(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with dogs,
Not good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
MEET JULIAN - a 4-5yr. old Pure Bred petite Chowchow, rescued from Apple Valley shelter, CA - and he so wants a lovely home in WA that he can call his own! It is his Christmas wish~.
ADR.org primarily rescues (one dog at a time) from high kill CA shelters. The situation and the damage that is done to these incarcerated dogs is unbelievable.
JULIAN had been abandoned in Apple Valley and was barely alive when he was admitted as stray into the shelter. They did not know that he was so weak due to canine corona virus and another pneumonia, they thought he was only hungry (!).
When ADR.org saved him from this shelter, he went straight to the vet where was diagnosed with beforementioned pneumonias. JULIAN immediately was put on IV with antibiotics, vitamins, and fluids. At that point he was down to 36lbs while he should have at least 47-50lbs.
ADR.org is thankful that he survived.
In September he was cleared by CA vet and ADR.org could put him on a trusted ground transport (https://www.startrescue.org/. (used for most of ADR.org's rescued dogs) and has been living with the founder of ADR.org on Orcas Island, WA, and other furry friends ever since.
Enough time for assessment, socialization with other dogs.
JULIAN is pure bred Chow Chow but smaller in size than other chows that ADR.org also has on Orcas Island (e.g., posted BUBBA, and ZITO).
JULIAN is under 5 years old, weights now 48lbs. shows a “typical chow personality: he wants HIS Human with a calm but strong pack leader mentality. JULIAN can be feisty and playful at times- so we would not recommend a home with children under 12years –
All dogs adopted through ADR.org are altered, microchipped, fully vaccinated (Rabies, Distemper/parvo, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Furthermore, you will have their shelter record and a full bloodwork report and other documentation from the vet clinic.
From observation and assessment, ADR.org would recommend a structured, and calm home with not too many people coming and going; a home where people cherish him, love to go on hikes on the weekend and during the week intend to go on multiple walks with him. He walks nicely with the right harness.
A solid fenced in backyard would be a nice PLUS as he loves to run and “patrol” his one acre here on Orcas Island).
JULIAN also likes things structured, likes his routine. His compatibility with cats is guarded and would need an experienced owner around in that case. ADR.org has cat evaluated him and I am happy to share that video with you.
He would love a girlfriend, but would accept with a non-boisterous, too energetic male dog.
If you are interested in hearing more about JULIAN, contact me, the founder of ADR.org by emailing me to ADR@animaldefenserescue.org and tell me something about you and why you think you want to give JULIAN a home that I so wish for him. There are more videos that can be shared with you as well.
He so deserves his own home!
Share a bit about yourself in email, add some photos and we will have a phone call then to discuss more and get to know each other better.
JULIAN and ADR.org