Power Pup of the Week

Meet Tonks!

“My Head of House said I lacked certain necessary qualities...like the ability to behave myself” (just kidding, our Tonks is great!) -Tonks, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Welcome Tonks! This Boxer mix beauty and sister of ACR adoptable Draco is 10 months old and 30 pounds, but she may get up to around 40 pounds when she’s fully grown. Tonks is almost housebroken already! She’s able to hold her bladder until it’s time to go outside, but she may have an accident or two once in a while. She’s still working on her crate training, and she’ll run into her crate on command for a treat.

When she knows that there’s a human around, she calmly relaxes and settles in for a nap, but if she thinks she’s alone, she will bark and whimper to let anyone around know that she is a lonely pup ready to come out and join the party. She whines less if there’s another dog that she can see, so she may feel less lonely in a house with a sibling for her.

We haven’t seen Tonks around cats, but she leaves her teeny Chihuahua, cat-sized foster sibling alone, so she may be okay with them. Around other dogs, Tonks is submissive but very playful. She respects other dogs’ space but is secretly hoping that someone will instigate a game of chase with her. Her favorite activity is cuddling up with and smushing herself against other dogs on a fluffy dog bed, and since she’s so easy to get along with, Tonks should be a great dog park dog.

Tonks is an active girl! She needs someone who will take her on long walks, play fetch with her, take her to the dog park, and give her some outside time to get her wiggles out every day. As long as she’s had exercise, she is able to manage her energy level inside. Unlike her Harry Potter namesake, Tonks is well-behaved, even as a youngster! She is respectful of boundaries and is great about staying off of furniture.

With humans, Tonks is a little shy. She likes to size people up for a minute or two to figure out if someone is a friend, but she can be won over with a treat pretty easily. Once she warms up, her tail gets to wagging quickly! Tonks absolutely loves pets and attention, and when she’s getting them, she grins from ear to ear and shows off her pearly whites. She would get attention all day if her human would let her, but she can be redirected to find something else to entertain her.

Sweet Tonks is ready to work some magic and find a family to complete! Could it be yours? Contact Athens Canine Rescue today!

Abby Jessen

Abby Jessen

Abby is the WGAU Program Director. She is a Roswell native and an alumna of the University of Georgia with Broadcast Journalism and Digital Marketing degrees.

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