Sweet, Shy Ashland is Slow to Warm Up but Once He Does, Look Out!

Meet Ashland! This is his story as told by him. He’s a 3-year-old chow/terrier mix that’s currently residing at the Friends of Homeless Animals Shelter in Aldie, Virginia, where he just can’t seem to catch a break on a forever home.

“One look at my sweet face and my adorably silly ears, and I promise you’ll fall in love!”

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Photo: Friends of Homeless Animals

I’m a sweet Southern gentleman who loves a nice stroll through the woods. I walk nicely with a harness and love exploring. I also love adventures and car rides. I’m the perfect passenger and will look out the window or lie down in the back seat. I may even poke my head up front to give you a kiss now and then.

I know “sit” and “down” and will do both happily and even without a treat!

Adoptable dog
Photo: Friends of Homeless Animals

Since I can be a little shy, I do best with a slow introduction. Once I warm up and trust (doesn’t take too long, especially with some yummy treats and a gentle touch), I love with my whole heart. I’ll lean in for snuggles and belly rubs, and I’ll be all tail wags. I’ve even been known to do some zoomies when I get excited to see my favorite people!

I will be best in a home with no kids under 10 years old, and I’d really love to be the only dog for you to love. I can be reactive in new situations, so living in a condo, apartment, or townhouse is not recommended for me. I’m really good at letting you know if I’m feeling uncomfortable and my usual happy wagging tail will droop.

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Photo: Friends of Homeless Animals

Generally, I prefer to live a nice quiet life. City life just isn’t my style. I do hope that I can become your new best friend! If you have a nice house with a fenced-in yard, I would be so happy! Submit an application and come on out to meet me ASAP! I can’t wait to greet you and start our life together. How about you?

P.S., I’m also available for fostering, if a long-term commitment isn’t in the cards for you right now.

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