A dog named Chubbs wants just one thing in life: a family to call his own. The dog, who is a hound mix, has been living in an animal shelter for three years now. That entire time he has been waiting for a family to come along and choose him as their own. Chubbs first arrived in the Austin Pets Alive! (APA) animal shelter in Texas in March of 2016. He is now four years old, which means he has spent the bulk of his life inside a kennel. The staff at APA say he has been there longer than any other dog in the shelter. Chubbs has watched hundreds of other dogs come and go from the shelter and leave with a new family. At this point, he has to be wondering when it will finally be his turn to leave with someone to love him.
Each night, the shelter lights are turned out and it is another day that Chubbs is without a family to curl up with and go to sleep. The sweet dog is all alone. While it may be easy to think that Chubbs is sad or depressed by his predicament, based on all he has gone through. But the staff at the shelter say that is anything but the case. Chubbs is a happy, upbeat dog who simply wants a home. Chubbs is a playful, happy dog who is very resilient and upbeat. The staff at APA is so worried about him though, and they do all they can to make sure he gets plenty of love, attention, and exercise. They have been working with him on training, led by a woman named Carrie Defeo, who runs the APA’s dog behavior program.
Carrie says Chubbs loves to do tricks and work his brain—especially when treats are involved. Chubbs is a great student and he knows commands, is great walking on a leash and will sit calmly when approached by people or other dogs. He is even going through agility training. Chubbs does need a quiet home with adults only and no other animals. For more information on Chubbs, contact the APA.