My name is MOSES!

Chow Chow/Shar Pei Mix Dog for adoption in Eastsound, Washington - MOSES
Photo 1 - Chow Chow/Shar Pei Mix Dog for adoption in Eastsound, Washington - MOSES
Photo 2 - Chow Chow/Shar Pei Mix Dog for adoption in Eastsound, Washington - MOSES
Photo 3 - Chow Chow/Shar Pei Mix Dog for adoption in Eastsound, Washington - MOSES
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Facts about MOSES

  • Breed: Chow Chow/Shar Pei Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
A survivor of the streets of Chula Vista in CA says HELLO! I gave him the name MOSES.

Moses is an adult (approx. 7 year old) mix of possibly Chow/Sharpei. He was found roaming in the suburbs and was definitively not in good shape.

The first photo shows Moses NOW in May. but look at the other photos as well- pictures of neglect and poor health.

The one photo shows him in the crate on his transport from the shelter to a well needed vet. You can see how he looked. The shelter called upon rescue as he was unadoptable given the way he looked and they were not doing anything improving his health. He had puss in his eyes and ears, and was scratching his skin all the time. brought him to vet, blood work was done, he got on a treatment for his skin issues (flee infestation, compromised immune system), eye check (no ulcer or entropy), and ear check (heavy yeast infection was treated).

He was put on a special well balanced nutrition which then in combination with antibiotics brought him to a much better situation. The entire Vet clinic staff fell in love with MOSES.
He has been living with the special care of the vet ever since and he comes with her to work every day.

I have now started looking for a good home for MOSES so that I can bring him on a ground transport to WA to the Pacific Northwest.

A quiet home with a strong bond to whoever will be the lucky person to become Moses's owner - is what I am looking for.

If you have another dog - female might be best. We do not know how he would be with a cat/with cats - but the founder of is experienced in dog/cat introductions/scenarios and would be advising you well.

Moses will be first living with the Founder on Orcas Island. A better assessment with her male dogs (and female dog) as well as cats would be on the books.

If you have another pet, would allow Moses to stay with you for a week - on trial- to see if you then completely fall for MOSES who has the reputation to be a heart breaker.

In order to receive an application please email and then we will talk.

Woof from Moses!

About AnimalDefense

About Our Rescue Group...

AnimalDefense Rescue is a small non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing primarily dogs from high-kill shelters in mostly CA, as well as homeless, lost and abandoned animals in WA , and rehoming from owners who can no longer care for them for important reasons. By building and working with committed and dog-savvy foster homes, and boarding facilities, we will be able to rescue Dogs every year, work with local veterinarians to make sure future adoption homes will have a clean and complete health record for the adopted dog, and find them well-matched, carefully screened and chosen adoption home to ensure the dog will NEVER be returned to a shelter again in his lifetime.
AnimalDefense Rescue will serve as a resource to pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.

Our Adoption Process...

All AnimalDefense Rescue dogs are boarded or placed in foster homes until permanent, loving homes are found. The dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped and given any necessary medical treatment during this time period.
If you have seen an AnimalDefense Rescue dog that you are interested in adopting, the process is as follows:
Step 1: The Application
Each prospective owner fills out an adoption application. All applicants must live in WA (exceptions are possible), and we ask that children in your home are at least ten years old. We usually have no limited information of history of our rescue dogs and are therefore very careful about placing them in households with children.
If you and the dog you would like to adopt seem to be well matched, we will respond to your application by email. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding the status of your application.
Step 2: The Meeting
Once your application is approved, an appointment can be made to meet the dog. You can meet the dog privately or at –if applicable- at one an adoption events, in which we participate occasionally.
We require that everyone in the immediate family, including your current dog (if you have one) come to the appointment to meet your potential new dog. Adopting a dog is a big family decision and requires a commitment from everyone. If you currently own a dog, it must be up to date on shots, spayed/neutered and wear an ID tag.
At the appointment, we will help you assess whether the dog is a good match for your lifestyle and your family or not. We can also answer any questions you may have about the adoption process.
We will then proceed with a home check. Dogs from animal shelters can be amazing escape artists. By visiting your home, we can help you identify potential escape routes, and keep your new dog safe and secure.
Step 3: The Adoption

Before you bring your new dog home, you must sign an Adoption agreement with Animal Defense Rescue. In addition, a $ 375$ adoption fee is requested. The adoption donation is non-refundable.
Please remember that adoption contributions barely cover our expenses and only defray the costs. Additional donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue our life-saving work.
Step 4: Post Adoption Follow Up
Our goal is to help you enjoy life with your new dog to the fullest extent possible. If issues arise, or you just need some good advice, we are happy to do follow-up counseling by telephone or in person. We can also suggest local dog trainers.