Pet-Peeves: Having to stay quiet during my heartworm treatment
Favorite Toy: My rope bone
Favorite Food: People food! (as a rare treat)
Favorite Walk: Around the neighborhood
Best Tricks: Speak, shake, sit, down, come, and play dead
Arrival Story: I rescued Chase from a pound just before he was going to be euthanized. His previous owners had kept him in their back yard for the entire two years of his life and had given him no training or socialization. I recently lost my wonderful Shepherd/Akita mix, and was looking to adopt a homeless Shepherd or Shepherd mix to fill in that huge part of my life that was missing. Chase is a wonderful boy, and is a great ambassador for homeless dogs.
Bio: I've had Chase for a year now, and I've got to say that he is the most goofy, fun-loving, and friendly dog I have met. He loves EVERYONE who will pet him, and he can't wait to play with his 4-legged friends at the dog park. His only "quirk" is that he likes to chase shadows or light reflected on the floor. He will chase them for hours at a time, and is completely obsessed. Besides that, he's a great boy, and a wonderful addition to our family.
I just got back from the dog park, and I had a blast! I made so many new friends, I don't even know where to begin. There was a really nice Chocolate Lab who played with me almost the entire time I was at the park, and we chased after each other nonstop. I really missed her when she had to leave, but my mom says that I'll probably see her again.
This was the first time I was allowed to play off-leash, and by the way I ran back and forth, you would never know that I have hip dysplasia. Maybe I don't need surgery after all! Anyway, I'm all wiped out now, so it's time to curl up on my nice soft bed and take a nap. My mom said that I would sleep well tonight, and she wasn't kidding!
There is one word that all dogs dread: V-E-T. That's right, my parents even have to spell it out since they think that we dogs won't be able to understand what they are saying. Well, I had my first vet visit with my new family, and boy were we in for a surprise. After sticking me with needles, squirting some yucky stuff up my nose, and getting a nail trim, I thought I was home free. It turns out that I had mange, hookworms, an upper respiratory infection, heartworms, and hip dysplasia in both hips! No wonder I had been feeling so lousy! My new mom made sure that I was treated for all of my issues, and I'll be having surgery for my hips once I finish my heartworm treatment.
My mom keeps telling me what a good boy I am, and says that I'm the dog she had been waiting for. I have had a rough life up until now, but my mom assures me that things will only get better. Once I get over my medical issues, I'll be as good as new, and I'll be able to run and play and live my life to the fullest. I'm so grateful to have a second chance, and I thank my mom every day with sloppy wet kisses.