REX aka RAYER – A1094529
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REX aka RAYER – A1094529
**RETURNED STRAY 11/12/16 – SAFER – EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / BOXER, 1 yr, 2 mos
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 11/12/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 11/19/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 981020017857201 Sex: neutered Age 1Y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: social / allowed all handling / relaxed Medication: none NOSF
A volunteer wrote: I met Rex by chance the other night—I decided to start walking whichever dog was closest to me, and there was Rex. And thank goodness for chance or else I would not have had the opportunity to spend time with this furry prince. Rex came to the front of his cage, and he immediately captured my heart. We walked to the park on a very, very chilly night, and Rex couldn’t have cared less about the temperature. He was happy as a clam to walk around and explore the world, and he very proudly showed me his ability to “sit.” In fact, Rex was so proud to show off his “sit” that he would sit down randomly in the middle of the sidewalk, looking up at me with those sweet eyes. He probably more than his fair share of treats during our walk, but how could I resist that face? A sweet, cuddly boy, Rex is a 1 year old boy who would love to be your new best friend. Come down and meet him today!
Another volunteer writes: This is what I learned about Rex yesterday: Staff loves him and calls him “Gentleman Rex” as he’s so polite and respectful. He sits and waits for everything, never pushy about treats, toys or anything. 2) He is used to teach new volunteers how to leash and walk a dog because he’s so easy. 3) One staff (I won’t name names), refers to him as ‘my boy’, and other staff knows she has a major crush on him, but unfortunately can’t adopt him. So seriously, if you’re still reading this you should stop and run, don’t walk, to come meet our gorgeous Rex.
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / BOXER, 11 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/24/2016, From NY 10453, DueOut Date 10/27/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH Scan negative Intact male Mild dental tartar Clean EEN Clear coat Slightly limping on right front and left hind leg Allows handling NOSF
Rayer A1094529 is a young male tan & white AMPBT mix perhaps with Bulldog or Boxer in his lineage somewhere down the line who wandered onto a construction site in the Bronx earlier this morning. Someone called the police to have him removed. The workers stated to the officers he was friendly and they were holding him on one of the machines where he jumped off of and possibly sprained or bruised something as he limps every now and then. The officers also stated he was friendly and is a smart boy.
During intake Rayer allowed all handling. He had a loose wiggly body and seemed to enjoy booty rubs. Rayer allowed to be scanned (-), collared and taken pictures of. He walked along side me and was lifted into his kennel as he didn’t want to go in and didn’t seem to mind it.
Adoptions memo states that one of the construction workers at the site is interested in Rex.
Owner stated Rex gets seizures. Last time he had one was last week. Owner has no proof from a vet.
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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: Rayer showed NO concern during the behavior assessment.
10/25: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Rayer engages in soft play with the female greeter dog.
During his initial medical examination, Rayer readily allows all handling without issue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
A volunteer writes: I looked at Rex and my first thought was he looked liked he was playing with someone’s lipstick and smeared it on his mouth like kids do…..I didn’t want to hurt his feelings so laughed inside, but he is so frigging cute with that little mouth………….. In his kennel sitting up front, letting me know he’d really rather be out where the action is I leashed him easily and off we go. Rex will benefit from a harness and some leash training as he pulls hard in his efforts to get from here to there…. Play bowing to a dog passing us, when in playgroups he’s a rough and tumble player with both males and females. Off leash in a pen Rex shows me his ‘sit’ in exchange for a treat which he takes softly. When excited Rex can get a little mouthy so needs some positive reinforcement training to learn what’s appropriate. Every time a person or a dog passed our pen Rex was at the gate, tail wagging, play bowing, ready to invite everyone inside to play. A big personality, gorgeous and energetic, our boy Rex is looking for an experienced person with whom to go home. Come meet him today.
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Other notes: Upon intake had a loose body and allowed handling.
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.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog mouths Assessor’s arm with moderate pressure.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Rex was mouthy throughout the assessment, mouthing the Assessor’s hands and arms with moderate pressure and grabbing the leash (All done in a playful manner). No other concerns were seen during his assessment.
11/18: Rex engages in rough, running play with males and females. He is mouthy and repeatedly jumps on/over dogs during play.
During his initial medical exam Rex appeared social and allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.)
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