Ruff Ruff! My name is Chip - PENDING, in Maine
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Chip - PENDING, in Maine's Info...
Rescue Group: Lucky Pup Rescue
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
May 2013 update: He has successfully completed confidogs, and companion dog 1, he also just started companion dog 2. He is showing improvement with his inanimate objects issues although strollers are not on his list of favorites!
April 2013 update! Chip's foster family tells us, "Today we took him to the beach for the first time, he had a great time! He was finally able to talk Peanut (one of our teeny guys) into playing with him.....well not so much playing as running :-). He loves to run and stretch out those legs. He wasn't so sure what to make of the moving water, but after a little side-stepping he was OK. He does like to drink the salt water, yuck! He greeted several other dogs very nicely. Everybody had awesome naps when we got home!
At home he is doing very well, improving every week. He is getting the routine down well, most of the time he will go into his crate on his own or with just a command, but occasionally he may need guidance. He still puts up a little stink about it after he is in, but not every time and not for long. He did finally go up and down our steps to the second floor on Friday, after he did it once, he just kept doing it. So proud of himself! He still can't work up his nerve to get past the microwave and the basement door.
He is doing will with training class. He is getting very good at "sit" and "down", unless he is just out of his crate and then he is just a bouncy goof ball. He seems to enjoy the different games we play in class. He did some walking in heel at the studio during class, hooray, now just to get him to do that outside! If you have the treat bag on you, he has tremendous attention capabilities if he isn't stressed. Outside he is doing great in our yard, very much a home body. He is doing better when walking, we tend to walk just the same two routes with him and he is starting to know them pretty well, but will still get anxious around new things. He does well with the easywalk harness, he still likes to be as far out in front as possible but we are working on that. He is doing better with vehicles, he still gets anxious sometimes but he is getting better. He will try to avoid ones that are driving by occasionally, but not predictably, I haven't figured out the common denominator to the ones he reacts to yet. He does great with our vehicle now, will jump right in on his own. He scrunches himself right up against the back of the back seat when we close the door, but he pops right back up after it shuts. He walks by the van without issue now, we haven't tried to get him into recently, but I think he would do ok.
He is a total love bug, he tries to be a lap dog like Oliver and Peanut.......he is not graceful enough :-). He has taken to laying on the floor between our chairs vs the couch the last couple of days. He is usually pretty mellow in the house, will hang out on the couch or floor and sleep or chew on his nylabone, but if we get up he is ready to do whatever is on the plan."
February 2013 update:
Chip is the sweetest boy! He is learning to live in an indoor foster home in New England and is curious about many of these contraptions and machines! He has two teeny foster brothers and they are doing great together. He is very bonded with his humans however - he learned quickly who controls the good groceries! Chip is an active guy and will need to be crated when someone is not home as he continues to learn what is chewable and what is not. He is doing great on housetraining and is just a love!
Chip is a 6- month-old (as of January 1st) Lab mix. He is very sweet and energetic. Chip was originally owned by a man who became sick and could no longer care for him, so he landed with one of our southern partner rescues. He is looking forward to getting more exercise and learning about life in a forever family. Chip loves children, did great when he met youngsters, and is fine with other dogs. He weighs 37 lbs and will be a great medium size dog. Be ready for lots of kisses if you meet Chip!
To apply to adopt this dog, please visit our web site to access our application and learn more about adoption through Lucky Pup, www.luckypuprescue.org.
Please note: We do not have a physical location, but we are supported by a network of wonderful foster homes that are spread throughout New England. A dog will need to be visited by a prospective adopter in the foster home where they are feeling safe and comfortable.
Thank you for considering rescue!