Meet TESSIE, our adoptable Pet of the Week from It Takes a Village. TESSIE is a two-and-a-half-year-old Pit mix who weighs in around 45 pounds. TESSIE is a sweet girl with some big ol' ears, a beautiful brindle coat, and an affinity for belly rubs.

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TESSIE has been popular with ITV's Rent-a-Dog program. One recent renter had this to say about TESSIE, "Tessie was so well behaved! She was an excellent car rider!! She had some zoomies on the leash and would probably love the dog park or a fenced area to really let loose. She was on her best behavior sitting outside at the coffee shop though and was a super sweet girl to everyone who passed by."

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If you think you might be interested in adopting TESSIE, please go ahead and fill out an online adoption application. Once approved, you can set up a meet & greet to see if she's a good fit for your situation.

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All of the animals at ITV are examined by a veterinarian, given age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and FIV/FeLV-tested.

If our pet of the week isn’t the right fit for your home, please visit It Takes a Village to see the other rescues that need to get fostered and adopted. And don't forget about their RENT A DOG Program. A quick fill form and copy of your photo ID will allow you time out with one of ITV's vetted shelter dogs. These day dates are great for the rescues - it gets them some exercise and new information to help us get them adopted. It’s been a big hit- so don’t miss out!

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