LEXINGTON – A0970643
Gone 7-2-2015 Manhattan
My name is LEXINGTON. My Animal ID # is A0970643.
I am a neutered male white and brown am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/21/2015 from OUT OF NYC, owner surrender reason stated was DIVBREAKUP.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/23/2015 Exam Type INITIAL – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 74.0 LBS.
BARH scan pos# 985 112 001 104 475 mild tartar neutered tense, nervous NOSF
06/21/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/21/15 17:38hrs Basic information: Lexington is a 6 year old American Pit-Bull Terrier that was adopted from ACC 2 years ago. He was surrendered by his owner’s because they are separating and have nowhere to take him. Socialization: The owner states that Lexington enjoys playing with his six year old son, sometimes roughly. Lexington will jump onto his son’s back while playing. However with toddlers and younger children he is fearful but will approach them once he familiarizes himself to them. Lexington is the only pet at home and the owner stated that Lexington will lunge at other dogs while on the leash. The owner stated that while walking Lexington on a leash, a yorkie ran towards Lexington and bit him; however Lexington only lunged after the dog without biting. This incident did not occur within the last 10 days. Behavior: Lexington is a friendly and mellow dog that enjoys lying around the house while even wearing his pajamas. He can be anxious around unknown shadows and sounds that will cause him to run and hide and sometimes bark and growl. He enjoys baths and sometimes would jump into the shower with his owner. He does not like for his nails to be trimmed, he will push away and run. He allows his owner to touch his food bowl while eating. Lexington is house trained. He will urinate on a wee wee pad placed inside of his crate but will not sleep inside of it. The owner stated that Lexington will become anxious and cry at the door when he is left alone for about 15 minutes. The owner stated that Lexington is protective of him while he is sleeping and will bark and growl at his door, preventing anyone from coming into his room. For a new family to know: Lexington is a “big mush” that enjoys being petted and sleeping in his favorite spot on the couch. The owner said “he can be fearful and anxious at times but once he gets to know you he is great.” Lexington knows the command’s sit, and down, when the owner snaps and point. Lexington eats Pedigree dry food however mostly at night. He enjoys homemade treats of warm hotdogs wrapped in cheese. He enjoys playing with tennis balls however he does not like squeaky toys because the sound frightens him. Behavior during intake: During intake Lexington approached the Admissions staff fearfully, with slow steps and head and ears down. When he was given a treat Lexington approached the Admissions staff head raised with a low wagging tail and soft body.
07/01/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I can picture Lexington well cared for and loved.. What a difference it would make. Lexington is indeed a big boy whose coat was once snow white. His eyes are golden and I like the start of a smile on his face. I doubt he was a pampered pet but at least he looks well nourished and healthy. He was quite aloof and even scared when we first met, the tail between his legs as he was walking. He moved with caution then more assured as time went by. He eliminated as we left the building. He became animated in a nice way when he saw the staff who received him when he arrived at the care center. Lexington adopts a dominant stance when he meets other dogs. He does respond to my warning.. We need to be courteous with other pooches. He sits and stays on command and even poses for the pictures. Our relationship was quite “unremarkable” until Lexington plumped himself suddenly on my lap, slapping my face with his big tongue… He now wanted hugs and caresses. Well, you never know. There are so many nice dogs at the care center and it seems that Lexington could be a nice forever companion. Come, meet him and take him home.
06/24/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Lexington came to our center as an owner surrender. Owner reports he is nervous but will warm up and get comfortable. He played with children in the home, including toddlers and younger children, sometimes exuberantly. It is also reports Lexington sometimes is afraid of unknown sounds and shadows in the home, and the noise from squeaky toys. Owner also states Lexington is protective of the family while sleeping and may bark and growl if someone comes to the bedroom door. During intake, Lexington approached admissions staff fearfully, with slow steps, head and ears down. After a while he accepted treat from admissions counselor with low wagging tail and soft body. Lexington pulled slightly on leash for his relief walk. He was a bit fearful during Look item, lip licking and smacking, but allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands. Lexington was a bit fearful during Sensitivity item, but stood still, accepting the touch, close to the assessor. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft and wagging. Lexington gently pulled his paw back during both Squeeze attempts. He lifted his head nervously when assess-a-hand approached the Food bowl. Lexington had no interest in Toy or Rawhide. In playgroup, Lexington is anxious but engages in brief bouts of play. The Behavior Team feels Lexington would do well in an Experienced home that understands he may need time to warm up in his new environment. He is a nervous dog that may do best in a calm, quiet, structured environment so he can relax and feel secure. Look: 2. Dog holds gaze , body a bit fearful. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body fearful, mouth open, ears back. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1 / 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away or push him out. Toy 1: No interest. Rawhide: 1. No interest.
06/22/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Lexington greets politely but may be sexually motivated. 6/23 update: Lexington is anxious. He engages in brief bouts of play and responds well to correction.
06/23/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan pos# 985 112 001 104 475 mild tartar neutered tense, nervous NOSF
07/21/2013 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating AVERAGE
still showing signs of kennel cough nasal discharge pesent coughing still head extending meds for another 5 days
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