I just can't say enough about Chance, my latest foster.  Chance came to live with me and my fur boys on Saturday from his foster Mom Kristen in Alabama.  Kristen is getting married this week and was going to have to board Chance while all that was taking place.  But as the DRC volunteers always do, she put him first and put out a call for a home.  That's where Jeannine and Jacquie came in, and me, too.

 

Chance, so I was told,  suffers from separation anxiety when he is the only dog in the household.  Well, since I have 2 dogs we'll just test that theory.  I have left Chance unkenneled with my dogs while going out on short errands on Monday and today.  He has done beautifully!!! No crying, no damage, no nothing. 

 

 I walk all three dogs on leashes at the same time (that's approximately 150 lbs of dogs) and no problem (and I'm not all that young).  He loves to walk, go to our dog park to play fetch with the tennis balls, and he sits on command for a treat (we're working on doing so other times).  Baby steps.  Someone clearly has worked with him because he brings them back, too, and drops them most of the time.  He plays well with others as long as they are not too rambuncious (we're having a small issue with a very feistyfemale german shepherd puppy) because then he barks at them which makes them even more nervous.  He is not resource aggressive, loves everyone but mostly likes to lay down and rest after exercise. 

 

Chance sleeps in my bedroom with my pack but only on the floor and has not attempted to sit on the furniture or bed.  He is really a gentleman. . .  er, dog.  Right now he's my shadow but he is beginning to venture away from where I am in the house to see what he foster brothers are up to.  I think he will become more relaxed and comfortable as time goes by or when he is finally in his forever home.  Chance is going to make some family a wonderful addition and a great guardian.  Just wanted to let ya'll know about this wonderful boy.  If I had a house he'd be a keeper (but then I say that about all my fosters and most of Frannie Spector's fosters, too).  That's probably why I live in a condo - self-imposed restrictions.  I'll get some new photos soon but he is already on Petfinder. 

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Comment by Diane Marra on April 27, 2011 at 11:20am
thanks for all your hard work- what a sweety- doodle packs are so much fun!
Comment by Kim and the doodle boys on April 27, 2011 at 5:20am
Thank you for opening your home to Chance - he might be confused right now but he'll soon realize he is too busy playing to fret about anything else.
Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on April 27, 2011 at 1:44am

Thanks so much for stepping up to take care of Chance, Deb. The poor boy must be so confused, I'm grateful that he has you and your pack to help him with this transition.

I think you should hitch those dogs up to a little cart and let them pull you around town!

Comment by Frannie on April 26, 2011 at 3:31pm

Chance has come so far in just a few days! Not feeling "alone" is really making a difference in his life. Thanks for fostering this sweet boy, Deborah! I think you should put on rollerskates when you walk them though...I have a mental picture of you being towed around by all those dogs!!!

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