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Tail-waggers of the week: Moose & Turkey

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Moose & Turkey.


This is Moose, a seven-year-old Lab mix weighing approximately 65-70. Moose is a great guy, and his friends at Tucson Cold Wet Noses just can't understand why he has been at the Pima County Animal Center since May 12. He does great on a leash — walks like a champ! What Moose is wonderful at is his goofiness and his sweet natured attitude.  He has the most endearing eyes and can definitely show a grin when happy. He listens to commands, knows sit, no and loves to play with you. Moose is for sure an indoor dog as he has shown he is well mannered in the home and appears to be potty trained when shown where to go outside.

Moose was great with his female kennelmate and is sad since she was adopted, so a home with another large female would be great. He would also be totally fine as an alone dog with a human family (respectful kids age 11 and above would be perfect.) Moose does have an aversion to small animals, so he needs a home with no small animals.

Any imperfections Moose has medically will be taken care of by the great medical staff at PACC when adopted (he has a skin tag and a lump that will be removed prior to going home). Any annual exams and shots will be paid by Tucson Cold Wet Noses at their vets if needed. If you cannot adopt but would like to have TCWN pull him so that you can foster, please fill out an application.

Interested in meeting this handsome guy? Head out to PACC and ask to meet Moose, ID#A267903. Don't let him fool you, when being taken out of his kennel he acts like a tough guy barking at the other dogs in the kennels across from him, but once he is out of the shelter he is a marshmallow. Have a PACC staff member take him to Mikey's room so you can see the true Moose — or ask them to bring him to meet you for a walk around the lake. Take a chance ... Moose is a dream!


Turkey is a wonderful boy who is looking for a new foster home or an adopter.  He’s a 90 pound Mastiff mix, so on the big side, but generally he’s a gentle giant.  Currently, Turkey  is living with cats and seven other dogs of different sizes. But he lived with his former foster (who died recently) as the only dog in the house for a year and a half and did great.   He’s house trained, knows how to use a dog door, walks nicely on a leash and enjoys short walks.  Turkey also really likes to hang out with his people, his food and chewing on bones.  He’s around eight or nine, so he needs medicine for old dog aches and pains, and he’s also prone to ear infections from allergies, but on the whole he’s healthy and fit for his age.   The only thing we have to watch out for in his current foster home is his dislike of the one unneutered dog.   If it wasn't for that his foster would keep him, because he is just "wonderful!" 

Interested in meeting Turkey? Contact Tucson Cold Wet Noses today.

Disclosure: Maria Coxon-Smith serves on the Executive Board of Bridge Rescue for Dogs, Inc.

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