terrier Mix|male|10 years old|60 lbs|Adoption Fee $200

 


Updates from Foster Home: 

Pupdate 2: Tyson has been with us a few weeks now and he continues to be a great dog! Mr. T is a fantastic snuggle buddy—great for upcoming cold weather! As soon as you sit down on the couch he’ll jump up and curl up right next to you. And if you let him, he likes to sleep under the covers! If you want more personal space, all you have to do is shove him off the couch/bed and he doesn’t try to climb back up until you invite him.

We’ve also started working on crate training and it’s going pretty well. At first when Tyson saw the crate he’d run away, but now he eats all his meals in the crate so he isn’t scared of it anymore. Speaking of things Tyson’s not scared of, he is totally unfazed by thunderstorms, the vacuum and other loud noises. He’ll even let the Roomba run right into his feet! Tyson should not go to a home with cats but he does get along great with most dogs. Last weekend he had a playdate with a puppy and had a blast! I think the puppy tired out quicker than Tyson did! 

Pupdate 1: “Wait, that dog is TEN? Are you sure?" --multiple people upon meeting Tyson.

Despite his age, Tyson still has loads of pep and lots of love to give. He's lived in a house his whole life, which means he's completely housetrained, and already knows a few tricks including sit, down and shake! Tyson is good with other dogs, even small dogs. He previously lived with a 10-lb dog and currently lives with another dog his size. He's also good with older kids---he actually loves kids but due to his size and strength would be best with kids 10+. Sometimes I have to remind him that he's too big to be a lapdog. Tyson barks when new people come into the house but settles down quickly. We're also working on not jumping on new people. Probably Tyson's only quirk is that he can be destructive if confined and can escape a regular crate--however, we're able to let him roam the house free when we're gone and there's been no issues whatsoever. Still, a potential adopter should be prepared to purchase an escape-proof crate. Other than that, he's pretty medium energy--loves walks but won't chew though your couch out of boredom if you have to skip one. He's good on a leash and a good running buddy! Pulls a bit but a no-pull harness helps tremendously. Tyson likes to play with bones, tennis balls, Kongs, ropes and soft toys. We essentially haven't found a toy he doesn't like. He'll sometimes play fetch if he's in the right mood! Overall Tyson is a great dog who needs a family to love on. He'd be happy with another dog sibling to play with but I think he'd also be happy with all the attention on him!