• AARCS ID# A39546330
  • Male
  • Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 8/30/2016
  • Size: Medium
  • located in Calgary

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    Photos courtesy of The Dog with a Bow Photography

    Hi, I’m Chuck! One look a my Yoda ears and handsome face, and you will be smitten.

    It only took me seconds to make my foster parents fall in love with me. On our first walk, all I wanted to do was cuddle, right in the middle of the sidewalk! I love having my people nice and close, walks come and go but cuddles are forever. I like naps almost as much as cuddles. My favourite thing is falling asleep with my head in my foster mom or dad’s lap.

    -Leash/Other Animals-
    Once my cuddle quota is met I like to go for walks on a leash. I really like to sniff, so I tug a little here and there. But due to my velcro nature, I try to match your speed when I’m not distracted. New dogs and small animals make me nervous and curious at the same time, so I haven’t tried to chase one. I’m told leash training is off to a great start! I’d love to make some doggy friends so we are working on building my confidence with some familiar dogs. I haven’t shown a lot of interest in exercise yet. My foster parents aren’t sure if I’m distracted by the cuddles or just a pooch with a smaller battery.

    Although I nap a lot, I can get pretty excited and I’m still learning my manners. Sometimes when I’m excited I get a little hoppy and try to do stand up cuddles, it’s kind of adorable really. I also like to gently use my mouth when I want pets. But I’m told this is not polite, and might be overwhelming for little ones. I want to cuddle people of all ages so I’m trying my hardest to learn how to settle. I’m slowly sitting more and jumping less when I get excited, even sitting on my own sometimes! Whatever gets me the pets! Because my manners are a little rusty I haven’t been introduced to any small children yet. But when I’m not excited about something, I’m very laid back. With a bit more experience and practice I know I will be the gentlest love bug you’ve ever seen.

    We are working on basic commands like “sit”, “stay” and “come”. My foster mom calls it “practice” I love that game so much! Sometimes I get so excited about the rewards that I lose my focus a bit. But I really want to be a good boy, so as soon as I catch on to something I blow them away with how fast I can learn, “practice makes perfect”! My recall is a bit inconsistent, but the more excited you sound the faster I come running! Not to worry though, I’m a timid guy and I enjoy the comfort of having my people close so I probably won’t leave your side (unless maybe food is involved!)

    Because I love having my people close, I don’t like being in a crate alone very much and I will protest. But I do like to eat my treats in there, and with some baby steps I am working my way up to flying solo in my bachelor pad at night.

    -House trained-
    I am house trained, no accidents here! I like to sniff around the yard a bit, but I’m not big on exploring or gardening. I just sniff around, do my business and head back to the door when I’m done. I’d rather be where the cuddles are.

    I am sweet and handsome and full of affection. With some patience and practice I will master my manners and make an adorable and cuddly addition to your home!

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      I’ve only met one cat, and it went well. She played with my tail! Can you believe that?
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      I would do better with calmer, older dogs that can be patient with me. Younger energetic dogs make me nervous but curious.
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Not tested with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Needs

      Medical (lameness and stiffness in legs, following up with vet in a week)