Dog of the Day: Tessa

Tessa is a Labrador mix available for adoption from the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter. (Anna Scarlett | Collegian Media Group)

Tessa is 4-year-old Labrador mix. She was a stray and has been up for adoption since Oct. 15. Tessa is a very loving and sweet dog, but she is timid with people. She has to warm up to someone before she shows any kind of personality.

She would be perfect for someone who can be patient and spend plenty of time with her. She is timid but not aggressive. Since Tessa was a stray, she may have had a bad experience with a previous owner or she may have not spent a bunch of time around people.

She’s not very active but does like to run around from time to time. She’s very mellow and would love to just lounge around. She would be fine as an apartment dog, but she does need to be housebroken.

She would probably do well with kids, but her owner should be watchful at first. Her inexperience with children and her timidness means she might need some extra attention.

Tessa is a kind and loving dog who would love to be put in a loving home.

If you are interested in adopting Tessa or another dog or cat, head down to the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter.

Those who are interested in volunteering at the shelter can email for information. Volunteers must be 18 years old, have a valid Photo ID and must complete a two-part class.