already neutered, purebred, and up to date with shots.
I am already neutered, purebred, and up to date with shots.
Chewie was born about November 14, 2013 and weighs about 15 lbs.
He came to be with us when a man, who had owned Chewie since he was a puppy, and his girlfriend decided to move south and didn't want to take Chewie with them. Although the man shed tears, they literally dumped him in the arms of a woman who helps get dogs to us once in a while and left...no names, no phone number, no forwarding address, no veterinary records, NOTHING. Just here you go...and they left.
She called us and we agreed to take him in, but since he was up in the Rochester area we had him go into one of our foster homes until our truck went up that weekend to bring him down. What the foster parents witnessed changed that plan a bit. What they discovered was a little dog who had no idea why he had been abandoned. He was one of the most severely traumatized dogs they'd ever fostered after being dumped by the only family he ever knew. For a couple of days, Chewie hid under their bed. He didn't want to eat. He CLEARLY wanted to find his daddy, as he tried desperately to get out their closed windows, crying and frantic. They realized Chewie would be a flight risk if he ever got out, so having access to their doggy door, even into their fenced yard, was initially out of the question. Chewie would have to enjoy their bedroom as his new world for a while...better to keep him safe! As far as his not wanting to eat, Wegman's Rotisserie chicken solved that problem, and also helped him bond with his foster mom and dad. They still mix bits and pieces of it in with his dry food.
They say time heals all wounds...and in Chewie's case it seems to prove true! Within a week, he transformed into the most loving, affectionate, loyal dog you could imagine! He showers his foster mom and dad with kisses, always greets them with a wagging tail and runs to them for petting, and curls up in bed against his foster mom every night. If you want a lap dog, Chewie fits the bill! He'd love nothing more than to be in your arms, on your lap, or against your side every second!
He is going to be an unbelievably loyal, loving, devoted dog to someone who will show Chewie that he is their world and will never be abandoned again!
The foster parents want to emphasize that whoever adopts Chewie should take extra care that he not get loose, as he may still have a tendency to bolt and go exploring. However, once he's had time to bond with his new owner(s), he won't want to be away from your side. His anxiety is fading away and lots of cuddling works wonders to make Chewie feel safe and secure. He was also quite nervous at the vet's office, but relaxed eventually. If you can be patient at first, and let Chewie realize he has a loving owner, you will find yourself with an amazingly loving, devoted little dog! How loving and devoted? Well, loving and devoted enough that his foster daddy really wants to ADOPT him, but his foster mom is reminding hubby that they are seniors themselves, they already have many, many dogs of their own, and have made the decision to only adopt very senior, handicapped or terminally ill dogs needing hospice care. However, foster mommy cares deeply for Chewie and wants to find him just the right home.
Update from foster mom: Oh, Chewie! We are so happy to have him in our home for foster care until he finds a loving FOREVER HOME of his very own! Chewie is actually a really great little dog. He will sometimes growl a bit if one of our other dogs approaches him, or approaches us when HE wants all our attention, but he's never attacked or bitten any of them. Resembles more of a grumpy gus who doesn't always like to share! So while he would be "ideal" as an only dog, for someone who is aware of his little attitude, he certainly can do fine with other dogs. We have several of our own, a perfect variety of breeds, sizes and personalities, and we're happy to announce that Chewie now gets along fine with ALL of them and no longer needs to be confined to our bedroom! He's right out with the rest of our pack, enjoying run of the house, sleeping with us and a bunch of other dogs, using the doggy door to run in and out between the fenced back yard and house as he wishes. His anxiety seems to be gone, but of course we worry that when we hand him over to his new forever family you may need to be patient for a couple of weeks until he stops wondering why WE "gave him away". Please do note, if you're in the Rochester area, Wegman's rotisserie chicken works WONDERS to get him to bond with you! Get him to take it from your hand for that personal connection! And don't worry! Chewie can stay with us as long as it takes to find him the perfect new mommy and/or daddy!
The Adoption Fee for this dog is $250.00.
Adoptions fees vary based on adoptability. In general our fees include spay/neuter, all age appropriate vaccines, Home Again micro-chipping & registration, worming & flea control - a "complete" pet. We accept CASH or Visa/Mastercard ONLY.
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