Tank has been with us for many months and his behavioral transformation has been astounding. You see Tank came to us after having lived his first 10 months on a chain. Local boys on bikes would tease him and throw rocks at him. He came to us very fearful, especially of men and boys.
When he first arrived, he would only allow certain people to come close but after only a few weeks, he had made friends with everyone who works and volunteers here. It was obvious from the beginning that he loves to play with other dogs and he became Mr. Social to people and dogs alike.
One volunteer in particular took a special interest in Tank and took him out into public several times a week to expose him to other people and situations. Tank was understandably nervous at first but he grew to love his outings and all his new experiences. We realized he had made a huge turnaround.
Why hasn't he been adopted you ask? Well, Tank has a big bark and like many dogs blessed with this attribute, he doesn't "show well". Many people associate a big voice with aggression. That's not the case with Tank but try explaining that to someone who has already made a judgement.
We would love to see Tank go into a home with someone who will take the time to continue exposing him to new adventures. Someone who has a yard and possibly another dog who needs a fun loving playmate and someone who will love this sweet, unappreciated and great looking dog. If you are that person, please come meet this good lookin boy!