If you were ever looking for that perfect dog, friendly and loving, a great companion, who loves cats and dogs and children and adults... and who sits on command, walks on a leash and is looking for a home... you just found her.
Today is April 12th, 2012. Tipper has until April 20th to find a home, or she goes to the pound; most likely a very permanent home. I met Tipper today, and she's not going there, not with all of our collective efforts to find this beautiful dog a home. You know, every once in a while you meet a dog who has had a tough life but still has all the qualities that one wants in a friend. In spite of the hardships she has experienced, Tipper can still smile. So read on... and help us find Tipper a forever home.
Tipper and assistant Cathy McGee
Sheryl Harris, Animal Control Officer in the Town of Aurora, NY has seen a lot of dogs come through her facility lately. But those dogs were 'adoptable' dogs. When a dog comes along that is even part Pit Bull, like Tipper is, that's when it gets difficult. But people like Sheryl and her assistant, Cathy McGee, are good people, and they are going the extra mile to give Tipper a chance.
Tipper is a female mix; part Pit Bull and part Something Else. Sheryl and her staff picked Tipper up in the Town of Aurora at a mobile home park off of Route 16 on April 2, 2012. The dog was homeless, maybe dumped, maybe a former resident of the mobile park... who knows. She was flea ridden, hungry and tired, and there was evidence that she just had a litter of puppies. Sheryl placed ads in the Buffalo News and other local online classifieds but no on called for her, so she is truly looking for a home. Towns like Aurora are not rescue shelters; they can't keep dogs forever and have to find their rightful owners, a new home or send them to the pound. But the problem with a Pit Bull is that their reputation precedes them and people simply pass them by. So Sheryl is at the end of what she can do for Tipper, and that's why we are putting up this Hail Mary pass that someone reading this will at least take a look (fair warning, you will fall in love with this sweetheart).
You can see from the videos below that Tipper is gentle. She is great around kids and cats and dogs. Tell Tipper to sit and she does; she is quite obedient, a pretty good leash walker, and a lover. She is not aggressive or defensive when you place your hand in her mouth, take away a bone or toy she's chewing on or grab her paw. It's clear that at some point she was trained, she could live in the suburbs with a fenced yard or enjoy city living, since she loves to walk and does not mind other dogs. Although she's part Pit Bull, she's on the small side... maybe 45 pounds. Sheryl has taken her to the vet for her first rabies shot, which requires a follow-up booster. She has had her first flea treatment and is much happier. She is somewhere between 2-4 years old, has just had a litter of puppies and needs to be spayed. Sheryl's assistant Cathy reports that Tipper doesn't mind talking politics; at this time I don't know what side of the aisle Tipper leans to. :)
I can report with confidence that Tipper is a dog worth bringing home. She is ready for a good life, with a good family, and in return will give you more love and dog kisses that you knew existed.
To contact Sheryl Harris of the Town of Aurora, NY, call 716-652-7944 or email Sheryl.
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