Make This Puppy Lucky: Champ the Pointer Mix

Champ loves to learn and has been doing exactly that with the help of a Penn Vet behaviorist intern, who will continue working with him for three months after his adoption. Who’s a good boy?!

Looking for a winner? Champ’s your guy! This smart, playful boy loves to learn and please his humans. He can’t wait to find that special family he can devote himself to, heart and soul.

Name: Champ.

Age and sex: 7-year-old male.

Breed: Pointer mix.

Weight and size: Medium and 35 lbs.

Coat: Short, black and white.

Location: Francisvale Home For Smaller Animals.

Activity level: Medium.

Likes: Going on walks, training exercises, grain-free treats, sleeping with his stuffed teddy bear, and cuddling.

Dislikes: Small spaces. He is sometimes reactive to other dogs.

Training: Champ has been receiving ongoing training from a University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine behaviorist intern, who has taught him a host of commands including sit, stay, look, and touch.

Yard requirements: Not necessary as long as he receives regular exercise.

Kids: Champ would prefer to be in an adults-only home.

Dogs and cats: He would do best as an only pet.

Health issues: None.

His story: Champ was surrendered to a shelter in Philadelphia because his owners couldn’t afford to keep him. He was rescued and has been living at Francisvale for five years.

His ideal forever home: Champ would thrive in a home with a special person or couple who can spend time with him, take him for walks, and continue his training.

Other details prospective adopters should know: Champ comes with three months of free training with Francisvale’s Penn Vet behaviorist intern.

Contact info: Call 610-688-1018 or visit

Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.


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