Breed: Terrier Mix
Approx. DOB: April 18, 2021
Weight: 14 lbs
Energy Level: medium energy
Adoption Fee: $600.00
-Chewy would be appropriate in an apartment or attached home without a fenced yard as long as he can be taken for plenty of walks and provided with mental stimulation
-Chewy can go to a home without another dog, but if there is another dog in the home, the dog should be compatible and calm in the range of 15-25 lbs (if Chewy will be the only dog, it is recommended that he receive socialization through a doggy daycare or other controlled socialization, not a dog park)
-if there are children in the home, must be 14+ years old and respectful of a dog’s boundaries
-no cats or small animals in the home
Good Day, my name is Chewy. I come from a small rural town in Texas where myself and my friend were dumped by our previous owners one day in really bad weather and we found our way to the only house for miles around. We kinda hid in the bushes because we were so scared, but this really nice lady came out and got us and brought us into her home and dried us up and gave us some yummy food. I will admit we we terrified of this woman or any person who came near us; it took a few days for us to realize that no one was going to hurt us anymore. Once we understood that we were safe, we were relieved and she contacted Second Chance Animal Rescue of Windsor-Essex County to see if they could help find us a forever home. They agreed to take us in as long as I told them everything about myself, my good points and the not-so-good points, but my foster family and the rescue people assured me that they will find me a wonderful forever home that will understand me and my needs and help me overcome my past.
So, let start with my positive points- I have great leash skills, I enjoy going for short walks with you then I will enjoy snuggles on the couch (the closer the better). I absolutely love my belly rubs!! I will follow you from room to room (even the bathroom so I know that you are alright). I am the protector of the house from all things outside, yet when someone new comes into house you will find me under the table until I’m sure that person is not going to hurt me. This is where my trusted humans come in, they need to have patience with me and show me (and tell new people) to let me take the time I need to see that no one is going to hurt me ever again. I need to feel secure and be reassured that no one will grab me, hit me or yell at me ever again. Once I feel comfortable and safe with new people, I will be their best friend! I love to sit in humans’ laps and get cuddles and treats. I do enjoy my crate, I will go in and snooze with the door open. I can be left home alone for 4 hours or less and I’m not destructive. I’m not sure how I would do with cats, but since I’m a Terrier mix it may not be the best idea to put me in a home with them as I do love to chase anything that is smaller than me.
I love car rides, as long as it not to the vet, but when I arrive someplace new, I will start to shake and I need you to hold me close and tell me it will be ok. So my points I need to work on, I do bark at new dogs until I get to know them, then we are great friends cos I do like dog friends. I can sometimes growl if I’m unsure of someone new, but that’s just my way of saying “Hey I’m scared, let me take my time to make sure you won’t hurt me”. I will need a home without small kids, loud noises, or a fast paced environment, as these all tend to scare me and I don’t want to be scared in my own home. I should also tell you that since I tend to follow my trusted humans very closely around the house, someone who is less steady on their feet will be likely to trip over me quite often and I wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt when all I want is to be close to you.
I will protect you as long as you protect me and I will love you forever if you are willing to help me continue to build my confidence in myself and my trust in humans and show me that the world is not such a scary place. This will take time and patience, if you have that I will be your faithful companion forever!
Medical Note: Chewy was given Pro Heart 12 on May 25, 2022 (this medication protects against heartworm disease for 12 months) and therefore only requires Nexguard each month for flea/tick prevention until April 2023. Chewy’s adopter should clearly inform their vet that he has received Pro Heart 12 and does not require any additional heartworm preventative until May 2023. For May 2023, he will require a new prescription of Nexguard and Heartguard or Advantage Multi for year-round ongoing preventative treatment.
All dogs available for adoption with Second Chance Animal Rescue Windsor-Essex come fully vaccinated, including lepto, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and heartworm tested (and are on heartworm/flea preventative while in our care). At adoption, adopters receive a 6-week free trial of pet insurance.
SCAR cannot adopt animals to the United States and we can only adopt within a 200 km radius of Windsor, Ontario. Please do not apply if you do not live in Ontario, within 200 kms of Windsor.