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My name is Chief!

Flat-Coated Retriever/Setter (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Garfield Heights, Ohio - Chief
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Facts about Chief

  • Breed: Flat-Coated Retriever/Setter (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11161283

To make the adoption process faster and easier, please visit www.caninelifeline.org to submit an online application.



Chief is a very handsome 3 year-old Flat-coated Retriever/Setter mix male who just might be the strongest dog we’ve ever had. He was turned into an overcrowded county dog shelter by his owner who could no longer keep him. The shelter noticed that Chief was very headshy at first and felt that he had been hit before. Given how strong he is on the leash, we suspect that someone did hit Chief to try to keep him under control. Once with Canine Lifeline, his head-shyness disappeared almost immediately in his foster home. Once he trusts someone and realizes that he’s not going to be abused, he relaxes and is a very friendly and outgoing guy. According to his previous owners, Chief lived with kids but had not been around other dogs much or cats at all. Chief has done well with the other dogs in his foster home although he doesn’t really join in games of chase or wrestling with them. Chief does well in his crate and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. He knows some commands including sit and shake hands and possibly more that we haven’t discovered yet. Chief will need a home with a secure fixed fenced yard as it will be difficult to walk him on a leash until he has some training in that area. He seems to enjoy riding in the car. Chief weighs about 78 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. Chief has had a recent dental cleaning at our vet and now has a very pretty smile. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Chief. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there. Please visit our website at www.caninelifeline.org to see more photos of Chief and to submit an online application.





Please visit http://www.caninelifeline.org/2015/adoption-process/ for more information about our adoption process and to submit an online application.



About Canine Lifeline

About Our Rescue Group...

Canine Lifeline is an all volunteer 501(c)3 organization with a mission to save adoptable dogs from being euthanized at shelters due to overcrowding or treatable medical conditions such as heartworm. All of our dogs are in foster homes throughout northeast Ohio.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Canine Lifeline takes adoptable dogs to Petco in Macedonia most Sunday's. We also participate in many adoption events throughout the summer months. Please check our website at www.caninelifeline.org for the most current adoption event listing.

Our Adoption Process...

All Canine Lifeline dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, microchipped, up-to-date on vaccinations including a one-year rabies, and are on monthly heartworm preventative. In the warmer months of the year, our dogs are also on a flea and tick preventative. The adoption fee for dogs 7 months up to 7 years of age is $200. Senior dogs may be adopted for a reduced fee of $125. Puppies 6 months and under are $275. Since all of our dogs come from shelters and have been stray or abandoned at least once in their lives, we want to make sure that their next home is for keeps. That’s why each adoption comes with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a perfect match before the adoption is finalized.