F | 2 Y | Lab mix | 45 lbs | Med to high energy | No apts/condos | Vocal | Chill after exercise | Loves to run | Good Exposure w Dogs | Prey drive | Not cat or kid tested
Meet CHIA! This bouncy lab mix is looking for a best friend FOR LIFE and is still trying to learn how to live independently. Although she would like to be with you all the time (and let’s face it she’s the cutest sidekick ever), that’s not healthy for her or you. Although she becomes very attached to her people, she needs to learn that it’s ok to kick it solo from time to time. CHIA does not like to be left alone and is working on becoming more comfortable in her crate. She can be quite vocal so isn’t really suited to an apartment or condo. She will need patient people with a flexible schedule who can work through calming exercises with her so she can be better alone. The goal isn’t that you’re with her all the time but rather that you can gradually build up the time that she’s left alone. Crating is a major contributor to a stable, comfortable and structured home life for her. CHIA is medium to high energy and needs a decent amount of activity per day. She LOVES to run. She would love a good mix of physical and mental stimulation in her forever home so that she can feel less anxious about the small stuff, and a backyard that she can run around in would be ideal. When she’s properly exercised (tired) she’s generally happy to just lounge around the house. She loves snuggling up next to you. When she’s bored she isn’t afraid to show it and will pace or get into things that she shouldn’t. CHIA has been friendly meeting new people both inside and outside of the home. She’s also had great exposure with other dogs and would do well with a canine companion to keep her company. She hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. If you’d like to meet CHIA fill out an application to adopt now!