TINY-TIM was saved from Texas where most dogs in the kill shelters have 3 days to be saved before they are killed. TINY-TIM is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick disease (SNAP 4DX) tested negative and micro-chipped. He has been estimated date of birth of 1 January 2013 and weighs around 9 pounds.
TINY-TIM has clearly had a rough life, he has hair loss patches under his neck which will hopefully grow back now that he is on a good diet and immune support supplements. It does not cause him concern and looks like it is from a good while back, so there is a chance it will not grow.
TINY-TIM is a very sweet, affectionate boy. He is very responsive and not too imposing, he is not a dog that is constantly clawing/pawing at your leg wanting to be lifted up. He will come over and jump up on my chair, but if I am busy and tell him no, he does go off and settle himself down, normally with the other small dogs here who enjoy to hang out and cuddle/sleep together.
I do have puppy-pads in the house as the dog doors installed are the XL, double flapped doors and some small dogs cannot open them. TINY-TIM does use the puppy-pads and I am sure if able to get out when he needed to, would be very easy to house-train. He is a very responsive boy. He would love to go wherever his family goes and is great in the car.
TINY-TIM would benefit from a family that is familiar with the toy/small breed dog, who understands their needs and potential medical issues as they get older and be in a position to ensure they get all that they need to live a long, happy, loved, safe, healthy life.He would need a family that has time to spend working with him on basic and advanced obedience training. Working with him as a family so both TINY-TIM and his humans can learn each other's body language, expectations and boundaries. Small dogs do tend to have teeth issues so it is almost a guarantee that they will need dental care throughout their life. This is not an inexpensive treatment.
We currently feed SPORTMIX Wholesomes Chicken Meal & Rice Formula, a 4* (a per www.dogfoodadvisor.com) GRAIN FREE food along with pro-bioitics and immune support supplements listed on the available dogs page!
TINY-TIM is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of US $500
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
TINY-TIM is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. There is a local hotel in Dover-Foxcroft that is pet-friendly (approx 6 miles) and several in Bangor (approx 45 miles). There are also lots of wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.
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