Tarko is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix and has the energy to prove it! He came to us when his neglectful owner was pressured by dog-lovers and PETA to surrender him to a shelter. We estimate him to be 8 years old.
From his torn ear to his partially amputated tail, his body shows the rough life he has had. He doesn't let his past affect his love for people though! He loves belly rubs and is friends with anyone that will play fetch with him.
Tarko is an energetic, determined boy. He can get easily frustrated and becomes mouthy, especially towards hands. He needs consistent leadership and strict rules, and works well with praise or treats.
He came to us wild and with no manners. He is currently working on sitting nicely for attention instead of jumping up, basic obedience and house manners. He has made great progress and is thriving in his strict, but loving, foster home.
He gets along with other dogs but isn't playful with them. He was introduced to cats and showed little interest, so he may be able to live with them.
Tarko is looking for an experienced home without children. Everyone in the home needs to show leadership with him. He needs daily exercise for both his body and his brain. In the right home, Tarko will be an awesome dog!
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.
Added March 2021