Meet Thaddeus, a wonderful retriever mix who found himself at the shelter after his owner had to make the difficult decision to relocate without him. Thaddeus' unfortunate circumstances have not dampened his spirits, and he is ready to find a new loving home. He has some great qualities, which make him an excellent companion. He is well-behaved on a leash and is familiar with being in a kennel. However, it's important to note that Thaddeus can become mouthy when he gets overly excited. For this reason, it is recommended that Thaddeus be placed in a home with only older, more mature children.
Additionally, Thaddeus' interactions with other animals have not all been positive, and he does not tolerate them well. As a result, he would need to be the only dog in the household, allowing him to thrive and be the center of attention.
If you're seeking a loyal and devoted furry friend who will be your one and only, Thaddeus may be the perfect match! His leash manners and kennel training make him an easy dog to care for, and his affectionate nature will bring warmth and joy to your life.
Thaddeus rides amazingly in the car! He enjoyed seeing the employees at McDonald's in the drive thru window. He didn't bark the whole time while in the car. He sat in his seat and enjoyed watching out the window.
Sadly, Thaddeus was adopted recently to a not so perfect fit. He went to a retirement home community with about 50 residents who are not all of sounded mind / judgement / understanding of how to approach and treat a dog. Thaddeus bit a resident and is now under quarantine.
Thaddeus has been at his current shelter for 161 days and is not thriving at the shelter. He needs to be in a single dog household that can handle a medium sized dog with a slight bit of attitude. Thaddeus is not a bad dog at all and is not outwardly aggressive - he just knows what he wants and can be pushy about it. Can you foster Thaddeus?
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This pup is considered “on a deadline” as they are not yet in our custody and are currently located at another shelter or rescue or with a finder or surrendering owner. Please read our Rescue Pull Frequently Asked Questions: DFP Team FAQs for Rescue Placements for more information.