Tyke is a young at heart 11-1/2 year old. He was surrendered to ABR by his owner after her husband passed away. She realized she could no longer meet his needs on her own. He is a very easy-going, playful guy who loves his toys. The squeakier, the better! He shares toys and bones willingly with is 2-1/2 year old foster sibling.
Tyke has a really nice disposition and seems to have a lot of active life yet to live. He would be happiest in a new home where he can pad around with his people during the day, take walks, and do some backyard “hunting”. He gets along well with other dogs. Per his original owner, he is also fine with children and cats.
He will happily spend some time in his crate during the day and sleeps there quietly all night. He also rides well in the car on leash, loading up and lying down without instruction. He is very keen to watch and chase birds and squirrels in the yard or on walks. He walks reasonably well on leash (especially if I’m also watching for those distracting squirrels and birds).
Tyke hunted with his original owner until a few years ago and is not troubled by gunshots or loud noises. He has not been assessed for hunting, although he completed several hunting and rattlesnake aversion trainings in the past.
Tyke is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and is currently on an anti-inflammatory medication, and an oral thyroid medication which he will need for the rest of his life. Even though he shows signs of creaky hips, he trots around the yard exploring and has no trouble with brisk 2 mile walks.
If this wonderful senior boy sounds like a great fit for your home, please complete an adoption application and reference Tyke. You won’t be sorry.