Meet our little social butterfly, Tyra! This petite pit bull is around 7-8 years old and made her way to City of Elderly Love after being brought to Philly's animal control shelter as a stray. Though microchipped, the shelter couldn't locate her former family and no one came forward to claim her! Because the shelter is no place for an older dog, a City of Elderly Love foster family stepped up to save Tyra's life!
Tyra may be an older dog, but it doesn't stop her from being an adventure-loving sweetheart who is always down for a ride. She's the perfect mix of laid-back and easy-going. Tyra LOVES to go on walks and will drag her leash around the house to let you know she's ready to go out. She adores meeting new people or all shapes, sizes and ages and would make a wonderful family dog! She also enjoys meeting other friendly dogs, but can get a bit spooked if an off-leash dog bum rushes her. She'd be happiest not going to an off-leash dog park and prefers to keep her friend circle small, but once Tyra likes another dog, they are her friend for life! She isn't currently living with any dogs, but did live with another foster dog previously before he was adopted. Tyra is also completely housebroken and loves to just lounge around the house while you're at work!
When Tyra came to City of Elderly Love, she had a mass on her leg and a cloudy eye, which causes her no issues and that she has had since birth. Our vets took care of the mass on her leg and removed it. Biopsy results showed that it was an Hemangiopericytoma, which is a malignant tumor which rarely spreads to other parts of the body, but are difficult to fully excise. There is a chance that the mass will return in the same location and may need to be surgically removed again, but we have not seen any sign of growth since August, 2016. Because of its location, its unlikely to cause her any discomfort if it does grow back.
Tyra is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is also heartworm and lymes disease negative and recently had a dental cleaning done by our vets! Interested in meeting her? Visit www.cityofelderlylove.org to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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