Tink

ID# IAR-A-9326

1 year old • Female • 44 lbs

All About Me

PHYSICAL
Tink has short white fur, with a brown patch on one of her beautiful brown eyes, and spotted flip-flop ears. She is very strong and muscular.

PROFILE
Tink is a high-energy girl who is warm, loving, and friendly. She likes to give kisses to people and other dogs. She loves to be stroked and will turn over pretty quickly for a belly rub. Tink loves people, and when she sees someone, she will sit and wait, hoping they will notice her.

She is very playful, and would be fine in a home with older children but would be a bit too much for young children. She likes other dogs and is eager to meet them. Tink needs a fenced yard to explore and room to do her zoomies.

Tink walks well on a leash except for pulling and sniffing. She could use some more training in staying nearby her leader. She loves to take walks, explore, do flips on the ground, and just sit and meditate in nature.

Tink is looking for a forever home with a family who will give her plenty of love and time.

HISTORY
Tink was found as a runaway with a gash under her neck and missing fur on her back.

HEALTH
Tink is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed. She is on medication for seizures.

Tink tested positive for heartworm and is receiving a gentle protocol to gradually eliminate the heartworms: It starts with 28 days of doxycycline along with heartworm preventative (ivermectin--Heartgard, Iverheart, or Tri-heart) twice that month, continuing with the preventative every two weeks for a year.

With the gentle protocol, no excessive confinement is required. Dogs should not be out in the heat for long periods of time, and should not engage in heavy exercise until they test negative for heartworms. Heavy exercise that should be avoided includes full-speed running for any distance, jogging more than a short distance such as one block, repetitive ball chasing, and high-energy play with other dogs. Leash walking is fine in most cases, as long as they do not get winded and it is not too hot.

Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using this method. Tink began the gentle protocol in September 2021, so she should test negative by September 2022.

My Details
Likes Cats Unknown
Likes Dogs Yes
Likes Young Kids Yes
IAR Sponsored Training

IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.