LocationShelburne, VT

Caramel is 3 years old (approx. DOB 1-31-18), female, 14 lbs., vetted, is or will be spayed, and micro-chipped. Caramel was rescued with her family from a hoarding situation. Currently as a new rescue she is very fearful in new situations and around new people.

Per her current caretaker: Caramel is far enough advanced that she could be adopted now to the right kind of person. Someone who is home a lot and is experienced with under-socialized dogs. Someone who is patient and empathetic to help her continue to get over her fears (being leash walked, being picked up or held). She has a very strong startle response but she is so much fun when she is relaxed; she has a lot of character. She loves being petted when she is standing or when she has her paws up on you, and she even likes a belly rub. She has been friendly with visitors and she gets along with other dogs but not cats please (she likes to chase and bark at them)! She needs an experienced home that knows how to help her gain trust and decompress. Her best home would be calm not busy; no young children., she is not high energy; not a hiker but she does like to play a little, with her person or with another dog………….just a little rough and tumble, or tug of war. She adores carrying the very small stuffies around but doesn’t fetch. In the dog yard, she explores but doesn’t run (she’ll run for cats, or away from a leash!). She would be okay without another dog but would be happier with one! She does crawl into a bed with another Chi. She also learns from other dogs, sees how they behave with humans.

Stay tuned for more information as Caramel is a new rescue!

If you are interested in adopting Caramel please fill out an Application.

Please note Fosters have 1st option of Adoption.

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