Meet Tigger, our new family member. He is a 3-year old Boxer/AmStaff mix. He was rescued from a shelter by his foster family and lived with them for over two years. They were very particular about who they would adopt him out to, which worked out well for us as well as Tigger. Two days before Christmas 2013, we had lost our beloved Snickers after nearly 14 years. It was strange how eerily quiet the house got. After about a month, we began looking and found Tigger. His foster mom brought him to the house and he took to us immediately. She knew that he had found his forever home and that their 2-year persistence paid off. For anyone who has never gone through the adoption process, it is a 2-way interview - the dog interviews the prospective owners as much as they interview the dog. You just know when you have found the right match.
He has many of the traits of Snickers as well as those of a black lab we had several years ago named Midnight. He has a friendly and playful disposition, but is not overly hyper. He doesn't harass you at the dinner table (we can thank his foster family for training him not to do that). We have had a few thunderstorms since adopting him and he has shown no sign of anxiety towards that which is a good thing considering the number of thunderstorms DFW gets each year. He loves people and gets along well with other dogs. Loves going for car rides and walks well on a leash. His biggest vice is that he has trouble controlling his "licker" .