Adoption Status: Available to Adopt
Foster Status: In foster care
DOB: approx 5-7 years old
Breed: Lab x ?
Size: Small Medium
Fencing Requirements: Minimum 1.5m or higher secure, dog-proof fencing around the home - Tui won't likely jump the fence but she WILL try to find a way through so secure fencing is a must.
Hobbies: Going on adventures and walkies (especially the beach!), lying in the sun, car rides, being with her people, chewing her bone, belly and chest rubs, rolling in the grass
Good Habits: Affectionate, social with hoomans, social with most dogs, already has lovely manners (can sit, lie down), very easy to be around, house trained, crate trained, good on lead, gentle when taking food, eager to please, doesn't dig, doesnt chew things she shouldn't
Bad Habits: Gets excited when she sees cats, doesn't like dogs with bad manners (that rush up and get in her face) but is good with dogs otherwise, wants to say hello to every person she meets, pulls on lead sometimes when she gets excited (but generally good).
Personality Type: Medium energy, gentle, soft natured, great company (affectionate without being needy), very easy to have around
Special Requirements: None that we're aware of
Ideal Home: Tui would LOVE a home where she could be with her people during the day. She just adores her hoomans and although she is able to be alone all day, we'd love to give her a home where hoomans can be with her more. She also loves to get out and about for walks on the beach, in the bush or even just walking the streets - she just loves to explore and go on adventures. Although not high energy, she can easily do an hour or more a day so she's no couch potato. We think a home on her own would be best so she can have all the hooman loves for herself (no cats) but another calm older (male preferably) dog may be ok. Tui prefers the quiet life, so a home with older (over 12) or no children would be best. Secure fencing is a must - Tui doesn't appear to be a jumper but she will test the perimeter to see if she can get through any gaps.
Adoption Fee: $320
When Tui first came into our care, she was very nervous and scared of everything. Lucky for her, she went into an AMAZING foster home who has made her feel safe and gently let her explore new things without overwhelming her and she is now a happy, loving girl who LOVES to get out and about to explore or go for rides in the car.
Tui loves EVERYONE, in fact she loves to say hello to everyone so much on her walks that her foster parents have had to teach her that she can go out for a walk and she doesn't have to greet every person she meets! She's also super gentle when she takes food from you, very keen to do the right thing, has never messed in the house or tried to get up on the couch, now loooves her crate (for bed at night) and has some beautiful manners as well. This girl is VERY easy to have around. We'd love a quiet home for Tui with hoomans who will see how special she is and will want to spend lots of time with her, whether that's at home in front of the fire during winter (we think she's going to LOVE a fire) or out and about every day exploring the world. We believe she'd love a home where she can spend the day with her hoomans (she can be on her own, but would much prefer her hoomans were around).
Tui has had a bit of a rough life we believe. Her face is all scarred and she's a little grey around the nose - we think she's been confined in her old life and tried to escape a wire enclosure of some sort. She didn't know how to play when she came to us so her foster parents have been taking the time to teach her that play is fun and now she loooooves her squeaky toys and enjoys playing tug too - she'll hold her toy in her mouth and patiently wait for you to pick an end to tug on.
Tui LOVES the beach and bush walks but is happy to get out for lots of exploring and sniffy time every day, but she also loves being at home with you getting lots of belly rubs and chest rubs and just hanging out. She is good with other dogs, but doesn't like rude dogs who run up and get in her face - she will tell them off for their bad manners - for this reason we don't believe she would enjoy dog parks or daycare, however play sessions with other well mannered dog friends that she has met in a calm way first would be fine by her! She would likely prefer to be the only dog in the home but another calm older dog (preferably male) in the home may be ok too. Tui gets excited when she sees cats so we'd suggest no cats in the home would be best.
Tui has been introduced (on lead) to chickens, ducks and cows and although the cows were scary (fine from a distance but they scared her close up), she was good with all. We have been careful with Tui to not take her anywhere too busy as she does get anxious in new situations but otherwise she is now a happy and well adjusted girl looking forward to spending the rest of her life with some amazing hoomans of her very own.
Tui will bark initially when a car arrives at home but stops when you know someone's there. She has never dug holes or chewed things she shouldn't in her foster home, she's also house and crate trained - after going out to the toilet before bed, she'll come straight inside and into her crate and wait for her pats and treats before bed. She will also stay on her blanket if you tell her to, and watch you while you cook in the kitchen. She is very gentle when taking treats and will sit and stay when waiting for her breakfast and dinner.
Tui's foster mum says "Tui is a such a sweetie and has been so good right from when she first arrived. She loves people and dogs and initially would like to say hello to everyone she would see when on a walk but is now realising she doesn't need to say hello to everyone just some people.
She loves car trips, absolutely loves her walks to the beach, to the the bush, around the block, walks anywhere and everywhere exploring and sniffing everything and she has gained so much confidence with her tail wagging the whole time. She likes to paddle in the water but going deep in is scary and waves are a little scary but in the shallow is fun. She is learning toys are pretty fun, especially if they squeak, I'm suprised her squeaky monkey is still in one piece! haha She's also learnt that tug of war is pretty fun too, she grabs her toy, comes over to you so you can grab a side and starts to tug. She loves belly and chest rubs, chewing on bones, rolly pollys in the grass and chilling at home with you."
Can you offer Tui a safe forever home full of adventures, company, quality food, a warm bed, regular flea and worm treatments, and most importantly loads of love for the rest of her days?
As with all Pound Hounds, Tui must be allowed inside the home (this includes sleeping) so she can really be part of the family.