LEONIDAS – A1092101
Safe - 12-1-2016 Manhattan
LEONIDAS – A1092101
**RETURNED 11/21/16, SAFER AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 1 mo
RETURN – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/21/2016, From NY 11214, DueOut Date 11/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned positive with Chip #981020019675828 BARH – friendly, solicits attention, allows all handling M~ 13 months **Note – dog has lost 8 pounds since last weighing!** Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth white Coat clean. No flea dirt or parasites noted Ambx4 Nails short NOSF
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***RETURNED FROM ACC FOSTER***
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 1 mos
STRAY – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/02/2016, From NY 10039, DueOut Date10/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Neutered male Scam negative for a micrchip About 1 year old Eyes are clear Nose= No discharge Ears are clean Teeth are white Coat is clean Asof now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D NOSF
A volunteer writes: He may be named for an ancient warrior King but the only thing this Leonidas plans to conquer is your heart! A creamsicle-colored mush with the face of an angel and a tail that just won’t quit, his favorite way to pass the day is meeting new friends of all species, going for long walks in the park and chowing down on as many tasty treats as you care to give him. Energetic and full of fun but very nicely trained, Leo leashes up like a pro (he even sits to wait for it!) and walks well too, taking care of all his business promptly and passing other dogs with a friendly wiggle butt. He’ll jump up on the nearest bench for snuggles, come, sit and hug on command and while he loves to play fetch and tug-o-war, this good guy doesn’t guard his things and accepts food with the gentlest touch. A lover of people, dogs and life in general, Leo’s practically a puppy at just a year old(and still has the silky soft fur to prove it) but he’s already neutered and well on his way to rock star adulthood. Finish up the great work his previous owners started by welcoming Leonidas into your family and start enjoying a lifetime of love today!
Another volunteer adds:
I passed many times in front of Leonidas’ kennel and did not stop , saying “OMG”. A dog reveals itself in action, even in a shelter environment and even more in a home setting. I begun to appreciate gorgeous Leonidas while he was being walked by other volunteers. A young strong guy, always, really always enjoying the company of a human, well built and so healthy looking. A sunshine face, ready for all adventures. A great smile…I also witnessed how appreciated he was by those handling him and walking him. I read one by one the comments made by the same people, expressing how much they liked Leonidas, the words strong, handsome, sweet and friendly covering three pages…I got my chance at meeting him personally yesterday. What a gorgeous dog ! Leashed without effort, we walked and sat in the front yard. Leo took very gently treats from my hand, posed his forelegs on my lap, kissed me , then rolled on his back for belly rubs. A babe…. His coat is so velvety, shimering under the night lights. It was a quiet and sweet time. I was sad to bring him back but Leo was content to lay on a soft bedding and chew a large rawhide. Leonidas will need you very soon. He is more than just a good looking dog. He is a loyal friend waiting to be yours !
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE:
Leonidas came into our center as a stray. His finders had found him tied to pole at which they decided to bring him in. Upon entering the office it became apparent that he loved being around people. He had a loose, wiggly body around the counselor and his two finders. He was given treats which he took gently from the counselor’s hand. He was very playful and wanted to bite the collar and the new leash but it was easy to redirect his attention with treats. After a bit he began to relax and was lying down on the floor.
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog is active and focused on the Assessor and all other stimuli available. His body is soft, likely panting, likely to display high movement between attempts.
Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, a bit jumpy, mouthy (light).
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Leonidas displayed no concern during his behavior assessment.
10/4: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Leonidas approaches and greets a bit cautiously, however opens up and eventually begins to engage in play. He becomes more vocal as play intensifies, and at times attempts to mount during. The behavior department recommends slow introductions with Leonidas and any resident dogs. He may be most comfortable with another playful, or tolerant dog.
During his initial medical examination, Leonidas readily allowed all handling without issue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Leonidas approaches and greets a bit cautiously, however opens up and eventually begins to engage in play. He becomes more vocal as play intensifies, and at times attempts to mount during. The behavior department recommends slow introductions with Leonidas and any resident dogs. He may be most comfortable with another playful or tolerant dog.
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