Ruff Ruff! My name is Tino - Terrific!
Tino - Terrific!'s Info...
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
UPDATE Dec, 2012: Tino has his first TPLO cruciate surgery and he is doing well! His recovery is taking a little longer than anticipated so his other knee can't be corrected for a while. Tino will stay in foster care until both knees have been surgically corrected. We anticipate he will be looking for a home in the spring. So please check back!!!
Poor Tino was left in a vacant home with a note that gave his name, age and said he was good with children. While it's sad he was left behind, someone must have cared for him. He spent the past month in the local shelter where all of the staff and volunteers fell in love with Tino. And now that he is in foster care, we can understand why!
Tino is a pit bull mix, possibly even mixed with some type of mastiff. He is 2 years old and 85 pounds. One thing is for sure..... Tino will melt your heart! Tino is completely housetrained, non-destructive, WONDERFUL with other dogs and he is just a heart breaker! Tino actually SMILES when you come home.....his lips raise and he's all teeth! It's just because he's always so happy to see you. No such thing as a bad day when you come home to Tino! And if you're looking for a snuggler......Tino is your boy! He will sit for hours with his big head on your lap :) He is the most affectionate dog we've had all year! Tino is great in the car...he loves to go! And he's also wonderful on leash.....super easy to walk. He is all-around super easy, well trained, and will make a wonderful family pet!!! UPDATE 10-9-12: Sadly, we have learned Tino has torn cruciate ligaments in both knees so he is under-going extensive surgery. The orthopedic specialists feel for the best outcome, he needs a specialty knee surgery called a TPLO. But the prognosis for a successful outcome is excellent! Only a handful of surgeons in Michigan are certified to do this surgery. Only the best for our Tino! His first knee surgery is Nov 15th. He will need a couple months of recovery and then we will do the 2nd knee. Tino won't be ready for adoption until early next year but we would love to have his forever family all lined up by then. So PLEASE CONSIDER TINO!!!
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Rescue Group Info...
Voiceless-MI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and State of Michigan non-profit established in August 2009 . We work to create change for companion animals by caring for those in need through our foster-care system, helping to reduce the unwanted pet population with spay/neuter programs, and supporting efforts and initiatives that benefit the protection of animals. We advocate abolishing pound seizure and are against animal cruelty. Voiceless-MI supports humane education programs for the public and encourages respect and compassion for all animals. We strive to be the voice for the voiceless.
Adoption events are the 2nd Saturday of every month at Petco in Frandor....Lansing, Michigan.
Our goal is to place all of our dogs in the –right– home for each individual dog. Every dog has its own unique needs and personality. Some dogs are high energy and require an active family. Others are “couch potatoes” and would do best in a laid back home without children, etc. We want our adoptive homes to be the final home so we strive to match our dogs with the right family.
Our adoption process includes a phone interview, references from your veterinarian, personal references and a visit to your home. Because we tend to work with large and giant breeds, we generally require home ownership and a fenced yard. However, based on the dog, we will make exceptions to the home ownership and/or fenced yard requirement.
The veterinary reference will require that your past or currents pets have a history of receiving routine annual veterinary care including general health exams, heartworm testing, the purchase of heartworm preventative, vaccines, and any other medical needs suggested in your veterinarian notes. If your veterinary cannot provide records that reflect the annual care mentioned above, your application will likely not be approved.
The first step in our adoption process is to submit the adoption application using the link on the dogs’ petfinder advertisement or, at the top of the adoptable pet listing. Once the application is received, a volunteer will conduct reference checks. Next, the volunteer will call you to conduct a phone interview. If both parties feel the dog and family are a good match, then we arrange the home visit. We have rescue contacts all over the Midwest so we are happy to consider out-of-state families!! During the home visit, we simply spend 15-20 minutes learning more about your family, your lifestyle, etc. to further make sure the dog would be a good match. And finally, we invite you to meet the dog so you can determine whether or not this is the right dog for you. And then we finalize the adoption!
If you feel you meet the above criteria for adoption, we hope you’ll consider one of our wonderful dogs!
Michigan, we do consider out of state applicants as well if we have contacts available in the area to do home visits. We do NOT ship dogs.