Dog finally finds forever home after 1,007 days in Delaware shelter

A five-year-old dog from Cruelty-Free Animal Partners (PDT) The Delaware shelter finally found him a forever home after he stayed there for more than 1,000 days.

Tessy, a 5-year-old black Labrador mix, was finally adopted Friday, October 20, by Jeanine Porter and Jeff Bush of Millsboro.

Before being adopted, the dog was Humane Animal Partners’ longest resident and spent a record 1,007 days at the no-kill shelter.

According to Cape Town GazetteTessy’s new fur parents saw her photo at HAP’s adoption event at the Conley United Methodist Church Fall Festival and fell in love.

Bush revealed, “(When we met her) she was a lovely, sweet dog.” While Porter said: ” His history. His smile. I’m going to cry. We’re going to call her “Tessy Boo Boo.”

Tessy arrived at PDT almost three years ago from a high-volume shelter in Texas where she was at risk of being shot.

HAP reveals that although Tessy spent most of her life at the shelter, “she’s still a fun-loving girl.”

However, HAP Sussex County Director Leigh McKinley reveals to the Cape Gazette that Tessy had behavioral problems from the start.

“She could have been in a place where she never had positive contact with strangers. She has therefore put in place her defense mechanisms, which for a dog will consist of lunging, barking and growling. It’s their way of telling someone not to come any closer. » said McKinley.

But today, McKinley reveals that “Tessy is a very different dog than she was two years ago.” And it’s all thanks to the HAP staff and McKinley who helped her overcome her fear of people and other animals.

HAP describes Tessy as a loyal and cheerful girl. She wants to please and is very motivated by food.

The shelter also said: “Our staff often jokes that Tessy not only loves her people, but she loves you wholeheartedly. »

In addition, this very sweet girl also knows almost a dozen commands, including “sit”, “down”, “stay”, “leave it”, “leave it”, “heel”, “fetch” , “here”, “save”, “kennel” and “touch”.

Tessy’s new fur parents were obviously very excited to bring her home. Porter said: “(We gave him) a lot of toys, a lot of treats. She needs a new purple pig.

Porter and Bush were also briefed on Tessy’s behavioral cues and her medical plan.

It was a bittersweet goodbye between Tessy and the HAP staff. The Cape Gazette wrote: “They had spent almost three years walking her, cleaning her kennel, feeding her, giving her belly rubs and preparing her for this day.”

Porter reassured everyone and said: “She’s going to be very loved.” You don’t have to worry about her.


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