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Chevy ChaseRescue Me ID: 21-12-09-00263

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About Chevy Chase

Adoption Fee: $50
Australian Shepherd mix
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Qualities: Chevy is so smart. He was housebroken the day we brought him home and has been bell trained in the past. He knows many commands and hand signals, and loves to learn and play. This boy really just needs space again, this is too much for him. Reason for This Post: Chevy Chase is a member of our family, and it breaks our hearts to even post this ad. Long story short, we sold our home with intentions to purchase land and build. We arranged for an RV lot during the interim, but didn't know until after all the paperwork had been signed that the community does not allow dog houses or unleashed pets. We purchased a temporary fence for him, but Chevy is used to a large, fenced yard and spending half his time inside and half out pretty much whenever he wished. As Aussies have a good bit of energy and are adventurous by nature, this was the perfect setup for him. Back Story: Chevy Chase was rescued by us when he was only a few weeks old. He and his eleven siblings were found with Mom under a house and had never been in contact with people until then. He had some aggression and fear at first, but after working with him those tendencies subsided and he had a wonderful temperament. He's never had aggression with food, but occasionally was possessive with toys or bones. This almost always involved the setting of a small, enclosed space. (We believe this stemmed from his early puppy life under the house) He bonded with me from the beginning, and has always been great and submissive with our children. Other than a difference in energy level, he's always been great with our other elderly rescue. Since this move into an RV, he has not been the same boy. He has lashed out at us, our kids and our old girl. We are having to attempt to keep everyone separated which is nearly impossible in our current situation. The kids are fearful of him now, and he has learned to escape his kennel. He cries almost all day unless he's outside. Even then, there are so many new neighbors with pets that he becomes nervous and protective and has broken loose a few times. I believe the neighbors are uncomfortable approaching our site when walking their pets. Our Hopes: We have tried reaching out to rescues, friends and family, and are open minded to a foster situation. We are trying everything we can to avoid a shelter. We are certain this regression is due to circumstance, and feel terrible about it. He's normally such a perfect boy, and it pains us to see him so miserable Thank you so much for reading this post. Please help, even if you can only offer a temporary situation. Even if you can't help personally, please share. We are in a time sensitive situation and have to think of Chevy and our kids. We are hoping the housing market will calm down soon as we are actively looking for land. Please ask any questions, we are an open book. He has been vaccinated as of last year, but we do not have records at this time due to our move and change of vet. Thank you again

Loudon County
Lenoir City, Tennessee


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Needs Vaccinations

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