From what I have been told Tippi had to be rescued. He can't bark like a normal dog. He was choked by some people and has lost his ability to do normal barks. He does do silent and sometimes sometimes real light barks. The people that I rescued Tippi from also kept Tippi in a very small dog carrier almost 24 hrs every day. He also is afraid of heavy storms. Tippi would love to have a forever home with an elderly person who could give him all the love and attention he deserves. Have any questions feel free to call or text me. If no answer please leave a message I will get back with you asap. Thank you.