|Established 14 February 2011|
Labrador Retriever / Collie / Mixed (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Young : : Medium
About CHOMPER - Fostered in Levant, ME
CHOMPER and his siblings were saved from a shelter in the south. CHOMPER is the last of his siblings to be find their forever family. He is neutered, age-appropriate vaccines, dewormed and on monthly preventatives. He weighs around 50 pounds and has an estimated date of birth of 9 February 2022 . We have no way of knowing for sure what breed he is and so it is up to potential adopters to look at his pictures, video’s many more can be found on the rescue website, and decide for themselves.
CHOMPER is a typical happy, fun, active, curious, loving and affectionate pup. He has grown up around a lot of dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes and so has a great start to learning how to behave as a dog. He loves everyone he meets and just wants to play and give cuddles. He does need leash and obedience training so he learns what is expected of him, but he is a quick learner and would be eager to make his family happy.
CHOMPER was lucky to go to a foster family at the beginning of November and after a week being there, this is what they reported back:
Chomper's personality is starting to come out, along with the puppy energy he is finally getting more comfy and dumped himself off my bed playing as well massive bunny hops and play bows in the leaves. He adores his lavender lamby we got him and his decided bella's (family lab mix) bed had too much stuffing and removed some for her lol.
CHOMPER is located at Give a Dog a Home Rescue in Sebec and is available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550.
Dog Application Form - https://www.giveadogahome-rescue.org/forms/form?formid=5838
Dogs have access and use dog doors to go outside, they will not know to let you know they need to go outside, so families must expect accidents and be prepared to teach your new dog to let you know when they need to go outside.
The rescue buys food in bulk, by the truck load and there are a variety of brands and flavours. None of the food given is less than a 4* food rating. There have not been issues with eating any of the varying foods. It is important that you do your research on the ingredients and speak to your vet or a nutritionist on grain vs grain free!
You MUST understand that dogs need time to decompress and adapt to their new environment and home. It is a HUGE transition they make from the kill shelter, being vetted, on transport for 3 days and arriving in Maine where the temperature and such is very different to what they have only known. In rescue there is what is known as the "3 Point Rule" Days 1-3 your dog is stressed, anxious, confused as to where they are now. Weeks 1-3 your dog is adjusting, settling in, learning things. At the 3-month point, your dog understands they are home, and have built up a trusting relationship where they feel loved and secure.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the ADOPTION INFO tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 1-2 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then we can schedule your appointment to come to the rescue in Sebec, Maine for meet/greet/adopt
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE . We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx. 8 miles) and approx. 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend.