Age: 3ish years, male
Weight: @intake into foster 22.5 kg, 16.7 kg when rescued in Feb 2017
Breed/Mix: sprint sled dog, lots of greyhound/pointer type characteristics
Sled dog name: unknown
Age at adoption: in foster at time of photo, has since been adopted!
Adopted from: in foster at time of photo, has since been adopted through Victoria Humane Society
Coat - single/double: single
Likes: running, playing with balls
Dislikes: being left alone, still highly fearful so tough to say
Sleeping locations: on dog bed or near my bed sometimes
Off-leash time: yes
Escaped or lost?: no
Siblings: possibly other Thunder Bay dogs, but can’t confirm
Medical conditions: no
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: no, has since been neutered
Known history: came into care in June 2017 via Thunder Bay Humane Society
Anything else you'd like to add: TJ is a super loving, snuggly dog who really wants to connect with and do what people want him to.
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed July 8, 2017
SESSION NOTE ~
That fluff on the top of his head, the floppy ears, the way his tongue sits perfectly over his lower canines. TJ was a funny duck to photograph. He's wearing his leash because he couldn't quite figure out what it was we were asking of him. I get it.
TJ was in foster at the time of his session. I was trying to get new-into-foster dogs into the sessions as soon as possible because once they got adopted, I knew it would be more difficult to get them back. Debbie, his foster mom - in fact all of the foster humans - were so helpful in allowing the dogs in their care to participate. Such a cool, supportive community.
TJ is a a survivor of the #thunderbay12.