What a gorgeous girl Tikanni is! She is a 10 year old Shiloh Shepherd who weighs 92 pounds. Tikanni, also known as “Tika” has been living outdoors. As a senior dog, it’d be great to find a home where she is able to be indoors with her family whenever she wants to be. We find that dogs who have had to live outside have always adapted happily to living inside with people.

Tika has lived with other dogs but would prefer to be either an only dog or live with a male or very submissive female. This sweet girl is good with kids. Because she’s so large and still playful, one must remember she could accidentally hurt a small dog or small child just by landing on them. For everyone’s safety, it’s important to be mindful of those things when bringing a very large dog into their home. Tika has lived with cats but has chased them when they ran.

We are told Tika is crate trained and can manage quite a long time without needing a potty break. Tika will need time to acclimate to a new home and routine when being left alone. This is understandable! If Tika could choose, she’d pick a home with someone who will be home often. She needs a home with a large, fenced yard. She does well on leash and she can still do stairs. Because of her size one must keep in mind as she ages, stairs could become difficult.

Tika does have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. For this she requires a specific digestive enzyme added to her food and she will need regular check ups-at least every 6 months. In addition to this she has a condition called Pannus which affects her eyes. This will not affect her vision but it does require daily prescription eye drops and monitoring by a vet and perhaps an animal eye specialist. Limiting her exposure  to UV rays will also help. All of this means Ava’s adopter will need to be willing and able to afford and provide her vet care; she will not be a “cheap” dog. But the reward will be the love and devotion of a truly beautiful girl.

Tika is located in Lakewood, WA  ready to meet her adopter.

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective  adopters to do their own evaluation.