Border Collie/Basset Hound Mix|male|5 months old|32 lbs|Adoption Fee $325
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 3: This last weekend my foster mom took me to Oregon Farms to meet some new people. I was a little apprehensive at first since it was a new place but I warmed up quickly and so many nice people gave me pets and told me how cute I am. Plus there were so many good smells there by the horse food especially. I also got to meet two nice little kids. One little girl even let me give her kisses! I LOVE giving kisses. I didnt jump at all and boy oh boy my tail was wagging. All all it was a great day and I took a fatty nap on my ride back to the east side of Madison.
I only go potty outside now (no accidents for several weeks now) and I go in my crate all by myself when my foster mom tells me it is bedtime. She doesn't even have to throw in treats to make me want to go in. I lay in there until it is time to get up and then I do the most adorable stretches.
I went to the doctor last week and my foster mom told them that I haven't gained any weight since I have been living with her. The doctor told her that she thinks I am actually closer to 7 or 8 months since I have all my grown up teeth and that I probably won't get much bigger. So even though I am a meatball, I will stay a kind of little dude.
My foster mom says she can't believe no one has asked to meet me yet. She said that my pictures can't adequately capture how charming I am but she says my forever family is out there. I can't wait to meet them!
Pupdate 2: Hi everyone! Just Cheddars here checking in. My foster mom says that I have been doing so much better with potty training. I haven’t had an accident in the house in over a week now. Even before that, I only had a handful of accidents but I think mostly that was because I was still getting used to my new house and I didn’t really like how cold it was.
Last weekend my foster mom took me on an adventure to a brewery to meet some new people. I was a little bit scared at first. It was a giant building and was really echo-y in there. I didn’t want to go inside at first but then the coolest thing happened. Another dog came in! I couldn’t even help how much my tail was wagging as I saw and greeted all the new pups that came to hang out. Once I got a little bit more settled I really started to enjoy myself. So many people gave me pets and I just sat there and let them pet away.
My foster mom also says I am a five star snuggler. I love being right by people and am SO excited when I get the cuddle spot on the couch right next to the humans. Sometime I even climb over the other pups in those spots to try to squeeze in. With my short little legs, I am sure it looks comical but a snuggler's gotta do what a snuggler's gotta do!
Pupdate 1: Hi there! My name is Chedworth but due to my personality and my Wisconsin dog status now, my foster family calls me Cheddars, which fits me perfectly. My paperwork says I am a border collie and basset hound mix but my personality is definitely that of a typical basset hound. I am silly and low key, I love naps but can also be a little bit stubborn.
We are still working on potty training but as long as I am on a schedule of going out every couple of hours, I do pretty well going potty outside. I am not a huge fan of the cold and with my awesome hound sniffer I can get distracted so sometimes my foster mom has to stand outside with me to make sure I go potty. I do pretty well in my crate too! I need some incentive to go in but once I am in I am mostly quiet. If I see or hear people around I may whine a bit but covering my crate when I am in it helps me relax.
I can be a little unsure of new people and places at first but I settle in fairly quickly. One thing that helps me feel more comfortable is other dogs. I LOVE LOVE LOVE other dogs! As soon as I met my foster brother and foster sister, it was like a switch went off and I just wanted to run and play with them. I definitely felt more in my element. I could play with them all day and I do take a more submissive role in the pack, especially with my foster sister who is more dominant. I am really going to miss my foster brother since we wrestle and play tug pretty much all day. I also love my kitty foster siblings. I have never shown aggression to the kitties but do try to play…I can’t help it, they are just so interesting to me! I can get a little overexcited by the kitties being around so my foster parents have to watch me and sometimes tell me to leave the kitty alone. I do listen pretty well to this correction and return to the play space to focus on something else. I also met some of the kids down the street once while out walking. It was a little bit scary how they came right at my face to pet me but I just backed up a little bit and my tail wagged when they were petting me. I think I would really like to have my own boy or girl as long as they were patient and knew how to approach me.
Don’t let my short, little legs fool you, I love to run and play chase with other pups! I also love to run zoomies and sniff around at things outside. My foster mom says that I need a medium amount of activity since I am still a puppy and that it is important to get regular exercise so my belly doesn’t drag on the ground when I get bigger. With my short legs, even carrying a little bit of extra weight can lead to health problems as I get older. We do go for walks but I like walking on a leash WAY better if my foster siblings are walking with me. If I am walking alone, I am less interested in keeping up with my foster mom and sometimes stop in the middle of the sidewalk and wait to be coaxed to keep moving. I just feel so much more confident when other pups are showing me what to do. I like treats a lot though so my foster mom says that with regular practice I can become a professional leash walker. I also love toys including tennis balls so if you have a fenced yard, I could learn fetch pretty easily.
I am a sweet, special boy who deserves a wonderful forever family. I have so many kisses and snuggles to give and if your home/family meets the criteria above I would love to meet you!