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Tazzy has until the end of February to find a home

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Unless Tazzy finds a home before February 28, 2014, his short life will be over.

This is a dog who hasn't had it easy. Tazzy was dumped at Meriden Animal Control in June of 2013 with chemical burns on his back which were so severe that his bones were visible. Prior to that, he had spent more than a year being neglected and living in a basement.

Still homeless in January of 2014, Tazzy was transferred to the Connecticut Humane Society in Newington with the hope that his forever family would find him there. That was not to be.

While Tazzy is very much a people dog who charms everyone he meets, he is not tolerant of other animals. He is afraid, and his behavior sets off a chain reaction with others of his kind. While at the Connecticut Humane Society, Tazzy bit another dog and has been returned to Meriden Animal Control.

Tazzy was evaluated by the professionals at John Gagnon's Pet Resort, and it was determined that no amount of training will help him recover from his behavior. That means that Tazzy must be the only dog in a home where he is understood by a family who will not try to push his limits by subjecting him to any other animals.

Around humans, the very species that failed him early in his life, Tazzy is the ideal dog. MAC says Tazzy is "mellow, mild mannered, obedient, affectionate, super smart, knows all his commands, is house/crate trained, and great in the car."

Unfortunately, after such an extended period of time living in a kennel, Tazzy, like many dogs, is not doing well in the shelter environment. He has become increasingly restless and self destructive. Without a special family, this special dog can not hold on much longer. It wouldn't be fair to impose that on him.

If you are interested in finding out more about Tazzy, please do not delay. Email paw364@yahoo.com. Tazzy only has a matter of days left to find out what a real home would be like and how wonderful the rest of his life could really be.

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