My name is Tiger/Pretzel!

Mastiff/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Cranston, Rhode Island - Tiger/Pretzel
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Tiger/Pretzel's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Tiger/Pretzel's Story...
Tiger is a resident of Providence Animal Rescue League where he has been matched to me, Heather Gutshall, ACDBC, CPDT-KA as his trainer. Once adopted, he comes with free private training with me thought PARL's Leap Fund. Tiger's training and enrichment supplies provided through Handsome Dan's Rescue's Take My Lead Program.

I call him Pretzel, but his official name is Tiger. He is 1 year and 7 months old and was surrendered by his owners with his mother to PARL when they were moving and could not take their dogs along. His mother has no issues at all, she is outgoing and friendly and will be easily adopted. But Tiger is a fearful guy. He has likely not seen too much of the world outside of his previous residence. The way we have learned to break through to Tiger, who otherwise will remain locked within himself due to his fear, is to gain his trust through the presence of another dog. For that reason, it is my hope that Tiger will go to a home with another dog. This will give him more confidence and ease the transition.

Tiger will need a patient adopter. He is afraid of new people, and will need a little time to warm up. But when introduced properly (and that is what I am here to help with) he bonds quickly and once he trusts you, you are IN!

Young Tiger is one of those anybody's guess breeds. He could have some Boxer with that deep chest, Mastiff with those huge paws and hound with those long legs and long thin body. His coat is a shiny honey brindle and complemented by his adorable floppy ears and intensely deep brown eyes.

What stands out the most to me, as his trainer, is how hard Tiger tries. He is afraid to go on his walks with me, but musters the courage because he knows I want him to. I will be taking him on day trips and overnights to my home to work with him and help to prepare for adoption. Last night was his first overnight with me, his first time out of the shelter since he was surrendered. He was afraid, but within two hours he was cuddled up with me on my couch, like a big sack of potatoes.

Tiger will need a little more time that the average dog to build a bond, but his trust will be all that more valuable.

Please feel free to email me directly with any questions about Tiger at

Facts about Tiger/Pretzel

  • Breed: Mastiff/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tiger/Pretzel, a Cranston Mastiff/Hound (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Mastiff/Hound (Unknown Type) for sale in Cranston, or seeking a Mastiff/Hound (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Cranston.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Cranston already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Cranston breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Mastiff/Hound (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Mastiff/Hound (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Cranston paves the way for another one to be saved.