TigerRescue Me ID: 19-06-19-00498

About Tiger

Adoption Fee: $250
Chihuahua mix
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Tiger is a little guy with a big personality. He was rescued from a crowded shelter, where he was facing euthanasia. Tiger is not very trusting of people and needs a patient owner to show him the meaning of kindness. He is working on social skills in his foster home. Tiger has made tremendous strides in his foster home! This boy came to us from a shelter and was VERY scared. Here is what his foster has to say about his transformation: 'Tiger was initially easily startled. He would quickly and softly nip if you approached him too fast. He shortly settled in to our home and routine. He is very comfortable and unafraid of his new surroundings and new people. He is very smart and seems to understand what he is expected to do. He is not bothered or afraid of other adults (no children in house). He had 1 or 2 accidents in the house at first but quickly learned the back door to go outside He also learned quickly to stay (will sit) when the front door is opened. He has no problem knowing which food bowl is his and respects other dogs bowl. Tiger gets along fine with my other male dog (who is blind). At night when I tell him 'night night time', he gets right on the couch with his blanket and is fine (no accidents) through the night. He loves to bark at the children swinging in other yard but will stop and come into house when I call him He listens very well!!!! He loves to be right beside someone and will give many kisses. He is as friendly towards men as well as women, and loves my son (27). I have left and gone to the store and he is fine, I tell him I will be right back and again he gets on the couch. As we all know, things aren't the way they were a month or so ago, so there has been no traffic in my house and I am not going to work so at this time I am not kenneling or leaving him for long periods. He is a great dog! He also has plenty of energy and loves to play catch.' Due to a very strong personality and a bite history, Tiger will only be available for adoption to someone who is an experienced dog owner that has dealt with dogs with a dominant nature. He will NOT be allowed into a home with children, grandchildren, or one that babysits children or has children frequently visit. The adopter must have a crate, Martingale collar and 6 foot leash. The adopter will be required to enroll in a 6 week obedience course at Canine Training Unlimited (included in the adoption fee). This training facility is located in Chesapeake, VA. The adopter must also be willing to do continued training beyond the 6 weeks if necessary. This is a good dog but thinks he should be allowed to be the boss and needs to have rules and boundaries set and enforced. He needs to learn that bad behavior and 'temper tantrums' need to stop. If you are not willing to do everything it takes to work with this dog and help it become a loving family member then this isn't the dog for you. He is doing well with the current foster but acts up when put into another home. He needs to be given time to decompress and get to know a new owner. If you are seriously interested in adoption and are willing to work for a lasting and rewarding friendship please contact us. If you don't have the time or dedication for this particular dog we do have plenty of others that are available for adoption.


Saver of Souls Pet Rescue
Virginia Beach (City)
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Please text 757-672-1314

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  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Very Dominant


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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