Hi there, I'm Tonka
I am a spayed female, black and tan Australian Kelpie mix. I'm still a little shy/fearful and may seem a bit anxious when introduced to new places or people, but with a little patience, I warm up easily and have lots of love to give! I respond well to praise and treats. Once comfortable in my new surroundings, I sleep well through the night. I sit patiently by the door when it's time to be leashed for a walk and by my bowl at mealtime. I love attention, neck rubs and giving kisses. I'm smart, strong, agile & quick, so will need ample daily exercise and mental stimulation. I enjoy frequent walks and playtime with my toys- especially a tennis ball and floppy, stuffed animals that I can throw in the air and pounce on. But, I also enjoy just chillin' out with my person and napping between walks/playtime. I don't bark much (mostly whimper/whine), but will alert you if other dogs/animals and sometimes people are visible out the window. It appears I am housebroken! I would benefit from training to improve by socialization skills (due to fearfulness) and leash skills (mostly for pulling). A mature household is probably best for me.Please contact Tonka's foster mom, Terri, at 719-330-5454 (call or text) to inquire about Tonka or set up a visit. Please allow up to 24 hours for Terri to respond.
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