XAVIER – 15752
Safe - 12-14-2017 Manhattan
XAVIER – 15752
Location: Manhattan; Intake Date: 12/09/17; Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: -; Sex: Neutered; Age: 10 years; Weight: -; Zip Code: 10457
No medical information
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Have you heard the buzz? We have two amazing seniors in Manhattan, joining us when their people became too ill to care for them. I first met Xavier as was sitting quietly up front in his kennel, inviting me to invite him for a walk. His big sad looking face is a mere front for the tail wagging, sweet and affectionate boy he is. Having lived with his family of 3 children, 2 adults, his brother (Maison 15751), and 2 cats, all his life, Xavier has a lot to adjust to. We’re told he’s always relaxed and gentle with the young kids, his brother and the two cats, doesn’t guard his things, slept with his brother at night in the same crate, is housetrained, eats only grain free food as he’s allergic to grain, is crate trained and walks nicely on leash. His former owner said her favorite things about him is that “he’s a big child and playful”. Personally, I have a list of favorite things already! He’s great on leash wagging his tail as we walk, he let me put a silly reindeer coat on him, complete with jingle bells (didn’t bother him one bit), he does a silly hop before he sits for his treat which he takes so lightly with the edges of his teeth, and put his head in my lap for petting. He’s a big mush, sweet beyond words, and has already left his mark in playgroup being polite, and tolerant of rude dogs. Awesome, amazing, special, perfect, easy, spectacular are just a few of the words I would use to describe Xavier. I have no doubt you can add your own superlatives when you meet him, so don’t waste a minute.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information:Xavier is a 10 year old male large breed dog. He was bought from a breeder when he was 3 months old. His owner has a medical concern and is unable to care for him.
Previously lived with:3 children, 2 adults, 1 dog, 2 cat
How is this dog around strangers?Around strangers, Xavier is friendly and outgoing and gentle when he plays with adults.
How is this dog around children?Xavier has lived with children ages 3 to 13 all his life. With them he was relaxed and playful and gentle at play.
How is this dog around other dogs?Xavier lived with another dog since he was 3 months old. the dog is a neutered large breed male. With him he was relaxed, playful and very affectionate.
How is this dog around cats?Xavier has lived with a spayed female cat
and a neutered male cat since he was 3 months old. with them he was relaxed and respectful and when he played he was gentle.
Resource guarding:If his food bowl is touched while eating, Xavier walks away and is relaxed. He’s friendly if a treat or toy is taken from him while eating.
Bite history:Xavier has never attempted to bite a person or animal.
Other Notes:Xavier isn’t bothered if he is pushed off furniture, disturbed while sleeping or if his nails are trimmed. He is tolerant when he’s given a bath. He’s friendly if held or restrained, if his coat is brushed or if an unfamiliar person approached his home or previous owner.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?Yes
Medical NotesThe last time xavier was seen by a vet was in 2013. He is allergic to grain and dust.
For a New Family to KnowXavier is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and anxious. His previous owner liked that he is a big child and playful. When he previous owner was home, he would follow her around. He likes to play with balls and his favorite game is fetch. He was kept mostly indoors. At night he slept in a dog crate with the other dog he lived with. He ate dry Kirkland grain free dog food. He is house trained and rarely had accidents indoors. The only times he had accidents were because he was not walked. When left alone in doors, Mason is in a crate and is well behaved. He is also well behaved when left left alone in the yard. He does well in his crate for 5 to 8 hours. He knows the cues sit, come, stay, drop it and out. For exercise he would play in the yard for 2 to 3 hours a day. On leash he does not pull and off leash keeps his distance and is hard to catch.
Xavier approached me with a wagging tail and relaxed body. He smelled my faced and gave kisses. He allowed me to pet him, collar him and walked by my side on the leash. He went into his kennel easily and sat on cue.
Details on my behavior are…
Energy level/descriptors: Xavier is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and anxious with a high level of activity.
Date of assessment: 10-Dec-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Paw squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Xavier approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He allowed all handling, was social, and displayed no concerning behaviors. Flank was used due to medical.
Summary (1): 12/10: When introduced off leash to dogs, Xavier is polite and tolerant.
Summary (2): 12/11: When introduced off leash to dogs, Xavier is polite, and is very tolerant of dogs with rude approach.
Date of intake: 9-Dec-2017
Summary: Xavier had a relaxed body and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Xavier’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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