53810 – Chance

1 year
Male – neutered!
55 pounds
Heartworm negative!
Available as of 7/14
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Why choose me?

Update 9/21: I had so much fun with Chance today! He was thrilled to have someone to play with and even happier that I had treats. I used his love for treats to begin working with him on playing fetch. At first, he’d chase a toy and then run with it, but eventually he learned that if he’d bring it back to me, he’d earn a treat. What a great student! Chance is a smart dog, and I bet he could learn other tricks with patience and treats. He already knows how to sit for them. He’s a good boy who just needs someone to take him home and give him a chance!

Chance may look like a tough guy, but he’s inside he’s a scared pup still trying to figure out what’s expected of him. Because he was uncertain how to act when he got to the shelter, he spent some time in the back settling into the shelter routine before he was evaluated and, ultimately, moved to the front. The trainer who evaluated him says he’s very responsive to voice corrections (something I saw as well–when he was annoyed with the youngsters in the pen next to him, I was able to call him off easily) but because of his uncertainty he’s a better fit with older children and adults than with small kids. He also has a prey drive so he should not be placed with cats. He’s looking for a home that will boost his confidence and show him the world is a friendly place!

To learn more about Chance or to meet him, please call the shelter at 706-613-3540.