ADOPTED ON 01-16-16 – Chubb is a beautiful Flat Coat / Lab who has seen hard times, but has never lost her happy spirit. Like so many rescue dogs, Chubb’s history is unknown because she was dumped. We can’t imagine getting in a car with your family and having them open the door, let you out and then watch them leave. For a dog as loving as Chubb, it is one the cruelest things a human can do to a dog. Was she dumped because she was unwanted? Uncared for? Abused? Although so much could have taken place, Chubb is still a happy go lucky girl, who is curious and playful, welcoming to all the people she meets, and easy to get along with when around other dogs.
Chubb lavishes any attention that is given to her by her foster family and in return she is totally devoted to them. She is a dog and people social dog, she is very warm and polite when she meets dogs, wants to play and enjoys going with her foster family wherever they go. Her foster describes her as “a great dog, very friendly to people and other dogs alike, and loves to have someone to play with.” She also told us that she is ready anytime for you to throw tennis balls for her, but she has no interest in bringing them back to you- she believes in Finders Keepers. She is a bit enthusiastic around toddlers so children over the age of 6 would be best.
Chubb enjoys car rides and will lay on the back seat quietly. She really is the perfect passenger, lies peacefully on the seat, and remains there until you reach your destination. If you travel to a summer home or like to take your dog with you on vacation – she is the dog for you. Or if you like taking your dog with you while you run errands, she would love that too.
Chubb hangs out quietly in the crate which can be helpful for a new family, it also is a safe place for her to go when she needs quiet time. The world for her is a new adventure and she wants to smell everything she sees, for now it is best she is in a crate when her family has to leave for a few hours or longer. This is very normal for rescue dogs because they don’t know what objects or if they are safe—for example: a simple cardboard box she will want to sniff it for 2 or 3 minutes. It is important for her and all dogs because they store smells in the pocket of their nose. Why? Well, they really want to know if anything bad will happened and if it does, they remember and stay away—for example: fire. In time, Chubb will have a memory of dictionary scents in the compartments of her noise to recall.
Chubb is exceptionally smarter than other dogs; she learned quickly to walk on a leash. In addition, she learned to sit by observing a hand signal, without any conscious effort on foster mom’s part to teach it to her. This level of intelligence sets her apart from other smart dogs, it tells us that she is watching her humans and gets what she is asked to do. A dog like could be trained for many things that is asked of her if the owner takes time to work with her.
Chubb wants to be a part of the action, live life and be with everyone. She will be a faithful and loving companion to any family if given a chance. She would do well with another dog in a fenced in yard, however, if you are an active family and exercise and run, she would love that too.
Chubb’s heart breaking story of her life will touch the lives of many, but only one lucky family will have the chance to adopt her and bring her into a home filled with love and understanding. If you are looking for a new family member that is supremely loving, totally dedicated and is sure to fit in anywhere, then you should apply and get your application in right away, she won’t last long.
This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt.
ABOUT THE BREED
Flat Coat Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever is a family dog, it’s no surprise that the Golden Retriever is one of the top ten most popular dogs in the U.S. It’s all good with the Golden: he’s highly intelligent, sociable, beautiful, and loyal. The Golden is slow to mature and retains the silly, playful personality of a puppy until three to four years of age, which can be both delightful. Many keep their puppyish traits into old age.
Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog. You may be surprised by who’s on that list: Fierce-looking Boxers are considered good with children, as are American Staffordshire Terriers (aka pit bulls). Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren’t so family-friendly.
All dogs are individuals. Our ratings are generalizations, and they’re not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.
Golden Retrievers are family dogs; they need to live indoors with their human “pack,” and shouldn’t spend hours alone in the backyard. A sweet, calm nature is the hallmark of the breed. The Golden was bred to work with people, and is eager to please his owner. Though hard-wired with a good disposition, like all dogs the Golden must be well-raised and well-trained to make the most of his heritage.
Like every dog, the Golden needs exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences. Very loyal and sociable, the Golden Retriever loves interacting with humans and having fun. They make great pets for families with children.
Golden Retrievers enjoy playing games, including fetch and playing with toys. They love to interact with humans in this way and can be great fun to be around. The breed is also highly intelligent, quick to learn and loves plenty of exercise and attention.
They are great with other animals too, even with those which are smaller than them, unlike other hunting breeds. They are calm and well-mannered and can also make good watchdogs.
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Because a dog communicates his displeasure with growling and eventually biting, all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That is the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success.
It is recommended to feed your dog on a regular schedule. Then you need to find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that. Start by taking the dog out every two hours, if the dog goes the second time, then take the dog out every four hours. Do that for one or two days; then move to six hours but limit water after the morning feeding and take the dish up. Continue with six hours, if you need to move to eight hours, then we recommend that you remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning and the night feeding. Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down two hours before the walk. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water, however, keeping a schedule for water, will help.
The biggest problem is once a dog has had one accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If you keep the house clean and pour some urine outside where you want him to go and then praise him when he marks there you will find house-breaking goes very easily.
ABOUT THE BREED
Labs are healthy dogs and generally will live long lives of 10 to 14 years and are one of the most popular breeds in the USA because they are loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making great family dogs. They are highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please; they are among the top choices for service dog work. They love to play, especially in water, never wanting to pass up the opportunity for a good swim.
These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family and are easily trained. This breed of dog is wonderful with people of all ages, and interacts well with children.
If a Lab has had plenty of exposure to other dogs, cats, and small animals, and has been trained, he’ll be friendly with other pets, too. They get along well with other dogs and can easily adapt to live with other small pets.
Not only loves kids, he enjoys the commotion they bring with them. He’ll happily attend a child’s birthday party, and even willingly wear a party hat. Like all dogs, however, he needs to be trained how to act around kids — and kids need to be taught how to act around the dog. As with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
The Lab is a wonderful family dog that gets along with all members both big and small, rarely are they aggressive. They are very loving and affectionate and are eagerly playful. Labs have a very positive temperament and get along with most strangers.
Lab loves to run, swim, and play with children and adults alike. They are extremely loyal to their owners, hard-working and are generally good-natured, originally a type of gun dog. Labs are extremely versatile and have been put to use in the following roles: hunting, guide dog for the blind, police k9, search and rescue, drug sniffing, retrieving, as well as tricks and competitive obedience.
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:
- When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
- The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
- Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
- Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
- Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
- The humans must be the onesmaking the decisions, not the dogs.
Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that
- Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time
Schedule Water – Help your dog bee successful
- Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
- Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
- After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
- Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
- Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.
Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s schedule, then gently move it to your schedule.
- Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
- Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
- Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc
One accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water, brush with a soft brush, put a towel on top to absorb the liquid, then take it outside where you want him to go, take it out of the bag and put it on the ground, praise your dog when he goes outside.
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WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
|Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks||Worm Every Month Till Six Months||Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more||After That Dogs should be wormed every three months|
|1ST DHPP||Giardia Snap Test||BloodTests||Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits|
|2ND DHPP||Heart Worm Snap Test||Antibiotics||Health Certificate|
|3RD DHPP||Parvo Snap Test||Ear & Eye Medication||Skin Scraping|
|Bordetalla||Fecal Test||Flea & Tick Medication||Transport|
|Rabies||Ear Test||X-Rays||Spay / Neuter|
|Kennel Cough Booster||Eye Test||Dewormer||Collars|
|Leptospirosis||Corona Booster||HW Pills||Head Cones|
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
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PLEASE NOTE – This video was taken in March 2015 at the dog pound and she was pregnant at the time.
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Golden Retriever Quick Facts
- weight: 55 – 65 pounds
- height: 21 – 22 inches
- Life Span: 10 – 13 Years
- Color(s): White, White Gold, Cream Black, Gold, Dark Gold, Red
Ideal Human Companions
- Families with older children
- Golden Retrievers usually reach their full height by one year of age, and their mature weight by two
- Handsome and proportioned
- Soft, golden coat
- Friendly and fun
- Loyal and obedient
- Easily trained
- weight: 55 – 75 pounds
- height: 21 – 24 inches
- life expectancy 10 – 14 years
Ideal Human Companions
- Hunters and fishermen
- Runners and bicyclists
- Campers and hikers
- Outdoor sportspeople
- Families & Children
- Broad, clean-cut head
- Pendant (hanging) ears
- Short, thick, weather-proof coat
- Otter-like tail
- Natural retrieving skills
- Fun-loving and free-spirited
- Easygoing pal
- Mellow and gentle
- Patient with children
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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 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.
- THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOG
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- Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
- Cesar’s House Rules
- How do I stop a dog from jumping?
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