XENA – A1103901
RTO SAFE 05/03/17
XENA – A1103901
**RETURNED 04/20/17**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
RETURN – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason DESTRUCTIV
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/20/2017, From NY 11436, DueOut Date
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age:3 Microchip noted on Intake? y History : return timid. shaking. allows exam P = 70 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: spayed MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted,scars on face CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan no treatment Prognosis: good
Xena is a 3 yr. old AMPT mix who was returned to the ACC by her adopter due to the fact that she has become destructive inside and outside the home. Xena has no known health problems.
Owner stated that when around strangers Xena is friendly. Xena has spent time around a 2 year old and is relaxed and gentle when playing with children and adults. Xena has never spent time around other dogs or cats so it is unknown how she will react.
Owner stated that Xena will destroy stuff indoors and outdoors and is very anxious when left alone. During loud noises or thunderstorms Xena isn’t bothered. When someone touches Xena’s food, treats or toys she is friendly. Xena isn’t bothered when she is restrained, pulled off the couch or disturbed while sleeping. Xena likes getting a bath and being brushed. When someone unfamiliar approaches the house or a family member Xena is friendly.
For a new family to know:
Owner described Xena as playful friendly and affectionate with a medium activity level. Xena is known to destroy things inside and outside the home and likes to chew on wood. Owner stated that she destroys all her toys. Xena has been kept mostly indoors and lately she has been nervous when going outside to use the bathroom. Xena eats dry food and is very house trained. Xena rarely has accident she will go to the bathroom on the grass or concrete. Owner has never crated Xena. She knows the sit command. For exercise she is used to brisk walks on the leash. When on the leash she pulls lightly and when off the leash she will stay by your side.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
2/17/17- first stay in the care center
Unaltered female, Stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
Other notes: Intake process Xena was friendly and allowed all handling.
4/20/17- Second stay in the care center- Full profile
Spayed female, returned (in home for 2 months)
Previously lived with: Adults, Spent time around 1 child (2 years old ).
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and friendly.
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Owner described Xena as playful friendly and affectionate with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Owner stated that Xena will destroy stuff indoors and outdoors and is very anxious when left alone
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she 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, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body.
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Xena was friendly and allowed all handling. Xena displayed no concerning behavior during her assessment.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center during her first stay, Xena solicited gentle play with male and female dogs. During Xena’s current stay, she mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen in a group of calm dogs. Xena was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Xena be placed with dogs that match her calm sociability.
2/18: Xena displays soft body language as she greets male and female dogs. She initially keeps to herself as she explores the pen, becoming nervous when a male attempts to mount her. As the session continues, Xena solicits and engages in a short burst of gentle play.
4/21: Xena is hesitant to greet a novel male dog and requires coaxing. When the other dog approaches to greet her, Xena displays slightly stiff body language, indicating that she is uncomfortable, and walks away. She spends the remainder of the session exploring the pen.
4/22 – 4/24: Xena displays neutral body language when greeting a female dog. She keeps to herself as she explores the pen. Xena gave a clear warning signal- teeth bare, growl- when an energetic dog was soliciting attention from her.
Xena was timid, and shaking. She did allow handling for her exam.
Her previous owner describes Xena as an energetic, and enthusiastic dog.
Xena is a young, enthusiastic, social dog. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm. She will need daily mental and physical stimulation.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with
behaviors outlined below).
_X_Destructive behavior- Xena is reported to show destructive behavior in the home, such as chewing on furniture. We are unaware of what, if any, attempts were made to remedy this behavior but we suggest to future adopters that Xena will need to be provided with physical and mental stimulation and with a variety of appropriate and engaging chew toys so he can engage in necessary chewing behavior without damage to human objects.
FEMALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/16/2017, From NY 11436, DueOut Date 02/19/201
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
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