Please read Teddy’s complete bio before you determine whether you want to put in an application specifically for him. Teddy is a very special little dog and will go to a very special new, forever home. 

Though Teddy Bear looks a puppy, he is not. Teddy is a 2-year-old mini ACD who was found in the backyard of a home after the folks had moved away. No one really knows how long Teddy was there by himself, but he was terrified, cold, and very thin.

Teddy, all 17 lbs. of him, is making amazing progress in his foster home, but he has a long way to go toward fully trusting people again. He is going to need patience, calm, and acceptance at his own pace.

In the month Teddy has been with his foster family he has gone from hiding in his crate all day long to willingly and happily engaging with his foster brothers and with his human care givers, on his terms.  He is sweet and every bit a cattle dog in a tiny package. He plays long and hard with his three foster brothers, who are all more than twice his size and weight. His coat feels like a sherpa throw blanket, so soft.

His adopter can fully expect that Teddy will revert to hiding in his crate and cowering from them. It will take time for him to become comfortable in his new situation but rest assured, he will come around, as long as his adopters do not, in any way, try to “push” his progress. Teddy needs a hands-off approach in the first weeks. People who see him will want to pick him up and cuddle with him immediately, but they must resist that urge, for his mental health progress to continue.

Teddy is house trained and crate trained but this may also back up a bit in a new situation for a period of time. He is fully vetted and will be available the week of March 20th. Teddy is currently being fostered in Rio Rico, Arizona.

The first step to meeting any of our dogs is to submit an application. It in no way obligates you to adopt, it is simply part of our process. If the dog you are interested in is adopted before you can meet them or if we do not currently have a dog you are interested in we still encourage you to go through the approval process. Then you will be pre-approved and ready to adopt when a dog does come along that you are interested in.