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 Teddy D4478

Teddy D4478

9/7/21: Sadly, Teddy will return to us. He is not working out with his adopter who adopted him 3 mos ago. He gets along great with her small dog and very playful.  But he is not leash trained still and pulls to hard for her shoulder issue. After his neuter, he now seems to have fear reactive nip issues sometimes with handling of his ear or rear. Teddy will need a very dedicated and experienced adult home to work with him for leash training and work on training or avoiding things he doesn't like. Usually he is very sweet and friendly, but random, he may react. We have to see why he is doing this and give him additional training and supplement to help him. He is super cute. Goes to groomers but will need muzzle. Need home with yard. No kids. Need very experienced adult guardian.

We received Teddy from his guardian who had him since he was a puppy (not sure of breed mix with poodle), but she moved into a rental apt, and could not keep him with her long work hours. She was not able to socialize or walk him much. He was friendly and sweet with her, but was not happy in the apt. He needs exercise, social play with other dogs and someone home more. Teddy was very scared today 4/27/21 and upset (growled, tried to nip) during transport, vet exam (needed all vaccinations, deworm, ID chip) and foster home pick up. After the day at his hero foster home with another dog, he started to feel safe and enjoyed going out to yard (guided on leash). His foster home took this quick photo. Teddy will need time (3 weeks or more) to relax, learn english commands, eat healthy and will get groomed when not so scared. He will have is neuter surgery after grooming (has matted coat). Right now he is too fearful and in shock of change. Teddy will need an experienced guardian and home with yard. No kids. Another dog may help him feel safe.  He loves playing with other dogs.   More info. to come as he relaxes and learns at his foster home.

Update from foster mom after first night: Teddy is shy at first. He slept well on dog bed all night and now is doing great. He rolled over for a belly rub and hair brush this morning. We went for a productive walk and no accidents in the house, so safe to say he is housetrained. He likes to sniff and sniff on our walks and has been showing interest in dog toys and a tennis ball.  He loves to play with other dogs.  Another dog at home  prefered for his happiness and to help him feel safe.

He is still nervous of being picked up until he trust the person.   Did fine with vacation foster home who bathed him.  Doesn't like crate, but learning and will adjust.  Was fine with groomer.  Nervous of being handled to fast to put on bladder wrap.  Loves his walks.  Did sleep in vacation foster home's bed and loves laps/snuggling.  Foster home training him and he doing great. Happy kid.  He loves other dogs to play.  Need adult experience adult home only.   Teddy needs a home with backyard.  He loves going out to the yard for potty biz, playing and lounging. 

9/18/21 update:  Teddy is doing well at his foster home with another med size dog.  Calm and has been fine on walks.  

10/11/21 Update from Foster Home:  He is happy in his little area of the house. He is patient and quite waiting there while I work from home. We let him into the family room in the evening and he loves to sit on my lap for tv time. He loves belly rubs, being brushed, going for walks and car rides.  Will chase squirrels and probably cats. Dog friendly and playful with most dogs.

Guards food and treats. Feels threatened if you approach him while he has either. Best to leave him alone to enjoy and done eating. Sometimes he does not come when summoned.  He does not like to be physically moved/picked up.  If I know I am going to need to move him I will usually get him on leash and then he goes willingly.

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Details of Teddy D4478

  • Name: Teddy D4478
  • Type: Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: Miniature Poodle / Lhasa Apso
  • Age: 2 years 6 months
  • Color: White
  • Size: 20 lbs.
  • House trained: Yes
  • Shots Current: Yes
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Host: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Organization: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Date Added: 4/28/21


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