Tink
Adoption Pending

ID# IAR-A-9326

2 years old • Female • 47 lbs

All About Me

PROFILE
Tink is a warm, friendly, social, and affectionate girl who loves everyone she meets! She also loves to be petted and will quickly turn over for a belly rub.

She would be fine in a home with older children but would be too much for young children.

Always up for adventures, she is a great car companion. Tink is an athletic girl looking for an active household who will take her on walks for exploring. She learned how to get along very well with another dog in her foster home, and would adore--and do best with--the companionship of another playful young, energetic pup!

Tink loves being outside and lying in the sun. Her foster home has a large fenced yard, and she can often be seen exploring and doing her zoomies. If her new home has a fenced yard it needs to be grassy without any trees that drop nuts, berries, or anything else that falls on the ground, as she will eat them.

She is a calm-natured dog who doesn't bother any household belongings. Tink is crate-trained and has learned good leash manners.

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


PHYSICAL
Tink has soft white fur, a brown patch over one of her beautiful brown eyes, and spotted flip-flop ears and belly to match.


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.


HISTORY
Tink was found as a stray.


My Details
Likes Cats Unknown
Likes Dogs Yes
Likes Young Kids Unknown
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.