DISLIKES ~ Tia does not like to try new foods. Loud noises scare her and she does not like the cold, winter months!
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 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. Unfortunately, Tia and her mate, Juan, 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.