Her kennel, which is in the living room, is still her safe spot. I feed her in the kennel with the door open because she runs there when I have her bowl ready.
Her surrendering owner said she chewed on inappropriate things when she got bored. They said she ate a sock (which she passed) and chewed a hole in their wall! For the first week she was here, she slept in the kennel with the door closed at night or when I left the house.
During the second week, I let her sleep with the door open at night, and she did great. She was usually curled up on the couch sleeping next to one of my dogs when I got up.
As Chloe settled in, she got braver. Last week, when I woke up, I found someone had chewed a hole in a dog bed. Since I didn’t see who did it, I assumed it was her.
Another day, when I left the house for an hour, I had my indoor camera turned on. Chloe started walking around looking for me. Then, she jumped onto the couch to look out the window by my dog.
When she jumped up, her foot kicked the blanket back that I used to cover the seat cushions. The blanket also covered up a spot where another foster had chewed a hole in the seat cushion. When Chloe spotted the patched hole, she started pulling it apart.
Soon, one of my dogs joined in the fun! Chloe didn’t eat the foam she pulled out, but my dog did! So, now Chloe has to be kenneled when I can’t watch her to keep everyone safe.
Chloe needs another confident dog in the house because she follows their cues. She did great with my son and grandsons, so I am going to say she needs kids to be 10 or over.
To keep her safe, Chloe will need a fenced-in yard. When I had the 30-foot lead on her during her first days here, she ran around in circles like she was on a tie-out and wouldn’t go potty. She will do best in a quiet home with a regular routine so she knows what to expect.