Tater Tot – Very Timid

Tater Tot – Very Timid

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Meet Tater Tot
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 2 Years (born Sep 2018)
Estimated Weight: 23 Pounds

NOTE: Very timid – needs an adopter who can work with a timid dog; no young children or high levels of activity; may need a second more confident dog in the home.

UPDATE – 20 FEBRUARY 2021: Good news! Tater Tot went off to a foster home today, so we are hoping he will be able to gain some confidence while adjusting to life as a house dog. He is very timid, so he will need some time to figure out that humans can be his friends.

UPDATE – 2 JANUARY 2021: Poor little Tater Tot is terrified of all the changes that are happening in his life. This young guy is very timid – worse than most of our timid dogs. He spends all his time hiding in the back of the kennel in his little dog house. He will go out into the play yard, but he keeps to himself and is hard to catch. Unlike some of our timid dogs, he has yet to feel comfortable enough to approach any humans, including our kennel manager. He doesn’t appear to be fear aggressive, but he is going to need a foster home or adopter who has experience working with very scared, timid dogs.

UPDATE – 29 DECEMBER 2020: Tater Tot is now fully vetted and available for fostering/adoption.

NEW – 15 DECEMBER 2020: Tater Tot is a 2-year-old male beagle. He’s very shy and has no confidence around humans, but we are working on that. He and 4 other dogs (Ginger, Gypsy, Runt, and Rotzy) were surrendered by their caring family and friends when their caregiver passed away. Tater Tot was intended to be a rabbit dog, so he has had no house training. He is very shy but does well with other dogs. He will be available soon.


Q:  Can you tell me more about a specific dog?  Is s/he good with kids / housetrained / good with cats/ etc?

A:  What we know is in the write up.  Our knowledge about any dog that is not in a foster homes is limited.  Once approved, our adoption coordinators will work with you to match you with the right dog.

Q:  Can I meet a specific dog?

A:  We’re sorry, but you must be an approved adopter to meet our dogs.  Pre-pandemic, dogs could be met at adoption days, but you still had to be approved to adopt from an adoption day.

Q:  How can I adopt a specific dog?

A:  You must submit an adoption application and be approved to adopt.  You can do that under Adopt – you can also learn about the adoption process there..  It will take about two weeks for an adoption coordinator to get in touch with you.  Please keep in mind that dogs that are available now may be adopted in the meantime.  But we are always getting new dogs.   You can see them on our website.

Q:  Can I add another dog to the list on my application?

A:  We don’t hold you to the dogs you listed on your application.  It gives us an idea of what you are looking for.  Plus it will let us know if someone is interested in one of our special needs / hard to place dogs.

Q:  I indicated that I was interested in a specific dog on my application, but I see that s/he has been adopted.  What happened?

A:  We do not hold dogs.  Applicants in the queue before you are being approved and may adopt the dog you are interested in before you are approved.  But we are always getting new dogs in and your adoption coordinator will help you find the perfect match.


  • Name:   Tater Tot
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Adult (2-5)
  • Size:   Medium
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