Phil [Adopted 4/17/2012] was picked up as a stray from an inner city shelter in Chicago. He is certainly a dog who has learned to fend for himself. He has spent some time in his foster home re-learning his household manners and is doing a great job. He loves toys, he loves to chew on bones and wants to please his people as much as possible. He is both housebroken and crate trained. He loves to sleep in his crate at night and keeps a small “stash” of toys there. He plays and romps with the other dogs in his foster home. He also knows how to sit, stay and shake. One of his favorite past times, however, is diving into his water bowl. He certainly loves the water. So his foster mom gives him a treat once in a while and lets him play in the water in the bath tub (while giving him a bath!!). He loves to sit on your lap and snuggle, take walks on his leash and seems to get along with everyone he meets.