Sex: M Age: 2-3 years Color: Black & Tan Spayed / Neutered: Y House Trained: Y Good w / Dogs: Y Good w / Cats: Unknown Good w / Kids: Unknown
Hello, my name is Tommy B. I am an adorable black and tan cocker spaniel boy. My tan is almost a caramel color. The tan covers my feet and when my hair grows out it will look like I am wearing boots! I have tan eyebrows too. I know it sounds like I am bragging, but I am very cute! I am a young boy, somewhere between 2 and 3 years of age. I may be tiny, about 22 pounds, but I have a big personality! Although I am not quite ready to be adopted, I wanted to let you know about me just in case I am your perfect match and you are willing to wait.
I guess the most important reason you need to know why I am not ready yet is because I have heartworms and will start my treatment in about a week. The treatment and rest period is about a six week process, so my availability for a forever home will be around Thanksgiving. A coincidence, I think not. I am already thankful for DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue saving my life by rescuing me from a shelter. I will be doubly thankful if I can find my forever home as soon as I am ready!
I ended up in the shelter and labeled an aggressive dog! As you look at my face, you are going to say, no way. I cannot believe it either, but because I do not speak human, I was not able to tell my side of the story. A Good Samaritan found me on the street. She took me in. My coat was overgrown and very matted. I had an ear infection, an eye infection and heartworms. I was very scared too. The Good Samaritanís fur baby and I got into a fight and she said I bit her when she tried to break up the fight. She took me to a shelter immediately and asked for me to be euthanized. Thank goodness the shelter did agree. However because she indicated that I bit her, I was labeled an aggressive dog. The shelter evaluated me, and called DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue. They thought there was more to the story, and when evaluated, could not believe that I was an aggressive dog. They do not think I actually did the biting. Neither did my foster mom or anyone at the vet clinic. However, since I do not speak human, I was not able to tell my side of the story.
DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue took me to their vet and I am up to date on my vaccines and my ear and my eye are all cleared up now. In seven weeks I will be heartworm free too. The entire staff loved me and said I was sweet, cuddly, friendly and lovable. DFWCSR found me a foster home. I was so glad to be out of the vet clinic and being crated for most of the day, but going to a home was a little bit anxious for me. Just six weeks ago, I was in a home, and when something bad happened I was not able to tell me side of the story. I have heard the saying, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, so I am determined to show my foster family who Tommy B really is, and maybe my foster mom can be my voice and tell you about my behavior.
My foster mom thinks that I have not been socialized as a puppy. She thinks I do not know how to interact and play appropriately with other fur babies, although that is exactly what I want to do. I also do not understand personal space. She has said that I am not aggressive. She has said that I am not dominant. She has said that I just want to play. But I do not know how to play appropriately with other canines, and therefore I tend to annoy other dogs easily. During my bed time story last night, my foster mom said that with my personality and my foster siblings explaining the rules of canine play and personal space, I will be playing appropriately in no time. I am also learning to become house trained and walk on a leash. My foster mom says I am so smart, I got this!
Some additional tidbits about me: I am active. I love playing with toys. I want to play with humans. I like the little humans that pet me, and give me belly rubs. I can snuggle like you would not believe. I am basically happy all the time.
Wish me luck with the heartworm treatment and until next time Ė Wags and licks, Tommy B
If you would like to meet Tommy B, please complete our adoption application and put his name at the top. http://dfwcockerrescue.org/ under Adoptions, Adoption Information.
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