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At A Glance
Here's hoping Chip you find your forever home in 2015! Linda L
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|8/10/2014||Physical Only||Age 10+||Required||Yes|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Chip is a member of the My Three Sons crew. Chip, his brothers Mike 14-247 and Robbie 14-248, and a bag of dog food were found dumped in a rural road ditch. The local Humane Society was called. With some effort, the Humane Society was able to capture these boys and bring them to safety.
It was soon apparent that these boys had very little human contact in their short lives. The boys were very nice, but extremely shy and timid. The Humane Society thought the boys would do better in a foster home setting so asked for RAGOM's help.
We are so glad they asked for our help! Chip arrived at our house one scared little boy. His tail was glued to his belly, the slightest noise sent him scurrying for cover, and he would eat by grabbing a mouthful of food when no one was looking. The good news is we can see him gaining confidence every day. By the third day with us he was enjoying leashed walks with his tail up, normal household noises of doors slamming and chairs moving no longer bothered him, and he now eats his meals in the same room as resident Josie with foster mom supervising.
Chip had his RAGOM wellness exam and passed with flying colors. The poor guy was so nervous when he got to the vet clinic he shook himself right off the clinic scale! However, by the end of the visit he happily sat on the exam table and even ate the treat he was offered. He is the perfect weight at 33#. The entire staff thought he was very brave and handsome.
The Humane Society believes the boys are a Brittany/Golden cross. Chip's vet said she wouldn't be surprised if he has some Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in him, which is one of her favorite dogs because it's such a cool name. :)
Other than being timid and shy, Chip is a pretty easy going guy. He met resident Josie without a problem. He was allowed in the cat room at the Humane Society and had no interest in the cats. Chip isn't excited about going in his crate but once in he's as quiet as a mouse. We crate him at night, and when we're at work. He hasn't had any accidents in the house and is quick to take care of business when taken out on a leash. He does pull on a leash at the beginning of our walks, but after 10 minutes or so he settles down. Once he trusts you he very gently takes treats from your hand. He isn't much of a cuddler (yet?) but enjoys being petted and is our constant shadow.
So what does Chip need in his forever home? Chip will need a family that understands he is going to need time, and lots of love and patience to be the best dog he can be. He is still learning that the world is good, and people are not scary. Due to his past he is a pretty big flight risk, so a fenced yard would be best. He will need another dog in his family to show him the ropes. If there are children in Chip's family, they must be old enough to understand that he is a flight risk and they must care for him appropriately. A door left open or a dropped leash could very easily result in a lost dog.
If you would like to learn more about Chip, please contact your placement advisor.
Chip and Josie
Chip enjoying the lake