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About Lucas

AGE-2 years old

Energy level- -Medium

Medical history-Healthy. 

Ideal home-


Lucas is a two-year-old Shih Tzu mix. He came from a suspected hoarding case.

Lucas had no socialization and was extremely fearful when he came to CHR a few months ago. He is being fostered by a dog behavior counselor, and we’ve already seen some remarkable changes in his fearful behaviors, but he has a long way to go before he behaves like the average dog.

While we will make every attempt to rehabilitate his fearful behaviors, he may always be a shy dog.   

Lucas is super sweet and gets along fine with other pets. He loves food and chewing bones. 

A securely fenced yard is a must for Lucas because he would be a hard dog to catch if he got out of your house loose. He doesn’t rush the front door, but CHR requires a standup gate or X-pen to block your front door--just in case. Here’s an example of one that requires no hardware setup: PET ADOBE 4-Panel Freestanding Dog & Cat Gate, Brown, Medium -

Lucas is a very sweet dog who adores his people. He dances with excitement when they return home. He’s housetrained but requires an outdoor break every few hours to avoid accidents. He’s a quiet baby that is gentle and avoids conflicts with other dogs by stepping aside. Enjoy the videos of the progress he is making, overcoming his fear of the world. 

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