Telly: Doing good

04_23_2011Sebrina Tingley4607

Telly is doing so much better these days.

If you recall, he came to us looking like a baboon.  He landed in the shelter as a half grown pup and that he stayed for half a year!  His way of reacting to stress was hair loss: he lost all the hair down his back legs, part of his tail and his butt.  He literally looked like a baboon!  You can read more about his early story by clicking here.

Eventually his hair grew back and now he is even shedding!  He is a handsome dog.  His manners have improved too but then he is getting older and some times it just takes some time.  He loves to play with other dogs but can cop an attitude with some dogs that are dominant.  For example, he didn’t like Gauge very much and they actually got into it at the prison during a Daylight session.  Silly dogs had our first 10-10.  Kids were pretty excited but I surely was not!  Ah, but that is past us and Telly is doing 04_23_2011Sebrina Tingley4619much better.  Actually, he does well with 99% of the dogs he meets.

Telly loves sticks.  He enjoys fetching sticks and does bring them back.  He is not one of those dogs that does it forever, like Toby Tyler, but he will play for a good amount of time.  These photos were taken April 23, 2011 during our participating in South Bend’s Earth Day celebration at Potawatomi Park in South Bend.  Telly loves playing with older boys, probably because they have lots of energy just like him.  I think too becuse he can fool them into 04_23_2011Sebrina Tingley4632playing games, like tug the leash that he knows he should not be playing!

This is a really nice kid who came with a family that adopted one of the five large breed pups.  Telly liked him a lot and they both seemed to enjoy playing in the park.  His friend got Rigs out and the two boys and the two dogs were running around.  Telly picked up sticks at each and every chance!

Telly appears to be a lab and Airedale Terrier mix.  He can do that jumping straight up off of all fours just like an Airedale and he has some of the terrier ways about him, but he also has a lot of lab too.

He is a nice looking dog with a lot of potential.  He responds to both verbal commands and to treats so training should be fairly easy.  We have been doing a lot of long leash training with him working on his recall.  Still, a fenced in yard is desirable.  Participation in dog training classes would be best in assuring a dog with good manners!

Telly is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment. Click here for adoption application

Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots. 
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.

Adoption fee: $225

Leash and Collar or Harness:   a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine.  Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge.

What, you may ask, Can You do?

1) send a donation to help cover costs to: PetsConnect, PO Box 8104, South Bend, IN 46660-8104
— we are a 501 c 3 card carrying organization!  Your donations are completely tax deductible
2) share this blog with a friend, and another friend and another .. spread the word!

3) support your local animal shelter, your local rescue – we work so hard to help animals in need.
– take cookies, candy, fresh fruit , flowers – be a smiling face, tell a shelter worker, Thank you.

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