Hi! My name is

Tango

I have an Adoption Application Pending!

AARCS ID
A44450519

SEX
Male

BREED
Terrier/Mix

SIZE
Large

Date of Birth
August 4, 2019

Located In
Calgary

About Tango

“Tango here! Let me tell you a bit about myself! I’m going to be upfront with you. My previous owner surrendered me to AARCS in hopes I could have a better life. I know I’m a very special boy and won’t settle for anything less than going to my perfect, forever home.

My foster parents describe me as “a gentle giant who thinks he’s a small lap dog”. I love being around people and getting loads of attention, hugs, and belly rubs.  Soooo if you like your personal space…sorry, not sorry! With that said, I’m quite content being left alone outside on the porch enjoying a nice summer breeze. My coat is quite thick and I tend to overheat, so I like having a large bowl of water nearby at all times. I also need to be brushed once or twice a week because my fur tends to get tangled and matted.

I’m a very smart pup and a quick learner. When I first came into foster care, I exhibited some defensiveness over food and water when the other dog is around. While my foster parents have largely trained that behavior out of me, they still keep a close eye on me when it comes time to eating and making sure I have my own safe space to eat away from the other pets. I’m fully potty trained to do my business in the backyard and I have never had an indoor accident in foster care. I’ve also learned a few tricks such as paw, sit, and down. At night, I sleep with my foster parents in their room because I don’t like being left alone in a crate.

I’m actively working on my leash training and even though I’ve made good progress, there is still much for me to learn and improve on. My ideal adoptive family would be patient because I tend to get frightened by cars, bikes, and other dogs. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the company of other canines – I’m absolutely best friends with the other large dog in my foster home. However, I’m just a bit apprehensive when making new friends while on the leash.

Because I only use the bathroom in the yard right now, a home with a yard is required, and older kids would be better as they are able to understand and be patient with my needs. With your calm and patient guidance, and another confident dog in the home who can show me the ropes, I can grow into the perfect dog!

What do you say? Will you be my forever family?” – xo, Tango

Good with Cats?

Not tested with Cats

Good with Dogs?

Nervous around other dogs, requires slow introductions to confident and calmer dogs

Good with Kids?

Kids 10+ Only

Do I Need Special Care?

Yes, Behavioral Special Needs - Tango needs to build up his confidence slowly with the right kind of patient home. He can be nervous and fearful of new environments and new things, and requires ongoing work with leash training.

Adoption Application