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Tankita is Working Hard to Find a Home

Pet of the Week for April 20, 2024

Sometimes wrinkly dogs have names like Crumple, yellow dogs get names like Sunflower, and spotted dogs end up being called Spot. This week’s Pet of the Week is also named for a physical feature: her size and breadth.

Alameda Post - a graphic of Tankita the adoptable dog wearing a hard hat and standing in a construction zone
Illustration by Amanda Laird. Photo FAAS.

We’d like to introduce you to a dog the FAAS staff was lovingly calling Tank for a while. She’s “only” 85 pounds, but the way she’s built makes her look a bit tank-ish. But that name didn’t really fit such a sweet, friendly dog—especially a female. So a little diminutive ending was added to her name and it suits her much better. Now she’s Tankita.

When Tankita arrived at FAAS, she was petrified. She didn’t even seem to be familiar with a leash, but she quickly became a staff favorite for the way she sweetly tolerated vaccinations despite her fear.

The burly girl is becoming more relaxed and confident, and FAAS staff are seeing her true colors more and more. She has a silly, goofy, playful side that’s super endearing.

Alameda Post - Tankita in the grass and outside
Photos FAAS.

Tankita needs a patient, quiet household where she can continue to build her confidence and shine. Older kids are OK.

If you’d like to meet this sweet and gentle big girl, stop by the FAAS main shelter at 1590 Fortmann Way, any day but Monday, from noon to 4 p.m. Learn more about Tankita on her FAAS website page.

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