Loki is another owner surrender who was very under-socialized as a puppy. He only knew his elderly owner for the first year of his life. When she could no longer care for him, he went to a family member with small children. Not ever seeing small children before, Loki was scared and growled. They reached out to us to take him in, and boy are we glad they did. This handsome boy has been introduced to new people and places over the course of his time with us. He does growl when he is scared or unsure; he tries to hide or run away from whatever it is he is scared of. Once he learns that he is safe, he is the happiest boy wagging his tail and asking for pets! He likes to lean into you for butt scratches, too! He does great with docile dogs who aren’t pushy or overbearing. He is a gentle soul who needs a patient owner willing to give him time to figure things out. Loki is about 1.5 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. He is being fostered about a half hour north of Houston.
Milo came to us from a well meaning owner who had never owned a Chow before and wasn't quite prepared for what that entails. He is about 2 years old and 55lbs. He was only with his previous owner for a couple of weeks, but during that time he displayed protective/guarding tendencies (growling/snarling at strangers who approached the family). Milo snapped at a young child in the home (who was described as high energy), so we do recommend no children. Milo is a happy boy and is settling in well at his foster home with people who know how to work with him. He had issues with the small dogs in his home, but we have not tested him yet ourselves as we want to give him time to decompress first.
This handsome guy is about 1.5 years old and came to us as a stray. It’s clear that Robbie was not socialized properly as a pup. He gets very overstimulated when meeting people for the first time and can be a bit intimidating while doing so. Once you get past the initial meeting and he learns you are safe, Robbie is such a wonderful dog. He loves to run and play and get pets! He is a fence fighter, another sign of overstimulation - meaning he tends to run up and down the fence or other boundary marker barking at passers by. He would do best in a calm, Chow savvy home with structure, continued training, consistency, and no children. Robbie is being fostered about a half hour north of Houston.
This sweet boy came to us as an owner surrender extremely under-socialized, almost to the point of being feral. Charlie wouldn’t let anyone touch him. With time, patience, structure, and love, he has made huge improvements. He is still very shy and withdrawn when meeting new people, so he will need a very patient and understanding owner in a quiet and calm environment. No young children or people frequently coming and going. Once he learns he is safe, he loves to roll over for belly rubs and to run and play. He would do best with a confident doggy friend who will play with him and help bring him out of his shell. Charlie is 3 years old and is being fostered about a half hour north of Houston.
Nala is about 6 years old and came in with Simba to a shelter in Oklahoma. Nala is very shy and withdrawn. She is avoiding contact so far, so we are giving her time to decompress and settle in. She loved playing in the snow at her foster home! These two are a bonded pair, and we would love to see them be adopted together.
Simba is 7 years old and came in with Nala to a shelter in Oklahoma. Simba was very shut down at the shelter, growling at the staff and not letting anyone touch him. After two days in his foster home, he became a whole new dog! He now loves pets and being brushed. And boy did he love romping in the snow! These two are a bonded pair, and we would love to see them be adopted together.