WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL ENSURE WE ARE RECEIVING QUERIES AND APPLICATIONS FROM TRULY SINCERE AND COMMITTED APPLICANTS WHICH WILL PREVENT VALUABLE TIME FROM BEING WASTED- THAT IN TURN SHOULD PREVENT OTHER DOGS FROM BEING EUTHANIZED IN POUNDS WHILE WAITING TO COME IN TO OUR CARE - AS CAN HAPPEN WHEN APPLICANTS DELAY/OR STALL/OR BACK OUT OF ATTENDING SET VIEWINGS OR ASK FOR EXCEPTIONS AND ARE UN-WILLING TO COMPLY TO THE PROCESS.
IF YOU THINK THIS DOG WOULD BE A GOOD ADDITION TO YOUR HOME AND YOUR ENTIRE HUMAN AND CANINE FAMILY CAN ATTEND THIS DOG'S FOSTER HOME THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND IN AN APPLICATION
** WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT OF ONTARIO **
-breed experienced home only for high herding dog.
-rural/ farm setting is best
-no outdoor cats he can access as will chase and may hurt.
-minimal strangers/ visitors as herding genetics kick in
-only teens/ adults
-someone who will work with training classes for bonding to work with his herding genetics in a positive direction .
-active home is a must!
FULL BIO IS BELOW
He is fostered near Clinton
WHY IS HE HERE ? this boy was in a pound in Ohio that was going to have to kill dogs due to lack of space -He was scheduled to be euthanized.....thankfully, he came in to our care via rescue relay - if you are familiar with the breed - we welcome your interest to adopt. He was given up by his owner in a wheelchair due to his herding instinct with his owners caregivers. the pound says -
** ALL ABOUT CHASE **
This is CHASE;.Chase is a beautiful Australian shepherd/chocolate lab cross.He is colors like an aussie but shaped like a lab He was surrendered to the pound by his owner who was concerned for Chase's happiness. Chase's owner is paralyzed and has many caregivers in and out of the house daily. True to Chase's breed he loves to "herd" and unfortunately the caregivers are just not adapting to Chase's natural instincts!!
Chase enjoys being fostered on a horse farm with other Australian shepherds.He is not well behaved with outdoor cats.
Chase is housetrained.An adoption fee does apply and an application is required to ensure the dog is a proper match for you.
Chase was extremely loved by his owner and this was a very hard decision for him to make. In fact, he loved Chase so much that he was willing to endure the heartbreak of allowing Chase to find a family that could provide him with a safe, happy, and loving home.
Chase lived with another dog and cat, has been thru 2 obedience classes, sits, shakes, lays, gives a paw, speaks, is great on a leash, and is housebroken!! He is very loving and friendly (not to mention his blue eyes are handsome as can be!!).
where is he now?
Chase is fostered between Clinton and Seaforth.
Update from foster mom -
He is free with me all day at the farm, does not get too far away. Most of the time he would rather be with people than the other dogs. He is protective of his food with the dogs but we can take the dish away without him doing anything but grumble. (it is a literal grumble sounds like an old man muttering under his breath) not sure how he would be with kids doing it.
Leaves the cats alone now if you are there to stop the first move. Funny thing is that he is excellent with kittens. They can climb on him just the adults he does not like.
He is not crated at night and will sneak up on the bed if he can. I have not crated as the others are not and it was creating problems with jealousy. He is good with the handicapped girl that comes but still insists on grabbing feet (herding instinct) on some visitors you really can not tell who he will object to or who he thinks is fine. he also can not get comfortable with anyone riding a bike as he grabs at the pedals. putting on the leash does help as he is excellent when on one even the short one.
he absolutely loves to go for rides in anything motorized, tractors,cars, visiting feed trucks and even the golf cart.
he is very protective of his world even to the extent of still barking at other people from the house when they first comes in then he loves to go with them and play.
he is on the vocal side as he will grumble at you if he is not comfortable with the situation. he is very well trained in most aspects of obedience.
His owners said he is great with other dogs, and indoor cats, as well as kids. We have found he is also fine with the horses.
He has had obedience training. He is the shape of a lab but the markings of an aussie right down to the merle coat and blue eyes and even has a naturally docked tail. He is 3-4 years old.
update from foster mom March 11th, - he is excellent with the other dogs here, loves to go for his walks, although he is strong on the leash he just loves car rides and will sit at the door of any car that comes in (even tried to go home in the feed truck last week) he sits and downs on command and also speaks he likes to be in the house and still has problems with not wanting to get on the furniture. usually wake up in morning to find that he is on the bottom of the bed. of course that could be because all of the dog beds are currently taken by the other members of the pack
update from foster mom March 23rd - he is not good at all with the barn cats - he has gone after them consistently - and now even the ones in the house. house cats do not come down where he is most of the time and when they do i am able to keep them apart so they are not a problem here. he also does have a tendency to grab for your shoes if he does not want you to go in the direction you are heading. it is definitely a trick he has perfected. he was good with my nieces age 13,and 16 last week. grumbles at them but i think that is his way of conversing with people as
he will do that with me when he is getting petted
Chase is a good boy who needs a home that understands that herding dogs will herd - please contact us if you are interested in giving a good home to a compatible dog - we would be happy to help!
As with any dog - we do prefer that he only goes to a home with children over 8 yrs old that respect and have lived with a herding breed in the recent past. Otherwise we find that parents and kids alike will mistake the dogs herding instincts and techniques as aggression - and that is not fair to the dog. In the rescue world we do have to be very careful that applicants are choosing a breed that suits their lifestyle, as well as for the dog in question.
We do want to forewarn anyone interested in a dog with any part herding breed in their heritage, that due to the herding instinct (which come naturally from the breeds in their bloodline), that if a child runs - it is most likely a herding breed will pursue it - until redirected to the appropriate alternative.
Chase does respect commands - but even still - no dog should be left to be the babysitter, unsupervised with children.
His adoption fee is $400.
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO AND WILL NOT SHIP A PET!
*** HOW IT WORKS - ADOPTION INFORMATION ****
Please read ** ALL** the information provided below on the process to
save time and facilitate the process in a smooth manner.
The adoption fee does NOT cover the cost of vetting or supplies for these animals - If you cannot afford the adoption fee
(that is a fraction of actual REDUCED VETTING expenses incurred) then you should reconsider adopting.
These animals deserve forever homes, good food, regular vet care, and emergency care as needed.
Pets should never be euthanized by their owners simply based on financial consideration when something goes wrong.
Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescue pet.!!
To help you get started, included are two links to sections on our webpage which will be of great help to you.
Frequently Asked Questions about adopting a rescued pet :
Policy and Process and how to meet this rescue animal:
http://www.adoptapet.lucknow.on.ca/applications.html--This is a MS Word copy of our application.
It can be completed, saved and emailed back to the rescue at
1. We require a fully filled app to be considered as a possible home
2. Only the approved app will be premitted a viewing with the pet ** in the foster home **
3. ALL family members MUST meet the dog ** in the foser home** .
4. Any exsisting pets MUST attend the meet/ greet with the dog ** at the foster home ** .
5. A home visit must be completed as part of the adoption process after the inital viewing by a rescue representative.
This is not a replacement of the meet/ greet at the Foster home.
6. We do not adopt outside of ONTARIO .
7. We do not deliver dogs. If and once the adoption process is approved and complete the dog must be picked up at the
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