Help Save Tugger!!!
Worth a second chance...
Tugger is approximately 2 years old and looks to be a pit-bull mix. She had been living at a local shelter here in Newton, Iowa and wasn't doing well in her cage. She was starting to "depreciate" according to the director, and it was recommended that Tugger be euthanized.
Having spent time with her, I knew she had huge potential and just need to be socialized and trained. I opted to foster her to give her more time. While she bonded well to me, she was extremely fearful of my husband and did not get along with my cats. She was also very difficult to walk on a leash (thus the name Tugger).
I had her for 12 days and then had to board her at the shelter (per their request) because I was going out of town. During this time I discussed bringing Tugger back to our home and my husband felt that it wouldn't be a good idea simply because she would bark at him as he walked into our home or as he was exiting our bedroom and it made him nervous.
I left her at the shelter for 3 days and then was told that the board had stated that Tugger absolutely had to be euthanized because she was unadoptable.
I went back and retrieved Tugger to make one last effort to save her life. She has been an absolute love bug with me and while she continues to be fearful of my husband, she has made big improvements (his words).
She loved the guys at the shelter and bonded well with me. She does have fear issues that need to be resolved and I think it's possible with proper training and socialization. I can't continue to keep Tugger based on my cats. The shelter will not allow me to place her in a training program because they are concerned about liabilities.
Tugger has never shown aggression towards me or any of the people she has consistently interacted with. She attended a Petco adoption event and did very well in spite of her fears. My hope is to find a rescue willing to take her in and train her.
I will transport her and am willing to pay her adoption fees in advance. Tugger doesn't have much more time. Thank you for your consideration.
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