Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Tulip the Hound

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. This week’s adoptable pooch is scooped up and served to you by Dog Days in St Paul and Metro Dogs in the North Loop. See why they’re so grrreat at the end of this story.

Name: Tulip

Stats: 7-year-old, 61-lb hound mix

Location: Twin Cities

Rescue: Safe Hands Animal Rescue


SWD: Just look at that sweet pup! Tell us about Tulip.

SHAR: Tulip is a sweet, loyal, silly girl with lots of personality. She enjoys frolicking with her three fur-siblings and loves to cuddle up with her humans. Plus she’s got a HUGE smile that shows up anytime she’s getting pats. Her foster family just adores her, and hopes she’ll find a forever family to snuggle up with on the daily. Did we mention she loves to cuddle?

She’s got those puppy dog eyes down pat!

SWD: She sounds like such a peach. What’s her special need?

SHAR: Tulip has a depressed immune system which causes her to get sick very easily. Because of this, her exposure to other dogs should be limited (though she’d love a fur-sibling or two!). She also has autoimmune issues that can cause itchy skin and lead to intense scratching, but she’s on two meds to help with that.

SWD: It sounds like Tulip just needs some TLC and a willing snuggle buddy!

SHAR: That’s right. In fact, her favorite place to be is cuddled up in your lap. But she’s also got a spunky, playful side! Her foster fam occasionally welcomes litters of foster puppies and Tulip just loves to chase them around, watch over them, and teach them how to play.

SWD: Oh fur cute! So what would make the perfect home for Tulip?

SHAR: This sweet gal’s forever home should include an experienced dog owner, but no children unless they’re older (the young ones are just a bit too fast and loud for her taste). She would be just fine with cats and would love another dog to play with. Ideally she would find someone who isn’t afraid of her special needs and loves to cuddle as much as she does.

If you’re interested in giving this cuddle bug the forever home she deserves, head to her adoption page.

Want to see YOUR foster dog featured on our site? Right this way!

This dog’s story was made possible by some of the pup-lovingest daycares in the Twin Cities: Dog Days in St Paul and Metro Dogs in the North Loop. As one happy customer recently put it, “I can’t say enough positive things about this company. They are extremely accommodating and patient, and my dog is always so excited to see them! When I needed to board my puppy, they made sure he was properly acclimated and comfortable (not to mention comforting to me as well!). 10/10 recommend.” For dog’s sake, give ’em a call today!

Next up: Share all of your pup’s adventures with #SidewalkDog for the chance to be featured. Then head to our Dog-Friendly Twin Cities online community for super local, pooch-centric chat with the some of the best people we know dog people.

And since you clearly love being out and about with your doggo, you NEED our Dog-Friendly Passes! These puppies score ya FREE beer or wine on local patios and inside taprooms. Get your paws on ‘em today. (They make grrr-eat gifts, too!)

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