Tebow (Protege #0200) is a 2 year old black-tri Australian Shepherd. He is a large boy at about 60 lbs, but he doesn’t let that stop him from snuggling when invited! Tebow was reliquished to Protege Canine Rescue by his owners, who were moving and could not take a dog with them. Tebow’s owners were very loving and gave Tebow a good life – which is what he is looking for in a new owner. Tebow is neutered and up to date on all shots.
Tebow is great both inside and outside the house as well as on car rides. He loves every dog he meets and is good with new people. Tebow is still learning not to jump up, but seems to learn fast and is only jumping now when he’s VERY excited after his foster mom comes home from a long day at work. Tebow would prefer to go to a home where there is another dog for him to play with, or a large area for him to run. He is a big dog with a lot of energy to burn, but he does know how to calm down and relax inside the house.
At first Tebow would jump on his foster mom’s furniture, but after only two reminders he has stayed off the couches and beds completely. He likes to sleep in the bedroom, on the floor beside the bed at night. Tebow sleeps through the night and doesn’t ever fuss. He is completely housebroken and paces at the door when he needs to go out.
Tebow loves to play with toys, other dogs and people. He is great at fetch and sometimes likes to tug. His previous owners generally left him outside in a fenced area during the day when they were at work – but as his foster mom quickly discovered, Tebow can jump a 4 ft chain link fence with no problem. Tebow however does not attempt to jump fences when his foster mom is outside with him taking care of the yard, picking up poop, reading or playing with him. His foster mom has also purchased a 50′ tie-out to put Tebow on for 20-30 minutes at a time so he can go outside without her and still play with his foster brothers and sisters in the yard without his foster mom worrying about him jumping ship! (A tie-out is NOT a long-term solution for Tebow.) Once he gets to know his foster mom better, she believes he probably wouldn’t stray far if he did jump. She saw him with his previous owners and they didn’t even keep him on a leash. Tebow stayed right with them and hung on their every word! He’s clearly a dog who likes to please his owner and is very trainable.
Tebow has not been in a crate/kennel often, but has done well transitioning to staying in one for short periods of time (2-5 hours) with his foster mom. The first morning Tebow was alone in his crate he barked quite a bit – but his foster mom has worked with him and the next two mornings Tebow did a great job and was very quiet. Tebow would be a GREAT dog for almost any owner, but he would prefer to go to a home with an active family that would take him to the park, dog
park, on bike rides or walks. Tebow knows “sit”, “down” and “come”.
Tebow is currently being fostered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. If you might be interested in learning more about him, please email Jayne at email@example.com. While we welcome your questions about this dog, all adopters are required to complete a Protege Adoption Application before being considered to adopt a Protege dog; our adoption fee is $200.