If you enjoy quiet evenings on the back deck with a good book, or cuddling up on the couch for an epic Netflix binge session, Chowder is your guy!
This handsome fella is a true sweetheart to the core, although he has an old injury to his back leg that may slow him down just a little, he’s still game for a good walk in the park or a crazy game of chase with his foster sister. He is on a low dosage of medication and a supplement to ensure he lives a comfortable life, it seems to be doing the trick!
He is generally quiet in the home (except when he gets the zoomies with his sister, but his foster parents have yet to hear him bark), he will likely pick a comfy place in your house to call his own. Chowder has chosen a nice comfy chair next to a large window at the front of his foster home where he can watch the world go by. He never makes a fuss when other dogs explore his front lawn, only watches with curiosity, snuggling back in to continue his nap once they’ve gone on their way.
Chowder hasn’t shown any need for crate training, he prefers to sleep downstairs on his chair and has never taken advantage of the privilege of free-roam. Chowder doesn’t seem to mind being left home alone while you spend the day at the office either, he’ll be waiting at the door with his lovely smile (he actually does have a huge toothy smile, it’s adorable) and a vigorous tail wags to greet you when you come through the door.
If you’re looking for a dog who’ll bark, slobber and jump up on your guests when they come to visit, please move along…Chowder has been working on general commands but his manners are on point, he is always a gentleman, taking treats gently and never mowing you over as some larger dogs will often do. He walks well on a leash (watch out for those pesky rabbits though) and is very polite when it comes to feeding time, sitting calmly while you prepare his meal and waiting for your acknowledgement that it’s time to eat.
Although Chowder has been cohabitating just fine with his two foster sisters, he may do best in an only dog home. Foster parents have figured this boy out and learned to set Chowder up for success when meeting other dogs through proper introductions and management of over-zealous dogs who might not pay attention to Chowder’s suggestion to back off. His lack of patience and defensive incidents have become few and far between. He feels better too now that he has had the medical attention he’s been in need of, which has definitely improved his attitude! In addition, Chowder does very well with older children, he adores his 11 year old human foster sister.
Now that we’ve laid out all the positives, let’s talk for a moment about Chowder’s biggest downfall… he is sometimes gassy at the most inappropriate times. There… We said it. Chowder owns it like none-other, they aren’t overly smelly, but definitely loud (and let’s face it, pretty hilarious). Foster parents think his regal stature more than makes up for this one little imperfection.
You’ll be challenged to meet a more gentlemanly dog, if he could open the door for you and push in your chair at meal time, he most certainly would! Apply now to meet this special boy, you won’t regret it!
Good with Cats?
Not tested on cats but will chase other small animals.
Good with Dogs?
NO DOGS PLEASE!
Good with Kids?
Only tested with Kids Over 8 Years
Does this Animal have Special Needs?
Yes, Medical Needs
Daily medication needed, easy to give with meals.