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Tessa has been with the rescue for months and has only recently started to become adoptable. She we surrendered by her breeder and was basically feral. She was terrified of something as simple as human eye contact. We have been working incredibly hard to help her gain confidence and come out of her shell and we think she is finally at the point of finding a forever home.

Tessa’s adopter MUST be patient and have experience with unsocialized pups. She still needs a lot of work, “good girl”s, positive reinforcement, and patience. Tessa’s foster recently puppy-sat for another foster and Tessa LOVED the puppy and it was the only time we’ve ever seen her play, we aren’t sure if it was the puppy’s size or youthful energy.

Her foster momma’s latest update: “She has made some big improvements just in the last 6 weeks. I think she would be great for someone single, married w/ no children or older children. Someone that would love to just have a companion in a mostly quieter setting. That being said, she doesn’t have an issue with my everyday surroundings like the TV, the other dogs running around, my kids coming home with all their pets, etc… she just won’t willingly come out of her crate when all that is happening. Now when it’s just me and her, she will come out of crate when asked, go outside with me and follow me all over the backyard, sit and let me pet or brush her. She is great on the leash and loves walks. Doesn’t like when cars or loud noises get too close. She has never once been aggressive. She seems to actually like when I pet or touch her. So no more flinching for the most part.”


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  • Weight:

    50 lbs

  • Age:

    4 years

  • Current Status