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Age: DOB January 14, 2014
Color: Tricolor
Gender: Male
Status: Available
About Ted
At seven years old, handsome tricolor Ted came to TSR from a shelter where he'd been left by an owner who had too many dogs. After a thorough vetting, it was discovered that Ted has Cushing'. In December 2020, TSR started the recommended veterinarian treatment plan. His cortisol level has been checked several times and he remain stable on the appropriate dose of medication. This medication must be given daily for the remainder of his life, cost is around $65 monthly from online pharmacy. There are important tests that Ted will need on a regular basis to ensure he is on the appropriate dose of medication and no cortisol is seeping out in his urine, these test cost approximately $320 in the Raleigh, NC area and the price may vary by geographical location. He has some seasonal allergies that are manageable with over-the-counter medication. Coming into rescue at 51 pounds, Ted is now weighing in at only 38! (Good boy!!) Now for Ted's personality ... Ted gets along with other dogs, although he doesn't seem to know how to play. Occasionally he will join a game of chase in the yard. He has befriended a small Sheltie in his foster home they hang out and snooze together while their foster dad in the garage. Having come from a (human) male-only home, he is drawn to men, although he is slowly coming around and occasionally sniffing his foster mom. Ted is very frightened of small children. He would never hurt them, but he removes himself from the situation as soon as he can and doesn't return until the "coast is clear." Ted isn't terribly barky, except when the humans return home after he's been alone. But he does get very excited at feeding time (what Sheltie doesn't?). Ted will be best with a man as his best buddy, doing all kinds of fun things -- long walks, games, playing in the yard, tinkering in the garage etc. If you would like to apply to adopt Ted, visit No small children (absolutely no exceptions)

Health Issues
Diagnosed by the University of Michigan, Ted has Cushings managed by a daily medication and seasonal allergies, he's taking a generic benadryl.

Fencing Requirements
Does Ted require a fenced yard? Yes

Is Ted housebroken? Yes he needs to be crated when alone and overnight
Walks on leash? Yes 
Comes when called? Yes Once he gets into your routine and he feels safe he's a gem.
Obedience trained? No 
Crate trained? Yes 
Rides in car? Yes 
Allows strangers to pet? No He needs to warm up to you
Submissive Peeing? No 
Scared of loud noises? Yes Chaos and loud children frighten him
Shy? No Only at first
Barks if alone? Yes He isn't a big barer but at night sometimes he barks needing a potty break and when his foster family arrives home
Aggressive with kids? No He's terrified of the loud noise and chaos created by children, he needs an adult only home without frequent visitors


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