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DOGID: 2979
Name: Pip formerly Penny
Location: Bellevue, NE
Age: 1
Color: Light Deadgrass
Sex: female
Weight: 65
Neutered? yes
Vaccines:
  • Rabies
  • DHLPP
  • Kennel Cough
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Flea Pill
  • Dewormed
Heartworm Negative? Yes
Health Conditions:
Housetrained? yes
Dog surrendered to Rescue because: Turned over by shelter
Other Reason: People wanted to adopt Penny while at the shelter, but she was too afraid. After two months, they let us take her. Now that she is in a home environment - she is coming out of her shell and starting to bloom!
Good With:
  • Other Dogs
  • Cats
Dog Likes:
  • Water
  • Car Rides
Working Ability:
Working Comments: At this time, I do not see that Pip would be a good hunt candidate. If that changes - we will make note of it. Pip loves to chase after a ball and then will do the puppy run of racing around the yard with it. She is slowly getting better to where she will occasionally drop it a couple of feet from met - but I can't say that she is retrieving yet. :-) She is learning to swim and loves it - no surprise there! And she is also learning that car rides always bring good things - whether it be a trip to the lake or just to a great walking trail.
Behavioral Problems:
Other Behavioral Problems: Pip was very timid and frightened when she came to us. But she is improving daily and is becoming accustomed to meeting new people and not being afraid. She still has a ways to go but she really has made great strides in the time that we have had her.
Bitten? No
Bite Explanation:
Commands known:
  • Sit
Tricks: We will start working with Pip on learning basic commands.
Other Info: I could write a book about this little girl. She is super thin - just skin over bones. But she is eating like a horse so I expect that problem will be solved soon! She started out hiding wherever she could find and curled up in a tiny ball hoping that no one could see her. She also was very timid around new people but is really improving as she meets new people. But - she adores her foster chessie brother a lot - and became a whole different dog when outside playing with him. In the past week she has decided that her foster mom isn't so bad and will actually come to me for affection now rather than hiding. Pip has learned to walk on leash and is really very good - no pulling at all. When we first started, she was a solid mass of quivering and scared puppy. Now she is enjoying her walks and everything that she gets to see along the way. Pip still does not know any commands but now that we have gained her confidence we will start working on her basic obedience. She has been perfect in the house as long as she is not crated and left alone. She will do all that she can to tear the crate up if left alone. If she is crated and you are in the room - then she is fine. She is totally fine being left with her chessie brother and loose. We have not had one accident of any sort and she has not done anything inappropriate. Having said that - she did bark for the first time this morning while outside playing, so she is rapidly coming out of her shell. So - I expect if we are going to see any bad puppy behavior, it will show up in the next week. She really acts like she is about a year old - will hopefully have the vet give us his thoughts when we take her for a check up. Pip is doing wonderfully with the cats in the house. She loves to chase a ball but has no clue about bringing it back - just runs in circles thinking that she has done something wonderful. She has already learned to use the doggy door and lets herself outside to do her business. This girl is really a very pretty light deadgrass - and she has a way of stealing your heart. Check out more pictures of her and follow her progress on our Facebook page at North Central Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief & Rescue.
Contact: Jan Riha
Phone: 402-616-5254
Email: chessieforme@gmail.com
Date Posted: 3/26/2017

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