• Chic a Female Mixed Breed open from Animatch
  • Chic a Female Mixed Breed open from Animatch
  • Chic a Female Mixed Breed open from Animatch
  • Chic a Female Mixed Breed open from Animatch

Chic

A Female Mixed Breed presently open

This is Chic, a gorgeous girl, who arrived at Animatch last August.  Chic was part of a group of 5 dogs (Elfie, Tinks, Cachet, and Lacy) who were part of a seizure.  Until now, Chic was no where near ready to be adopted.  She spent several months at *FIC where Virginie Forest and Alain Bonneau worked with her and Lacy; Lacy progressed more rapidly and was fostered and adopted a while ago.  However, Chic’s was the most damaged and the most reactive to the unwanted attention of humans.  Finally, the day came when she was ready for the next step, a Foster Home.  She has been with her amazing Foster Mom and Dad (and their 3 dogs and cats) for a few months and has finally made enough progress for Animatch to consider looking for her furever home.  Despite the improvement, if you are looking for a dog who will greet you at the door or be happy to simply be in your presence, that would not be Chic.  She is not comfortable in social situations; it took many months of training, trust, and patience, but the work is not finished.  She is still learning that we humans can be a valuable resource and provide for her needs.  How long will it take?  It takes as long as it takes – anywhere from a few weeks or months to never.  It may be a long journey but with perseverance and patience, you might be lucky enough to be part of restoring her trust in humans.  Of course, another friendly and well-adjusted dog will assist in Chic’s rehabilitation; other dogs boost her confidence in many situations.  One activity, that Chic’s foster Mom says she enjoys are walks – she walks proudly with her tail held high.  Deep down in that fluffy body, there is a dog who is eager to explore the world and begin to trust a human.  If you are the person who wants to accompany Chic on this journey, you will never experience anything sweeter.  Please fill in the Adoption Form if you have what it takes to adopt Chic.  Experience adult home is required.


*École de Formation des Intervenants canins du Québec.

 

KEEPING YOUR FEARFUL DOG SAVE

NEVER let your dog loose outside as they take a while to bond and feel safe with you.  If they get away before this happens, they will choose to starve over coming back to you voluntarily.  Also, be aware that until a dog has bonded with you, they may bolt out doors that are opened to the outside.

Animatch strongly recommends that until you feel this is not an issue, that you use a “drag leash” – this is simply a long leash that makes it easier for you to catch your dog, should they get loose.

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More Details About Chic

Status: openChildren:16 and over
Breed:Mixed BreedGrooming:Medium
Size:Small-mediumEnergy:Medium
Age:3 yearsCat friendly:Yes
Gender:FemaleDog friendly:Yes

More Details About Chic

  • Status: open
  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Size: Small-medium
  • Age: 3 years
  • Gender: Female
  • Grooming: Medium
  • Energy: Medium
  • Children: 16 and over
  • Cat friendly: Yes
  • Dog friendly: Yes

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