Tiger (nka Tye)
Tiger, born on June 30, 2016, is a sweet guy who is excited with life in general and has a puppy-like personality. His family are tearing down their old home and rebuilding a new one. They felt he would not be getting the attention he deserves over the next year during construction and turned him over to NCGL to be re-homed.
Tiger walked pretty good on leash and rode well in the car once he got some help to get in. He gets along with other dogs and is not fond of cats, but has never lived with a cat
Tiger will need to get his vaccines updated, have neuter surgery, micro-chip and dental before going to his forever home.
More updates will follow as we get to know this handsome guy!
Foster Update – 2019-09-24
Tye is starting to get comfortable. When he arrived, he would not walk through a doorway, would not do stairs, trembled uncontrollably when frightened. My husband had to carry him into the house and put him in a bed. After a small meal and quick walk that first night he slept well with 2 other Greyhounds by his side.
Tye does loves his walks. Drags me along. Once he is more adjusted, I will work on proper leash etiquette.
Foster Update – 2019-09-25
This morning was a new day. When I got up, he actually had two front paws on the bare floor. I put small carpets down which lead to the door. His need to pee outweighed his fear to walk on a floor. Took 2 minutes to get him outside. Once back at the house it took about 4 minutes to enter the doorway on his own.
Once his confidence is built up, he is going to be a great family dog. He is sweet as pie, loves other dogs and does not bark (unlike my other 3). I hope he doesn’t pick up their bad habits.
We just had a huge break through. He made it up seven steps to our back deck. Took an hour but he did it and he was very proud of himself.
He was so happy he tried to mount my other female Greyhound. That did not go over well for him!! So many things to learn, but he is obviously coming out of his shell at bit.
2019-10-08 Foster Update
It has been two weeks since Tye came to his foster and it is time for an update on his amazing progress.
Tye’s confidence increases daily. He has come such a long, long way in a short time. He enters all doorways without hesitation, he can walk on polished cement floors, tiled floors, hardwood and carpeting. Tye is still a little hesitant on our tiled floors and hardwood but that is mostly do to my other greyhound, who shows no mercy. If Tye is not moving fast enough she sideswipes him and sends him slipping and sliding. Tye is learning to walk well on a leash and stay close to your side. He does need reminders if he starts to pull, but he knows if he relaxes the walk is much more enjoyable (for both of us).
Tye’s greatest achievement is stairs. He can go up and down wooden or carpeted stairs without hesitation, even if three other dogs are racing past him. He has total confidence with stairs.
Tye’s nemesis is the vacuum. He cannot figure that monster out. We are going to work on that one.
This week he had this neuter surgery and is enjoying a full recovery over the next week or so. Tye is now looking forward to finding his forever home.
Being Fostered in BC
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