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Chief - Adoption Pending   Status: Adoptable (adoptable)
ID: 4228   Animal's location: Labrador Rescuers
Breed: Labrador Retriever (purebred)
Age:  5 years        Gender:  Male
Size:    Color(s):  Black - (Unknown or N/A)
Altered: yes  
Weight: 70 lbs   Tail: 
Other:   Coat: 
Description: Chief was dumped at a very high kill shelter by his owner who wanted him euthanized as he didn't want him anymore. Per the shelter staff he drove up with Chief in the bed of a pickup, tied in such a way that if he had jumped or fallen out he would have hung himself. Rather than euthanizing him, the shelter immediately reached out asking if we could take him. He has some skin issues that our vet will determine how best to treat, and it's no wonder as his skin looks like it may never have known a bath. This poor guy also came in with ear infections. Despite his discomfort, he is very sweet and rests his head on your leg for pets and then rolls over onto his back for a tummy rub. First up is a medicated bath so he will feel much better, and sparkle and shine.

Chief is friendly, good on a leash and doesn't pull much, takes treats gently, is good with kids, knows basic commands ( sit and shake) and from what we have seen does not have any food aggression. As well as comfortable with his stomach, paws, tail, and ears being touched. On encounter Chief is fine with other dogs, people, and cars.

Chief is a super sweet boy, whose life just got turned upside down and he is not sure what just happened. He just wants to be close to his people and loves snuggling in for love. He likes being in contact with his person. From what we have seen his kennel stays clean and he does his business outside. He has a beautiful black coat. He hasn't jumped up and doesn't lick a lot. He is the kind of pup you just want to take home and love on and make feel safe again.

Foster Update: Chief is a wonderful boy. Very well behaved and loving. Everything reported previously about him is exactly correct. He is good in the house and gets along great with our other dogs here. Chief loves to play fetch and loves the water. I haven't actually taken him swimming yet, but I can't keep him out of the dog pool or the lawn sprinklers. He just loves water! Overall, I would consider him to be a moderate energy Labrador, with some puppy still left in him. He likes to follow me around the house and the property. And has become very attached to the toys he has been given. He doesn't chew on them, rather he carries them around, keeping them close, like they are precious treasures. He is so sweet.

Chief does not have any food aggression or any aggression issues what-so-ever. His skin and ear issues have cleared up nicely. And he has healed well after his neutering. However, he will need another bath soon. The veterinarian asked me not to bathe him for two weeks after the neutering. Chief has been with us for a full week now. Chief will make a fine companion and friend to whomever is lucky enough to adopt him and give him his Forever Home.

How anyone could have treated this wonderful dog the way he was treated, is beyond me.

If you would like to meet Chief and adopt him please fill out an adoption application on our website.

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