Chaco and June's Photo Album

About Chaco and June

  • Chaco is a 2 year, 5 mo. old Border Collie & Labrador Retriever in Millcreek, UT
  • June is a 3 year old Labrador Retriever, Mixed & Shar Pei in Millcreek, UT

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Chaco and June's Owner

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About Chaco

We adopted Chaco at the South Ogden Animal Shelter when he was 3 months old. He came to us with a scar on his forehead and he was extremely exhausted. He didn't really know how to play at all and was pretty docile. Once we started taking him out for walks, we noticed he was always barking at people and other dogs. As he got older (and his bark got scarier), we started having reservations about taking him out for walks, and brought a behaviorist in to assess the situation. He has some fear aggression. We are not sure what happened to him before he came to us. Our behaviorists theory is that he was bred from "rez" dogs or wild dogs on Indian reservations, which causes him to be fearful of people. The vet says he's one of the highest cases of anxiety she's ever seen. So there might have been something weird that happened socially before we got him, but Chaco is scared of most things. He is wired that way, but mostly, he is afraid of people, unless there are dogs around. He loves other dogs, going to the dog park, doggie daycare, and rollin around in the grass. He can warm up to a new person with treats. Chaco is such a sweet dog. He's uncoordinated (but he does catch a ball really well if he feels like it), he has a really goofy personality, he is very vocal - always makes funny groans. He is the dog who empathizes with other dogs who are afraid, people who are crying, he is so sweet to small dogs. He's my sweet baby boy.

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2 years, 5 mo. old
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Breed: Border Collie & Labrador Retriever
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: Yes
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
  • Gets along with cats: Yes

About June

June was one in a litter of puppies that was found and rescued in Northern California. We adopted her when she was hardly 3 months old. We have always snuggled her to death so she basically requires snuggles now :). She is a really adorable, happy and playful dog with loads of personality. She has some resource guarding, naturally because of her breed, but we stay on top of it (best we can) and make sure that her and her brother are always sharing. Shes a very protective dog, a very good family dog and she's a bit overly protective of her brother who has been through a lot in his life. She's a good baby bug.

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever, Mixed & Shar Pei
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: Yes
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
  • Gets along with cats: No