Tuddy is a gentle, laid back, easy going boy. He just hangs out all day doing nothing but supervising the younger more exuberant pups. I know he would love to have a nice quiet place of his own with his own person who can make him feel special. He loves to spend his days outside in teh garage with the fenced front yard but when the weather gets hot he pants constantly even though he lays in front of a fan and we air conditioned the garage for him last year. We shaved Tuddy in June and it took until ths month for his beautiful coat to comeback and it didn't seem to help him at all.
Tuddy spends his days sleeping. He will wander down to the water bowl and out into the yard to check things out and occassinaly remind the neighbors that he is hear but it is a soft old man bark a couple of times so no one seems bothered. He is the sweetest boy on earth and come to me for love and attention whenever I go outside. At night, Tuddy comes into the kennel house to eat and sleep. He would prefer to stay in the garage where there is less dogs but when it is cold that isn't allowed.
History: Tuddy spent the first 6 years of his life tied to a deck with very little interaction and very few walks. His owner finally gave him to a neighbor. They brought him on a visit to a friend in Atlanta and during that stay, Tuddy ran away. Being college students, they basically just shrugged it off and went back to Savannah leaving Tuddy behind. grrrr...... That night he returned to the house where they had been staying but they told their friends to take Tuddy to the shelter. This is when we stepped in and the night before Thanksgiving Tuddy came to Forgotten Paws.
Tuddy had bad heartworms when we got in him in November of 2015. He has been treated but he has heart and lung damage which causes him to cough or wheeze alot. It has been a year since his treatment and he is doing great but will most likely never not cough. He needs a person who can tune that cough out but also be aware enough to know when it gets worse. Basically the vets say he has cronic broncitis but this makes him more suseptible to kennel cough from other dogs. For example, this past summer he developed kennel cough. He had not been anywhere but we had taken dogs to and from the vets and adoption events. Although no other dogs showed any symptoms, Tuddy contracted it from someone who carried it into the house but fought it off without showing signs. Tuddy, is also not neutered so would need to be kept away from unspayed females and unaltered males that may take attitude with his manhood. Due to his heart and lung issues, Tuddy CANNOT be sedated for neuter.
Due to his medical history, Forgotten Paws wants to stay involved with Tuddy and offer medical assistance for his future needs when we can. Please consider taking this wonderful boy into your home.
All dogs are fully vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered and Heartworm negative unless otherwise noted. We require an adoption application, home visit and adoption fee of $200 ($150 for senior). You also get a two week trial period with all of our dogs. To apply, simply go to www.forgottenpaws.com.
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