Hello, I'm Tynder

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Status: Available for adoption
Animal Type(s): Dogs, Medium Dogs
Gender: Female
Breed: Mixed
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Energy level: Medium
Good with kids: Unknown
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes

July 2015:

It seems it has been a long time since I’ve updated my profile. I apologize, but I have been busy learning all the things well socialized dogs need to know. For those of you who don’t know my story, I arrived at SCARS in April 2014, 1 of a group of feral dogs that SCARS originally planned to spay/ neuter and return to the place we were found. Instead we were placed in experienced foster homes, with the hope, we could learn to  adapt to life in a home. I have made a lot of progress over the past 15 months, still working on my skills, but I’m a different dog now.

As you may have noticed from my pictures, I am sporting perhaps the worst haircut a dog has ever had. All you groomers look away, it might burn your eyes. Now my foster mom and I both know it looks like I had a run in with a hairdresser that has anger management issues, but we really are quite proud of my new look. 15 months ago I allowed no one to touch me, I still don’t like to be touched by humans, I am working on tolerating it, but I would really rather appreciate you from a distance . I have been blessed with fluffy fur and an undercoat like sheep wool. It served me well to survive cold winters on my own, however it is difficult to manage‎, now that I live a more civilized life. I get mats and it is quite hot in the summer time. It isn’t an ideal combination a dog who hates to be touched and a coat of fur that grows like bad weeds. I have to say my foster mom is nothing if not persistent. I can’t go to a groomer – too scary to be around strangers and don’t think you are going to give me a bath. Foster mom, Don’t you dare bring those clippers near me – nothing that buzzes like that can be safe. Going to the vet for sedation and a complete shave – no lesson to be learned there. So armed with scissors, a comb, and every ounce of patience she has foster mom said I was getting a haircut. Apparently haircuts work better if you stand still for them, but that isn’t my style, I am constantly moving or sitting down, or ducking away, so I’m sporting a unique look all my own. A bit jagged in spots, definitely uneven, but after weeks of short sessions with a few more to go, I am now minus many pounds of fur and much cooler in the hot summer weather. Just one more step in learning to adapt to life with a family.
SCARS is happy with the progress I have made‎, there is still more to learn. I am adoptable to the right home, but I am not ready to go to a city home, too many scary things, too much traffic that I might run into. I like my foster home, quiet, in a rural area, fenced pen for safety, inside the warm house at night and in the winter, on leash walks on quiet roads, dog and cat friends to keep me company and an experienced owner to continue to  teach me things.
SCARS believes there is a home for all of us, I know I will find mine one day, in the meantime I’ll just hang out here, bad hair days and all.

 

July 2014:

To most of you this probably looks like a picture of a dog on a leash  unremarkable and ordinary, but it is so much more. My name is Tynder and I came into SCARS on April 2, 2014, one of six dogs picked up to be spayed or neutered and released back to the spot they came from.

SCARS wanted to give us a chance at a better life, so they found room for us in experienced foster homes, with the great hope that we can adapt to life with a family. We have been fed all our lives, but have not been socialized, so we are terrified of most everything, people top the list.

Since then, I have been busy learning all the things well socialized dogs need to know. I have made a lot of progress over the past 15 months. I’m still working on my skills, but I’m a different dog now. I still don’t like to be touched by humans. I am working on tolerating it, but I would really rather appreciate you from a distance.

SCARS is happy with the progress I have made‎, there is still more to learn. I am adoptable to the right home, but I am not ready to go to a city home, too many scary things, too much traffic that I might run into. I like my foster home, quiet, in a rural area, fenced pen for safety, inside the warm house at night and in the winter, on leash walks on quiet roads, dog and cat friends to keep me company and an experienced owner to continue to teach me things. SCARS believes there is a home for all of us, I know I will find mine one day, in the meantime I’ll just hang out here, bad hair days and all.

Click here to read my rescue story and to here to see a video of me from July 2014.

 

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Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we will deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.
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