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CHAZ AD 04-10-15


ADOPTED ON 04-10-15 – Update on Chaz -Northern foster: – Chaz is full of life and he walked in like he had lived with us forever. He walked in and was ready to welcome the world. Chaz was introduced to each of the foster dog’s one at a time. He absolutely loves to run and play in the snow, and has a high energy level. He has no fear and can sometimes come on a little strong, though he means well.  A few of the older more dominate dogs in the pack have corrected him. Chaz accepts these corrections. Chaz is now completely housebroken and will go out with the pack or scratch at the door and let you know he needs to relieve himself. Due to the weather he has not been able to be on leash recently, but has his previous foster said he had done well on leash. He did well in the car on his transport from Louisiana to Connecticut.

Chaz loves his crate because he eats in there, and can be found napping when he wants down time. He loves to hang with the other dogs or hang out with his foster mom’s husband.  Chaz does like to nibble fingers, which may be his form of affection, but it you tell him to stop he listens. Chaz is lovable, inquisitive and smart. He is willing to learn as long as you are willing to put in the time.  Chaz has a fun outgoing personality and would do great with any family that is active. He loves being the center of attention and he will be sure to entertain you for years to come!

Chaz did not have the best experience with humans in the beginning. He was thrown out of the back of a pickup truck onto a dirt road in the south. Fortunately for Chaz a witness was standing by. She spent some time coaxing him with treats and kind words, and once she was able to get him to come to her, she called the rescue. This woman fed and cared for Chaz until his southern foster was able to pick him up.  Chaz being the awesome little guy he is, chose not to hold any grudges against humans, and is a happy go lucky dog.

Chaz is a one year old male shih-Tzu mix and he weighs approximately 22lbs. He was very recently neutered, and is up to date on all vaccinations. Chaz absolutely loves to play, whether it be with other dogs or his toys. He is always up for a wrestling match, but he also has moments where he will sit quietly and chew his toys. He loves to be outside, but gets bored when it is rainy and he cannot be outdoors. His foster mom says on these days, she makes sure he has bones and pig ears and that seems to occupy him. He is a nosey little guy, and if he is not provided with daily stimulus he will tend to investigate and find himself something to get into! Chaz does enjoy the company of other dogs, but he can be a little bossy with new males.  Chaz can also be a little overly friendly and will just go right up and say OK let’s play right now. Dogs generally don’t like when another dog marches right into their space without the appropriate sniffing and greeting taking place first, so Chaz could use a little help with boundaries. Chaz absolutely loves all people, he runs to greet you and is ready to play, his whole body wiggles with excitement!  Chaz walks perfectly on a leash.

The ideal home for Chaz would be one with a large fenced in yard where he could run and play. He has a very high activity level, so his new home must be committed to daily playtime and walks, to provide him with the stimulus he needs. It would be great if his new owners took him to class to learn some basic skills and manners. Chaz loves his people so he would be very excited to go! Chaz could be placed in a home with another dog. We would recommend that it be another dog similar in size to him with a calmer disposition to balance out his excited personality. IA female versus male may be a better match, as he tends to be bossy with new males he meets. However, he could also be the only dog in the home as he loves to be the center of attention! His behavior with cats is unknown at this time. We feel that his activity level is a little too much for an elderly person and if there were children in the home, it is recommended they be over the age of 8. Although he is small, he is very excitable and could accidentally knock over a smaller child or older person in his enthusiasm. In a nutshell, if you are looking for a companion who will always be by your side, keep you on your toes, and provide you with your daily dose of laughter, then Chaz is your man! If you think your home sounds like the right fit please fill out an adoption application.


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  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  • Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Children need to be taught how to how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
  • No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
  • Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  • Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.




Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

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Chaz is nice and warm in his sweater:)

Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.


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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
  2. Cesar’s House Rules
  3. How to introduce your dog to new people




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RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 1 Year
Life Average 12-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 21-30lbs
Location Terryville CT
Breed Shih-Tzu Mix
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 450
RDV # RDV544
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Chaz absolutely loves to play, whether it be with other dogs or his toys
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
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