Meet An Adoptable Dog
Estimated Birthdate: 12/5/2010
Height: 20" at shoulder
Weight: 55 lbs
Good with dogs: Sometimes
Good with men: Sometimes
Good with women: Sometimes
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: yes
Must have fenced in yard: Yes
Chewbacca was found as a stray after Hurricane Matthew and turned into a shelter in South Carolina. When he first arrived, he was terrified and shut down.. but since then he has came great strides into the dog he is now. He always wants to be on the go and loves to have things that keep him busy, outside of his crate he is back and forth between doors just itching to do something! He does need some leash work, once his nose is to the ground he gets carried away and pulls. He has sat for a treat before, but tends to get distracted sometimes. Chewbacca is nervous in new situations and may growl and try to snap/bite but after he knows he is okay he loves to have attention and his back scratched.. but only if you can keep his curious mind still long enough!
If Chewy likes you, he likes you. If he doesn't, he will let you know that. He is not the overly affectionate type of dog. When he's comfortable enough, he will let his guard down and let you love on him. Showing too much love back doesn't seem to be his thing. Playing hard to get? Maybe! He did pretty good on leash; not too much pulling. He enjoyed his time in the big field where he got to explore all the new smells and see all the new sights. He listens well and so far has adjusted well here at the rescue. He needs a patient owner that will allow Chewbacca to be himself and get fully comfortable. He doesn't seem interested in toys, but can sit on command. He's a catch for sure, just need to find the lucky owners who will realize it.
It can be hard to get a read on Chewbacca because he is people selective! Some people he is perfectly okay with and while others, not so much. He needs a dominant and patient owner that can help him work through his issues.
Chewbacca was diagnosed in April 2018 with severe hip dysplasia. We are currently evaluating what (if any) treatment options are available.
Note that Chewbacca is a doodle mix who does shed, so he is not hypoallergenic.
Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog! I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs. If I have medical challenges I need even more! Without having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support! Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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