Chella is retriever mix, 5 months old, and weighs a little over 15 pounds. Her adult size potential is likely around 45 lbs.
We saw this little doll on her very last day at the shelter and got her to a great foster home. She is settling in and starting to trust. She is very friendly, but very timid and scared. It appears that she has had very little, if any, interaction with humans or training. We're working mostly on building up her trust and self-confidence and after a few days with the foster, she is starting to warm up and look for interaction. That's one of the great rewards of rescuing a dog - watching them blossom and become the dog they were meant to be!
She loves to run and play with other dogs, and looks like she'll be quite the little athlete! Because of her circumstances, we're working on Puppy Basics 101 now. She is doing well with crate-training, and quickly improving with potty-training and walking on a leash. She has a gorgeous smooth, glossy brown/black coat...which, depending on the light and her surroundings, sometimes appears more black or even grey, and other times more like a rich chocolate brown. It's true! And those eyes are so loving.
She is friendly and gentle, and will be good with children, once she learns to trust. We've not seen her with cats yet. If you're looking for a calm but playful puppy, and are able to give her the time and patience she needs, Chella might be your girl!
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Her adoption fee is $300 and includes spay, microchip, shots and vet check.
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