My name is Chessie!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Huddleston, Virginia - Chessie
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I'm being cared for by:
All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Facts about Chessie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2776941
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Hello … my name is Chessie and I am an AAMR Super Star! 

I am a big sweet girl who just loves to be loved.  I’m not a puppy any more - probably born in 2007 – but I still have lots of love to give.  All I need now is a family of my very own to share the rest of my life with.  I will be sooooo good … and I’ll do everything I can to bring joy to your life.  I’d love to have someone who would take time every day to scratch my ears and rub my belly.  That makes me very happy.  I also love to go on walks with my people.  I am energetic enough to like to play, but calm enough to be a good companion.  Just tell me what you want to do! Oh ... I would really love to be an only child.  I get along fine with all my foster friends that I have known for a while, but sometimes I don't meet new dogs well.

My Foster Mom says I have some pretty good house manners.  I’m not too pushy demanding attention, but I really want to stay close to where you are.  If you tell me where you want me to be, I’ll do my best to try to stay there.  Here at my foster home I don’t have to ‘ask’ to go outside to potty because we get to go out in playgroups several times every day, but I know that’s where I’m supposed to go.  I will even stay in a crate if you ask me too even though it’s not my favorite place to be.

I don’t mind being leash walked, but I would LOVE to have a fenced yard to play in.  It will keep me safe because I do have a bad habit of wandering off … but I’m usually just looking for someone to play with. My size sort of scares people sometimes, so my search for friends does not always make other people happy.

My Foster Mom says I’m sorta smart.  I do know ‘sit’ and most of the time I will come when she calls me (unless I’m busy doing something else!)  I sorta like to ride in the car.  I don’t get to do it very often, but I think I could really learn to like it as long as I could be with my people.

So … here are some other important things about me … I weigh about 70 lbs (ok maybe I could lose a few pounds), I am spayed, up-to-date on my shots, and I am microchipped.

If you think I might be a good fit for your family, please fill out the Dog Adoption Application online at .  

I do come with papers … Adoption Papers … the best kind.  And my adoption fee is $75.

Note from the AAMR Adoption Committee:  We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.

When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet and home visit to see if Chessie picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed. More questions …. email them to 

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Our motto is "Rescue … rehome … real love” and we try to live it every day. We rescue animals in need of new homes and loving families. We make sure each of them is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. If other medical care or treatment is needed, we get that for them as well.

We welcome these fosters into our homes and our lives and really get to know their personalities and their needs. Then we make it our mission to re-home them - to place them in the forever home that will be perfect for them. Some of them really need to have another dog companion, while others will do well being an 'only pet.' Some love having children to play with, while others prefer being with adult companions. Some do well sharing a home with cats or other small pets, while others .... well ... no so much. And the only way we know this is by living with them!

We also work to educate and encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their animals to

a) help their pets lead longer, healthier lives, and
b) help reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted animals in our Central Virgina communities.

It is such an easy thing to do! Not only will it benefit your pet and your family, but it will reduce the numbers of wonderful, adoptable animals that are euthanized every year. Please be part of the solution.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so you can meet our pups at our public events, such as at the Lynchburg VA Petco. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly for other opportunities to meet our pups. Otherwise, we have volunteers bring pups for a home visit after an application has been approved.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process:
Step 1: Complete the appropriate Adoption Application. There are different applications for dogs and cats. You will find the form online Then click on 'Fill Out' and you will be taken directly to the form. Once submitted, it comes directly to us. You should get a message immediately if your application has been successfully submitted
Step 2: Members of the Adoption Committee thoroughly review completed applications and do reference checks. Please remember that adopting a pet is making a commitment of 10-15 years, so we do not take any shortcuts in processing applications. It is our responsibility to place these pets in the very best homes we can possibly find for them. Application processing can usually be done in 7-14 days. Sometimes it may take longer if we have a problem reaching your references or finding another rescue to do a home visit for out-of-town or out-of-state adoptions.
Step 3: After reference checks are completed and your Adoption Application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a time for you to meet the pet that just might be the newest member of your family. We will ask that all family members be present for the meet-and-greet ... including all other family pets.

Please be aware that we generally limit adoptions to families within 75 miles of our location in Huddleston, VA. There may be exceptions made, but application processing for remote adoptions usually takes longer because we must find another rescue to help us by conducting a home visit. This is required.

**Please remember that we are an all-volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so all home visits/meet-and-greets for potential adopters and fosters are done after applications are approved and by appointment only. Most of our volunteers work full-time jobs, so the majority of our home visits are scheduled for Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm and Sundays between 1 pm and 3 pm. You can also meet adoptables at our public events noted on our website. Of course, we will always try to be as flexible as possible when scheduling meet-and-greets.
Step 4: After the home visit, if everything seems to be a perfect match, the final step is the signing of the Adoption Contract, payment of the adoption donation, and welcoming your new family member home.

Please note that completing the online application does not obligate you to adopt a pet, nor does it guarantee that your application will be approved. AAMR reserves the right to decline any application without providing a reason. Please understand, also, that often there are multiple applications for one pet and it is the responsibility of the Committee to find the best fit for each pet.