Tonka came from a rural shelter in Central California. The shelter gets very little foot traffic and he had been there a whole year! Unbelievable. Shelter volunteers liked him very much and finally sent out a call for his rescue. So now Tonka is in a Dusty Paws foster home, re-learning life on the outside. What a thrill it is for him to have other dogs to play with and a lovely big yard to romp in. And grass under his feet! So much happiness.
Tonka's foster dad says he is like a puppy - acting like everything is new to him. He is open to suggestions and is proving very trainable. He is walking well on leash, thanks to a volunteer who has been working with him, and has learned quickly how to sit for treats. Tonka is an affectionate dog, often a "leaner," and is good with children. He enjoys riding in the car - although we suspect he would be happiest in the passenger seat. He likes to be with you.
Tonka is playful with other dogs. He has been fostering with an energetic female and has also played nicely with a visiting male dog. He will bark if he perceives a threat, but does not bark just to hear his voice even if he is alone in the backyard. He is learning to like coming to adoption events and is getting to be quite the people pleaser.
Note: Any inquiries about this companion animal will only be answered after completion of an on-line application. Copy and paste the link below or go to www.dustypawsrescue.org and view all our pets available for adoption and you will be contacted by a Dusty Paws Rescue Representative within 24 hours after receipt of your application.
Your message has been sent to Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc..
You'll receive a copy, too, at to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.