In the type of maneuer that few people other than myself are capable of......I have found myself caring for THREE FERAL CHOWS! Grant, Gable and Crosby came all the way from Jacksonville, Fl to Doe Hill, Va to find safety. Victims of a breeder/hoarder type situation, they found themselves in a shelter because they were not bring properly cared for. There were eleven dogs in the house and it's hard for me to imagine exactly how they lived. Yes, they had an owner but they act as if they have had little to no interaction with humans. Dogs become 'feral' when they do not spend time with humans during the puppy stage. Without this exposure, they become fearful of humans and do not function as most normal dogs do. Grant, Gable and Crosby are guessed to be about 5 years old and are truly terrified of people. Given their age and total lack of socialization, they will not improve much. You can't touch them or catch them without a carefully orchestrated plan and they are not going to be dogs that you can take for a walk down the street or joy ride in the car. The best they can hope for is for families who respect their nature and want to offer them a safe place to be. A securely fenced yard and a female canine companion (because ferals have not bonded with humans, they are often very bonded with other dogs and can use well socialized dogs to mimic normal behavior) is what each one is dreaming of! And hey, I'm dreaming of that for them too! I'm out of space now and will have to build another yard if they don't get adopted! The boys are availabe for adoption through Pet Adoption League of New York-Chow Chow Rescue. You can learn more about them and their 'forever foster' program at https://palofny.com/ Give these guys a share if you can! It's going to take all we can do to reach the special families they need to find!