Tally

Posted: January 21, 2019 by Sheila Callaghan

Tally came to us from South Korea in November, 2018. The only information we had was that her owner had surrendered her to the shelter. Weighing only 13 pounds, this poor, sweet girl was just skin and bones. Tally is a four year old (estimated) long-legged Wire and looks so much better now that she has gained two and a half pounds. She has beautiful markings and is looking, and feeling so, so much better. Tally has the cutest bounce to her step and the cutest play bow pounce when she plays with you and her toys. She prances and sometimes leaps around like a terrier version of Bambi. She is getting fuzzier too, and, with her round button eyes she reminds us of a teddy bear! Right now, though, Tally’s favorite pastime (understandably) is FOOD! When she hears the rustling of a bag, she starts to leap straight up in the air and does not stop bouncing until she gets her treat or her meal.

Tally often acts like a typical, playful Wire Fox Terrier. And, she is a good cuddler. But there are times that she is fearful and retreats to a corner in the room. She is getting acclimated to being on leash but is frightened by street noises. She has not made much progress with housebreaking yet. As with our other dogs from Korea, Tally needs to be the only dog in the family – both for the attention that she craves and probably did not receive, and also because she has shown some aggression toward other dogs. Tally did well at the vet recently and did not protest her nail trim. Tally is a quiet girl. She has been de-barked – we hope humanely. While she loves attention, she can wait patiently for it without a fuss. She has been good in accepting her crate time and ridden well in one in the car. Tally still needs to be spayed and, while she is spayed, she will have teeth cleaning done though she has minimal tartar on her teeth. so she is not quite ready for adoption. We are happy to accept applications, however, if you live in the Southern California area. You can keep up with Tally’s progress on our Facebook page.

8 Comments

  • Judy Jensen February 8, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I had a terrier that looked just like Tally. I have my grandchildren 5 and 7 living with us and a fun calico cat. My dog was super with my kids and great with our cats. He loved to dig to China but loved to play. I still have his professional clippers that I used to keep him groomed. Are we a match?

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    • Sheila Callaghan March 2, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you for your interest in Tally. If you are in the Southern California area, please contact our volunteer, Nancy Smith at desnbs@verizon.net for an application.

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  • Talisa Waite February 14, 2019 at 4:55 am

    I would like to know how old Tally is we are looking to add another member to our family.

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    • Sheila Callaghan March 2, 2019 at 8:04 pm

      Tally is four.

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  • Kenneth D Cross February 15, 2019 at 1:16 am

    We”ve been trying to find another Wirefox Terrier to adopt here in Colorado but are not having any luck. This little girl reminds us of our boy Rascal who is now running around in heaven’s dog park. She would be perfect for us but the distance stands in the way. Would you have any suggestions?

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    • Sheila Callaghan March 2, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you for your interest in adopting.Have you applied with American Fox Terrier Rescue? They have volunteers in CO and it would be good to have an application on file with them. http://www.foxterrierrescue.org

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  • RONALD D BIGLIN March 20, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    We have rescued from ATRA twice in the past but it has been some time. We lost our Airedale in January on 2018 and it’s been pretty tough. She was the most amazing dog and we know it will be difficult to find another addition to our family. We are in Southern California and were wondering if it is still possible to visit the rescue and interact with these three dogs. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Ron

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    • Sheila Callaghan March 21, 2019 at 11:14 pm

      Ron,
      We will be in touch again after you return from your trip.

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