About Tessa

Age: 8 years old

Energy level: Low

Medical history: Healthy. Spayed and up-to-date on shots. Senior chemistry and urinalysis completed. Tessa is showing signs of arthritis at times so we have placed her on a low dose of anti inflammatory. 

Ideal home: Someone willing to provide Tessa with a good quality food and a person who doesn't mind bathing her every week, if needed. 

CHR Policies: We do not adopt outside the DC Metro area or to homes with children under 11 years old. No exceptions. Visit our policies page for more information. 

Tessa came to CHR from a Maryland shelter. She came to CHR a wreck but has made a complete turnaround in her appearance and personality.  Tessa is SUPER sweet and loving. 

She wags her tail to greet everyone. Tessa LOVES food and will eat anything in front of her.  She’s on a dehydrated diet now that can be ordered online or purchased at most pet stores. 

Tessa came to CHR with allergies we are hoping she goes to a home without carpets.  You can see from the pictures that her coat is in great condition.  Tessa is housetrained but a short mid-day break would be beneficial to avoid accidents.  She’s great with other dogs and loves people. 

Right now, Tessa receives a weekly bath to prevent allergy outbreaks. She is easy to groom so bathing her won't be an issue. We’re hoping Tessa’s new owner has some experience with small breed dogs that need more frequent bathing.  Most dog owners wait two months to take their dog to get groomed.  Tessa is the type of dog that will need a bath every 1-2 weeks so keep that in mind. We will provide you information on the best shampoo options. 

Caring Hearts Rescue
P.O. Box 6592
Springfield, VA.  22150
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