My name is Chewie!

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Afghan Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Cookeville, Tennessee - Chewie
Photo 1 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Afghan Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Cookeville, Tennessee - Chewie
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Chewie's Info...

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

Chewie's Story...
Meet Chewie, a year-old male, Sheltie/Afghan mix. He is stunning with his black face and ears on his long light reddish brown fur which, along with his body shape, speaks to the Afghan part of his heritage. This is a smart little guy with a loving personality. He is trained in most things, but still thinks that everything has the potential for being a chew toy so getting him his own toys is imperative. He loves people – young and old, and gets along well with dogs but he has never met a cat.

Although he loves to play and discover, Chewie can also be laidback depending on his mood. Chewie is comical and happy no matter what is happening around him. He is not a dominant dog but he prefers to be an only dog. He enjoys a good run with his siblings and plays for hours. This young man is housebroken and likes to be comfy and to snuggle. Chewie is looking for warm human companionship, daily exercise, and firm, consistent, and patient training. He is not a big barker so Chewie would be good in both an urban or rural setting, preferably in a house with a yard so he can play and play, and he will need to be exercised. Chewie would be happy with any kind of family – a single person, an active family, or an older couple wanting a companion.

Chewie is neutered and up to date on shots. He is healthy and sturdy. His adoption fee is $150.

For more information on Chewie, please contact Louise Vande Wiele at 615 500 3164. We will respond as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, please read the following so that you are aware of, and agree with, our process before asking to adopt one of our rescues.

Anyone wanting to adopt a dog from the RARFS is required to fill out an adoption application, provide references, sign an adoption contract, agree to a home visit, and finally to pay an adoption fee. Once the application is received, references checked, and a home visit completed, and everything is satisfactory, families can take their new family member home. Families who rent must provide a letter from their landlord stating that they are allowed to have a dog, and listing any size or breed restriction.

We are located in Cookeville, Tennessee. We prefer that families come and pick up their new family member, but a licensed pet transport is available. Should we need to transport dogs to their new homes, the adopter will need to arrange and pay $150 per dog directly to the transport company.

Should a dog adopted from RARFS need to be rehomed, we ask that the dog be returned to us, or that we approve the new home. We have a no questions asked return policy, but adoption and transport fees will not be reimbursed.

As a non-profit organization, RARFS relies on your adoption fees to cover costs. We receive no outside funding. Fees help us care for the animals we shelter, and enable us to offer them to you for adoption in a healthy and happy state. Fees cover the costs for spaying/neutering, intake vaccines, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention, and any other medical expenses. Without these fees we could not continue to rescue animals from abandonment and/or a life of pain and suffering. We’ve been asked these questions before, so: NO, we will not waive or reduce adoption fees; YES, you can further pay it forward by making a larger donation than the requested fee.

RARFS rescues dogs, not breeds, and we want you to fall in love with the dog you adopt into your family so, as potential adopters, please be aware that the information we provide is to the best of our knowledge. When it comes to breed or age information on a given dog, we must often guess, rely on our knowledge, or go by what we are told by rescuers, vets, and breed experts. If you are looking for a purebred dog, please visit one of the many breed specific rescue organizations on this website.

For more information, please contact Louise Vande Wiele at

Facts about Chewie

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Afghan Hound Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Chewie, a Cookeville Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Afghan Hound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Afghan Hound for sale in Cookeville, or seeking a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Afghan Hound dog from a breeder in Cookeville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Cookeville 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 Cookeville 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 Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Afghan Hound breeders who help with Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Afghan Hound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Cookeville paves the way for another one to be saved.