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Tanner is a really sweet Hound mix and really needs to now find his forever home. He was with a family, but they couldn’t manage his ME well enough. They thankfully turned him over to a really good rescue group who are ME experienced and have him (and his ME brother) managed.
- Dogs location (City/State): Billings, MT ● Current weight: 40 lbs
- Breed: Hound mix ● Age: about 1 ½ years old
- Owners name & location (City/State): Stacee Barker, Billings, MT
- Contact Information (phone numbers, email, FB, etc): firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanner’s Petfinder ad: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/33683483
Situation (foster, owned, DVM, boarding, rescue, etc): Foster home through Rez Dog Rescue
Timeframe needed to find a home: Not urgent but sooner the better so he can start living in his forever home.
Where you got this dog and how long have you had it: Tanner was turned over to Rez Dog Rescue in August 2015 because the family was struggling with his ME. They tried for a year but it just got too much for them. His brother who also has ME is in the same foster home.
Medical information (spay/neuter, microchipped, other health conditions):
- Up to date on all shots
Where and how ME was diagnosed
Animal hospital (give name if known): Animal Care Center, Hardin, MT
X-rays or barium swallow: X-ray
Food brands and consistency fed (meatballs, milkshake, pureed, etc):
- Fed soaked Kirkland brand (Costco) puppy food
- Add mashed potatoes, peanut butter or yogurt and coconut to meals
NOTE: For example, add yogurt to breakfast, mashed potatoes to dinner, and peanut
butter to his snack.
- Use yogurt melts and Gerber puffs or frozen yogurt treats for treats
Fed how many times a day:
- Fed 2 full meals a day
- Given one “snack” closer to bedtime
What position and timeframe is used:
- Uses a bailey chair
- Sits for about 30 minutes afterwards
Meds currently taken: None at this time
NOTE: Tried metoclopramide in Oct. 2015 but I feel he got more aggressive with it.
Hydration method and consistency (Knox Blox, Thick It, SubQ, etc):
- Usually add water (½ cup or so depending on how active he’s been) to his meals
- Tries to drink from water bowl when he’s been running around and active and it usually
comes back up, unless he sits in his chair for some time
- Does not like Knox Blox
Items that will go to new owner (Pro Collar, chair, bed, health records, etc):
- Homemade Bailey chair
- Neck hug
Exercise preferred (if any) and level (high, moderate, low):
- Does have a lot of energy as he’s still young
- Loves to run around and bark at the other dogs
- Loves to play but can play rough
- Unsure how he will act with new people (barks at new people) and new situation
- Hasn’t been around children much
- Will chase cats if they run – it’s a game to him
- Gets along with most other dogs
NOTE: When he was on Metoclopramide, he seemed to be more in the other dogs’
faces barking and trying to stir things up. He didn’t do that very much before.
- Isn’t a fan of small puppies if they get in his too close to his face
- Will walk on a leash BUT isn’t fully trained and is a little unsure of it
- Have used a head halter to walk him and he isn’t a fan but haven’t consistently worked
with him using it
- Housebroken and uses a doggy door – not sure if he’d tell someone he needs to go out
- Crate trained, but prefers to sleep on the couch or in the bed with his human.
- Uses neck hug at night
Additional notes (any other pertinent information that will help you decide if you might be safe, loving his forever home):
Tanner really is a sweet boy that just needs his forever home. He needs a fenced yard where he can run and play and be happy.