REX – A1043816
Gone 7-24-2015 Manhattan
My name is REX. My Animal ID # is A1043816.
I am a male white and brown am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/13/2015 from NY 10466, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/14/2015 Exam Type INITIAL – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 53.0 LBS.
BARH scan negative mild tartar male intact NOSF
07/13/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
Rex is a 4yr old male white & brown AMPBT Mix who was taken by the owner from a group of people that weren’t taking proper care of or treating him right 2yrs ago. Rex is being surrendered due to pet restrictions in the owners’ home. His last vet visit was in 2014 and he currently has no health problems or injuries. Around strangers Rex is friendly/outgoing. He’s lived with children who’s ages range from 1yr-5yrs and he is relaxed/playful with them and plays gently/exuberantly, same with adults and the only 2 pitbulls (females) he’s spent time with that he likes. He hasn’t lived/spent time with cats. He doesn’t like Dogs according to the owner, he’ll bark, growl and lunge at them. Rex has never bitten/scratched any person or animal. Rex has no known behavior problems. He isn’t bothered by fireworks/storms, having his food,treats/food bowl touched/moved while eating, being brushed. Rex will growl at you if you attempt to touch/grab his toy(s). His behaviors are unknown for being moved off of furniture & being disturbed while sleeping/resting. He’s relaxed while being held/restrained. During bathtime he doesn’t sit still. While having his nails trimmed he’s shaky at first but calms down after a few minutes. When someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member Rex will bark at the person. Rex is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable, independent & anxious (at times in his surroundings). His activity level is medium. The owners’ favorite thing about Rex is when he lays flat on the ground (similar to looking like a frog) with his limbs outstretched. Rexs’ favorite activity is to take his favorite blanket to the yard & wrestle/tug with it. When the owner is home Rex follows them around. He enjoys ball, squeaky & rope toys. He plays games of fetch, wrestling & tug. Rex is mostly an indoor dog. Rex sleeps in his dog bed or in his crate. He eats Pedigree dry & wet food mixed. He likes Bacon bit treats. He’s house trained and never has accidents indoors. His preference when he “goes” outside is grass. When left alone in the home or yard he’s well behaved. Rex is placed in his crate for 1-2hrs. His known commands are “sit” & “lay”. He’s walked 3x a day for about 30mins each time where he pulls on the leash sometimes. During intake Rex had a loose wiggly body and allowed all handlng. He allowed to be scanned (-), collared, taken pictures of where he exhibited his “sit” for us nicely and took treats gently from our hands
07/15/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “So you think you can dance?”…..Rex does a cute little hop step and then a sit when a treat is offered…he does it every time – it’s his dance routine and it’s adorable! He’s a handsome little fellow in his caramel and white coat reminding me of a caramel sundae, and he even has some sprinkles on his nose! He was surrendered by his family due to pet restrictions in their home, and we’re told that he’s housetrained (check), crate trained, lived with kids ages 1-5 and is relaxed and playful with them, is well behaved when left home alone, likes squeaky toys, balls and rope toys, and likes to wrestle with his favorite blanket taking it into the yard to play. He doesn’t like his toys played with and will growl a warning. He knows the commands ‘sit’ and ‘lay’. It started to rain when Rex and I were out so when we came back in I toweled him off and he enjoyed the massage that went with it, sitting still as I dried him. Making eye contact as we took some photos, his intelligence shines through and Rex seems like the type of dog you can tell your most secret of secrets to and he’ll never judge….His tail wags when we’re together, and it starts to wag harder when I talk to him…..I haven’t told him any secrets yet, but I know he’ll understand. With a smart, intuitive, friendly and sweet dog like Rex you won’t need any other animals, and Rex prefers it that way. Come meet him, give him a treat so you can see his little hop step sit, and make him yours.
07/23/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
7/23/15 Update Rex has been showing a concerning level of frustration while in the care center. When walking passed other dogs, Rex because very aroused and reactive. He has on multiple occassions redirected on handlers, each time grabbing pant legs but not breaking skin. Due to this reactivity and potential for redirection, Rex should go to a foster or adoptive home that can safely manage him around other dogs and provide behavior modification. Additionally, a protocol should be implemented to further investigate Rex’s reported toy guarding and fearfulness of strangers in the home. At this time, the behavior department feels Rex is best suited for an experienced home with no children. 7/16/15 SAFER Rex came to our center as an owner surrender. Owner reports Rex lived with children ages 1-5 years old as well as two adult female pitbulls, playing exuberantly with all. Behavior around cats is unknown. According to the owner, other dogs outside the home Rex will bark, growl and lunge at them, but has never bitten or scratched anyone or any animal. Owner also reports Rex will growl if you attempt to take his Toy, and barks at strangers approaching the home. He had a loose, wiggly body upon intake and allowed all handling. He knows the command ‘sit’ and sat nicely for admissions counselor to take his picture, he also took treats gently. Rex pulled hard on leash for his relief walk. RHe lifted his head out of the Food bowl with a bit of pressure from assess-a-hand. Rex showed no interest in Toy and minimal interest in Rawhide. When off-leash with other dogs, Rex is sexually motivated, attempts to mount the female helper dog, then wanders the pen. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He 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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game when coaxed. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Food: 2. Dog follows the dish with his tail down, body soft. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek. Toy 1: No interest. Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog may smell and/or lick, then turns away.
07/14/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off-leash with other dogs, Rex is sexually motivated, attempts to mount the female helper dog, then wanders the pen. 7/21 update: Rex is sexually motivated, takes correction but continues to attempt to mount. 7/22 update: Rex continues to be sexually motivated and is slow to respond to correction. 7/23 update: Rex is sexually motivated but did take correction from an assertive female. Eventually, he engaged in brief bouts of play when solicited.
07/14/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative mild tartar male intact NOSF
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