DVBR is experiencing a very serious financial crisis. For every dog we place and receive a $200 to $300 adoption fee, we SPEND hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. Can you help us recover some of these much needed funds? If so, click here to make a donation: Make a Donation! DVBR is now on Facebook!!! Click here to join our cause! Join Our Cause! Please note that all available information regarding this dog is listed here. If you are interested you MUST submit an application prior to contacting us. Inquiries from people who have not previously submitted an application will be discarded. All adoption information such as fees and adoption procedures are listed on our web page, and all information relating to this specific dog is listed below. The volume of inquiries we receive necessitates that we have a completed application before contacting you regarding this dog. Chuckie is a 6 year old soon to be 7 in May, neutered male 18.8 lbs of pure love & affection! He loves adults, kids, dogs, & is curious about that feline species! He thinks ALL company is for him, and if not acknowledged of his presence, he will carry on until he gets his fill of petting & hugging. Then he’ll go back to doing his own thing. He knows how to give his paw, sit, lie down, stay (although this command is followed in direct relation to his excitement), come (again he sometimes has a mind of his own).He is house broken and goes on newspaper when he must AND will go outside when let out regularly. He has just recently been neutered, and has had an issue with “marking” recently. This could be due to the amount of time he is left gated in the kitchen. The household has been quite busy lately, and between that, work schedules, and the fact that Chuckie will occasionally mark, he is left in the kitchen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when family members are home. We simply don't have time for him. It's POSSIBLE this is partly the reason why he marks from time to time. With a little work, and continued training I’m sure this could be a quick fix, but a belly band may be needed for awhile. He is an extremely fast learner, very smart too. He knows all his toys by name and will bring them to you by name (teddy, Santa, hedge hog, etc.). Loves to play Tug-O-War!Chuckie is used to going to the groomers & gets all excited when he knows it’s “Time”.The groomer said he is a wonderful customer, and a pleasure to bathe & groom. He loves bath time at home too. He does not get car sick, loves going for rides! He still plays and acts like a puppy (don’t let him know he’s not, he won’t believe you). Chuckie has been “gated” in the families kitchen (11x12) for the past few years due to family members at work & school all day. He was left to sit on the lap or at the feet of his owners a few times a week. He had the run of the enclosed patio (weather permitting) daily (20x24 area). Chuckie's family is sad to be giving him up, but understand it’s for his own benefit. Their home situation has changed resulting in this decision. He needs a family that will make him part of their own, to go on vacations with, rides in the car, walks, playtime, and become another family member. In return he will give you unconditional love & companionship. The owners have written “A Little About Chuckie” letter for the new family to get to know him better. DO NOT call the rescue regarding this dog. We do not have the manpower to return the large volume of inquiries we receive anytime a new dog is posted. Our preferred method of communication is email. We check email & return inquiries on a daily basis. We do not return phone calls. All available information pertaining to this dog is already listed here. NO ONE will be considered as a potential family until they have submitted an application. This is the FIRST step in the adoption process! Pls. note that your application must include a VALID, LEGIBLE e-mail address, otherwise it will be discarded! This would seem like common sense, but the number of invalid email addresses we receive are surprising! Click here to submit our ONLINE application! No mailing or faxing is necessary! electronic application! After an application has been submitted, we will contact your current or previous vet to get a reference. We will also contact you (assuming we believe your home is a good match for one of our dogs) to schedule a home visit. NO ADOPTION IS EVER FINALIZED WITHOUT A HOME VISIT FIRST. This is a required part of the screening process. Our adoption fees are listed at the top of our online application. These fees help to offset the tremendous expenses involved in getting our dogs ready for adoption. Pls. read the top of our application for further info. about our fees. An important note about tie-outs! More & more lately we've noticed a trend toward using tie-outs. Many people believe that tie-outs are a cheap alternative to fencing their yards when they are considering adding a dog to their family. These people also don't have the time to WALK their dogs the four or five times a day they would need to in order to avoid housetraining accidents. We believe that tie-outs are a dangerous method of providing your dog with outdoor time. Bichons and similar breeds are small and would be 'sitting ducks' for other, more aggressive animals. They also would have no defense against unkind PEOPLE who might pass by... so tie outs are out of the question for these little guys! They need the security of a fenced yard or an owner at the opposite end of their leashes to protect them from the dangers of the outdoors! We hope you will understand that we are only looking out for the safety of our dogs when we say that we have a policy against placing dogs in homes where tie-outs will be utilized.