DNA results tell us the sweet middle-aged dog we know as ChiChi is not a small Lab mix as first thought, but actually 50% Dalmatian, 25% Chow Chow and 25% Rottweiler. Who would have guessed?
ChiChi was running loose on the Fairmont Ridge when she was caught and taken to a local shelter. The shelter's call to her owners from the number on her microchip confirmed that she had been abandoned, so in due time she was released to Dusty Paws.
It was traumatic for ChiChi to lose her family and at first she seemed to be looking for them in every person who walked by. But in a week she settled into her foster home, where she has bonded to her foster family. She has also been the tolerant “big sister” to several foster brothers and sisters. ChiChi is a pleasure to have in the home, and that's where she most loves to be. She is house-trained, doesn't chew and doesn't bark much. She is not needy, but will follow you around and lay at your feet.
ChiChi needs a forever family – preferably people who will be with her much of the time and enjoy having her in the house. She doesn’t like to be left alone. If there is another dog in the home for more company, all the better. ChiChi is friendly toward other dogs and will interact nicely with them. However, she is not good with cats.
We believe that, considering her history, it may take a week or two for her to feel "at home" in a new environment.
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