Turner (Tina)

Rottweiler/Labrador Retriever
Picture of Turner (Tina), a female Rottweiler/Labrador Retriever

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Home:San Francisco, CA  
Age: 20 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 100+ lbs

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Turner-Bear. T-Dog, T-Bear, Woof, Blackie, Miss Turner

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Playing Tug of War with anything, preferably something indestructible

Sharing food, beds or toys

Favorite Toy:
Kong and Massive Tugster

Favorite Food:
potato chips; pizza

Favorite Walk:
Jogging Park near San Rafael

Arrival Story:
Another abandoned dog story? OK, here goes. Actually with Turner, the story was much less complex than with Indy. A friend of mine left to go out of town on a road trip to New England for a couple of weeks. I agreed to be Turner's guardian and caretaker while he was out of town since I had already fallen in love with her. Three weeks later, when my friend hadn't returned, I received a fax... not a phone call; not a letter, not a visit - a fax, saying that while in New England, he and his partner had decided to get married and that he was moving from San Francisco to New Hampshire and never coming back to San Francisco... that he was very happy, more so than at any time in his whole life... and oh, would I mind keeping Turner for good? Of course I agreed in an instant.

Adopted from Pets Unlimited on Fillmore Street in San Francisco in May 1996. Lived in the Castro district in San Francisco for eight months before her owner decided to skip town for good while on vacation. Moved in with me in Oakland's Rockridge district in February 1997. Became instant buddies with my other dog, Indy, a Norwegian Elkhound/German Shepherd mix, which seemed like a match made in doggie heaven. That was until Turner, a Rott-Lab, became a year old, and more than doubled in size from 40 pounds to 100 pounds practically overnight. She also used her size against Indy trying to intimidate her. Unbeknownst to Turner, Indy, although a mere 42 pounds and essentially an Elkhound in body size and structure, was having none of Turner's bullying tactics. Within a couple of weeks, Indy began to resist being bullied and after three weeks was fighting back with all her being. I've never seen such a serious contender in a relatively small dog. Before long, Turner backed down, and once again the two became buddies, sharing everything EXCEPT food, as Turner is a definite resource guarder. When I moved to the city of San Francisco, I could only have one dog accoring to my roomate and my landlord. Of course, I rescued Indy in 1988, so she stayed and Turner was adopted by a fine woman and her husband who live in San Rafael. Last I saw of her, Turner was mighty happy. I stil consider her my family dog though since I cared for her for five years.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 15th 2004 More than 12 years!

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Indy (Indiana)

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