Senior dog named Tessa has plenty of spunk and love to give | Forgotten Friends

She may be older, but that has not slowed her down. She still gets the zoomies and has plenty of energy.

CONVERSE, Texas — Our “Forgotten Friends” series showcases a dog or cat each week that has spent a lengthy time at an area shelter, just waiting for someone to notice them and bring them home to love.

This week’s Forgotten Friend is a senior dog named Tessa that was brought back to the Converse Animal Shelter in 2020 because she was being picked on by another dog in the home. She had been adopted into that home in 2015 after being found as a stray.

The shelter staff says that Tessa’s birthday is on February 27, 2012, making her 12 years old now. But don’t let that age fool you because she still has plenty of spunk left in her.

“She is healthy and doesn’t have any medical issues,” said shelter staff. “She’s like Betty White in dog form.”

Tessa has had a Wisdom Panel done and the results say she is 73% American Pit Bull Terrier and 100% Good Dog.

She loves kid, and going for long walks, but hates cats. 

Shelter staff says that Tessa does not react to other dogs at the shelter, but as always, if you have another dog at home they’d like for you to do a meet and greet just to be sure they get along.

Tessa may be an older girl, but she still gets the zoomies and has plenty of energy. Everyone at the shelter loves her and she has yet to meet someone that she doesn’t love in return

“She would love nothing more than a home to spend her senior years spoiled like every dog deserves,” said shelter staff.

Tessa is also super smart. She knows how to sit, shake, lay down and place. She will also willingly roll over on command in order to get her tummy rubbed.

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Tessa is spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative, up to date on her vaccines, dewormed, and current on heartworm prevention.

Are you ready to make her doggie’s dreams come true? Because Tessa is a senior dog, her adoption fee has been discounted to only $50.

Visit the Converse Animal Shelter at 9634 Schaefer Road in Converse, 78109. You can also email them at Casipets@sbcglobal.net or visit their website at https://www.mynewbestfriend.org/.

They are open:

  • Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 2 to 4 p.m.  
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closed Sunday & Monday 

For whoever adopts Tessa, Lucy’s Doggy Daycare & Spa will be lending a paw by offering them a free “Glow Up” Day at the Spa, which includes a massage therapy bath and Pawdicure. One of Lucy’s most cherished core values is to continue Lucy’s legacy of giving back to pups in need, as Lucy herself was a rescue!

If you’d like to volunteer, just show up anytime. Adoptions are only handled during business hours.

Adoptions fees:

  • Dogs and cats over 6 months old: $150  
  • Puppies and kittens under 6 months of age: $200
  • Includes Microchip, Spay/Neuter, Vaccinations

CASI is open for business and have many wonderful animals available for adoption. They are a 501 c3 no-kill, non-profit, and rely on donations and adoptions. They are not run by the government and receive no funding from the city. They are a private shelter. 

Are you not ready to adopt a pet, but want to help take care of the animals at the shelter? Converse Animal Shelter has an Amazon Wish List you can visit and purchase from to be delivered right to their door. 

Follow them on Facebook Converse Animal Shelter – CASI and on Instagram to learn more.

Maybe Tessa is not the pet you are looking for, but you are ready to adopt. Visit their website to check out some of the other cats and dogs available.

Remember when you adopt a shelter pet, you save two lives… the one you bring home with you and the one that now will be saved because the shelter has more room.

If you know of a Forgotten Friend that has been overlooked and is still looking for a “furr-ever” home, contact Andrea at acarden@kens5.com.

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