>Chief is a very handsome 3 year-old Flat-coated Retriever/Setter mix male who just might be the strongest dog we’ve ever had. He was turned into an overcrowded county dog shelter by his owner who could no longer keep him. The shelter noticed that Chief was very headshy at first and felt that he had been hit before. Given how strong he is on the leash, we suspect that someone did hit Chief to try to keep him under control. Once with Canine Lifeline, his head-shyness disappeared almost immediately in his foster home. Once he trusts someone and realizes that he’s not going to be abused, he relaxes and is a very friendly and outgoing guy. According to his previous owners, Chief lived with kids but had not been around other dogs much or cats at all. Chief has done well with the other dogs in his foster home although he doesn’t really join in games of chase or wrestling with them. Chief does well in his crate and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. He knows some commands including sit and shake hands and possibly more that we haven’t discovered yet. Chief will need a home with a secure fixed fenced yard as it will be difficult to walk him on a leash until he has some training in that area. Chief weighs about 78 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. Chief had a recent dental cleaning at our vet and now has a very pretty smile. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Chief. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

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