XAVIER – A1065054
Safe - 2-23-2016 Manhattan
XAVIER – A1065054
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, TAN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NEW BABY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/13/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 02/13/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: Negative Sex: Intact male Age 1 year Mentation: BARH Eyes: Clear Ears: Clean Nose: Clear Teeth: Slight staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: Flea comb negative Declawed: No Any injuries: None present Behavior: Very hyper, playful and energetic Medication: None NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Well, helloooo handsome! With picture perfect face markings and a smile so dazzling you’ll need sunglasses to see him, little Xavier is a real head-turner and his fun-loving personality is just as beautiful as his looks. Surrendered to our care as his family had no time to devote to raising a puppy, we’re told he previously lived with a 7-year-old, loves to play with children and that his BFF was a little Shih Tzu! Xavier’s super friendly with people and adores other dogs of all shapes and sizes; wiggling excitedly when new friends enter the yard, greeting them with big tail wags and soft snuffles and then whining sadly to see them go. He’s a strong leash puller but crate and mostly house trained and already knows commands for come, sit and stay, all of which he was happy to demonstrate for me…with the added motivation of a treat! Brushing, bathing and even nail trimming are no problemo for gentle Xavier and hugs and kisses are welcomed with open arms. Just like human children, puppies thrive best in a stable environment but this cutie has been shuffled through 3 different families in less than a year, no wonder he’s still a bit anxious over his latest move. Out of curiosity I researched the history of Xavier’s name and could hardly believe my eyes…it actually means ‘new home’! This good boy has already waited long enough for his forever home, now is the time to make it happen. Xavier has so many wonderful gifts to share and he’d love to find an active, dog-savvy family to share them with, please ask to meet him today.
Xavier came into our center as an owner surrender. It is reported he lived with a small dog and a 7 year old child, playing exuberantly with both. Behavior around cats is unknown. It is reported Xavier is friendly towards strangers and is housetrained, uses the bathroom out on walks but also on wee wee pads inside his crate. Owner reports Xavier is not bothered if someone touches his Food, Toys, or Treats. Owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, and excitable. He was very friendly upon intake, allowed all handling. Xavier barked to solicit attention often in the SAFER assessment room. He pulled out of assessor’s hands at all three Look attempts, barking, shoulder rubbing. Xavier leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, displaying high energy and movement in between attempts, mouth open. He was distracted and unresponsive during Tag game. Xavier showed some displacement scratching during positioning for first Squeeze attempt, gently pulled back his paw. He barked/shoulder rubbed before second paw Squeeze attempt, gently pulled back. He showed minimal interest in Toy. Xavier approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, slight lip lick, ears forward, body not stiff. The Behavior Team feels Xavier would do well with an experienced adopter. He would benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of daily walks, runs, exercise, play as well as durable toys such as kongs and nylabones to positively direct his high energy and enthusiasm.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions, barks, shoulder rubbing.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, body is soft, panting, leans in.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1/2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw, displacement scratching, shoulder rubbing
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog may smell and/or lick, then turns away.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
When off leash with other dogs, Xavier is initially uncomfortable with greeting. He approaches and sniffs the greeter dog when she turns away. He eventually briefly attempts to mount, but responds well to correction for this behavior.
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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