Todd – Special Needs


born ~July 2010

30 lbs.

crate trained!!!


“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, when doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.”  – Milan Kundera

Welcome Todd! This sweet old man is living the good life at 10 years old and just under 30 pounds. Todd has been around a while, so he knows the ropes. He is a very relaxed guy with plenty of affection to give. 

Todd is housebroken and crate trained! He will gladly signal when he is ready to go outside by sitting and staring at his person until he is acknowledged. Not to worry if you don’t notice right away, though – if too much time goes by, he will whine to let you know he really wants to go outside now please. Although Todd is trained to hang out in his crate, he prefers to stay out and has been well-behaved in his foster home when he does. 

Todd is all about his dog friends! He thinks dogs are super neat and tries to play with everyone right away. He’s recently met cats and did so well with them! Todd has been in a home with school-aged children and treated them just the same as adults. He understands kids are a great place to snag more pets and cuddles! When they get too loud or rambunctious for his taste, he simply goes to a quieter spot. Todd is a laid back dude, but he sure does love his people-time. If it is time for affection, he will talk at you to let you know.

Speaking of laid back, Todd would really love a calm, quiet home. He is an older dog with arthritis, and our vet identified an old back injury which has led to intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD), a painful condition that makes it difficult to move. Todd’s IVDD is being managed with medication and he is responding very well. When he’s not sleeping, he’s frolicking! Unfortunately, he responded so well to the IVDD treatment that he became too active and hurt his back again, so he will need to work on learning his new physical restrictions. It’s best not to take this fellow to the dog park, as he could re-injure his back if another pup jumped on him. Only short walks are recommended, supplemented by ample lounging and loving time.

Todd is a super chill bud looking for his newest bestest friends. (All friends are the bestest friends). He is a happy, loyal boy who promises to love you, talk at you, snuggle you, and be SO good, even when you aren’t watching. If that sounds like a good deal to you, contact us today!

Athens Canine Rescue
P.O. Box 7064
Athens, GA 30604