LEXINGTON aka MILO – 11171
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Hello, my name is Lexington. My animal id is #11171. I am a desexed male white dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 1 months old.
I came into the shelter as a returns on 23-Nov-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person health – medical.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes as dictated by Milo: Hello, my name is Lexington and I’m a toy hoarder. Yes, I like all my toys in a pile so will run around gathering them up and putting them in one place. I also LOVE belly rubs, and if I have a hint that you might rub my belly I’m flopping right over for you. As far as I’m concerned it’s Belly Rub O’Clock all the time. Nothing like a good belly rub to make my day. I like all treats (even the ones Volunteer gave me) and have tons of fun energy. I do love to play and run around, so I’m hoping for a new person or family that likes to play as much as I do. And, of course, wanting to give me a belly rub is a non-negotiable requirement. I kept Volunteer laughing as she watched me run around, and I trained her quickly that when I flop over, it’s belly rub time. I’m looking forward to meeting you and having a lifetime together of toys, fun, belly rubs and love. Volunteer kept saying I have the schmushiest jowls, and I do. Come meet me today!!
Another volunteer writes: Lexington is a very attractive young man. He owns a roundish face topped by one ear up and one ear down, lit with engaging eyes, a welcoming smile, and offering a wrinkly muzzle that gives away his American Bulldog ancestry. Lexington is gorgeous and so well dressed in an immaculate milky coat. He certainly could use a few more pounds. Weight gain will be quite easy to achieve, as he has a hefty appetite. He loves people, he loves dogs, and he is game for anything you might have in store for him: cuddling on a bench, rolling on his back for belly rubs, sitting for treats or playing excitedly with a ball. He is one high-energy pup, Mr 100,000 volts when he is given the chance to play. And he is so quiet in his kennel. He pulls on the leash and seems to be highly house trained. Lexington is with us through no fault of his own. His owner fell sick with no-one to replace her, and awesome Lexington was brought to us at the care center. An active owner would suit Lexington best with no small children or critters, as he is a strong, although so well meaning, pooch. Come and meet this star at the Manhattan Care Center and make him your forever best friend.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 55 lbs
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
Intake Date: 10/30/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 1 year Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 52 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: approx. 1 yo Microchip noted on Intake? yes History : O surrender Subjective: BARH, hyper, jumping around a lot, barking when not being attended to, difficult to handle and restrain, but not aggressive. Very strong. Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T =
P = wnl R = eup BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: no overt lesions seen, muzzled PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally, curved tail Assessment: approx. 1yo MN large mixed breed canine apparently healthy Prognosis: Fair to good adoptability pending behavior assessment, p is very hyper and difficult to handle. Plan: available for transfer/adoption
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes, as dictated by Milo: Hello, my name is Milo and I’m a toy hoarder. Yes, I like all my toys in a pile so will run around gathering them up and putting them in one place. My former family loved that about me as I pick up after myself. Cool, right? I also LOVE belly rubs, and if I have a hint that you might rub my belly I’m flopping right over for you. As far as I’m concerned it’s Belly Rub O’Clock all the time. Nothing like a good belly rub to make my day. I lived with my family all my life until they moved to where I’m not welcome. My 3 year old human was my buddy and we played together nicely. I also used to go to dog parks and played hard with other dogs, I’m housetrained, love all people and do jump to say hello, I don’t guard my stuff, don’t really like baths, am crate trained, like all treats (even the ones Volunteer gave me), have never met that other four legged creature that meows, and have tons of fun energy. I do love to play and run around, so I’m hoping for a new person or family that likes to play as much as I do. And, of course, wanting to give me a belly rub is a non negotiable requirement. I kept Volunteer laughing as she watched me run around, and I trained her quickly that when I flop over it’s belly rub time. I’m looking forward to meeting you and having a lifetime together of toys, fun, belly rubs and love. Volunteer kept saying I have the schmushiest
jowls and I do. Come meet me today!!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Milo is a large breed dog that was surrendered due to moving to a no pets building. Owner has had him since a puppy. There are no injuries or health concerns owner is aware about.
Previously lived with: 3, two owners
How is this dog around strangers? Milo is very friendly and will jump all over them.
How is this dog around children? Milo lived with a 3 year old child and was tolerant with the child. He played exuberant with the child.
How is this dog around other dogs? He has been to dog parks and is respectful with the dogs and will play exuberant with them
How is this dog around cats? He has not never been around cats so behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: He is not bothered with taking food, bones or toy out his mouth. Please note that owner stated he will growl when someone is yelling at the 3 year old child. He would not react any further only growling. This is only when the child is being yelled at.
Bite history: There is no bite history with a person or animal.
Energy level/descriptors: very high
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know Owner stated he will struggle to get out the bath tub and when being dried. Owner described milo as excitable and friendly. He loves ropes and playing fetch. He eats both wet and dry food. He likes all treats. He is crate trained and does well in it. She knows sit. She pulls very hard on leash
upon intake, milo was very anxious open mouth breathing. He will occasionally lunge at counselor in a excited way and try to jump on counselor. Owner helped collar. Milo was sent straight to medical due him becoming anxious and trying to jump on the chairs in intake room when owner left.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 31-Oct-2017
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Milo quickly approached the assessor in the assessment with a soft, wiggly body. He jumped up in a social manner and displayed a high level of activity and movement. He allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP: 10/31: When introduced off leash to dogs, Milo engages in bouncy play with males and females.
Date of intake: 30-Oct-2017
Summary: Milo was anxious and excited.
Date of initial: 30-Oct-2017
Summary: Milo was barking and excited.
ENERGY LEVEL: Milo’s previous owner described him as having a very high level of activity. He is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to how exuberant Milo is, we recommend a home without young children.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control, Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Fearful: Milo’s previous owner reported that he will growl when the child in the home is yelled at. This is likely a fearful reaction when people yell. It is important to not yell at or argue around Milo. If this behavior is an issue in a future home, a positive reinforcement, reward based trainer should be consulted.
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