found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Someone took the time to house-train him, and to teach him to sit and give his paw. That’s why it was so hard to understand why nobody took the time to look for Chuck when he was lost.
Dogs like Chuck must wonder if they’ve done something wrong. He was a gentleman from the beginning; he walked well on a leash, rode beautifully in the car, and was especially sweet and loving. In his foster home he tried hard not to make any mistakes. It was as if he was worried he’d once again be left behind.
That was 7 months ago—before Chuck was adopted. But now his greatest fear has come true; he has once again been left behind by the people he loves.
Here’s what happened: Chuck loves other dogs. For months he had daily doggie play dates, and walked each morning with a tiny 6-pound neighbor. But for some reason, Chuck doesn’t like small, fuzzy white dogs. When the family hired a trainer to deal with this issue, the problem got worse. The more Chuck was “trained” the more stressed he became until his family finally gave up on him.
When we heard about the forceful techniques being used to “teach” Chuck, we knew immediately that it was the trainer, not Chuck, who was the problem. We could only imagine how stressed this sensitive dog must be.
Sure enough, a week in a loving home (with four other dogs) and two thorough evaluations with the Humane Society’s trainer revealed that Chuck simply needed to be taught with positive reinforcement, not punishment and fear. For whatever reason, Chuck will never be a good companion for fuzzy white dogs, but he’s still the loving boy we knew from the beginning, and we’ve promised him that he’ll never again be treated with anything but kindness.
About Our Chuck
• 2-year-old dobi-mix; ~50 pounds; neutered and has all shots
• Sweet, loving, snuggly and playful. Totally house-trained. A good companion for other dogs except small white dogs (and cats).
• Chuck is a tiny bit gun shy but has responded beautifully to his foster dad’s love and positive reinforcement, and has a huge crush on his foster dog-sister Millie! He simply needs a home where dogs are taught with love.
To meet Chuck, contact Laura Bruck:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-297-0360
South Euclid Humane Society: home visit and adoption fee required.