not have any health concerns.
Leo is very friendly with strangers. He has lived with children ages from 6 years old to 11 years old. He was respectful and playful with the kids. He played exuberantly with the children and adults alike. He has lived with another small dog and Leo tolerated the other dog. The small dog would bark and lunge at Leo, and Leo would ignore it. Leo has never bitten anyone.
Leo allows you to take away his food bowl, water bowl or toy away without a problem. Leo allows you to bathe him. If an unfamiliar approaches the owner or doorway, Leo barks. He is not bothered if awakened out of his sleep.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
leo is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. He has a very high activity level. When home, he tends to follow you around. He enjoys playing with balls and rope toys. He loves to play tug. leo has been kept mostly indoors. He is very house trained. When left home alone, he is usually well behaved. When left alone in the yard, he is well behaved. Leo listens to the command sit, and when you serve his bowl, you tell him to sit, place the bowl and command him to eat, which he does. For exercise he is walked on the leash or left loose to run in the backyard.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Leo took treats from Admission’s Counselor very gently. Allowed all handling, collaring and photos.
Unaltered, Owner surrender (with his family for 3 months)
Previously lived with: Adults, children (aged 6-11 years), and a small dog
Behavior toward children: Respectful, playful, played exuberantly
Behavior toward dogs: Tolerant of his housemate
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: No bite history reported
Energy level/descriptors: Leo is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful, with a high activity level.
Other notes: Leo loves to play tug.
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. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Leo showed no concerns during the behavior assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
10/27: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Leo bounces playfully with the female greeter dog. He makes attempts to mount when not continually solicited with play.
10/28: Leo is sexually motivated but will engage in bouncy play once solicited. His end goal is to mount.
During his initial medical examination, Leo readily allowed all handling without issue.
ENERGY LEVEL: Leo’s previous owner describes a very active dog. He has been playful and exuberant in the care centers. Leo will likely need considerable daily mental and physical exercise to appropriately direct his energy. We recommend interactive games and feeding with puzzle toys.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of experience)
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