|CHLOE IN A NUTSHELL: In a word, Chloe is a puppy. She's sweet and wiggly when she's getting attention from her foster mom. She's been perfectly well behaved when out in the play yard with Doogal -- no fights, no arguments, no anything that would indicate that she would not do well with a sweet, male (large breed) companion. (She has not been tested with small dogs or cats as yet, but her age and energy level would suggest she would not be a good match.)
||Meet Chloe. Chloe is approximately 15 months old. She was surrendered to a kill shelter by her family because she had two altercations with the other dog in the family, and the family was afraid it would lead to her becoming "human aggressive and attacking their young daughter," even though the surrendering form clearly indicates that Chloe has never exhibited any aggression at all to humans. Do people really believe this stuff?
We have no information as to what breed or sex the other dog was, only that that dog and Chloe were not getting along and the other dog was getting the worst of the arguments. As to Chloe's habits, the family stated that she "likes to play a lot and run." (No surprise for a youngster.) The surrender form also indicated that if Chloe were at risk of euthanasia at the shelter, the family did NOT want to be notified. That's about as final a farewell as you can get.
We asked our Tucson volunteer, Sara, to go to the shelter to meet Chloe and she immediately fell in love with this little girl. She couldn't say enough good things about her so, of course, we gave her the go ahead to pull. Since it was the middle of the week we couldn't pull Chloe that day, but we did promise to come back for her on Saturday ... and we did.
UPDATE 2/9: Chloe was pulled from the shelter this afternoon by Sara. Our thanks go out to Sara and her neighbor, Don, who loaned us his van in order to transport Chloe.
The transport was met in Casa Grande by our team, and Chloe was brought safely to Phoenix and settled in to a temporary foster home with one of our staff members. Since it was well after dark when we finally arrived home (Doogal's transport was delayed, so we had to wait in south Tempe for him to arrive), we didn't take additional pictures of Chloe's arrival in Phoenix. We'll take more of this lovely little girl as soon as she's seen our groomer.
After her arrival in Phoenix, we were petting Chloe and noticed a collar underneath the new one we had just put on her in Casa Grande. It was a puppy collar that had become so tight we almost had to resort to cutting it to get it off! It took quite a bit of do-ing, but Chloe was surprisingly patient with us as we tugged and pulled her fur and ears to remove it. It's doubtful the shelter even knew it was there because it was virtually invisible under the fur around her neck and had obviously been there for some time.
UPDATE 2/19: Chloe saw our vet today and was given a clean bill of health. She weighed in at a healthy 60 pounds and was pronounced fit as a fiddle and ready for adoption.
Adoption fee $425.00.