Age: 10 yrs
Weight: 28.5 lbs.
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $400
The sweetly adorable Tavie has made her way onto the available page. Tavie came to FBRN when her previous family went through a number of changes and felt that they couldn't keep up with the care that she required. They decided to do what was best for Tavie and they surrendered her to FBRN so that she could find a home that could give her the care she deserved.
If you're looking for a girl that wants to spend her days lounging around with you, Tavie would not be a good candidate to spend the day in bed with. She is allergic to human epithelials, so you'll want to consider setting her up in her own bed beside or near yours. Tavie can also not be around cats as she is allergic to them. The good news is she is good with all of the dogs in her foster home and all the dogs she has encountered on the streets and in parks--no leash aggression we've witnessed. She's also been around human teenagers.
She will cuddle up to you on the couch and loves nothing more than having her belly rubbed. Tavie doesn't mind a ramble around the neighborhood, but she gave up her hiking days long ago. She loves to watch her foster mom garden and will hang out enjoying nature and the sun. Make sure you have a piece of turkey bacon handy, and you can get this girl to do anything you ask! Hopefully, you're considering purchasing stock in an antler or dog chew company, as Tavie is serious about her chews. She should not have any rope or stuffed toys, as she might ingest them. This situation in the past led to Tavie having to be hospitalized for thinking those were quite delicious and ok to swallow.
Tavie is housebroken. In any new environment an accident is to be expected while adjusting to a new routine--applicants should expect this and be prepared for it when she comes to a new house with new rhythms and schedules. She is currently given free roam of the kitchen in her foster home when the humans have to go out. At night she sleeps in a dog bed that's located in her human's bedroom. Tavie would do best in a home with adult humans, but we think if there are older children or teens in the household or there are child visitors, she might enjoy that. She'd prefer if there were no toddlers. She's older and it is difficult to escape from tugging little hands and poking fingers and chasing around the yard games. Tavie does great with other dogs, but doesn't need them to keep her happy. As long she has her people--that's what makes her happy. A fenced yard where she could enjoy basking in the warm glow of the sun would be ideal. Tavie will try to make a break for it should you open the door with out securing her first. Her favorite game to play should she make it past her human and the door is keep away--turkey bacon might lure her back. A fence or double door system would prevent successful escapes. Tavie is also good at lazing around while her humans are at work. She does not have any separation anxiety and can go all day if she needs to, but what girl wouldn't mind a mid day stroll and some luncheon? She also wouldn't mind accompanying her human to the office.
Tavie's foster family had this to say about her: "Tavie is such a generous girl. I was really worried about her grieving for her family when I took her away. After all, she had been with them for 10 years. She was certainly confused, but gave us all the benefit of the doubt. Within days she was adapting to her new life. I thought it was truly remarkable how she took all the changes in stride without any rancor or bad manners. She will make someone a wonderful new best friend!"
If you're looking for a girl to spend time watching old movies on the couch with you, or even nail-biting through a sporting event Tavie would be a great pick for that. All you need to do is make sure you have turkey bacon on hand, you are committed to continuing her allergy care, and always have things for her to chew. The only thing left to do is fill out an application for her and be ready to pick her up in charming and historic South Carolina if selected.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
Tavie has severe allergies including allergies to storage mites and must remain on regular Cytopoint shots, her current special diet (Alloprovide cooked turkey) and she have regular medicated baths to prevent skin breakouts and infections. She has a history of chronic ear and skin infections that must be monitored for recurrence. Tavie is also on a supplement Malacetic Otic Cleanser for ears 2-3 times a week to prevent yeast that she is allergic to. If ears left untreated she will give herself hematomas from scratching even while on Cytopoint. We recommend consulting your vet to learn more about the cost of Cytopoint and her special diet in your region, since these costs vary quite a bit.
Tavie had a dental with extractions and a mass removal on 08.08.2019. Pathology revealed a soft tissue sarcoma, with an incomplete excision with a possibility for recurrence. The implications of this finding too should be discussed with your vet before you apply for Tavie.