Age: 5 years
Sex: spayed female
Weight: 23 pounds
Kids: age 7 and up
Fenced yard: preferred
Adoption Fee: $250
Tinta is ready to find her forever home! This gorgeous gal with the adorable ink spot on her head is looking for a home that understands her dietary needs and loves to spend time goofing off and cuddling.
Tinta's favorite thing is to be with her people. She is happy doing whatever the people are doing, whether thats watching TV, cooking in the kitchen, or going to work. As long as she can be with her favorite person she is happy as a clam. She also really loves her Nylabone, and she has a squeaky alligator she likes to carry around. Tinta loves to play with her toys but enjoys playing with them the most when she has an audience to watch her and then tell her how impressive they are. Exclamations of jealousy and envy at the magnificence of her collection are met with some pretty shocking prancing around and showing off.
Tinta walks beautifully on leash and is a clean breather so she tolerates exercise well. She is a bit stubborn and will throw "Tinta tantrums" if she doesn't get to go with you to work but she isn't destructive, she just barks. She has the vocabulary of a stevedore, we are sorry to say. Tinta also loves to go for car rides.
Tinta is a bit possessive of her people, so if out in public she needs to be monitored to make sure other dogs don't invade her space. For this reason, Tinta should be an only dog and not live with other dogs or cats. She can live with dog savvy children age 7 and above who understand that she can't eat people food.
She is house and crate trained. Tinta stays in her crate at night but during the day her foster mom leaves her in an x pen with potty pads in case she has to go potty. She is currently on steroids that cause frequent urination. She has not had any poo accidents even when sick with a flare up. She's a very good, clean girl and will ask to go out. Tinta has irritable bowel disease (IBD) which means that she has a very sensitive stomach. She will need to be kept on a special diet and supplements the rest of her life. She may still have flare ups even if her diet is perfect. Adopters should be prepared to provide medication for this disease, perhaps for the rest of her life. She will need to continue to see a holistic vet or dietician and stay on supplements and the raw or cooked diet which she is currently doing well on.
The best home for Tinta is with a single person or family with a stay at home parent. Also she really needs to be the only pet. As long as her family is committed to her long-term health and can let her be queen bee she will thrive. She would do best in a house because of her barking when left alone. She needs to have easy access to a fenced yard because she sometimes has diarrhea due to her IBD. She would be a great dog to bring to work and is such a social butterfly. She's a huge hit at work and loves all the attention. He new owner will just have to remind everyone no treats or sharing lunch so they don't upset her tummy. She especially enjoys attention from men, ha! She can be left home when she is feeling well and she does just fine in her crate or x pen.
Tinta loves car rides but it too big to fly. Additionally, flying would not be good for her because she needs to keep her stress levels low due to her IBD.
Tinta's foster family has this to share about her, "Tinta is a lot of sweet and a little bit of sassy. She is calm, confident, and has never met a stranger. She has impeccable house and leash manners and despite the occasional flare up she's been an easy keeper. She's a happy girl and is fun to take along for car rides, work, or anything we are doing. She loves tummy rubs and rolling around. She does this cute thing where she grabs your hand to tell you to keep rubbing her tummy. I hope she finds a home where she is doted on and loved like the princess she is."
If you would like to adopt Tinta, be prepared to travel. Tinta is being fostered in Central Texas and will not be shipped.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
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
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