Sex: Male (Neutered)
Weight: 45 lbs
Color: White and Red
Chauncey has been with the rescue since 02/20/17 and has experienced so many great things. If you’re looking for a square head that wants nothing more than to be by your side, then look no further. Every once in a while he will venture out on his own to chew on a bone or throw the rope toy around but once that need is satisfied, he will be back for more human time. His energy level is medium/low as he has his bursts of energy but will run himself down fairly quickly.
We have been working on getting his commands in place and I must say he is doing great with his fundamentals. Chauncey has established a nice little portfolio of commands that he likes to show off and all you have to do is ask for it. Chauncey knows sit, down, off, wait, and kennel. While working with Chauncey he gave me glimpse of a trick so we fine-tuned it and I am happy to say, Chauncey even knows how to sit pretty. It’s a real treat to experience. The other command that he has made the greatest amount of success with is wait. Chauncey will wait for the OK to eat his food, wait for the OK to go outside, wait for the OK to come back inside, and wait to get out of the car. Here again, all he requires it that you tell him to wait and it will be done.
Chauncey is a champ in the kennel. We all love that special place to relax, catch some Zzzz, and take a break from it all. For Chauncey, his kennel is just that place and second only to being on the couch with his humans. Give him some bones and a Kong with some coconut oil in it and he will hold down the kennel fort with no problems while you’re away dealing with the daily grind.
Did someone say go for a ride? Chauncey will fill that extra seat no questions asked. He doesn’t care where you’re going or even how long the ride will last, he just wants to tag along. He loves to take in all there is to see and every trip is an exciting adventure with new experiences like the people in the car next to you at the stop light, or people at the drive through window.
Don’t want to drive? No problem! Chauncey is a great walking partner also. He loves short walks, long walks and anything in between. I don’t think this guy will volunteer for any long running expeditions but at this time he has completed several 3 mile walks and finished strong.
Chauncey has found himself in a foster home that just happens to have another pitti for him to buddy up with. With a proper integration, these two have become good friends with a healthy set of boundaries. He has also spent some time with other foster families in the rescue and had the opportunity to meet some friends of a different species. Yep, cats. It was reported that he did very well at coexisting with the cats for the duration of his visit with them. Good job Chauncey!
Like all tough situations we struggle to gain the confidence to let all our walls down for the people that are trying to help us. Chauncey like many of us is working through this situation and making great progress. When he came to the rescue he was a little concerned with strangers and basic dog care processes like ear cleanings and nail trimmings. I can’t say enough about the improvements that this little guy has made. He has lowered his walls and is building trust for us to be able to take care of these needs.
If you looking for a snuggle bug with some goofy antics, this may be your guy.
CHAUNCEY HAS A SPONSOR!
GOOD SAMARITAN: Greg and Sandy Gerchow