LEX – A1094810
Safe - 11-2-2016 Manhattan
LEX – A1094810
MALE, WHITE / GRAY, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason TOO STRONG
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/26/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 10/26/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Intact male Scan negative for a microchip 4 years old according to the owner OU=clear Nose= No discharge AU=clean Teeth are stainned Coat is clean Some old abrasions and scab wounds seen on the face, bridge of the nose (right side), and head.–Vet check Right front nail (1st digit) broke earlier. Dry blood seen Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl Was very nervous and aware of his surrounding during the initial
A volunteer writes: Big and soft…..and perfect. Lex was easily leashed for a walk, going potty the moment we were outside. We’re told that he’s housetrained and never has an accident, his favorite game is fetch, lived well with another pit bull, and is relaxed and playful around children and adults he doesn’t know. I loved meeting this sweet boy, and while it’s clear he’s missing his person, he gently and graciously makes new friends. As we walked (he’s good on leash) a small dog on a retractable leash, yards from her owner,
rounded the corner and started lunging and yapping at us. Lex stood there taking it all in with no reaction other than thinking, “Yo, are you yapping at me?”. He’s such a good boy, and as the owner of the other dog apologized, Lex gently wagged his tail. Off leash Lex joins me quickly on the bench for a quick kiss (as if I didn’t love him enough already), enjoys some treats, and quietly explored our pen. Lex enjoyed his first play date soliciting and enjoying some play. He’s a gentle sweetheart who hopes to find a new person or family with whom to walk gently into his happily ever after. Who’s that lucky person going to be?
Lex a roughly 4 yr. old AM Pit Bull. The Owner got her from a breeder as a gift; she has owned Lex for over 3 yrs. The owner surrendered Lex because the owner can no longer walk him. Lex has no health problems and was last taken to a vet in early 2016.
Around strangers Lex is friendly playful. Lex has not lived with children but he is relaxed and playful around children and adults he does not know. Lex has lived with a 2 year old male pit bull and they both got along well with each other. Lex has never bitten anyone.
The owner stats that Lex is not bothered when some moves his food or treats while he is eating, when someone takes his toys away or when someone disturbs him while sleeping. Lex likes to be brushed and given bathes but has never had his nails trimmed. When an unfamiliar person or animal approaches a family member or his home he approaches them in a friendly manor. The owner does not know how Lex is around loud noises such as storms or fireworks.
For a new family to know:
The owner describes Lex as friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level. His favorite activity is to play fetch with his owner. In the home Lex tends to follow the owner around the house and is kept mainly indoors. Lex sleeps in the floor of the bedroom on a blanket. Lex was fed Blue buffalo dry dog food three times a day. He is house trained and has never had an accident in the home, when outside he goes to the bathroom on or around trees and grass. Lex knows the commands “sit “and “come here”. For exercise Lex is used to brisk walks on the leash and twice a day and does pull hard on the leash when excited.
Behavior during intake:
Lex was somewhat tense with stiff body, Lex allowed to be scanned (-), collared and placed in dog kennel.
Unaltered, owner surrender (lived with owner for 3 years)
Previously lived with: Adults and another dog
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Got along well with his housemate
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: No bite history reported
Energy level/descriptors: Lex is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful, with a medium activity level.
Other notes: His favorite game is fetch.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a
portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Lex showed no concerns during the behavior assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
10/27: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Lex solicits and engages in small bouts of play with intention to mount the female greeter dog.
During his initial medical exam Lex appeared tense though tolerated all handling without issue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of experience)
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