August 29, 2017: Adopted!
This sweet soul seems to have missed the opportunity to be a puppy when he actually was a puppy and is making up for it now! Chance has a ton of energy and loves his walks, exploring the outdoors, and playing/chasing/wrestling with other small, submissive dogs. Chance is a dominant little guy. He does not play with toys as he sadly does not know what they are, but he is learning in his foster home. As he missed out on general puppy basics, time and effort will be required to teach him what acceptable behaviour is and what is not. Due to his dominant nature, he constantly tests how far he can push everyone (human and canine) in his foster home. He requires supervision and guidance and responds well to gentle, positive correction and teachings. He likes slow, calm movements and upbeat voices.
Chance’s new family must be active outdoors and include him in their outdoor activities as he just adores his walks, and being outside in general. He walks very well on his lead. A secure, fully fenced backyard is a must. If there is another dog in the household, there should be no more than one and this dog should be small (no big dogs) submissive and energetic. Chance is 50/50 with other dogs. He will either like the other dog, or not. If the dog is very submissive, Chance will obsess over the dog, becoming attached to his new friend like glue, showering him/her with kisses and tons of play. Chance does not like cats at all.
Chance loves receiving kisses and pets, but is not a lap dog nor a snuggle bunny. Chance loves both men and women but takes to men much faster than women. He is not fully housetrained yet and will require a patient family who will commit to continuing his training.
Chance’s foster family is working very diligently on his possessiveness of treats. Treats/chews are of very high value to Chance and he will growl, bare teeth and lunge when his high value food items may be threatened. He must be watched if another dog is in proximity while he’s enjoying his special treat and corrected immediately if he acts out. He can be touched by humans when he is eating and he is not bothered if his food bowl is touched by them. He guards his food bowl from other dogs and will growl and speed up his eating. For these reasons, we recommend children over 10 years of age only.
Chance is truly a sweet little soul who simply requires guidance and training, as he has never had any until arriving in his foster home. His new family should be experienced dog owners and commit to providing Chance with the direction he requires at this time so that he can become the polite, easy-going dog that’s inside this lovely, happy, people-loving and playful little guy.
If you are interested in adopting Chance, please fill out an adoption application. You can also purchase a sweater and/or blanket for Chance or any of our foster dogs. Please consider becoming a CCRT Sponsorship Angel for any of our foster dogs by making a cash donation towards their care.
AGE: 2 to 2.5 years old
WEIGHT: 5 pounds
LOCATION: Arthur, ON
ADOPTION FEE: $400