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- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs.
- Prefers a home without
- Cats, other animals.
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Tundra is a sweet and curious malamute, cattle dog and husky mix (picture of DNA test). She has an innocent nature that makes her very puppy-like. Tundra is estimated to be almost 2 years old.
The first year and a half Tundra lived in horrid conditions and fought amongst her siblings and mom for food. Tundra was one of the dogs we took in from a hoarding case back in November of 2022. Tundra has come so far since the day she got rescued, but she still has more to overcome.
Tundra has been at the same foster home since she was removed from the hoarding site. She is crate trained and sees it as her safe place. Tundra will spend time throughout the day wandering the house or laying on the floor but any sudden movement or noise and she retreats to her kennel. She has some hoarding tendencies, she likes to wander the house and pick up and toys/treats she can find and take them back to her kennel where she keeps a neat pile of her treasures. Tundra chews on everything ( I believe it is anxiety/stress related. We always make sure she has something appropriate to chew on (toys and bones) and as long as she has those she doesn't chew on anything else.
Tundra has slowly become more comfortable in a house setting, you have to remember she was an outside dog in a small pen for the first year and half of her life. She had never been in a house, never around people. She is still hesitant about coming through the door way. We have found that if we open the door and stand back a little and call her she comes right in and goes straight to her kennel. Tundra rarely takes treats from our hands instead she motions with her nose to the ground as if she is telling us to set it down. Tundra has not had an accident in the house since coming here but I do not let her roam free in the house unless I am home and able to supervise her. When she is kenneled she will talk to me to let me know she needs or wants to go outside.
She is very playful, she enjoys playing with other dogs and puppies but can be a little apprehensive at first, she does best with dogs that are respectful and calm at first. She LOVES toys (especially squeaky ones), unfortunately toys never last long as she also enjoys shredding them. Watching her play is like watching a puppy. She has been deprived of such basics in her early life that something as simple as playing with toys is a new experience for her. She is curious, inquisitive, smart, stubborn and a little sassy at times. But she is also so sweet and innocent, I know she wants to have that human connection so bad she is just traumatized.
I know there is an amazing family out there waiting to welcome Tundra. With enough love and patience I know she will overcome her past. Unfortunately, she isn't currently getting that one on one attention she needs in her current placement. You see her current placement is still fostering 2 other dogs from the same hoarding situation and it just doesn't leave them getting the quality bonding time they need to come out of their shells. Tundra acts like she wants to be pet and snuggled and loved on and yet she hasn't really let us yet. She gets very scared and retreats back to her kennel or cowers when we pet her. She will come up to us and sniff our hands and let us scratch her nose but that is the most she is comfortable with right now. She greets me at the door every time I come from work with tail wagging but will back away as I come in. she will follow me around the house and yard at a close enough distance that i can feel her but if I look in her direction she retreats. .
She has never once tried to get over any of our fences, the shortest one is 4ft and keeps her contained. When she is out playing in the yard we can open the door and call her and she will come right inside and go straight to her kennel. I wouldn't recommend her going to a home with cats/rabbits/chickens/ducks/other small animals. While she has never hurt one, she does chase them anytime she sees them.
Tundra is spayed, current on shots, and microchipped, she receives flea treatment and dewormer monthly.
We are looking for someone to give Tundra a try in their home. If after a 3 month or more placement this turns into an adoption the rescue will wave the adoption fee. But the trial needs to last for 3 months or longer.
If you have questions please reach out to 360-529-9826
If you are interested in fostering or adopting Tundra, please fill out an application at: www.redroseanimalrescue.org/application.asp
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