Timmie entered Monroe County Animal Control as part of a cruelty-surrender case. While the 3 other dogs who were also part of the case have since been adopted, this somewhat shy guy is still looking for the right people to open their hearts and home to him. At intake Timmie had numerous wounds and abrasions and showed evidence of an improper home “surgery” whereby his ear-flaps were almost completely removed, most likely with scissors. Not surprisingly, he’s pretty sensitive to being touched around his ears.
Monroe SPCA took Timmie on in a labor of love so to speak, providing treatment for his wounds and abrasions and bilateral ear infections as well as Giardia, an anal abscess, and a skin infection all of which he’s had and been treated for during his stay at the shelter. We’ve also spent some time desensitizing him to having his ears which is an on-going work-in-progress. Although he does have a soft bed (several actually), Timmie often prefers instead to lie on the concrete floor which causes callouses to develop; these are treated with softening creams and they will go away once he’s in the home he longs for and we hope to soon place him in.
Timmie has attended Training and Socialization classes with Monroe SPCA at Dundee K-9 too. Despite some initial wariness and suspicion of people as a result of the mistreatment he endured, Timmie has bravely stepped up, showing a remarkable willingness to trust and follow people again. During classes this boy was not only exceptionally well-mannered, quick to learn, attentive to his handler, and always responsive to direction, he was also sometimes the Class Clown! Being that relaxed and light-hearted as well as always totally in-tune with his handler demonstrated a degree of not only intelligence, but also his sincere desire to trust and connect with people.
This totally terrific dog has experienced more than his share of people letting him down, and he’s ready for a new chapter in life. Timmie is looking for the right family to embrace him as part of their own; he’s an extremely loving, very devoted dog who will form a deep bond with a responsible, caring, and experienced owner who provides leadership and structure, and lavishes him with the loving attention and patient guidance he craves and deserves.
Always amiable and happy-to-be-around, he needs companionship and lots of close contact to be at his happiest. Highly intelligent, animated, lively, and curious too; Timmie will thrive in an environment that is both mentally and physically stimulating and where his family helps him develop his social skills and blossom into the confident, fun-loving dog he was born to be.
Timmie is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, low-active to moderately-active lifestyle, no cats, and no male dogs. Although he may do well with select female dogs of similar size, a meet-n-greet prior to adoption would be necessary to determine compatibility. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be fully assessed at the shelter at this time.
Come meet Timmie at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.
For more information you can email email@example.com or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.
Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.
Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.
In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.
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