Champ arrived with scars all over his face and legs, and two broken canine teeth. His life before we met him clearly wasn`t an easy one. We don`t think he was always treated nicely, but yet Champ still wants to trust so badly. We are earning Champ`s trust by letting him determine the pace, and it`s paying off! Champ`s curly-q tail does its thing when he sees one of his friends approaching his kennel. He relaxes in the yard, approaching us for pets and snacks, and will often play a game of fetch. It`s pretty amazing to watch the transformation! Champ is reactive to other dogs, and after seeing his scars, we can`t say we blame him. But this makes the shelter an unsuitable environment for him. There`s simply no way he can truly relax and blossom as long as he is living there. Champ needs a pet-free home so that he can decompress, feel safe, and learn what it`s like to be a dog. Due to his dog reactivity, he would do best in a home with a fenced yard, but if that`s not an option, we can work with you on muzzle-training him (which we think most dogs should learn anyway!). Champ desperately needs a hero who wants to give him all that love and nurturing that he has missed out on so far. And in return, you will have his loyalty and trust, which is the best feeling! To ensure that Champ is set up for success, he will go home with the ongoing support of the Orange Dot Crew (a volunteer advocacy group) as well as free training thanks to @friendsofaac.
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