My name is CAPONE!

Chow Chow Dog for adoption in Eastsound, Washington - CAPONE
Photo 1 - Chow Chow Dog for adoption in Eastsound, Washington - CAPONE
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Facts about CAPONE

  • Breed: Chow Chow
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Valentine's Day 2017 was a life changing Day for AnimalDefense,

The Kern County, CA Shelter Rescue Coordinator contacted as they are a trusted Rescue Partner with this shelter and was known for being well organized and due diligent in handling rescue cases.
The same shelter reached out as well to rescue community in general as there were rumors that AC would need to seize the dogs from this junk yard like setting and turn them into the local shelters - as Owner had died. Hence time was of essence. has secured a safe place for now in CA but by end of March the chows will be coming to WA and will stay on Orcas Island.

All dogs will have to be vetted, altered, microchipped - and socialized with a new environment. After all they have been living lifelong on this piece of property – taken care of though and were treated well by their former owner- otherwise their behavior would be different.
It is now time to give them some time to settle in and realizing that a new aera has started for them. Their new journey is about to start.

CAPONE is the serious, more experienced and mature Chow that is "checking things out first" before he moves forward. He was like all the other chows held in a solitary enclosure on the property and might have to learn first again to interact with other dogs - but will respect you when you are assertive and making him feel safe.

Estimated age is around 7-8 yrs.

If you want to have a foot in the door with an application, please email The founder will be more than happy to send you an application and have a first phone conversation with you after receipt of your application.
If you want to see more photos go to the Facebook site of AnimalDefense
Chow WOOF from the CHOW Gang.

February 24,2017

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.