“Hi, My name is Chico and I am a 4 year old 44 lb “lover boy” Pit Mix who was saved from a high kill shelter a short time ago. I am living with a wonderful foster family, but this is only a temporary arrangement, so I am looking for a new foster home or an adopter asap.
My foster family says I am very quiet and very gentle and I walk well on the leash. Everyone I meet is instantly smitten and I like to give lots and lots of kisses. I spent the last two years of my life living in a yard, but now that I am able to see what life inside the house is like, I know to be very well behaved when inside.
Some dogs make me a little nervous because I had lived outside prior and never learned how to fully trust other dogs, so I would do best with a submissive female dog that doesn’t mind me letting me be in charge.
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Here is what some of the shelter volunteers had to say about me while I was there:
‘He is crazy sweet, magnetic, loving, well-mannered, and is even working on his first manuscript! Here are some excerpts from The Art of Charm, or The Book of Love, by Chico!
Chapter One: Should you find yourself in a new place, where you don’t know anyone or any dog, be your friendly self, but don’t be afraid to show that you feel vulnerable. Submissively roll over if someone looks at you and you don’t know what to do with yourself. Stay for belly rubs.
Chapter Two: You are very handsome, shiny, and physically fit, but there is no need to flaunt your strength. Walk nicely on leash, stay right at the side of your new friend and look up often with soft eyes. That’s what I do, and I have all the volunteers dotting the I in my name with a heart.
Chapter Three: Always know where the toilet is; relieving myself outside and keeping my cage clean has earned me lots of praise.
Chapter Four: Be just the right amount of cuddly. When I’m called over, I’m quick to prop my paws on a new friend, give gentle kisses, and wag my tail in circles to show how happy I am to be in their company, but am not overbearing.
Chapter Five: Play, have fun, and relish the little joys in life. I recently carried a stuffed teddy bear in my mouth for three blocks!!! What a treasure!
Chapter Six: When working toward a goal, be patient and don’t be afraid to ask for help. I’m writing this from Brooklyn ACC, where everyone appreciates my charm, but I want nothing more than to move into a home and charm the same person, day after
Another volunteer wrote:
‘Chico is a small gentle pooch. He walks nicely on his leash. He really appreciates a stroll in the neighborhood. How about your neighborhood? Chico will fit right in. Come meet this sweet boy. You will be glad you did.’
Another volunteer writes: ‘Chico is a great young dog. He is a small dog who is very gentle on his leash. Did I mention that he loves treats? Come see this fella now!’
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So, as you can see, I was quite popular at the shelter and all the volunteers spoke very highly of me! But my current foster family can’t offer me a place to stay for long so won’t you please consider me to be a part of your forever family today?”
Thank you! Love,
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