found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Tisch, a pitbull mix, is a beautiful old girl of about 10 1/2, whose owner recently died. Before arriving at the shelter, Tisch was an outside dog, chained up except for some walks and play sessions. Since arriving at the shelter, she is blossoming and has become playful and happy - always smiling! She loves toys and affection and all the people she meets. Her former owner's caregiver reports that there were birds (peacocks and chickens), cats, and other dogs at her prior home, and Tisch was pretty good around them. She had a pug who was a particular friend for her, but that dog was left to another person, so Tisch is currently without any familiar dog friends at the shelter. We will be introducing her to other dogs to see if she has any particular preferences (sometimes seniors like calm older dogs fine, but have little patience for younger, more rambunctious pups), and we will also do a preliminary cat test to see how she is with cats that don't run.
Tisch is scheduled for a senior blood panel, and we'll report back once those results are in. She appears to be in good health, and doesn't seem to have any major issues with arthritis or other "old dog" common ailments. She should be able to handle a few stairs without problems - she does great jumping in and out of her kennel at the shelter, and is also very spry when playing - though stairs for any senior dog will almost certainly become an issue at some point in the future.
Because she has been an outside dog, she is just now beginning to learn the finer points of housetraining. She doesn't soil her kennel, but if we don't take her outside right away and wait for her to urinate, she will sometimes leave us a puddle inside. That will continue to improve - in fact, I'd bet that she will be pretty much trained prior to adoption, as she is a smart girl and is picking up on all sorts of things quickly. She enjoys play and is loving having a soft bed and her own squeaky toys.
Tisch seems to like all people, and should do fine in homes from a single senior down to a busy family with lots of children. She is a bit of a talker - not a BARKER, as she mostly talks like a husky or similar dog, "woo woo raowww mmmmph woo" - she does let us know when we put her back into her kennel that she would very much prefer to stay in the office longer, thank you.
If you've always wanted to rescue a senior dog, Tisch would be a great one to start with - after living the outside life (and here in Ferry County, that is a very rugged life in both winter and summer), she is so very grateful for every comfort, and will be a doting and devoted companion for some lucky person or family.
Tisch comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.
Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $50, or SENIOR for SENIOR - adopters over 65 may name their own adoption fee); more gratefully accepted!)
Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!