Tyson’s tail is always wagging and his body is always wiggling! He’s a happy boy because there is so much fun to pack into each day. There are balls to catch, stuffed animals to squeak and people to snuggle.

This one-year-old, 50-pound German Shorthaired Pointer just wants to do it all, and the fact that he has only three legs does not slow him down one bit! 

Tyson underwent emergency amputation surgery to remove his hind leg after being hit by a car and suffering a severe, open fracture. Now, Tyson has healed from his surgery and he fills his days playing with toys, enjoying his human friends and taking cozy naps on his dog bed. This athletic boy is adjusting to life on three legs like a champ. After his surgery, he learned how to balance and move in a new way, and now it’s a new normal for him. 

Tyson is grateful for his second chance and now he’s ready to take the next step into a home of his own. Tyson will need to work with the trainer on a few things: resource guarding with his tennis balls and socializing with dogs that have different personalities and different energy level. He could also profit from exercises that would boost his confidence.

If you are the family who could dedicate time to Tyson’s training, he is a diamond in the rough who loves to run, play and explore. Apply now to be his forever home.

About Me
Gender Male
Estimated Age 1
Current Weight 50 lbs
Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? No
Good with kids? Yes (6 and up)
Status Available to foster
Other Notes Other dogs - best with a dog with similar activity level and proper introductions

Foster Information

This dog is in our foster program and is looking for a foster home that is seriously interested in adoption. You’ll have the support of our foster team while the dog’s medical and behavioral needs are addressed, and we pay those expenses. Best of all? You’re first in line to adopt this dog! Learn more about fostering


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