- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Yellow
PLEASE NOTE: Tony is a special needs boy. He is very anxious and always a flight risk.
Tony looks like he might be some sort of retriever mix boy and he’s sweet as can be … once he decides he doesn’t need to be afraid of you. We have no background on him … only know that he and his sister BeBe were surrendered to an Animal Control facility. Both have had severe anxiety issues.
Tony is a very special needs pup at this time. He is not at all comfortable with people. Even after much time in foster care he is showing some signs of improvement but will still only sometimes take a treat directly from a person's hand.
Tony must have a very settled family with lots of doggy experience and patience and time to spend teaching him just how great life can be when somebody loves you! He is such a handsome boy, and it is heartbreaking to see him so anxious around people.
Here are some very important things you need to know about Tony
Approximate age/birthdate: ~ December 2013
Weight/size: 55-60 pounds
Housebroken: working on it ... his extreme anxiety makes it a little hard for him to focus
Crate trained: working on it … being crated is not his favorite place to be, but as long as things stay calm, he does ok.
Personality: EXTREMELY shy and anxious
Energy level: medium ... but he still has bursts of lab energy
Fenced yard required?: YES … ABSOLUTELY ... NO EXCEPTIONS ... and it must be a physical fence, not an underground fence. He is so scared of people that he would definitely escape at the first opportunity. (He went to a new home once before and had to come back to rescue because he would jump the fence, and it was very difficult to get him back into his yard.)
Does he/she jump fences? YES ... especially if he is extremely stressed. We know from past experience that he can and will jump a fence.
Leash walk: He is still not totally comfortable walking on leash
Obedience training: NO but he does know 'sit'
Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK … a little scared at first, but settles quickly in his crate
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Social with other dogs: YES but must be supervised when he is with other pups, even after slow, proper introductions. He is easily intimidated, but he will defend himself when challenged. He should never be left unsupervised with smaller dogs.
Social with cats: NO CATS ... he would do them harm
Good with children: He will do best in a calm, settled environment and the activity and noise levels with young children would be overwhelming for him.
Adoption donation: $175
If you think Tony might be the perfect pup for you, please go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Tony picks you too.
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.