Tig

Your New Best Friend Needs You!

We’re urgently seeking help to place a dog in fostercare. Tig is a happy and playful, bright and cuddly companion. She’s 4 years old, about 80 lbs, a white long-haired great pyrenees/boxer mix. She’s spayed, potty trained, and crate trained, and she even uses the push-to-talk buttons to communicate (mostly, that she wants to go outside/go to the park/play/cuddle, sometimes she narrates what is occurring, and occasionally, she’ll use the buttons to express emotions). Tig loves all people, but would do best in a home without infants or small children (she will still jump sometimes) or older adults who are frail. She has been known to chase cats, and can be nervous/show dominance when meeting other dogs who are anxious. She has shown some reactivity when passing unknown dogs on walks but has also had very dear dog friends. She would do well with another dog that is fairly easy going and tolerant. She is very bright and eager to please but easily distracted (was that a bee?) and can have selective hearing. She’d do well in a fenced yard for this reason. She is afraid of thunderstorms and dislikes the sound of people rolling out their garbage cans. She loves to be outside, play ball, and cuddle. She will let you know immediately if she hears any unknown sounds outside, and she very much wants to be your new best friend!

Pet's Name: Tig
Dog: Primary Breed: Great Pyrenees
Primary Breed (if not in list): Great Pyrenees/Boxer mix
Birthday, estimate is okay: Fall 2019
Age Category: Adult
Where did you get your pet?: an out of state no-kill rescue that is no longer no-kill
What do you feed your pet?: Gentle Giants dry food
Gender: Female
Size (at full grown): Large
Weight (at full grown): 80.0
Primary Color: White
What are your pet's favorite toys and activities?: loves to play ball! or fetch with other toys, will play tug/wrestle with another dog
Adoption Day, when did you adopt your pet? An estimate is okay.: Fall 2019
Has your dog received any formal obedience training?: Yes
What commands does your dog know?: sit, down, paw, come, wait, eat, off, place, sometimes stay
Has your dog ever displayed any behavioral issues, such as biting another person or pet? If so, can you please provide details on what happened?: no
How does your dog react to being left alone for short periods?: ok
Are there any specific triggers that cause your dog anxiety or stress?: thunderstorms, garbage cans rolling to curb and back, unknown dogs when on walk (was attacked by a lose dog once)
Is there a particular routine that works best for your dog in terms of feeding, walking, and sleep?: she usually eats and goes out morning and night and again once or twice in the day, if someone is home.
Medical History and Care:
Vaccinations up to date
Spayed or Neutered
House/Litter-Trained
Microchipped
Special Diet
Special Needs
Never Vetted
Unknown
Personality:
Playful
Constant Companion
High Energy
Medium Energy
Low Energy
Stubborn
Timid
Needs Training
Friendly to Strangers
Good with Other Dogs
Good with Young Children
Good with Cats
Bonded Pair
Requires A Fenced Yard
Crate Trained
Purebred
What's the most endearing thing about your dog?: smooshy kind of love. very affectionate. very cuddly and likes to press up against a person.
What criteria are important to you when considering an adoptive family or home for your pet?: they need to want a buddy, someone to spend time with and play with. They need to be able to manage her physically
Is there anything else you'd like your pet's new family to know?: she's the best friend you could ask for!
Why are you rehoming your pet (primary reason)?: Moving
Rehoming reason details (if necessary): It's complicated, but we had found a better situation than we could offer her before we started planning a big move from Atlanta to Brooklyn, and at the last minute, her confirmed new home fell through. At that point, we had already signed a lease here for a tiny 4th floor walk-up where she isn’t allowed to live (we’ve tried everything & offered to give them all our money, they wont budge, and she’s not a dog you can sneak in and out in your purse). She’s currently in boarding in Atlanta (we moved in October), but despite hundreds (and hundreds) of emails and calls and posts and applications over the months, I have not found a single option where euthanization wouldn’t be a possibility. I’ve contacted every rescue and shelter and sanctuary I can find from florida to maine, breed-specific and general, I’ve posted her online on adoption sites (adopt-a-pet, rescue-me, etc), I’ve joined facebook groups for rehoming and adoption and shared her repeatedly. We're running out of time and desperate to find her a safe spot, adoption or foster
How long will you be able to keep your pet before you may need to consider surrendering him or her to a rescue?: One month
Who is your veterinarian?: southwest vet clinic
Do you have pet insurance for your pet? : No
Would you consider a long distance adoption?:
Yes
No
Maybe
Would you consider a foster family?:
Yes
No
Maybe
City, State: Atlanta, GA
Zip Code: 30310
Service Level: Not Sure