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Chase has been in foster for about a month, and we are excited to see the progress that he has made! Chase has many attributes that compare to a human child with autism, so he’s not your average bear. He does well with a routine so he knows what is to be expected. Inside, he generally can settle on his own, but sometimes toys need to be removed to help him do so. Chase enjoys being with his people – he’s quite connected and interested in being involved. He took some time to warm up to (his foster), but has transformed into quite the snuggler. He does take a bit to warm up to new dogs, but once he does, he’s quite the playa. Chase is crate trained and understands to signal when he needs to go out. A great motivator for Chase is head and belly rubs, so we use a combination of this, and his ball (he’s VERY toy/ball driven) for training. He has been working on basic commands and has made progress through our daily training sessions. Chase is working on leash skills and typically does really well once he is familiar with the area. Initially, Chase was very timid on walks, but does better now that is familiar with the area. Chase currently ignores furry friends, people, and dogs on walks, but is fearful of passing cars (he tries to run away or he freezes up and won’t move). He doesn’t love walks, so fetching and playing is his main source of exercise. Speaking of fetching, this boy can JUMP! He is quite the little spring. Chase is such a sweet and goofy boy and we’re looking forward to what the future has in store for him. *********** Intake date 30 January 2019 . June 2018 neutered male . Chase had a bit of a rough start when he arrived here, we can't figure out if he has ever had a relationship with a human, OR if he was so committed to that relationship that he has had trouble settling. Either way, he's been a bit of a challenge, but in the end, whoever adopts this kid is going to be a lucky human. Chase is well crate trained, though had to be convinced it was a good place to be. He has not yet met a stranger, though he does take warming up, and if you do something dumb, he may take a bit to trust you again (see what I mean?). Chase is pretty much a blank slate. He is learning sit, wait, here, kennel, know, all of the normal stuff....because he knew none of it. Chase does need someone capable of good, balanced training, but is highly food motivated, and should be an easy train once his head gets into the right place. He definitely wants to partner (almost desperately) and is excellent with other dogs, and I suspect cats. Chase will do best in a home where training is part of every day life, and rules and parameters are laid down clearly. He should have canine companionship, and some sort of job to keep his brain happy. Chase can still be a little mouthy, so will not be offered to a home with young children. . PLEASE READ our procedures prior to making inquiry regarding this dog. . Please see our main website at for more information regarding the adoption of this or any dog from our rescue. . Please note that while this dog is currently available, any dog on our site may have an adoption pending and may not be available to you at this time. The same dog may later become available if the adoption falls through. . Our website will give you details on our adoption procedures as well as an application for adoption. An application must be submitted prior to 'matching' an adopter with a dog as all dogs do not fit into all homes. We pride ourselves in our adoption process, we take the time to get to know our adopters so that we can place a dog with them that they can enjoy for years to come. . Please understand that we will not discuss dogs with individual adopters until after the application process is completed. . Our rescue does not have a public facility, therefore there are no visiting hours. Appointments to visit with the available dogs are made after the application process has been completed by our staff. . To assist any dog within the MABCR organization, please consider making a donation to the general fund or to the medical fund. All dogs coming into our rescue are fully vetted (s/n and innoculations) prior to adoption. . Rescuing animals is quite expensive. If you are unable to adopt, but would like to help this, or any other animal in our system, please consider a sponsorship donation. For information on our sponsorship program, please contact Sarah at . Thank you for your interest in Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue.


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