Tristan and Isolde are 2 year old siblings, found as strays in Alabama. Although without much human contact until recently, these two are determined to be loved. They do not hide from their foster family, but hang out with everyone, in the living room, in front of the fire. They have adapted to living in a home very well. They are excellent with the other dogs, cats and children. They needed to be shaved when they came into rescue, so they look like big teddy bears, but soon they will be gorgeous; and it hasn’t stopped them from enjoying the snow! Both are being crate trained and clicker training has just begun. They have had no training, so everything is brand new, but they are smart and have good natural manners, so it is going well. We believe that Tristan and Isolde are pair bonded and must be adopted together, although we will be assessing them further. Tristan is the braver of the two, but still shy. He loves to play with other dogs and his toys. He tosses balls to himself and chases them. Other than his favourite dead pheasant stuffed toy, he is happy to share. He is a snuggle bug and likes to be petted once he has had a sniff and knows you. Isolde is a quiet, sweet girl. She is tiny, docile and gentle. She so wants to be loved. She has become very fond of her foster mom, and comes for kisses, hugs and pets on her own, and is coming out of her shell. She absolutely loves her toys; she even will pick up the whole toy basket with her mouth and prance around with it. Not shy outside in the yard, Isolde likes to play with the big dogs, although sometimes they ignore her because she is so tiny compared to the others, so she goes off to play with the cats.
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: Tristan and Isolde (Ontario, Canada)
Age: Approximately 2 years
Color: Both: white with Badger markings on face and/or ears, some rust coloured markings on body
Dew Claws: Both: double dew claw on one rear leg, single on the other
Estimated Adult Weight: Approximately 80 lbs
Origin: Alabama - Found as strays
Current Location: NGPR and Hopeful Hearts approved foster in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Medical: Neutered / spayed, dewormed, negative for heartworm, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea, tick and heartworm preventative. Both dogs travel with an Interstate Health Certificate required by the USDA confirming that all the above criteria have been met.
Housebroken: No, but crate training underway (as of late December 2009)
Can be Placed With: Kids, Cats, Other Dogs
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required
Fees: For both dogs together: $750 ( U.S. ) (adoption fee of $450 plus a transport fee of $300 which rescue paid to bring the dog to Canada.) In the case that the dogs are adopted separately, the cost would be $450 ( U.S. ) each.
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