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Tank

Boston Terrier

2 years, 2 months
Small  |  Male

Cabool, MO

 

Beenz and Tank came in as a bonded pair of youngsters left behind when their family moved away, leaving them in the care of a senior citizen who lives in a motel room. This woman absolutely not capable of care and was letting them at large which brought our attention to these kids. They seem to have been together their entire life and would love to be together but could integrate into a family without the other if the circumstances were right.
Tank active, alert, cute as a bug! Though prone to verbalizing, not hyper or problematic at all. Beenz and Tank both show anxiety about being picked up. We see this in kids that are have experienced violence in capture routinely. This will need to be addressed in a new home. We have no documented history on these kids so all we have to go on is the experience and insight provided by our skilled foster parents. It would seem these kids were maybe not abused like beat but handled very roughly and so when reached for, they have a knee jerk reaction of fearfulness, somewhat expecting that they will again be grabbed and thrown etc. This is letting up some but will surely flare back up in a new home, together or separate. It will require time and understanding, patience and time. They do confidently come and jump up in their foster families laps while they are sitting but the second the pick up action kicks in, they are worried again. These things are born from extreme and very real emotions but can become habits, therefore breakable in the right home
Tank, like his sister suffers with the capture anxiety, an emotional scar from improper rearing practices which is sad and will absolutely be a huge part of acclimation and a successful adoption.
Tank is doing well with the doggy door and is an all around good citizen. However, likely would not be suitable for apartment living, needs that yard to go out and romp and bark at a few birds or squirrels!!
Beenz and Tank are both cute as can be and make a darling pair! Also, like Beenz, Tank enjoys to snuggle up in the bed with his human for nights and naps!!
See the pic at the end for a shot of them pictured together!!

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