Fatty Arbuckle, nicknamed "Tank," is a laid back neutered male Dalmatian that was found as a stray and taken to the local animal shelter. After he was finished his stray hold period, we took him into our rescue program. Tank was at the groomer's getting a much needed bath and nail trim when we arrived to pick him up. The shelter and the vet estimate Tank is around 5 years old, but it is hard to tell since he is 40 pounds overweight. His foster parent has begun working with Tank to shed some of those unwanted pounds with a weight loss diet and an exercise program. He just moved in with his foster family who live on a farmette out in the country, so he is getting a lot of walks. Tank also has a very active 10 year old boy who he pals around with, so we are hoping he will lose the weight quickly.

Tank is a very sweet dog who just wants love, attention and a nice soft place to lie his head. He gets along with other dogs and loves children. When his foster family first met him, he went right over to the ten year old boy and rolled on his back for a belly rub. He is house trained, knows sit and shake and does not jump. He loves belly rubs and will wag his tail like crazy while you rub his belly and he rewards you with a kiss. He will also try to get on your lap and lean into you for love and pats. We also think he must have been a family dog at some point because he is very comfortable in the house and will scratch at the door when he wants to come back in. Right now, we are treating his ears for ear infections and giving him joint supplements and fish oil pills for his coat. His coat has some missing patches of hair where it looks like he was shaved for some reason. We are looking forward to the day when his coat grows back and is healthy and shiny!!

Tank is on heartworm, flea and tick preventative, up to date on his shots including the Lyme vaccine, housebroken and walks very well on the leash. He is also microchipped. If you are interested in adopting Tank, please fill out an application. His new furever family will need to continue his weight loss program! Obesity in dogs can lead to the same health problems (diabetes, heart disease, joint/knee problems and arthritis) as it does in humans!

Tank is really a gentle giant. He would fit into any home that would just love him. Whatever his sad background, his new life is starting now. Could it be with you?

To see Tank with his young friend click here

To see Tank exploring click here


Email Jackie Threatte at ccdal@comcast.net for more information.

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