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TYRUS

TYRUS
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Black w/Rust
Age: 3 yrs. 9 mos.
WT: 78 lbs.
Ears: Natural
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs if not behind a fence.
Seems to ignore the cat.  Will sniff, poke and then walk away.  
Not good with young children.

One of the problems with abuse in humans is that the abused one sometimes models the behavior of the abuser.  You'll see what I mean as you keep reading.

Our boy Tyrus, previously adopted out to a loving home, has come back to us after three years from a home where his humans have a heart for both dogs and children.

Being only nine months old when they adopted him, he was a happy boy with them for most of the time, learning how to be a responsible member of the family as he matured into adulthood. But they began fostering a succession of children, and along with that came some problems that over time resulted in the dog becoming stressed from not knowing who was going to do what to him next.

Mind you, he wasn't looking for any trouble, and the foster kids aren't really to be blamed either. Knowing how to behave with a dog was not something they had been taught. Treating an animal with consistent kindness and predictability were not part of their background. So they tended to act out, and the dog was the recipient of their unpredictable behavior.

The parents tried their best to make it all work, to teach the foster kids how to treat an animal while soothing and comforting the dog along the way. And maybe it would have worked out eventually, but more recently two foster boys with especially challenging backgrounds and behavior came to the house, and they proved to be too much for the dog and the humans both.

It soon became apparent that these boys needed a more specialized environment, and the foster parents worked with the system in an attempt to get them the additional placement and help they needed somewhere other than in a regular home with regular pets.

But before that could happen, Tyrus suffered. The foster boys terrorized him to the extent that he was becoming very stressed and anxious, and while the family had no quick solution for the foster boys, they knew they could relieve the dog's circumstances, so they did the responsible thing and reached out to us, explaining the need for Tyrus to be delivered from the unpredictable, out-of-control behavior of the boys. We took him back directly, and he is just flourishing in the stress-free, predictable, stable environment at Elijah's House.

We tip our hats to the good folks who were trying to rescue dog and human alike, and we pray the best for those boys as they face what is likely a long road to normalcy, due to their past treatment and experiences. It's an ugly world in a lot of ways, so all of us with a heart try our collective best to make it as good as possible.

And that's where DRT and our adopters come in. We take dogs from all sorts of circumstances and provide them with what they need on their way to permanent, loving homes. And when on the rare occasion a dog has to come back to us for one reason or another, we happily and readily receive it and give it a fresh start once more. To us, they're always our dogs, and we haven't abandoned one yet, after all these years. We love them beyond words, and we'll always do what we can to see them safely and happily along.

Tyrus is now nearly four years old, and he's a handsome, playful, happy fellow who is flourishing in the stress-free environment here at Elijah's House. It's good to see him relaxed and happy. Just look at his pictures, and you can see how well he is doing.

Volunteer comments:
    “Tyrus is beautiful!  He will come and sit when asked and loves to get a rewarding pat!  Walked well on leash for me and seemed well mannered!”    

    “Tyrus is a dog full of surprises.  When you hang out with these Dobies you begin to predict their behavior.  I expected Tyrus to be bad on a leash and he was great.  I expected Tyrus to fail the cat test and he did just fine around the cat.  I expected Tyrus to fail the walking "experiment" with another Dobie and he did great.  Tyrus is a little on the shy side and needs someone willing to make the effort to earn his trust.  He is a VERY handsome boy and full of love.  I fully expect, and look forward to, Tyrus coming out of his shell as he begins to trust his new caregivers.  You’ll be amazed at all the personality bottled up in that handsome fella just waiting to spoil someone!”


This dear Doberboy, through no fault of his own, needs a new home – one what is stress-free, predictable, and loving.  If you think your home may be a match, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come spend some gentle, playful time with him.

I'll add this as a final thought. My current Doberboy was previously mistreated and ultimately abandoned. When I brought him home, it took him six months to stop trying to be invisible, six months to utter his first sound. It took more than a year for him to make eye contact. It's only been in the past few months that he has smiled and shown joy consistently. Even still, he jumps at the slightest unfamiliar sound and cannot pass an unfamiliar item in a room or on a counter.

There's no telling what had been done to him before, but clearly he had been abused in some way. He's as gentle and obedient as any I've ever had – there's not a hint of meanness or aggression in him (I actually still need to teach him to bark when someone comes to the door!), but his psyche carries the scars from his previous environment, albeit greatly diminished.

Tyrus seems to me to be of the type who won't show on a day-to-day basis that he ever was stressed or mistreated. But a happy, supportive, predictable home is what is needed to keep him at ease and give him the good life he so richly deserves.

Maybe yours will be the one.

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