RICO – A1060450
Safe 12-19-2015 Manhattan
RICO – A1060450
MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / LABRADOR RETR, 8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/13/2015, From NY 10035, DueOut Date 12/13/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young male intact clean EEN 5.2cc pyrantel po activyl topical NOSF
A volunteer writes: How do you spell puppy perfection? R I C O!! Surrendered to our care as his person no longer had time for him, Rico comes with glowing comments, and spending time with him makes you a total believer. He’s been stunningly taken care of, his coat is clean and groomed ad his weight perfect for his size. His former owner tells us he lived with a four year old and was playful and affectionate with him, is housetrained to both go out and use wee wee pads, won’t eat his food until told it’s OK, knows several commands, loves play dates with other dogs, and is scared of thunder curling up in a ball and hoping the loud noise will go away. Rico showed me how nicely he walks on leash, his housetraining skills and when we met a big dog on the street Rico did his play bow dance hoping to entice the dog to play. So cute! Off leash in group he plays energetically and it’s adorable to watch him play with an equally energetic dog. Rico sits when asked, takes a treat gently, shakes both paws and was happy draping himself across my lap to hang out and give me kisses. He’s an awesome dog who is looking for a new person or family to love. Loving him will be easy. Won’t you come meet him today? Mr. Puppy Perfection, I mean Rico, is waiting.
Rico was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to owner having no time for him. Owner has had Rico since July after finding him. When asked two things he likes most about Rico owner chose how friendly and lovable he is.
Personality & Behavior
Rico is described as playful, affectionate, and confident with a medium activity level. Rico lived with a 4-year old, and owner says he was playful and affectionate towards him. Rico occasionally has play dates with other pit-bulls, and owner says he is relaxed and playful with them. Rico is house-trained using the bathroom outside and using wee-wee pads. Rico gets taken out three times per day. According to owner there have been no past issues of Rico biting anyone or another animal. Rico is friendly when owner touches food bowl, and trained to sit and no teat until owner allows him to. Rico allows owner and the child of the home to remove items from his moth with no problem. Rico is friendly and playful when someone touches his toys. Rico normally listens when told to get off of furniture, and is unbothered with baths as long as the water is already filled before he gets inside. Rico becomes playful when restrained, and just sniffs and becomes alert when someone unfamiliar approaches.
For a New Family to Know
Rico understands commands sit, stay, down, give paw, come. and stop. He enjoys toy balls and playing fetch. Rico has been crate-trained in the past, and owner says she does well with it. When home Rico is usually following his owner, and he is well-behaved when left home alone. Rico gets scared of thunder; owner says he’ll crawl up in a ball when hearing it. Rico was fed Wellness brand dry food, and normally sleeps in bed with his owner.
Behavior during Intake
Rico was friendly during intake. He came to counselor when summoned and accepted treats from counselor’s hand. Rico demonstrated his knowledge of sit, stay, and give paw. Rico allowed all handling, and showed no signs of aggression during intake.
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