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Arrived 02/15/2019
Yes, she has been with us three years now.
Breed:  Terrier mix
Gender: Female
Age:  5 years
Weight:  9 lbs


Yes Chicky is still with us.  She needs a very special home with someone who will understand her distinct limitations.

She is doing very will with the few people that engage with her every day, but it takes time to gain her trust.  She absolutely needs a home with no other pets and no children.  Grooming is a challenge, she does have to be muzzled and it takes two to get through the grooming process.  A vet groomer that can give her managed sedation during grooming would be the easiest route.  We work with the muzzle on her for these sessions to help de-sensitize her to the process, but it is definitely a challenge that most groomers are not going to want to deal with. 

Chicky has received some pretty intense abuse in her past.   We are seeing a lot of improvement, but she still has a long way to go.  She is looking for a home without children or other pets.  She needs someone who has some knowledge and experience in working with abused and defensive dogs.  Every time we pass her we engage her with a treat and command.  She allowing us to pick her up, but startles very easily.  We see so much potential there.  She really wants to be a loved and loving pet, and is working hard to get past her fears.  Mostly Chicky just wants a place to hang out and engage at her own speed.  Someone who is willing to let her do her thing, give her an easy in and out area to potty and let her make the decisions where hangs out. 

Chicky's placement will require multiple visits (probably 3) to ensure she knows the people she is going home with and that they can handle her.  Chicky does have a bite history.   Petting, picking up and putting a leash on her are the most important tasks that need to be managed before she goes to a new home..  In order to be successful Chicky needs to feel she knows the person she is going home with.  A new home must also be willing to continue training with an in-home behavioral trainer or have experience with defensive abused dogs.  We do have some recommendations in our area for trainer engagement,


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Meetings are done by appointment only after a complete application is received and approved.  The application is a key part to the interview process so please give me thoughtful answers as yes/no responses may be eliminated for lack of detail.

Before proceeding with this application please note - we only place our dogs within the Pacific Northwest area, which includes, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.


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