Tippy is a 12 year old rat terrier who came to Rover Rescue from a shelter in southern Indiana. Tippy is a sweet girl and an easy keeper. She loves to hang out in the backyard and go for walks. Tippy has some very manageable health issues. One is a condition called hypothyroidism. This causes her to gain wait easily. She is currently on thyroid medication and a special diet and has got from 29 lbs to 19 lbs since last summer. Tippy's prescription diet also helps to relieves the stress on the pancreas and she takes a liver supplement. Finally, Tippy appears to have a very, very mild trachea issue. This sometimes causes her to cough, especially if she pulls on her collar or gets too excited. This doesn't bother her at all, but she does need to go to a non-smoking home as second-hand smoke seems to make her coughing much worse. Our vet feels that all of these conditions are easily managed by medication, diet, and exercise and with good care, Tippy should live several more happy years. Last fall, Tippy had a dental and had 12 teeth pulled. No more stinky fish breath! You would never know Tippy had lost so many teeth, she still loves to eat!!
Tippy really is a nice little dog and would make a good companion for a low key owner looking for a companion. She is housetrained. Tippy sleeps in her crate at night and when I'm gone. She completely ignores the dogs and cats in the house. She is probably one of the easiest dogs I've cared for in my house over the last several years. Tippy loves squeaky toys! She is spayed, vaccinated, and heartworm negative. She is looking for a retirement home to spend her golden years. If you're interested in learning more about Tippy, please call her foster mom, Katie, at 630-947-2589. Her adoption fee is $100.