CHLOE ABIN#19-048- 2 – F, 6 Months

Gender: Female

Age: 6 months

Size/Weight: 25 pounds, will be a medium sized gal, maybe around 40 lbs when full grown

Color: Golden Cream

Breed: English Setter (mom) /Golden Retriever mix - DNA test pending

Good with Children: She was great with my 5-year-old granddaughter. I do believe based on her age & temperament that she would do well in a home with children of any age

Good with Dogs: She is great with my resident dogs. She does well with others in a day care & training setting. Typical puppy playfulness with others.

Good with Cats: TBD but based on her age & savvy cat, would probably be fine

House trained: Still working on this. She gets to the door & if I don’t see her, she can’t hold it. I have taken her out on a schedule to give her every chance to be successful. Still some accidents in the house. Being a puppy, she will need frequent potty outings.

Crate trained: Yes, but of course prefers the sofa or your bed! She is only crated when I am not home & will definitely tell you she isn’t happy about it. She goes in with some treat encouragement.

Leash trained: Working on it! Will need some additional training if there is a desire to do a lot of leash work.

Cars: Rides well in the car. She is always tethered & either in the back or front seat, depending how many pups I’m hauling. She lays down, is quiet & often falls asleep.

Activity Level: Typical puppy activity level for this girl, although she is pretty laid back! She does explore the yard a bit, runs around chasing & playing with her setter sibling then is ready to come in for snuggles & indoor play time.  

Fence: Not required, but preferred. She would probably be OK with multiple long walks, hikes and other activities with her family & most likely could be taught recall.

Training/Behavior: Chloe is a typical curious puppy. She loves to romp in the yard, play with her fur siblings, plays with all the toys, chews on bones, eats extremely well (I use a slow feeder bowl), & is a big snuggle bug. She is a sweet little girl & very smart. She learned the routines at home quickly. We are working on name recognition, eye contact, & basic obedience. She is very food motivated, so should be super easy to train. She would definitely benefit from formal obedience classes to continue her socialization & to establish her new owner as her pack leader. 

Medical History: Up-to-date on all vaccines & tests, microchipped, & on heartworm preventative. She will need to be spayed in her new home when she is a little older & will be adopted out with a puppy contract.

Chloe originates from Greece where Leishmaniasis is endemic. She was removed from Greece as a puppy, so it is unlikely she would ever develop Leishmaniasis, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years.  Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab.  The test typically costs around $150.

 Foster Comments: This gal hails from Athens, Greece, where she was born in a water runoff drain & saved along with her 6 brothers & mother by some compassionate rescuers until we could transport her to the US. She traveled home with me in early March. She is a sweet and friendly girl who deserves to find a new home where she’ll be loved and cherished. She is a very nice, loving, easy dog to have in your home.  She is a little timid when meeting new dogs or people & of course, every sound is new to her, having lived on a concrete slab her entire life. We know Chloe’s mom was an English Setter, however she definitely looks more like her dad, with soft wispy golden hair that curls around her tail.  She likes cuddling but also laying on the floor alone. She sleeps all night on the bed with me & a fur sibling. Preference will be given to an adoptive home with a fur sibling who can help show her the ropes & be a play buddy. 

Chloe is a very loving, affectionate, and happy (and a little bit spoiled) puppy. She will quickly steal your heart…..and break mine, when I have to say good-bye!

Adoption fee: $395

Foster Location:  Plymouth, IN

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