Adoptable Dog of the Week – Tessa

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Sweet, goofy, and loving, this cutie pie will win you over in an instant! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Tessa, a little over 3.5 years old Labrador Retriever mix from Columbia, South Carolina. She is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on her vaccinations. Healthy and friendly, she’s ready to go to her new home! Tessa would do best in a home where there are no young children, so adult-only families or families with older, dog-savvy kids. She gets along with other dogs, but she’d have to meet them first to make sure. She hasn’t been tested around felines, so there’s no saying how she’d get along with a kitty in the house.

Tessa is more than ready to become someone’s best friend for life – she is kind, loving, and has a lot to offer to her people. She’ll enjoy playing, napping, getting cuddles, and going on walks: as long as you’re there with her, she’ll love it. Tessa would benefit from being adopted by someone experienced with dogs as she’s still working on her training. She needs structure and proper socialization, so she would know what rules she is supposed to follow – she’ll gladly do it, she just needs a bit of guidance.

While Tessa does get along with other dogs, she can be picky about her canine friends, so friendliness is not a given with her. If you already have a dog in the family, it would be best if the two of them meet prior to making any decisions, just to see if their personalities match and if they would hit it off. Tessa hasn’t had a chance to hang with kitties in the shelter, so there’s no way to know how she’d get along with a cat before meeting one. Her new home should be adult-only or with older children that know their way with dogs, as she doesn’t do best with small kids. 

If you are interested in Tessa, contact Pawmetto Lifeline to learn more about her and the adoption process.