Breed: Airedale Terrier/Mix
Age: 2+ Years
Gender: Male
Weight: 60lbs.

He was picked up by a woman in SD who does just that. While in her care, he was neutered, then given to Jackie Heinert of Mission, SD. Thistle's front paw was broken at some time and never repaired. The vet in NE x-rayed and said it wasn't repairable, but to have someone else look at it. Thistle is very, very friendly, easy going and playful. He and the Boxer go a playful round or two out in the yard. He likes kids and we haven't decided about the cats. He does get excited around them, but that's a work in progress! He is crate trained, UTD on shots and is currently being housetrained. Jackie stated that he never ran, she didn't have him in a fenced yard and the highway borders her yard. He stayed by the house all the time. So, he is very loyal.

His training will start soon and will continue with whomever adopts him into their home.

UPDATE!  9/8/07
Is going to a surgeon for a second opinion on his paw. He loves to unroll toilet paper and tries to get to it first, and, he does sometimes! Thistle likes to look at himself in the mirror. He is very personable and would be easy to teach tricks. Cats are a different story. He should be in a home without them or with a family who will take the time to desensitize him to cats. He is very well crate trained and housetraining is coming along very well. He isn't destructive in the house. He loves to play with the other dogs or just relax with a human companion. Thistle walks well on the gentle leader.

UPDATE! 9/21/07
Thistle is posted now as Adopted!  (His new name is Tucker.) He is still a sweet heart and loves the TLC.  His new family will take him when we get his front leg amputated.  He will get to go to the doggie spa, on walks, and will have a big yard at his new home.  His new family knows about his cat fascination and will either desensitize him to cats or manage him, and are willing to do so.  He will also go to positive dog training.