Chula Palooza

Foster Dog Chula
Foster Dog Chula

Please meet Chula!

After the Bulldog went to be with our other beloved doggies it left our home without any pups. First time since 1988.

We decided to do some fostering again for South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter. We’ll call it a soft reopening of Camp Joyce.

Chula is a 6 year old female. She is a very shy girl. She needs some confidence building. I have not heard a peep from her….quiet as a church mouse. Crate and potty trained and walks well on a leash in our fenced in yard.
She is doing very well and is ridiculously sweet.

Chula Update Week 2

My beautiful friend has come out of her shell much more. She has bonded with me and is on my heels wherever I go. Still unsure about lots of things but, she makes progress everyday.

Someone broke this girls heart. She has an ever present look of uncertainty and fear. Even when she’s running and wagging her tail and being silly.

She is very well mannered. Silent, except when she shakes her tags to let you know she needs to go out.
Even in the early stages when she would throw a fit if you tried to pick her up or bring her out of her crate, never an ounce of aggression or fear of a nip. She is very sweet natured.

Excellent, low maintenance doggy and will reward a patient human with unending loyalty and love.
She truly deserves a forever home.

Please share with your friends to help her in her journey.

Chula Week 4 – Ready for Her Forever Home

Chula in the office

When I look into her eyes my heart breaks. She has seen or been through something that has greatly affected her. She likes being massaged and mully grubbed, but, even then, her eyes hold a deep sorrow.

Despite the constant sadness in her eyes she never mopes or feels sorry for herself. I constantly get tail wags and attentiveness.

She is standoffish, although she will come to me if called and loves to be rubbed on. She does not seek attention. She’s extremely comfortable snoozing on the dog bed while I work.

I let her have her space. When you see her wag her tail and she races through your yard your heart will soar. She loves to explore and sniff everything in the yard. Sometimes she will just stand in the yard with her nose to the wind taking it all in.

She is such a good girl. I imagine a senior adopting her for companionship and love. The fact that she is mild mannered and easy to care for makes her a perfect pet for many older folks.

Our goal is for Chula to find her forever home before the first week in December. We are going on a short vacation. I do not want her to go back to the shelter while we are away.

Such a great little doggie. Please share with your family and friends and see if we can give this deserving girl a forever home.


Female / spayed

Age 6

Mixed Breed. Reminds me of a Jack Russel/Dachshund mix



Bones from the Amish Market

Belly Rubs

Fleece blankets


Very Sweet

House Trained

Crate Trained

Good Eater

Stairs are no problem

Walks well on leash

Comes when called

Rides very well in the car

Quiet as a Churchmouse

Zero Aggression

Foster Thoughts

Chula walks well on a leash. I only walk her in my fenced yard. (most of the time she’s off leash) She’s so skittish I worry that on the street she might be spooked and pull out of her collar. I got her a “step through harness”, but, she was able to back right out of it. We were trying to walk thru the door at the shelter.

She struggles a bit with doors. If I am in the doorway (or close to it), she will not come in. If I step away she comes right in and quickly goes to her bed. Her beds are her safe zones. She has a dog bed in the three places she spends the most time. Our bedroom, dining room and my office. If she has a “safe place” she’s good. She is also very comfortable in a crate. She needs no prodding to go in. She feels safe there.

I take her to visit my mom and dad. No crate or bed. She cautiously explores the space, but settles quickly. She’s lays down on the floor behind my chair. She’ll accept my dad coming over to her to quietly fuss over her. She’ll take treats from my mom.

She will not eat if I am in the room with her. She goes to her bed and waits for me to leave the kitchen. She loves to eat!

She really does not like being picked up. If you do it quickly and confidently she won’t have the opportunity to spaz out. But man does she hate it. Amazingly she holds no grudges. Once she’s in your arms she’s fine.

I am really pleased she has been such a good experience. It has been a while since we fostered. She is a sweet and easy dog to be with. Truly a pleasure.

Foster Family for SJRAS

South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter (SJRAS)
1244 North Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360


Meet and Greet?

Would you like to meet one of our foster dogs? If you would like to meet any of our foster doggies please contact me or the shelter. We will arrange for a convenient time to do a Meet and Greet at the shelter!

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