Chow Chow/German Shepherd
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Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Chewbacca, Chewy, Chew Chew, Chewford

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

August 20th 1997

His spot on the kitchen floor, the doorway of my kid's room

None, he's the most laidback little boy ever

Favorite Toy:
Our 4 kids

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere he wants to go, he loves to accompany the fosters on their walks but gets tired easily.

Best Tricks:
Making people think he was unlovable. Foolish people! Their loss, Our gain!

Arrival Story:
Chewy was desperately looking for food near a dumpster at a little country store in a county with NO ANIMAL SHELTER. That store was known as the dumping spot. He was so weak and pitiful but finally agreed to let me pick him up to eat the wet food in my backseat. Lucky for him I always have dog food & water in my car. Seems like a hundred years ago now. All the bald spot have grown hair, his mane would make a lion insecure, his gorgeous coat and tail have fluffed up wonderfully. No more ribs showing, he's a big eater even though his front teeth were ground down from eating things like rocks with whatever food he could find before. Whoever left this boy sure missed out. He's the only rescue I ever kept for myself and if you could see the awesome dogs I've had you'd know Chewy is special. He's the reason I keep pushing because dogs like him can fool you. With a chance and some work, they blossom into gorgeous sweethearts you couldn't live without.

Forums Motto:
My momma saved me and I saved her back

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Should I give up my dog? Need immediate help!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 10th 2009 More than 6 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:


My Chew Chew

Goodbye Chewy

June 20th 2009 8:01 pm
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After trying meds again, Chewy didn't completely get over his illness. He collapsed today and I decided to have him peacefully put to rest. He went very quickly and quietly. I told him that PaPaw would be waiting for him at Rainbow Bridge. He was such an amazing dog and we were all very grateful to have found him.


Chew's progress

May 24th 2009 7:52 pm
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We're done with our anitbiotic and still on lasix. We get to take Bayer everyday now. He's much better as far as the heavy breathing, but still not as energetic as before. We still like to play a little and lay out on the grass but we nap a bunch these days. All the foster dogs are great entertainment and sometimes he likes to go out to visit them. Keep Chewy in your thoughts and prayers, I wish he could live as long as me :)


Getting close to the end

May 10th 2009 10:13 pm
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For the second time in nearly 2 years Chew Man has gotten fluid on his heart. He's in congestive heart failure and gets pneumonia easily. THe first time meds got him back to good shape. Vet says he between 11-13 yrs old. He's getting more tired and napping more often. Keeping my fingers crossed that he gets better again and can hang on. Daddy has just gone to The Bridge to wait for Chew and hope he's waiting a while. But his PawPaw misses him so I know he'll be taken care of when it comes.

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