Hello! My name is
Tico – on hold for applications
Age: ~3.5 months as of Nov 16/23
Weight: ~20 lbs but will grow to be much bigger
Breed: Smartest Cookie (Shepherd X)
Dog Friendly: Yes, good with dogs of all sizes
Cat Friendly: Unknown
Kid Friendly: Yes (I love them but need to learn to play without biting/nipping)
Tico and her siblings came into GEARS’ care after being found as strays in a field. After time spent in a loving foster home, Tico is now ready to find her furever home!
Hi everyone, my name is Tico! My foster mom says I am very smart and by 10 weeks old I could sit, lay down, shake a paw, give a high five, sit pretty, roll over, and wait for my food until given permission. WHOA!! Now that’s a smart pupper! 😊
I am finally potty trained so the mop is getting a much needed rest. I am also fully crate trained now and will sleep 8 hours without a peep (but don’t forget to give me my toothbrush treat at bedtime, hee hee). I have two crates… one in the bedroom for night time sleeping only and another in the common living area where I love having my daytime naps.
I know I am not allowed on furniture but sometimes foster mom will let me up on the sofa with her to cuddle! If I get bored, I have been nibbling on things I shouldn’t, so my foster mom gives me some dog-friendly chew treats and toys to help me get through my teething stage.
I love car rides and am well behaved when travelling. I really like going for walks but I am still learning the proper walking etiquette on a leash. My favourite place is the off-leash puppy park and I have been hanging out with the big dogs, but I stay very close to my foster mom. I love playing fetch or tug of war with my toys! I also love kids but I am still a little rough at playing and I am working on not nipping at your feet and hands. I know it’s wrong but if you leave your shoes or slippers unattended I consider them fair play. I sometimes have puppy nightmares but my foster mom touches me gently and assures me that everything is okay.
I am looking for a place to call my forever home and people that I can call my forever family! If you have a backyard where I can burn off some energy, that would be ideal. Because I am still young, my new family will need to have patience to teach me the things I need to know to make me the best dog I can be! But my foster mom says that I already am.
Will you be my forever family?
Love, Tico 💘