Tigger​

Tigger is a fictional tiger character originally introduced in The House at Pooh Corner. Boisterous and exuberant, Tigger is wonderful and one-of-a-kind. He eagerly shares his enthusiasm with others—whether they want him to or not.
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Background Info:

 

Tigger and his sister Twyla  were confiscated from a difficult situation. We have reasons to believe they were unloved, neglected and mistreated. Both have them have been very grateful to be given a second chance to find happiness.  

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex:  Male
Age:  8 - 19 mths
Weight:  Growing
Color:  Brindle & White 

Health Condition:

Tigger is currently being treated for common intestinal parasites. Nothing serious. He is otherwise healthy and ready for his forever home. 

 

Physical Description:  

Medium/large size but might still have a little growing up to do. We think Tigger is just a little under 12 months old. He is lean but should become stockier as he reaches physical maturity.  He's likely going to end up over 70 lbs as an adult. 

 

Tigger has a gorgeous brindle and white coat and one dazzling blue eye. He's quite the little Casanova.

 

Living Situation:  

Tigger lives at MPR shelter while he awaits his forever home. He does great in his kennel, quiet and well behaved, doesn't appear bothered by the other dogs. He goes in and out of his kennel with no trouble and is learning to use his doggy-door to potty in the outside run. 

 

Personality:   

What a little sweetheart. Tigger is slightly timid but warms up really quick. He so wants to be happy and to make friends but might have not always encountered very nice people before. He is very ready to believe that not everyone is mean though. He's thrilled to meet nice people now and loves nothing more than to see a friendly face smile at him.

Tigger's level of energy is medium to playful. He loves to bounce from one couch to another when you play with him but settles into a couch potato when the game is over. He is not persistent with is energy but always ready for a good time when you are. 

 

Tigger is somewhat on the submissive side and very eager to please. We dont think he'd be a very difficult dog to manage. That said, he is lean and athletic and might require supervision if you have a yard with a low fence. Otherwise we think this adorable brindle guy would do well in just about any situation. 

Tigger is well behaved and the car and though a little scared at first, he has quickly learned to enjoy going on outings. 

Behavior with people: 

Loving, eager to make friends, playful, always ready for fun or for cuddles, responsive and eager to please. He's got a lot of great positive traits and so far we haven't seen any red flags. He's an all around great ambassador for rescue dogs. 

Please keep in mind that even though Tigger is full of awesome qualities, he is a teenager and at the age when dogs need to learn social manners and boundaries. The great thing with him is that he is not defiant by any means, so pretty much anyone with common sense and basic dog experience can handle him. Dont be a pushover though, as any teenager dog would take advantage, including our fun-loving Tigger.

Behavior with children:  

Tigger has not been introduced to young kids since being with us but he's a loving and easy dog so we dont think it would be a problem as long as the kids are responsible and respectful. Tigger is a little bit sensitive and will easily get scared if kids or too turbulent or disorderly around him.

Being a young happy dog, Tigger also has normal and expected "zoomies" every once in a while. It's actually funny to watch him do the but-run all over the place but he could accidentally knock over a small child if parents dont supervise and manage their interactions well. This is the case for any dog that age btw. Tigger doesn't have any problematic issues that would prevent him from being a fun dog in a home with kids. 

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Tigger has been exposed to other dogs before coming to our program and has done well. We believe he would enjoy sharing his home with a compatible doggy sister. 

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown 

 

Training: 

Very little training but eager to please and to learn. Tigger is a smart little guy and should be fun to train. He has the basic down already.

Note: As of July 2018, Tigger has been enrolled in an obedience class and is doing wonderful! We are very proud of him. 

Best Attribute:   

There's really nothing bad we can say about this sweetie. In fact, we dont think he will be with us very long. He's cute, easy, fun-loving and responsive. He pretty much has all the great qualities that people look for in a Pit Bull type dog. Dont wait too long to apply or he will be gone!

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