Chico likes pre-breakfast belly rubs

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Dog: Chico is a 9 year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Duck Toller for short). He may also answer to: Cheeks, Cheeky, Chico-Bico, and for some reason, Henry.

Human: Chico’s lived with his humans, Jen and John, near Stonybrook T, for four years.

Does your J.P. Dog have any funny quirks, odd behaviors, or defining characteristics?

Chico is a bit uncharacteristic of the breed, as he can be really mellow. But get him around water or near a frisbee and he goes crazy. Tollers are known for something called a toller scream, which is an ungodly sound that makes people think he’s being murdered. It really just means he’s happy and excited.

What do you love most about your J.P. Dog?

Chico is just a big love. He sleeps in late, likes to get a belly rub before rising for breakfast, and is happy to go out to the Blue Hills for a hike or just snuggle up on a rainy day. He’s a people dog and he loves a good party in the neighborhood!

Your J.P. Dog’s favorite outdoor spots in J.P.? 

Walking up to Centre Street to: get a snack at Blue Frog Bakery, Cow Paws at JP Licks, and treats at Polka Dog Bakery. He also loves hikes at the arboretum on the Peter’s Hill side.

Anything else you’d like to share about your J.P. Dog?

When Chico was a pup he was scared of the cars and noise of the city. He’s since adapted really well and even loves to ride the T! He’s really glad that JP is his home because so many great people and dogs live here.

Photography: Kyle Freeman (first photo); Jen (next three photos)

Snuggle Chico

Chico sunset

Chico at the Beach2

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