Chip is a happy, sweet one year old lab with a wonderful disposition. He is very mild mannered for being just one and ‘smiles’ with his tail every time someone walks in the room or even looks at him. Chips loves a good belly rub and scratch behind the ears. He is also happy just hanging out in the same room with his people and doesn’t demand constant attention. Chip will occasionally walk around with a new found shoe but never chews them or anything else. He knows ‘sit’ and ‘lay down’ and is working on ‘stay’ …but that’s hard when your tail is always wiggling. Chip loves to go for walks and is well behaved on the leash.
Chip has been around young children and does great. He is unknown around babies or toddlers. He is curious about cats and a little forward with them so he may have to learn cats are not likely to play with him.
Due to Chip’s past (or his love of people) he does not like to be left alone. He has exhibited some separation anxiety, and will need to be securely crated when left home alone until he becomes more confident and secure that he has truly found his forever home.
Chip will do best in a home with a fenced yard due to his interest in wildlife, as he is easily distracted by squirrels and deer.
Sadly, Chip is heartworm positive. He needs a family willing to take him through heartworm treatment and help keep him calm and comfortable. He will pay you back tenfold with his love and affection.