Chuck ^


Chuck ^ Status: Available

ID: 28624

Name: Chuck ^

Breed: American Bulldog

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

12-08-20 Chuck is a large, young American Bulldog who has come from a home as he grew and grew and his owners lost confidence in handling him. He is a big strong boy and is particularly strong when on a lead and needs someone who physically able to hold him and guide him. It's obvious that he needs a fair bit of training, which we are working on whilst he is with us but we are looking for an experienced home with consistent rules and training, Chuck is  headstrong so needs someone to be able to guide him, socialise him and help him become a model canine citizen which will take time, commitment and consostency. At this point we feel it is best he is rehomed as an only dog but we will start to introduce him to others as he settles. We would not be able to rehome him where there are children or visiting children. He also needs a cat free home.  If you have the time and experience he needs please let us know

28-08-20 UPDATE

I've had Chuck on my section since he arrived here and he really is a good pup. As he's a large breed and strong on the lead, I trained him to walk on a halti, initially he resisted but now walks well on the halti without pulling, and is a lot more controllable and we'd probably insist he have one in his new home. Chuck is very trainable, I'm not the best of trainers but Chuck is now able to walk past other kennels of dogs that are barking at him without him reacting, initially Chuck would bark back and get excited but now he is fairly calm and it looks as though Chuck is slightly  fearful of other dogs. He loves to fetch the ball, and will amuse himself in the kennel with a tennis ball. He is very affectionate and will get over excited and jump up but we're training him not to do this. Chuck is not a difficult dog at all but will his new owners to be experienced with large breeds.

03-10-20 UPDATE
 Chuck is a famous Superstar! Well, maybe not quite yet BUT he has been chosen by the team Happy Paw Pack to be their star in their Dogtober drawing challenge and we have already been sent a wonderful drawing of him.  Also on their site is an interveiw with Many Tears and they are doing a fundraiser for us which we are very grateful for! So many people are watching Chuck, seeing his progress and hoping he will get a wonderful home very soon.

13-10-20 UPDATE
Chuck has been undergoing some training the past few days and I’m proud to say he’s doing amazingly well. When it’s time to feed him now, we call him to different places in his kennel, make him sit and wait, and then hand feed him. The reason behind this is to get him to move on command, so it will make life easier in a home environment if his owners needed to move him from a certain area. He is a bright boy and this training is doing him a world of good. His future owners will need to continue this to keep him on track. We’ll keep you all updated on his progress!

14-10-20 UPDATE

Chuck is really picking up all the training that the staff have been doing and the time they have been putting into him is really showing. Although strong, he is walking very nicely on the lead, he has been learning manners around food and treats and now sits, waits patiently and takes nicely. He is learning fetch and getting better at sharing toys. He spends short periods of time in a quiet more homely area to relax a few times a week and is very well behaved, lies on his bed and enjoys some fuss. I think he is one of the most affectionate dogs here. He really enjoys being close to you, leaning on you and seems to need that contact. He can be slightly insecure sometimes but I think he would relax in a home. He will need sensible owners willing to continue this training and be consistent with him but I think he is a great dog who would be fine as an only dog in an adult home.

25-10-20 UPDATE

I have recently been working with Chuck quiet a bit trying to get to know him better. Chuck is only young and does like to test your limits. Chuck gets very excited to see me now, he will bark at the front of his kennel as I pass for attention.  If I go in his kennel or the yard with him, he will try to jump up on my side to get fuss and if he sees me while on a walk with someone else he will pull towards me to come and say hello.
Chuck love to play with a ball and be fussed. He walks well on a lead but can be strong so is walked on a halti and harness to give us better control of him. As much as I know Chuck is a big baby and just wants to cuddle, I have seen him act aggressively toward some people in the rescue so he will need a experienced home on his own with someone willing to put in a lot of hard work, to better his social abilities and give him the love he wants and deserves in his forever home.

07-11-20 UPDATE
Chuck is a lovely loving lad who is unhappy in kennels, he's a sensitive dog so we try to make him as happy as possible. We play with him in the sandschool, throwing a ball for him, and his new found favourite, the boomer ball which he tires himself out chasing around, it's then good to see him relaxing in his kennel and having a snooze in the day. He has taken a certain liking to a female greyhound here, who he can see in the next sandschool, so we are going to walk them together and see how it goes. I've just said goodnight to him and that's when he gets his treat ball to keep him occupied before bed, he's such a good lad and I hope his stay with us isn't too much longer.

12-11-20 UPDATE

Chuck is a very handsome boy who is incredibly sensitive. I know that to look at him you would think he is big, brave, possibly even a little intimidating: But, in all honesty he is quite a nervous chap. Not in the way that the scared ex-breeders are but he is still nervous.
He is nervous of new people, in particular, women. He is nervous of new situations. He is terrified of loud noises around his safe space, bangs especially, he'll hide away from them if he can. Outside of the kennel environment he is a much happier boy. He loves his walks and passes other dogs fine, he will look at cats, but as long as you keep his attention on you then he will ignore them.
Chuck needs to be taught in a positive manner, all reward based, he will need his new people to be prepared to totally earn his trust before they expect to be able to do much of anything with him. He will need 'set boundaries' so he is never confused about what he can or can't do, if he is allowed on the sofas then he may start to see them as his etc...
When Chuck first came in I was very respectful of his space and how cautious he was of me, he allows you to touch him but you can see that he doesn't trust you at first. Until one day it was like a switch flipped in his head and since then he has been like a big baby with me. I know that he can find his own people who will understand him, but they will have to be prepared to put in the time and love to earn his trust completely.
Chuck requires a home as an only dog, with no cats or other small furries and no children, resident or visiting. This is to make sure that we are setting him up to succeed in his new home. Whilst Chuck has been in kennels he has never guarded anything from me, but I have never tried to take his food away from him etc... He takes treats nicely and we have been hand-feeding him his dinner at times. He loves his toys and his treat balls, which he gets twice a day and he walks nicely on a lead and/or harness.
We have also noticed that Chuck seems to trust men quicker than he trusts women, he adores several members of staff who have worked with him regularly and have gained his trust. I know this boy will make an absolute dream of a companion in the right home. He is very sensitive to changes in his routine and environment, so if you do take him on then you may notice he is a little different if something that he usually does, gets moved around, or if your neighbours were having building work done etc... This is just because he is so very sensitive.
I really want Chuck out of kennels and into his forever home as soon as possible, they aren't the right place for him at all. He needs to be in a quiet, calm home that has experience of his breed and will understand what he is trying to tell them. They will also allow him to have a good play with a ball regularly and will take him for long walks. I know there are numerous members of staff that would absolutely love to take him home if it weren't for the fact they already have resident dogs. If you feel you'd be the ideal home for Chuck then please do put in an application.  

 If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation* and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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