My name is Chewbacca!

Foxhound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Chewbacca
Photo 1 - Foxhound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Chewbacca
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Photo 3 - Foxhound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Chewbacca
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Rural Dog Rescue

Facts about Chewbacca

  • Breed: Foxhound Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Approximate Age: Unknown
Approximate Weight/Size: Large
I am an UNDERDOG because....
I am a hound mix! Hound breeds are very prominent in the rural south and usually the first to be euthanized at the shelter due to the overpopulation of this breed.

Location Saved From: Rutherford County, NC
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: No - currently with a foster!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: No
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: No
Special Needs Notes: None at this time
Additional info:
Chewbacca is an American Foxhound mix who came into the shelter as a stray. Chewbacca is an energetic, happy dude. He has a ton of energy and will need someone who can go on lots of walks and preferably spend time at the dog park. He is a little reserved at first about playing with other dogs, but warms up quickly and is a complete joy to watch and interact with both people and dogs. He definitely has a LOT of puppy in him – everyone is enamored with both his energy and his happy sloppy puppy love. Chewbacca would do best in a home without a cat. As for crating, he whimpers and even howls at first, but after I put a blanket over the top he calmed down pretty quick, and was quiet all through the night (9 hrs!). He wasn't even struggling to get out when I came to get him out so it does seem that he finds the crate a sanctuary once it's cozy and dark. With some training he will be a fantastic companion! He's a sweetie with a lot of love to give. He can’t wait to find his forever home!

A note from Chewy:
Hi, I’m Chewy!
I am a very sweet, energetic, little (big) man. I love to go on walks and enjoy all the smells I can take in. I am told I’ve got puppy legs and have a spunky personality. It didn’t take me long to learn my foster parents don’t want me to go to the bathroom inside, and I have no problem waiting to go. When we come back from a walk, I’m used to waiting while you wipe my paws in the entrance. My foster parents always say “gimme paw” before they wipe each of my paws. I think there’s something there I’m supposed to learn.

Despite my name, you’ll be glad to know I don’t chew things around the house. Instead, like the good bloodhound in me, I am curious to smell EVERY scent your home has to offer. I’m very delicate and thorough, like a detective. I am very quickly learning how to “sit” and how to walk without pulling (especially if I focus on a treat). I just learned how to go up and down stairs, and I’m definitely a pro now.

I enjoy spending time in my crate with the door open as long as I have a blanket where I can snuggle. My foster parents have a terrace and I like to take a quick look out there every now and then, but honestly sometimes it’s too noisy outside, and I’d rather find myself a sunny cushiony spot indoors where I can lay down. I get a bit frazzled with loud noises or with certain dogs around me, but with a little reassurance, nothing can stop me! :)

Adoption/Foster Applications and additional information can be found at

Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!

Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be! All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.

About Rural Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of dogs and cats in high-kill shelters in rural areas with euthanasia rates of 80% or higher.

We save stray dogs and cats, who can be euthanized 72 hours after they are found, and owner surrenders, who can be euthanized immediately if the shelter is full.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet our dogs in person on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at Howl to the Chief - 733 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Please note, not all dogs will be at all events.

Our Adoption Process...

All adoptions require a completed adoption application. Our adoption coordinators will contact you soon after reviewing the application. Our adoption fee is $300 to help off set the costs of rescuing dogs in need. Our dogs come spayed/neutered, up to date on all core shots (dhpp and rabies), wormed, checked for heartworm (treated if positive) and current on flea/tick/heart worm preventative. Some dogs may also be microchipped if the shelter/vet in that area offers the service.

To read more about the application process, or to fill out an application, visit