Friday, November 12, 2010

Tippy- ADOPTED!!! UPDATED 7/9/2011

Tippy is still doing FABULOUS in her forever home!! Some pictures of her during a dog park romp with tootsie & benjamin!

Running with Tootsie
Pretty Lady!

Taking a break!

The new & improved Tippy Howarth!!

Update 12/19/2010
Our wonderful Tippy finally gets to feel what a forever home is! After meeting the Howarth family, she couldn't wait to get adopted today. She loved her new brothers and sisters, Shaina, Torey & Cameron and was so excited everyone would be home from college over the Christmas break! Her new mom & dad are all ready to spoil this little princess with lots of love and attention! She is already all decked out in pink- like the girly girl she is. She even has a new name tag in the shape of a heart that reads "Tippy Howarth".She can not wait to wake up Christmas morning with her new family! I will post pictures of her in her new family as soon as we get them!

Tippy is a great example of why it is important to foster scared shelter dogs. We created a platform of confidence for Tippy to launch off of. She came in scared of everything and left to go to her forever home today with a confident smile. She was able to open up and trust people and herself in her foster home!This holiday season is about giving and giving back. These animals CANNOT do it without our help. Please consider fostering this holiday season and making a difference in the life of a wonderful companion animal. If you have questions on what it is like to foster- please call me. I would love to show you how rewarding it can be!

Tippy & me

Tippy Update 12/15/2010
Tippy has been with us for almost 5 weeks! Wow has she blossomed into a wonderful, much more confident dog. She has learned to accept dogs and people and to trust them! She has become much more active and settled. She loves her squeaky toys and playing catch. She fetches well and will kindly place her toy in front of you to throw for her...again....and again. Her separation anxiety has diminished signifigantly due to her confidence versus fearfulness. She absolutely loves care rides too! She sits nicely in the front or back seat on her blanket and does not bark or scream at anyone anymore! Still no cats :( We have tried pretty hard, but her drive to chase is pretty instilled! BUT, guess what? Her fear of bigger dogs? GONE!!! Yup.. Tips loves Mr. Quincy so much! They snuggle all the time.... Look below:

Tippy Update: 11/30/2010
Meet Tippy. Tippy is an adult Chihuahua who showed at the Delaware County SPCA as a stray dog. She came in scared, vocal & skittish. She was very scared of the shelter and was placed with us in foster care. After having Tippy for 3 weeks, we have been able to help her feel settled and at ease. She is still nervous and scared, but has begun to trust people again. She warms up nicely to other dogs and loves playing with squeaker toys. More then anything, she is a snuggle bug. She loves to curl up underneath a blanket and give and receive lots of loving! Tippy is a very special girl who is looking for a very special home. She does not do the best with children or with cats, therefore an adult only quiet home would be best for her. She will warm up quickly to other dogs and would love another small dog companion.

So- where to start with Miss Tipilicious!

Her story: Delaware County SPCA found Tippy wandering the streets of Media as a stray. She was scared our of her BAJezus. They brought this darling lady into the shelter- where she was even more petrified. She was part of a home at one time and now she was in a cold cage with lots of barking dogs! Tippy needed to get out and find a place to crash while she waits for the perfect family to adopt her! Voila! Bross family steps in!

We offered to take Tippy and DO WHATEVER it takes to help her trust people and trust herself again. If her shadow came to close- she would scream. And when I say scream- I mean scream. She does not have your typical bark. It is very loud, screetchy and SCARY! How sad is that?

So we learned as her foster parents and our foster crew- to be more quiet around Tippy. To let her warm up
to us at her own comfort level. We wanted to give this lady love and time to adopt to the family.

Two days in she has been able to blossom! She is petrified of  the crate and needs reassurance with stairs. She loves to snuggle with anyone, including another pup! Tootsie, my female chi has become very motherly towards her. Letting her know things are going to be okay now!

With time and patience, Tippy will become the woman she once was! More to come on this fabulous chihuahua! We are TEAM TIPPY the whole way through!

Tippys Petfinder Link:Petfinder Tippy


  1. What a great story;0)

  2. Awww! She's adorable. Mark, Beatrix, Josie, and I wish her all of the bravest wishes in the world! Maybe her and Josie can work on the stairs together! Kisses to you all!

  3. She is a beauty and so lucky to have found your family as she blossoms again.

  4. Thanks all :) We love her like one of our own. That is key to fostering :)