Chapo is an adorable and sweet 10 month old male shepherd mix that weighs around 70 lbs. He came to us as an owner surrender when a good Samaritan was visiting Guatemala and found this pup on the street after a volcanic eruption. He couldn’t leave him there, so he brought him back to BC hoping he could keep him, but he work schedule doesn’t fit Chapo’s needs and has asked us to find him the best home!
Chapo is a bit shy and nervous at first with people, especially men, but once he warms up with some treats, he is ALL LOVE. Kids on the street in Guatemala were not nice to him, and it will take some time and patience for him to learn to trust them again. because of this we will not be considering homes for him with children under 16 years of age. He is AMAZING with all dogs, big and small. He LOVES to play and is very submissive, BUT just wants to go, go, go. Ideally his furever family would have another high energy dog to help keep him mentally and physically stimulated, plus, another confident dog will help his insecurity with new people and situations.
His current foster said he has seemed totally disinterested in cats too! This guy would be a great hiking, biking, camping, adventure dog! If you are active and outdoorsey and looking for a partner, here he is! He is crate trained, house broken, and has no separation anxiety. he is mastering leash manners now, but it’s new to him, so it will take a bit of time.
He is currently NOT NEUTERED as he is only 10 months and a larger breed dog, so under veterinarian recommendation, we would like to wait until at least 18 months to get him neutered. PB and Chi WILL cover the cost of this. He is up to date on all hots and vaccines and microchipped.
If you think you are a good match for Chapo and he for you, please get in touch.