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Date of Birth: Approx. 08/24/2015
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: No, chases too much!
Kid friendly: Yes
House trained: On a schedule, Yes!
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $350
From the Foster:
During the short time we've had Tonka, he's been a BIG love bug!! He's not had the greatest life, but it certainly hasn't got him down!! He thinks he's a lap dog and loves to give hugs and get belly rubs. He's a gentle giant!!
He is currently living with 3 other resident dogs, 2 female and 1 male. He would do best with other non dominant dogs. He doesn't get along with our male, but Tonka is not neutered yet, he goes in on Sept 7th . He plays with our submissive females and they get along fine. Tonka can be overbearing with them right now, again this may be because he's not neutered. I would think he would be best in a home with a submissive female companion.
Tonka would do best in a house without cats. He does try to chase them and is very interested in them and very hard to redirect his attention.
We free feed our bunch, and he has had no food aggression. He also takes treats very gently.
He is crate trained and once in his crate, he wines a little, but settles down quickly and takes a nap :), with no barking.
He knows how to sit on command and is working on walking on a leash, he does like to pull when he's on a mission to see something, but if there is nothing grabbing his attention, he will walk casually by your side
We are working on keeping him on a potty schedule with our dogs to avoid any accidents. Right now he is not asking to go out.
This dude is built like a Tonka truck ;) ! He is a big beef cake that is looking to be loved for the rest of his life!! You will not be disappointed, this guy will give you lots of affection to show you how much he appreciates you rescuing him!!
All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities.
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