The 2016 Nobel Prize for Perfect Manners has been awarded to 7-year old Chippewa! This 9-lb. gentleman met every criteria of the judges: perfect house-training, quiet except for an occasional short bark to let you know when he needs to be let out or in, NEVER messing with anything he shouldn’t or getting into any trouble, and politely waiting for an invitation before going out the door or down the stairs. Chip rides nicely in a crate in the car (he has no need of being crated in the house since his manners are impeccable) and walks well on leash. He accepts all other dogs with friendliness, is polite to cats, and is completely congenial with all people, including kids. Chip does not get onto furniture on his own, but he is delighted to be picked up to sit with you on the couch or sleep happily beside you in bed. He is gentle, sweet, mellow, and loyal. Chip is also quite patient because he has been waiting for someone to adopt him for a while now. He knows he needs lubricating drops/gel multiple times per day to manage a condition called dry eyes, medically known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, but he promises to accept his treatment without one bit of resistance. He just needs you to be reliable and consistent in his care and not away from home for more than a few hours at a time so that he can regularly receive his meds (not expensive, by the way, at less than $80/year). The dry eyes do mean that Chip’s vision is not very good, but he'll get around very well once he's familiar with his new home and, in the meantime, he'll be smart and cautious (but not afraid). Chip is a dreamboat of a companion, and he charms everyone he meets, especially when he goes into happy dance mode with his play bows and waggling butt. Don't let his vision challenges obscure the fact that Chippewa is one wonderful dog. Visit his online photo album at http://imageevent.com/beales/fosters/chippewa and fall in love with this easygoing, cuddly fellow.
Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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