Are You Able To Foster Otto or Prince

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

To steal a phrase from the Wizard Of Oz, sometimes there’s just “No place like home.” At the Chautauqua County Humane Society, we provide all of the amenities needed for a pet relying on our services to have a good daily life as they wait to meet their adoptive families.  Every once in a while a pet comes in that just does not adjust well to the stress of shelter life. Sometimes there is a real and immediate need for the love of a family and the feeling of being safe and sound in a home. 


Currently, at CCHS we have two dogs that are suffering immense stress because they are just not capable of handling the stress of shelter life.  This is when CCHS calls on foster families to step in and give these pets a temporary home.  Right now we are in desperate need of folks who would like to foster Prince or Otto. 


Now let’s get to know these guys! 


Prince is a very shy six-year-old who seems to really like the company of other dogs.  He is a large mixed breed dog with striking blue eyes.  CCHS Behavior Lead Danny Reynolds said, “He has improved in the kennels, but is still a different dog outside of them.  He is more likely to try to get away when scared than do anything else.  He has displayed a pretty submissive temperament in his time at CCHS.”  Due to his size and level of nervousness, it would be best if Prince went to a foster home with kids over 8 years old. Reynolds believes a foster family will make all the difference for Prince, “When Prince is able to be out in our Bark Park or in the office with us he is so content and we know that time in foster would get him ready for a permanent home much more quickly. 



Otto is a one year old male who is not adjusting well to kennel life. He is a medium mixed breed who came in as a stray from Busti on May 11th. He is so shy that at times he will shut down, but once he gets to know you his personality shines.  CCHS Behavior Lead Danny Reynolds said, “Otto is a really sweet dog.  He would do best as the only  dog in the home, but if you had a really calm dog that may work too. Otto is just really stressed from kennel life and would really flourish in a home with older kids and no cats. Our hope is that once out of the kennel environment, Otto will be able to relax enough to let his true sweet personality shine.”



To foster either Prince or Otto, please send an email to CCHS Foster Coordinator Rachel Johnson at  Learn more about the Fostering Program here