Available for Adoption!

Tess is a very sweet, brave and spunky gal. She is a miniature Schnauzer-terrier mix with a funny little underbite that absolutely puts on full display her comical, determined nature. She has adapted to her blindness and moves about indoors carefully. Once outdoors and free of obstacles, she enjoys a playful frolic in the yard. She will go round and round like a carousel pony. She has the cutest little trot and it becomes more adorable when she throws in her little springy-jumpy move. (See Tess video)

Tess isn’t afraid to let you know that she doesn’t like being away from her human. She will bark until she finds you and then greets you so happily with kisses and a waggly tail. Her favorite spots are next to her person on the sofa or snuggling in her cozy dog bed amongst soft blankets nearby. She is a pleasant mix of relaxed cuddling and moderate energy.

Although Tess is not needy, she feels more secure when her person is around. She would be a delightful companion for a retired couple or someone who works at home so that she wouldn’t be alone for long periods during the day. She also does well in a car, so would be happy to go along on your travels.
About me
Sex:  Female
Spayed/Neutered:  Yes 

Breed:  Schnauzer/Terrier
Mixed Breed:  Yes

Age:  Senior
Date of Birth:  unknown

Weight:  14.3 lbs.
Size when grown:  Small

House trained:  Yes
Good with other dogs:  Yes
Good with cats:  Yes
Good with children:  Yes
health information
Heartworm Test:  Negative
Vision:  Almost completely blind
Cause: Cataracts; hypermature cataracts and dry eye; will require eye drops
Notes:  No heart murmur detected, some arthritis typical for an older dog.
A mass was detected, and surgically removed. Biopsy showed it to be benign. Bloodwork showed very early signs of possible kidney issues, but no treatment required.
Currently fostered in Winslow, IL
Transportation is available.

Adopt Tess

This dog is looking for a forever home. If you think it could be yours, read more about adopting from BDRA before submitting your application.

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