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May 8, 2002

Meet Chewy!

Chewy is a nice boy who is neutered, current on all shots and on heartworm preventative. He has very nice housemanners, seldom gets on furniture unless invited and is completely housebroken. He appears to be about 3 years old and weighs 16 lbs. He's very intelligent and loves fluffy, squeaky toys. When he's excited to see you, he runs to get a favorite toy for you. He's good with other small dogs and would love a playmate...but he would also be fine with just lots of human companionship.

Chewy was turned into a local animal shelter by his owner with little information except for his name, Chewy. The shelter thought he was a Brussels Griffon and called NBGC rescue. His foster mom took one look at him and knew that he was a mix, possibly griffon/lhasa apso or shih tzu, has a curly tail. Although we're not always able to take mixes, she took him anyway for a very good reason...this was a very nice dog and he was scheduled to be euthanized that day. He was deemed unadoptable by the shelter because he was almost naked at the time! Hair was missing from one ear, from all 4 legs, from his chin all the way down his chest and in large patches on his sides. Anywhere that he could chew or scratch was completely hairless.

As you can see from the pictures, Chewy is now in full coat again. This took a few months but only required weekly baths, daily inexpensive antihistimines and good food (and lots of love). Chewy is a typical allergy dog, probably allergic to some sort of pollen so it may be seasonal. With care, he shouldn't ever be hairless again but he will require occasional baths and antihistimines to keep his itching under control. He will pay you back for that care with extreme loyalty and unconditional love.

If you can provide a good home and the care that Chewy needs, please contact Linda McKellar and submit an Adoption Application. Chewy is located in the Dallas TX area.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.

June 13, 2002


Chewy has been adopted!

August 4, 2003
An update from Chewy's new family:

Hi, Linda,

A picture of Chewy is attached. As Lorraine may have told you, his allergy turned out to be primarily to food. With a special diet of prescription canned and dry food, his hair has returned completely, and he is a happy, healthy little guy. He is a alert, intelligent, curious, playful, obedient, a good watchdog, bed buddy, and a delight to us and to Charlie. Thanks for rescuing him, and for helping us adopt him! Keep up the great work you are doing!

Best regards, Larry and Lorraine


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