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Tee Tee is filled with so much good will, and a profound desire to bond. She is in many ways quite an old-fashioned dog, both in looks and in disposition. She deeply wants to please and to be of purpose.
Compact and sturdy, Tee Tee has a beautiful coat in rich shades of browns. Her ears are not as long as a full Plott Hound’s, and are more 3/4 length; she is long-bodied and although we are calling her a Hound/Lab mix just for point of reference in describing her features and body type, she is likely a true Heinz 57 mutt. We are requiring a securely fenced yard for Tee Tee.
Tee Tee comes from a rural part of Virginia. She and her buddy, Diamond (also on our website) had both been family dogs. Due to upheaval and change in their humans’ lives, the dogs were moved about and then finally left with an individual who did her best, but was unable to provide them with adequate care. They were surrendered to the local Dog Warden, and the staff of the small shelter adored them both, and lobbied hard to find a rescue to take them.
Since being in care, Tee Tee has revealed with great pride her repertoire of commands, which include sit, paw, and down.
She is impeccably house trained, and takes treats gently and with an exceedingly soft mouth. She is completely reliable in the home regarding her house manners, and does very well with grooming including baths and nail clipping.
Tee Tee is also an exceptional companion in the car. She loves to travel, and she settles into the back seat with complete contentment, and looks out the window with joyful interest. Her energy level is basically low, although she loves to play when she is invited. To Tee Tee, nothing beats a nice long relaxed stroll around the yard with her people, stopping along the way to sniff out squirrels, birds, and more. When that is accomplished, she’s ready to relax on the deck or in the grass with a nap in the sun.
She is a tactile dog, and enjoys all forms of physical affection, but she is not demanding of petting, and will lie happily on her soft bed. Tee Tee prefers to meet new people with caution, but quickly warms to all with affection and friendliness.
Although Tee Tee has met and interacted with other dogs very well, and quite playfully, we are nonetheless recommending her placement as an only dog, unless her adopter(s) would be interested in adopting both Tee Tee and Diamond. Our sense of Tee Tee is that she was bonded to Diamond, and looked to her for guidance and leadership in how to navigate new situations.
As a result, Tee Tee is prospering in a low-key, predictable environment in which she has a regular routine. We believe that she is capable of navigating a more integrated life style of greater scope, but it will take time and teaching by her adopters for Tee Tee to understand what is expected of her.
What has been so touching about Tee Tee is abject desire and willingness to learn and to please. She obviously not only tolerates, but actually loves children, and we understand from what little we know about her history that she lived with children in the past. She delights in being a part of things, but, being a country girl, she will need to get up to speed in a more urban or suburban environment with the comings and goings that are part of that life-style. This need for guidance is likely because Tee Tee takes her role and purpose quite seriously - she truly is a dog who wants to be a contributing member of a family, and to understand how to do her part appropriately.
It is sometimes difficult for rescuers to interpret a dog’s needs fully, and then to predict the best placement that sets both dogs and adopters up for success. It is even more complex for us when we are working with adult dogs who are half of a bonded pair. For a dog like Tee Tee, who has experienced great loss, yet still kept her faith and her manners intact, we wish we could reward her by placing her with her dear canine friend, Diamond. But practically speaking, we know that placing two dogs together cuts down on their adoptive prospects significantly, so we are doing our best to prepare Tee Tee to fly solo. She will reward her adopter(s) with a brave and willing heart.