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Hello, my name is Chief!


More about me

Male (Medium). Africanis. Young-adult - DOB: 2011.
I am good with:
Dogs, Children, Domestics

Shelter: Irwin Animal Rescue (Gauteng)
Tel: 072 195 9044

This sweet boy has been at the centre for two and half years now and I will never forget the day his owner dropped him off and how he pined for- days after.

Chief and his owner were very close. His owner would get around on a bicycle and Chief would run after him wherever he went. But his owner had to move and couldn’t take Chief with him and dropped him off at the centre. Chief’s whole life crashed, all he ever knew was his owner and following his owner wherever he went, and now he was stuck in an enclosure with no owner in sight.

A few days afterwards Chief stopped walking and just lay there, he couldn’t even lift his head. We rushed him to the vet where they couldn’t find anything wrong, they gave him meds anyways and kept him for a few days in a small cage to keep an eye on him. After a few days he got up and started eating and at least wagged his tail a little bit when we came to visit.

We think Chief wanted to give up on life without his owner, please if you can, let him feel that love and loyalty with someone else, share his photo far and wide and lets make his life worth while again by finding his forever loving owner. Chief is social with other dogs and just loves running around and being busy.