|Status:||Available for Adoption|
|Pet ID #:||D170073|
Mobile friendly link: https://tinyurl.com/adopttiabanana
Name: Tia Banana
Breed: Pitbull Terrier Mix
Adoption Fee: $150
Date of Birth (estimated): 11/26/2014
Weight: 60 lbs
Good with Dogs: no
Good with Cats: no
Good with Children: no
House Trained: yes
Crate Trained: yes
Exercise Needs: moderate/high
Other Needs: fenced in yard (6 foot) // preferably an adopter with bully breed experience // supervision with toys (obstruction risk), requires anxiety medication (prozac), has thunderstorm anxiety
Tia is the best of both worlds. She is a total love bug who loves to sprawl out in her kennel run while she relaxes and chews a bone but she is also always up for an adventure and absolutely loves to get out on walks and of course adores a good snuggle on the couch. Tia would do best in a home without children as they cause a lot of excitement and she does best when in a calmer state of mind. Tia prefers to meet new people at her own pace and given time to warm up she has loved everyone she has met with us. She is completely house trained (she never has accidents in her kennel) and crates amazing with no barking/trying to escape. Tia is a loyal gal who would love nothing more than to have humans of her own. She would thrive in an experienced, dog savvy home that can continue to teach her the joys of rules, structure, and boundaries. She does best with a calm, confident leader who can be patient with her while she gets to know her new routine/what is expected of her. Tia has made great progress in pack walking with other calm dogs but she is not a dog that would do well in playgroups/off leash settings. While she has done ok with being around dogs in controlled on leash situations, she would do best as an only dog/animal. She will also require a home that has a 6ft fence. She LOVES playing outside and needs a secure space where she can run and play with all her toys without worrying about strange dogs coming into her space. Tia has been known to ingest toys and because of this is at a higher risk for an obstruction. Adopters will need to ensure Tia does not have access to toys that she can fully ingest and she must be supervised if she has toys that she may rip apart and ingest. She is also muzzle trained and will come with a muzzle when moving to her new home. Tia is also on a once daily medication to help mange her general anxiety (prozac). She does have storm anxiety as well and does best when she can be out with you or in alcatraz/heavy duty kennel. Tia will require a two week shutdown and will also come with 3 follow up training sessions with our Healing Haven Outreach Team during her transition to a new home.
*A two-week shutdown is a period of time where the dog is able to decompress and slowly get used to their new environment. You will be given much more detailed instruction but in short, the dog would spend 2-4 hours in the crate, then they would come out for 30min-1hour while on a leash to go potty, hang out, check out the new environment, etc... then after that period they go back into their crate for another 2-4 hours. After the first couple days you would start to increase the amount of time they are out and after another couple days you may not need to have them leashed but they will still need some structure and rules. While this may seem like a lot or that it is unnecessary, in our experience, when animals move to a new environment it is stressful and it works best to allow them to get used to everything slowly and to set your expectations of them right away. If you feel you may not be able to follow a two-week shutdown, this animal may not be the best fit for you.
If you are interested in meeting or adopting this animal, please read the following before submitting an adoption application on our website - fureverhomerescue.com.
Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, 4Dx test (covers tick-borne diseases ( A naplasmosis , Lymes, E hrlichiosis) as well as heart worm) & de-worming. We ask that our dogs live indoors unless otherwise stated & agreed upon. We are a smaller group that typically takes on harder cases that require special homes so we ask that applicants live in our area - if you do not live in the MN, please contact us via email before submitting an application to determine whether the animal you are interested in is a case we are comfortable adopting out to a family out of our area.