Hi, I’m Teddy (aka Jerry), and just like a stuffed teddy bear, I’m soft and super cute and cuddly! I’m a big handsome boy at 85 pounds and 25 inches from floor to shoulder. At 3 years old, I’m not a puppy, but that means I’m totally housebroken and know lots of commands, including how to “sit” and “wait” when you open the door to go outside. Because I’m a larger dog, I especially need a strong human that will always be in charge and give me reminders about the rules. I listen very well, and if you always tell me what to do, I am a very, very good boy.
I love walks! My foster mom says I walk well on a leash. She uses a “gentle leader” leash that teaches me to walk at her pace. I’m so happy when we meet people, kids, or dogs along the way because I’m such a friendly guy. I’d love to chase the squirrels too but that’s not in the rules—I might whimper once or twice but we keep going.
While my foster mom is working, I’m a calm gentle boy that’s happy to nap or lounge, especially after a walk or a trip to the dog park. In the evenings, I’m very laid back and like to be as close as possible to my people, sleeping or cuddling with them. At bedtime, I go right in my crate because that’s what I’m used to, but I could sleep in a dog bed near you too—whatever you decide.
Sometimes I am a little goofy and like to play like a puppy—I’ll even chase a moving light or reflection on the floor! I love playing with other dogs and my previous foster home was a doggy daycare where I made lots and lots of friends. At the dog park, I love to run and play chase. I greet and get along with the humans and dogs I meet there. My size can be a little overwhelming for a few dogs, especially if they don't like being chased or if I make noise when we play.
At home my foster brother dog doesn’t play very much (he’s older), but I don’t pester him. Instead, we share squeaky toys and butcher bones. We take turns and never fight over them. There’s also a cat here but I’ve figured out that she doesn’t want to play either, and it seems best to just leave her alone. I would love a family with older children (6+), especially if they want to walk me, play with me, or give me head, neck, & belly rubs. I like small kids too, but I’m clumsy and can knock them over accidentally because I sometimes forget how big my body is.
My favorite thing of all is to lay my head in your lap and have my head scratched. (I’m just the perfect height when you sit in a chair.) My foster mom says it’s one of her favorite things too because it’s very calming. She tells me that someday soon I’ll have a family of my own who will gaze into my big brown eyes, stroke my head, scratch behind my ears, and fall in love. Would you like to meet me and see if that’s you?
Adoption Fee: $400.00
We are a Wisconsin state licensed dog rescue -WI# 402433
***We do not have a central adoption center at this time. All our dogs are in private foster homes within WI. At this time we only place our dogs in areas of WI. The breed of our dogs is our best guess with the help of our veterinarians.
If you are adopting an adult dog, which we consider 6 months of age or older, your adoption fee includes the following:
Spay/Neuter, Rabies and Distemper shots, dewormed, flea & tick preventative, heartworm tested and microchipped.
If you are adopting a dog younger than 6 months of age, the dog will be up to date on the shots as per the dogs age. The dog will be dewormed, flea/tick preventative and microchipped. We only spay/neuter our dogs by 6 months of age. If you decide to adopt a younger dog than 6 months of age, they will need to be spayed/neutered at one of our preferred clinics. This will be determined by your contract along with the month they should have their surgery. This is included in your adoption fee.
Once you are approved with our rescue, you can meet any one of our dogs within the fosters home. If you are interested in the dog you met, you can take the dog home under our mandatory foster to adopt program. You receive 5 days to see if the dog is the right fit for your home.
If it is, we will conduct the home visit and finalize adoption. If it is not, it is returned to the foster. We are happy to find you another dog that meets your needs in your home.
If a dog is listed as PENDING, a family has met the dog and planning on adopting the dog after the home visit has been conducted. We always suggest sending in an application for a dog because there are times where the dogs are given back to us under the foster to adopt program. There are many reasons dogs are returned but normally it just was not the right fit for all.
Please go to WWW.TAILWAGGERS911.COM under HOW TO ADOPT . We have an online application that is very easy to fill out.
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