Meet Cleo and Tony
Cleo is a six year old mix, under 50 pounds, with fluffy white fur, brown patches, and Cleopatra eyes. Tony is a handome six year old mix, just over 70 pounds, with the same beautiful white fur and patches. This precious pair were roaming the busy streets of Memphis where they survived by taking care of each other and living in a burned out house. One lucky day, they decided that they were ready to be rescued and jumped into the rescue van! They were named Anthony and Cleopatra and were on their way to a new life.
When Cleo and Tony arrived to their foster home we didn’t know what to expect. We knew they were cautious so we let them have all the time they needed to learn trust.
Cleo and Tony thrive on having a routine! They understand their schedule and patiently wait for each new part of their day. Even in the morning they patienly wait in their crates for their foster mom to start the coffee, then take them outside. No fussing from these 2.
They are crate trained! They sleep peacefully in their crates and don’t make a peep all night. Outside of the crate they have never had an accident in the house. They like to explore and check out each room but they have not gotten into, or chewed, anything.
They do great on their own all day! They spend their day in a heated/air conditioned garage with a radio on and a pet door to a fenced play area. They occasionally bark out the window if the foster dad is outside working in another part of the yard but are otherwise quiet. They have not tried to climb the fence or dig under; however, they do enjoy digging an occasional hole so they can play in the dirt. They spend most of their day looking out the window and taking naps.
They love going for walks! After 5 weeks in foster care we were able to successfully leash both of them and begin going for walks. They quickly mastered leash walking and now enjoy long walks. They even stand patiently in the grass when cars pass and resume walking when it’s safe. We think these 2 would be great partners for walking on nature trails or going hiking.
They do great in the car! Tony and Cleo love going for car rides and behave very nicely. They are allowed to ride in the back and have not tried to climb up front. They jump in and out without help and do not have accidents in the car.
They are very calm and sweet! Tony and Cleo are so happy to be in a home with a routine. They are easy to be with and enjoy affection.
What they need help with:
They are still cautious and timid of some new people. They are not ready for strangers to crowd them or touch them. When in a crowded situation Tony especially shows signs that he is fearful and keeps his tail tucked. His foster mom stays by his side at the Vet and rubs his face and neck, talking to him during the visit with great success. However, when he is left alone at the vet for treatments he may need sedation. They both do very well in the waiting room and sit patiently by their foster mom or dad.
They are afraid of other dogs and remain on alert around them. They will both need patience, understanding, and slow introductions to other dogs. We are not sure if they will accept other dogs or remain cautious and stand-offish. Therefore, we recommend them as only pets.
They do well during bath time as long as they don’t hear the sound of water rushing out a spray nozzle. Their foster mom is able to bathe them outside with a water hose and no nozzle or using a bucket. They may not do well being left with a groomer just yet.
Even after almost 6 months in foster care, Tony will not take treats from anyones hand. Cleo will occasionally take a treat.
They will not eat Heartworm preventive tablets or any pills. Their foster mom has to crush the pills to a powder and add them to canned food. For Heartworm tablets that cannot be crushed, she cuts them into very tiny pieces and hides the pieces in canned food. Topical heartworm and flea preventive is recommended for these 2.
Tony and Cleo are amazing, sweet, loving dogs that are patiently waiting for a family to love. They will be a wonderful additonal to a calm home where they can continue learning trust and confidence.
Tony and Cleo both completed treatment for heartworms in August of 2021.
Interested in applying for this dog? Here is our application:
Name: Cleo and Tony
Breed: Terrier/Hound mix. Cleo appears to have some husky. Tony appears to have hound in him.
Sex: Female and Male
Age: 6 years old
Weight: Cleo is 44; Tony is 67
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Positive- completed treatment
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with dogs: Unknown at this time but we will be socializing them with other dogs as they recover from HW treatment and will provide updates.
Good with cats: No Foster has a cat, but they are way too interested to trust them with a cat.
Good with children: Cleo and Tony have not been around children yet. Due to their timid nature, they are not recommended around small children at this time. Tony tends to get a little mouthy when he is very happy and excited so we believe they would be best with older children.
Adoption Fee: $500.00
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.