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At A Glance
Merry Christmas from Dustin and Meryl!
Happy New Year, Tango! From Brittany
We picked up Tango last week from his previous owners who were moving to San Francisco and can’t have a dog in their apartment. They were sad to leave him and after I met him, I know why. He is a big cuddly teddy bear. He jumped in my car and wanted to snuggle the entire car ride home (which is a little hard to do while driving). He greeted my kids with a sweet, gentle, lick - he didn't jump on anyone. He sniffed around the house and our resident dog, but decided to leave him alone because he's two times the size of Tango (and I think our resident dog is a little jealous of Tango). When it was bedtime, Tango jumped right into bed with one of my kids and snuggled up for the night!
As you can see from the pictures, Tango has a little weight to lose. I took him to the vet this week and she said he should lose about 10 pounds....We're working on that! He is very interested in food and hovers around the kitchen whenever he can. We have to keep any food, garbage, and treats off the floor and high enough that he can't reach them. We are trying to break this habit and only feed him dog food (and a few treats for good behavior).
The other reason we visited the vet is because Tango has a seizure disorder that is treated with daily medication. His previous owner said Tango has a seizure about once a month (average) and the medication he takes makes the seizures less intense and less often. He also said that when Tango has a seizure, he shakes on and off for about an hour, then is tired for a few hours after. His owner didn't believe it affected his personality, he was just as sweet after he had a seizure. I haven't seen him have a seizure, but talked to his previous owner about it for a long time.
Other than Tango's occasional seizures and daily medication, he is a very low maintenance dog. I don't kennel him when I leave for the day and he's fine hanging out with my resident dog. He's happy to greet me at the door when I come home, runs outside for a minute, then comes right back in. He LOVES to play outside and I think he would also LOVE to go to the dog park. He's happy to greet other dogs and I've never heard him growl at another dog (or person for that matter). He would do great with kids, even toddlers and babies. He's so mellow, he should be very good with children. When I give him a treat, he gently "licks" it from my hand.
Thanks for reading Tango's story, he's such a sweet boy and I know he will make a great companion!!!
Chilling out in the leaves on a sunny fall day