Hershey was adopted by a family in La Crosse. He lives a few blocks away from his foster Mom and can visit often. He now has two human sisters, a dachshund brother and a cat! Hershey is one of the sweetest little guys around and the rescue will miss him. We are so glad he finally found his forever home.
My name is Hershey and I am an almost 2 yr old neutered male Chessie mix (they think). I was at a puppy mill and rescued by a woman who couldn’t keep me so she turned me over to a shelter in Racine WI. I have been in the Chessie Rescue for about 6 months and have come a long way. When I arrived in foster care, I had lots of bald spots and was extremely timid and frightened of men. In the months, I have been in the Rescue, I have grown hair in all of my bald spots, have blown all my icky coat and I am beginning to learn that people are mostly okay – well at least the people I am now meeting!
I love to sleep on the furniture especially with my human! I am little, 49 lbs – another reason everyone thinks I am a mix with maybe some spaniel? I love to be with dogs and love to play chase.
I will need a fenced yard as I LOVE to run. Ideally I would like to have a doggie sibling to play with. Okay I must admit I don’t like to fetch! I like to chase a tennis ball but then I play and play with it by myself. Sorry I think I missed those retrieving genes!
I love to ride in the car and will immediately curl up in the car and sleep. I love to go for walks. I am not very good with commands, in fact only respond to sit and not very well, but I am learning. I am crate trained but I prefer to not be in the crate. I am good in the house when someone is home but get a little nervous when left alone so my foster mom crates me when alone. I am house broken.
Everyone who meets me immediately says how cute I am and want to snuggle me! I am not huge on snuggling strangers but am learning to let them pet me. My foster mom calls me “the pocketbook Chessie” as I am so small compared to other Chessies. I like kids and cats!
**UPDATE August 19, 2011** – I am doing well in foster care and learning to trust people and socializing more and more. I’m quite attached to the people I know well! And I’m still cute as a button! I am taking Benadryl daily for what everyone figures are some sort of low-grade allergies, which helped to repair some of my bald spots initially. However, recently I’ve gotten a few bare spots back on my rear legs. On a hunch, I had my thyroid tested and it showed a very slightly lower than normal level. So, now I’m trying some new meds to see if perhaps my itchy/bald areas are perhaps thyroid-related and/or allergy-related. Therefore, I’m not quite ready for adoption for another 6 weeks so that my foster mom can figure out exactly what I need to keep me from itching to best prepare my future forever family. But I’m definitely worth the wait!
**UPDATE October 6, 2011** – GUESS WHAT?! My thyroid meds have proven to help me out tremendously! I have put on a bit more weight so that I am now in my normal range, and I am no longer so itchy! I appreciate people waiting on me and my rescuers to figure out what was ailing me, but I’m now SO VERY READY to find a home and a forever family!