Tia is a 51 pound female blue staffordshire terrier mix who is about five years old.
Tia still has boundless energy--she was once clocked running alongside a snowmobile at about 30 mph! In addition to running fast in the snow, Tia loves long walks, hikes, and doing any active activity. Tia is happiest when she has an outlet for all of her energy and excitement.
Tia is very affectionate with humans, loving them almost as much as activity. Even though she weighs 51 pounds she is quite certain she is a lap dog; she loves to cuddle! While Tia always wants to snuggle on top of her people she's also content to nestle nicely next to, (but always touching!), her humans. She truly loves being around people, and we believe she'd be fine living with children over age 10 who can handle her enthusiasm for being energetic. Tia does not mind traveling in the car-she even seems to enjoy it, and has never gotten car sick- so would make an ideal travel companion for a family who likes to explore New England's various woods and mountains.
While Tia is not a puppy she is still working on her manners. She knows "sit", and without other distractions can "stay", but needs reinforcement that jumping on guests is not an appropriate greeting, and that fences are not there to test agility(as in, Tia needs to learn that she's not in a race that measures how high and far she can jump). Tia responds well to training and direction when people have the time and discipline to train her. Tia walks nicely in a harness on a leash, however she can strongly pull the walker if she sees another dog. Tia plays appropriately-but very physically-with other dogs at day care, however she does not live well with cats.
In a snapshot: Tia is a dog with a zeal for life who would benefit from a cat-less family with an active lifestyle. If you enjoy outdoor activities and the joys(and challenges) of training, then Tia may be a fit for you!
If you are interested in finding out more about Tia, please fill out an application. Tia is being fostered in Framingham.
The adoption fee is $350.
NOTE: Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.
Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.Tia
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