Tina was a breeder for 11 years and she is loving being a dog now! She is so very sweet. After four months with her foster, she has learned to love hugs, and wants to be with her fosters all of the time. She has a favorite pet pig toy that she carries everywhere and for the first time in her life, a five minute game of fetch is pretty
fun ( she gets tired easy). But that five minutes is the GREATEST. When her fosters workout in their home gym she supervises and gives lots of tails wagging and smiles (yes she smiles!). She also gives "good paw" as her fosters call it. She offers you a shake when asking for love. She does not bark. Her fosters have heard her bark
about three times and Tina seemed just as surprised as they were. She doesn't run off at all. If the door is open, she won't even THINK about going that direction. Why would she? Her humans are inside.
She doesn't like a lot of strangers around. She doesn't act out. She just withdraws and gets nervous. She goes back into her protective shell. She does very well with her normal humans around all the time. She also is terrified of cars (trembles in the car the entire ride, head to toe) but she will get right in the car for a vet visit because her humans tell her too. She is all about pleasing. She does have arthritis and so doesn't walk too too much but she gets up and down the foster's steps and eagerly quite often.
Tina is looking for a calm, loving home where someone wants a best friend, who will love and love and love them! Tina does well when she meets other dogs outside. She has not been around cats. She also spent a whole month with her foster dad's teen son and loved him! She will be happiest as your one and only with no other dogs in the home.
Tina snores adorably loud and when she gets excited make these funny, adorable almost growling sounds, the are not growling at all. It seems to be her way of barking for joy.
Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog
Senior dogs love to sleep and cuddle the day away. They enjoy a brisk daily walk, but the best part of the day is the nap. They love for you to join them.
Senior dogs have a tremendous amount of love to give. When you rescue a senior dog, you have a best friend for life.
Senior dogs reward your care with an unwavering devotion. Nothing matches the gratitude of a senior dog for her rescuer.
Tina is excited to have finished treatment for the Lyme illness she had when rescued and is feeling great, but she does have to be kind to her kidneys in the aftermath.
Therefore she needs to eat a kidney diet (Runs the same as a quality senior food).
She's on a very inexpensive ACE inhibitor medication and prescription renal dog food. Her monthly expenses average $90 per month for medications and prescription food.