Update: Chase has been in obedience training and has learned to sit, sit and focus, down, touch, and is doing very well on his recall. He is a smart boy and learns very quickly. He doesn't know how to play. He likes to chase sticks and balls but once he gets them he loses interest very quickly. He would stay outside all day and night if you would allow it. Chase is totally food driven but also responds well to affection. He's still working on crate time and he would prefer not to be crated but will eventually settle down in there. Chase will do best with another big dog who can play with him at his level. Last week he spent time with a Great Pyrenees (165 lbs.) who was very calm and big enough that Chase could not bossy him around. They played well together after the GP set the boundaries. Chase benefits from that playtime with another dog. Chase is making very good progress but still has many things to master. He is entering the learning stage where he is thinking about his actions and is beginning to make appropriate decisions. He likes being a good dog. He will need to continue with his training in his new home.
Update: This boy has energy and playfulness. He also has a high prey drive, so no cats or small dogs. He walks pretty well, but if he sees a squirrel he gets really excited. Chase needs room to run and a playful canine companion.
Update: Chase is an energetic guy who lives up to his name by playing chase with the resident dog in the back yard. He will chase balls but is a bit clueless about bringing them back to be thrown again. Chase is really good at Sit and is pretty good at Down if you lure him with a treat, but he will benefit from continued training. He's been eating in his crate and is appreciating the crate more - he will complain a bit and then settle. He's a happy boy who is always ready to play. He loves attention and wants to be on the furniture with you, but will usually respect the "off" command if you want him to get down. Chase walks best with an Easy Walk harness, as he gets excited when he sees squirrels. With a bit more training and focus, Chase would be a natural as a running partner. He really is a healthy, beautiful, friendly young dog who will be a great pet by setting boundaries and continued training.
Update: Chase is doing good, and has calmed down some, probably from being in the kennel. He loves to play, play, play. He and female resident dog play chase in the backyard and tug in the house. He gets a little rough sometimes but responds well when she lets him know she's had enough. He knows a few commands but will benefit from continued obedience training. He likes to hang with you sometimes but then other times he will be content laying by himself. He loves being in the backyard and likes to stay out and explore. I think he would like the water, he has gotten his front end in the pond but was caught before he could take a plunge. This boy has lots of energy and needs a family who will give him the exercise opportunities that he needs.
Update: Chase is doing well in his foster home and loves to play with the resident 8 month old dog. He will do best going to a home with another energetic dog who he can play with all day long. That's what he likes to do :) Chase has been left with free roam while fosters were gone for a short period, and he did well. He gets excited when there's commotion at the neighbor's house, so he'll do best in a home in a quiet neighborhood where kids are not running and screaming around in the yard. Chase does well meeting other dogs during walks. Chase has settled down and sleeps through the night. He absolutely needs a lot of exercise and a fenced-in yard where he can run around and play with a buddy. Chase is a beautiful boy with soft ears and a lean body.
Adopters must meet these requirements:
Setting: Rural, Suburban
Dwelling: Single Family Home
Fencing: Physical fence required
Chase is not approved for first-time adopters.
This dog is available for adoption from Lab Rescue LRCP. Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and northeast North Carolina (30 miles east of I-95 and north of the Pamlico Sound) Adopters must travel to Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC with their family - human and canine - to meet the dog they want to adopt.
Lab Rescue LRCP has between 50 - 80 dogs available for adoption from foster homes across Maryland and Virginia and at monthly adoption events. The adoption event dates are listed at www.lab-rescue.org.
If you are interested in adopting, please visit www.lab-rescue.org and complete an adoption application. Within a few days of submitting an application you will hear from an Adoption Coordinator who will guide you through the adoption process.
An adoption fee is charged to cover the cost of veterinary care and a home visit is required.
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