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My name is Chewie!

Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Youngwood, Pennsylvania - Chewie
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Youngwood, Pennsylvania - Chewie
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Chewie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and not good with dogs.

Chewie's Story...
This is the story of Chewbacca. We affectionately call him Chewy. He is a 4 year old pit bull / lab mix, and boy has he had a rough time of it so far. Chewy currently lives at The Animal Friends of Westmoreland, and has been there far too long. His life began in his mother's tummy at a high kill shelter. His mother was scared and pregnant, and was a burden on the shelter she was in. She would have most certainly been euthanized if a well meaning good samaritan hadn't been struck by her deep dark eyes. This good samaritan decided to give her a chance and take her home where she could safely deliver her pups. When they were of age she planned to find homes for the pups and mother, who she called Paula.

Her plan was a good idea in theory, but didn't end up going so well. Paula had a number of puppies, and one by one they died. Little Chewbacca was the lone survivor of the litter. Paula was an inexperienced mother, and didn't know how to care for Chewbacca, so he had to be bottle fed by his human family. Chewbacca grew into a feisty young healthy fellow, and the family ended up finding him what they thought would be a good forever home for him.

After a short time in his new home the original family found out that Chewbacca had been taken to another shelter because his new family decided they could no longer keep him. At that shelter he was so scared he would sit in his pen and shake like a leaf in hurricane winds, so the original family went to rescue him. They were unable to keep him though. Paula was still with them and was quite the challenge. They also had quite a few other animals in their small home, so to add Chewbacca would have just been too over whelming.

So the family called AFW to see if there was space for him. Chewbacca soon came to AFW and became Chewy. He was at the shelter for awhile before he ended up getting adopted into what we thought to be a great home. At that home he continued to be his feisty self, and without adequate training, became more and more frustrated. He ran away a lot, but they were always able to get him back home. That is until the final time when he ended up at the dreaded "animal control" facility. That's when AFW got the call. The adopter did not want him back. She said he was just too much for her to control. He wasn't a bad dog, he just needed way more attention and exercise than she could give him. So AFW went to animal control to bail him out.

Chewy is now back at AFW. He's now 4 years old, is settling into middle age well, and has calmed down drastically. He still needs plenty of exercise and room to stretch his legs though. Chewy can get along with some other dogs and some cats. He is a bit selective and requires the proper introduction. Chewy also loves kids. He is a strong and happy dog and would need to be supervised around children so he doesn't knock them over. Since he has been at the shelter he hasn't been exposed to a lot of kids, so he'll need to readjust to that experience. But Chewy would do well and love to be in a home with older kids.

Chewbacca loves to do greyhound sprints to stretch his legs, so he needs a fenced in yard. He is housetrained and loves to ride in the car. Chewy also loves to carry around his rubber chicken. He is very fond of his little rubber friends, and actually has a chicken coop full of them at the shelter. He watches over them carefully and ever takes them on walks with him so they can get some fresh air.

If you could, or if you know someone who could give Chewy the home he so deserves, please contact the shelter and arrange a time to meet him. You won't be disappointed! This dog is going to be someone's very best friend and companion if that someone would just give him a chance. He deserves a home where someone will let him lie in the sun, roll in the grass, and sleep on the floor at your feet.

The shelter is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-5, Tuesday and Thursday from 1-8, and Saturday from 10-2. You can see some of our adoptable pets almost every Saturday at the Petsmart in Greensburg from noon to 6pm and some Sundays too. All adoption fees include spay/neuter and up-to-date vaccinations.

Facts about Chewie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at The Animal Friends of Westmoreland

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Chewie, a Youngwood Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier for sale in Youngwood, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Youngwood.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Youngwood already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Youngwood breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Youngwood paves the way for another one to be saved.