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A Puppy Chewed Alarm Wires during her last night at an animal center in Superior, MN, eventually calling the police not once, but twice! Her new owner, who is a deputy sheriff, found that particular event funny, but still insisted on keeping the 3-month-old little puppy named Tennille despite the trouble she caused. Want to read more? Here’s some of the action from an article by Duluth News Online, about when a Puppy Chewed Alarm Wires.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Borchert collared a juvenile delinquent on Wednesday.
Then he brought the offender home, with a bag of kibble.
Borchert is the new owner of a 3-month-old puppy named Tennille — soon to be renamed, probably Dakota — who had quite an eventful final night at the Animal Allies Humane Society shelter in Superior. The blue heeler-German wirehaired pointer mix chewed through the wires of the shelter’s alarm system, prompting two police calls.
“Last night Tennille was looking a little timid in her kennel back with the other dogs, so we thought it would be nice and fun for her to come back and be behind the desk, in the office area,” said Anna Sjodin, lead adoption counselor at the shelter formerly run by Animal Rescue Federation.
“She was a lot more social and outgoing back there than she was in the kennel, so then when we went home at night we left her back there … and set the security system, and overnight she chewed the wires to the alarm. So the cops came last night, and then this morning when we found out our phone didn’t work either, we put the wiring back together and then the alarm went off again, and so the cops came back again.”
The calls came in at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday and 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, according to Superior Police Capt. Matt Markon.
Five hours after that second call, Tennille was meeting her new owner — Borchert, who drove down from Ely with no idea that the puppy he had spotted online the day before had caused so much commotion.
“The fact that she got the cops called on her a couple times before I picked her up was pretty funny,” said the deputy sheriff, who wasn’t too worried about the dog’s mischievous streak. “She’s a puppy yet, I’m sure it’ll leave. She just didn’t like being left alone.
“I do grouse hunting and have a family, so (she’ll) be a good family dog; I’ll train her for some hunting.”
Tennille arrived in Duluth last week from a shelter in Iowa with her brother — yes, he’s named Captain — as part of a program called Rescue Waggin’.
“Rescue Waggin’ takes dogs who are in shelters that have high euthanasia rates, and they take them to shelters like ours that don’t euthanize, and we get them adopted,” Sjodin said.
Tennille was transferred to the Superior shelter on Sunday, was adopted Wednesday and is now settling in at her new home in Ely.
What a cute little puppy! Let’s just hope her new owner doesn’t have that much trouble with her behavior. It just goes to show the natural curiosity of young dogs, much like when we were kids and caused all sorts of trouble that displeased the elders. But when you stop and think about it, there might be nothing else as extraordinarily funny as when a Puppy Chewed Alarm Wires.