BIO ~ Juan is a neutered male New Guinea singing dog. We rescued him in the summer of 2015 when he was 8 years old.
LIKES ~ Juan likes slow-paced walks on warm days and enrichment bones. He also likes spending time inside their house when Tia will let him in.
DISLIKES ~ Since he and Tia are used to much hotter climates, Juan does not like the cold weather. They have a big, cozy house to keep them warm at night. Juan doesn’t like when Tia
Juan and his mate Tia were held for over 6 years by a breeder in Tijuana, Mexico. Those who saw where they lived said there was nothing natural for them to enjoy, not even a tree. The sweet couple was getting older and no longer able to breed, so they were going to be destroyed. A rescue team quickly came together to save their lives.
Many caring folks from different groups between OR, CA and NM all worked together to get this precious pair to Wild Spirit. We howl our thanks to Fran, Kathleen, Laura, Joan, and the New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society and everyone else who didn’t look away and worked hard to save Tia and Juan. They first went to a private foster home for two months where they got their first taste of real meat. They have settled in nicely at WSWS and are living the pampered lives they deserve.
New Guinea Singing Dogs are currently among the rarest wild canines. There are reputable conservation organizations, like The New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society, but now breeders have begun selling the small dogs for pets. Despite their size and how cute they are, these animals are not domesticated and cannot enjoy life as a pet. Lift your voice with ours that Wild Animals Are Not Pets! No living being wants to be caged and have their babies stolen and sold. If we all work together and never give up, we can make sure the wild stays wild.