Magoo is a Chow Chow that has had a rough start. He was rescued from a kill shelter where he ended up after being picked up by animal control. Clearly from his behavior he came from a not so great environment. He was kept outdoors, not stimulated, and beaten. Now he is in rescue and learning how to be a better pup every day, but could really benefit from a home all his own. Magoo is looking for someone who is a fan of chows, understands the breed and has the patience and understanding to continue helping him through life.
Magoo is estimated to be around 4 years of age, and weighs about 55lbs. He has come a long way from where he started. He is slow to trust new people, but is easily encouraged with a tasty snack or a new ball. He is highly motivated with food as a reward, and will do virtually anything you ask. Meeting new people comes a lot easier once he has some motivation. Once he becomes comfortable and you are no longer a stranger, he turns into quite the character. He loves to get his chest rubbed, and enjoys his ears being scratched. He will even talk and grumble at you as he follows you around the house, eagerly awaiting something good. He loves all toys, but especially loves a ball that he can squish over and over again! Sometimes he will even throw a toy on the ground, and roll around on it as he talks to himself. He is such a quirky guy!
He is leery of new dogs at first but seems to do well with other dogs once he’s familiar. He may do well in a home without other dogs or maybe just a smaller pack (1 or 2), so he can continue to learn more social skills. He doesn’t seem to have issues with other dogs, just more of an unknown still to him. Like most Chows, smaller animals such as cats or small dogs are not going to work for Magoo. He enjoys chasing the squirrels too much, and all things small are fair game to chase as well! He does well when asked to Leave it, but a home without would be better for him. Magoo has never been exposed to children, and due to their loud and demanding nature, a home without kids is preferred.
Magoo responds great to training and is highly motivated to learn. He knows sit, and walks well on a leash. He is good in his kennel and doesn’t mind going in for naps or to eat his meals, so leaving him kenneled while you’re away is no issue! He usually curls up with a bone and enjoys his alone time while your away. He responds well to vocal commands over hand signals. Positive reinforcement with patience and confidence is crucial in continuing the process of emotional healing.
Magoo is special pup who deserves a real chance at life, with someone who loves and cares about him. He wants so desperately to love and trust, and has had a hard time, understandably so, up until his life in rescue. Now, he has learned that people are good, and can give him a life full of love and adventure. We just need someone now to fulfill this duty forever by providing a loving home and family. Magoo is fully vetted, meaning he is microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, neutered and current on monthly parasite prevention such as flea, tick, and heartworm.
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