(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
A foster favorite, (and neighbor endorsed), Tettegouche is an affectionate tri-colored pup with lots of speckles including on his belly. Tettegouche is a well socialized pup that we believe is about 10-11 weeks old. He arrived at PUP well fed and well cared for. We think his mom (pictured) is a Swiss White Shepherd (basically a white German shepherd) mix. Daddy was probably an Aussie X but that is best guess. Tettegouche is very sweet and a good cuddler. He is playful and loves people. We believe Tettegouche will weigh about 55-65 as an adult but that is best guess, and his adopter should be prepared to love him if he is a fit larger when he is all done growing.
Tettegouche and his 3 siblings were surrendered to PUP by their owners who lived in a remote rural area. They wanted to find good homes for their pups so they surrendered them to PUP and asked if we would help them get their mom dog spayed. The answer was yes. Puppies are now living with other puppies and dogs and are thriving. They have had lots of company and lap up the attention. Tettegouche is doing a very good job of learning housebreaking, but he is not quite there yet. He takes care of business right away when he goes out. If you take him out on a regular basis, it all ends up outside. He is being crated at night and for 4-5 hour stints during the work day. He walks reasonably well on a leash (for a puppy).
The early months are when puppy learns the social skills needed to be a skilled dog in dealing with other dogs and a good citizen in the human world. Adopters should be committed to getting puppy into lots of new and different human social situations, hearing vacuums, trucks, and rattling garbage cans, meeting people who are clapping, laughing, with hats, tools, bikes and skate boards. AND puppy needs many opportunities to meet and greet dogs of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. Just sharing a home with another dog is not as much doggie socializing as puppy needs. If good canine social skills are not learned and maintained during these early months, it will be very difficult to ever master them. Puppy play dates, trips to the pet store, puppy socialization classes and later, obedience classes are particularly important. If all this doggie time and involvement seems like a good idea, you are up for a puppy! As always, a tired dog is a good dog.
Tettegouche has been vaccinated and wormed. He will need one more routine vaccination plus rabies at the owner’s expense. The $375 adoption fee (check or cash) includes the cost of pup’s required spay/neuter at 6 months of age provided it is done by one of the PUP vets. We do place puppies outside the metro area but a plan for the required spay/neuter must be in place. We do not ship.
If you are at least 21 years old and everyone in your household is on board with adopting a puppy, CALL 651-645-4370 between 7:00 am and 9:30 pm and we will return your call within 24 hours. If you elect to contact us via e-mail it may take several weeks for us to get back to you. Renters must provide proof that you are allowed to have a puppy. If you currently have a companion dog or cat please be prepared to provide a vet reference prior to adoption if requested.