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Pet of the Week: JR the adorable Chow Chow Dutch Shepherd mix

Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 4:12 PM AKST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 5:12 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - JR is an adorable little pup who loves treats almost as much as he loves snuggles.

Here’s what Britley Calkins, an animal handler with Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter, had to say:

“JR, aka Junior, is a six-month-old Chow Chow Dutch Shepherd mix who was surrendered with his brother Chavo. Unfortunately, their previous owner didn’t really leave that much information about these two pups so we really just have to go off of what we’ve been able to observe here at the shelter.

JR is just the sweetest puppy. He is so loving towards his animal tenders. He has done pretty good at keeping his kennel clean while here at the shelter. He has had the occasional accident overnight, so his new owners might have to work on housebreaking just a little bit. But he’s really seemed to pick up on it.

JR was also a little bit hesitant initially about walking on a leash, but he’s already started to pick up on that as well.

Even though JR came in with another dog, we don’t necessarily know how he does with other critters. So please just be cautious if choosing to introduce him to other animal friends. We also don’t know how he does with small children, so please just make sure introductions are done in a slow, safe, and controlled environment.

If you’re not familiar with Chows and Dutch Shepherds, please do some research on the breed prior to inquiring about this little guy. If you are interested in adopting please give the shelter a call. We have dogs, cats, and pocket pets available for adoption here at the shelter!”

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