Nicknames: Ted, Theodore, Shy Guy, Lambie Pie, Candyman, Momma's Boy
Gotcha Date: August 20th 2005
Birthday: October 7th 2003
Likes: Being with the family. Playing with Emmett or Mia. I love my new brother Dragon, we roughhouse all the time!
Pet-Peeves: Dinner being served LATE!
Favorite Food: All food! Especially chicken jerkey, freeze dried liver, & homemade dog biscuits. I eat Wellness Core Ocean Variety dog food for my main diet. I have plain yogurt added in the morning and cottage cheese w/veggies in the evening. I love to eat!
Favorite Walk: Anywhere
Best Tricks: Sit, Shake, Come, Down, Stay! Just received his CGC!
Arrival Story: We were staying with family when I received a call from the animal control center we adopted Mia from. They received a very shy owner turn in and asked if I was interested. I initially said No because we had 4 dogs already, but they asked if I would at least take him over the weekend so he wouldn't have to be so scared at the shelter. I agreed and by Monday I called to tell them I'd be signing the adoption papers later in the week.
Bio: Teddy is a great dog. I don't think he was socialized much by his previous owners and he was very shy but never aggressive. He attended a wallflower class and has since graduated to level 4 in his training classes. He is food motivated and that is a great plus in helping him overcome his shyness. Teddy has greatly improved. He has even started to enjoy going to small dog playgroups on Saturdays. We are hoping Teddy will test and pass his CGC this summer. I hope everyone will consider a rescued dog or cat and please spay or neuter to reduce the number of unwanted pets each year. Just an update! On 6-27-07 Teddy passed his CGC test! We are so proud of his progress!!
Teddy, you weren't supposed to be our dog, in fact, we weren't even looking for a new member to our family, but 8 years ago fate brought you to us. We were supposed to foster you over a weekend for the animal shelter but instead we just had to keep you with us. You were terribly timid and we couldn't imagine sending you back to the shelter. We are so happy that 8 years ago the planets aligned and brought you into our life. You were the perfect addition and we love you so much.
Wow, I can hardly pawlieve it. It has been kind of sad around here lately so mom said it is a much needed relief to have such a wonderful honor bestowed upon one of us. Of course, I am excited it is me!!!
Thank you Dogster for brightening our day and thank you pals for all the kind words and condogulations!