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TYSON 9/6/07

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Pertinent Information - Foster-to-Adopt - Rainbow Bridge 1/1/08

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Age & Sex: 3 yr. old Male
UTD: Yes
Weight: 42 lbs.
Other Dogs: Yes
Color: Flashy Fawn
Cats: Yes
Ears: Natural
Children: Under 5: ?  Over 5:  Yes
Tail: Docked
Professional Training Required: No
Neutered: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Shelter Surrender
Location: Binghamton, NY

Adoption Donation $300

1/1/08 - Poor boy had bloat and was misdiagnosed by his vet.....sent him home only to have him rushed to the emergency vet later.  His mom just called to say he did not make it last night.

12/07 - Ty is pending adoption

11/3/07 - Ty has moved to an FTA home

10/22/07 - Sorry it's taken me so long to post another update on ty.  Not much has changed, he is still doing great with no signs of seizures.  He is great with everyone he meets and is an all around great dog.  He does need a home where there is someone home most of the time because he has a bit of separation anxiety and can't seem to go more than 4-6 hours without going out to go potty. If I am home he can go longer and sleeps all night without having to go out.  I think it is part of the separation anxiety that he doesn't hold it when I'm gone.  I also have to keep the dog food in a secure place if he is left loose because he is very smart and can open doors if they do not latch and will make a mess=). He is getting better with the crate and I keep him in it during the day when I go to work.  Ty is a wonderful, good natured dog that craves attention and love.  He is great with other dogs and cats and would love to have a buddy to play with in his new home or at least the chance to play with other dogs periodically.  He is great with kids to, but can be too playful for younger ones. Older kids that can play ball and tug of war with him would be great. If you think you have the perfect home for Ty get your application in, he can't wait to meet you!

9/29/07 - Ty is still doing wonderful, just waiting for his forever home to come along.  Still no signs of any seizures and is up to 45 lbs.  He is a very happy young boxer with lots of love to give.  I think he will do great in pretty much any home, but would love to have another dog to keep him company.  He does great loose in the house as long as he is not left for more that 4-6 hours at a time.  Can't seem to hold it longer than that =).  He is gradually getting better with the crate.  I have been slowly getting him used to it and he will lay in there quietly with the door open.  Hopefully he will find a home where he won't need a crate, but it is always a good idea to get them used to one. Well that's about all for now.

9/16/07 - Ty went for his wellness check on Friday and he is perfectly healthy.  He has put on a couple of pounds and now weighs 42 lbs.  He hasn't had any seizures (which he may never have another one)  I'm not even completely positive that he actually had one. If he does have a seizure condition it is mild and they are few and far between. I decided on Thursday that I would try leaving him loose in the house while I went to work because he really does not like the crate.  He goes in on his own but when I close the door he gets stressed and starts panting and carrying on.  He won't lay down and tries to find a way out. It's like he has a panic attack.  The good news is he did great having free roam. I came home on my lunch break to let him out and nothing was touched and there were no accidents, the same goes for when I came home at the end of the day.  I was very happy about that, I don't want to have to leave him in the crate when I know he will be stressed.  Other than the
crate issue Ty is an awesome dog and the family that adopts him will have a lot of fun with him.   Every one who has met him just adores him.  He is so outgoing and friendly, he jumps up a little, but listens very well when told off and to sit.  He is also not a licker, so if you love the sweetness and affection that boxers give you but don't really care for the slobbery kisses, Ty would be a great dog for you. Well that's about all for now.  I will post new pics soon.

9/10/07 - Tyson or Ty as I call him is doing wonderful.  I welcomed him into my home on Thursday and things have being going great.  I love this boy and he gets along great with my dogs and cats.  I can't say enough good things about him and I would keep him for myself if I could.  He is a petite boxer, weighing in at only 40 lbs. but could use to gain a few pounds.  I don't think he will be much more than 45 lbs when he fills out.  He is housebroken and had great manners. The only issue he seems to have at the moment is a bit of separation anxiety, he doesn't like to be left alone.  He is my shadow and has to be near me at all times.  I put him in a crate when I go to work and he really doesn't like it, but calms down after a little while.  I believe Ty would love a home where there is going to be someone home most of the time and he would love to have another dog to play with.  He is the sweetest boy and he loves to cuddle and burry himself under the covers at night (yes I let him sleep in bed with me =)). I haven't had him around any children yet but I'm sure he will be fine.  He is an active boy (but not hyper) and loves to play with toys (esp. plastic balls).  He does great on a leash, he pulls a little if you let him get away with it but listens nicely when given a correction.  He would do best with a fenced in yard where he could run and play, but he can jump at least four feet in the air, so a high fence would be ideal.  I don't have a fenced in yard so I'm not sure if he would try to jump a fence or not.  Also the last thing I want to mention is the shelter he was in said he had a seizure.  I haven't seen one since I've had him, but there is a possibility he may have another.  I will keep you updated on that.   Otherwise he is a healthy, happy, young boxer who deserves a great family to love him.  More updates and picture to come. 


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