Athena had a very rough life on the streets before she came to us. Athena is between 1-2 years old and around 45lbs. When we got her, she was extremely defensive and protective of her food (very common for dogs growing up on the streets who have to fight to eat). Our amazing behaviorists have been working with her for quite some time now, and Athena has made incredible progress. Athena loves other dogs and loves to play, play, play! One of her favorite pastimes is rolling around in the leaves then doing zoomies across the yard. Athena is definitely more comfortable being outside, but she does great inside as well. No cats or kids for her - she can get excited easily. Older teenagers who respect her boundaries are fine. Athena absolutely has to have another dog in her forever home as well as a fenced in yard with lots of exercise and play time. Athena is currently just north of Houston.
Navi is a smart, stunning Chow with an amazing personality! She's 6 years old, and weighs about 50lbs. She loves, loves, loves people! When she plays with people, she squeals with delight, does zoomies, and asks for belly rubs. She is the happiest pup, very bouncy and friendly with people. She wants all the affection, and needs to be the queen of the castle - no other dogs or cats. Older kids would be great, as she's an energetic player. Navi is fully house-trained and located in Houston.
Do you remember this poor matted and terrified baby who ended up in a shelter after living with the same owner her whole life? Thanks to a foster stepping up, we were able to save her. Her foster can only keep her until the end of May, but hopefully that's enough time to find her forever family!
Roxy was listed as 8yo by the shelter, but based on our vet's examination and her foster mom's observations, we think she's closer to 4yo. She did show up to the shelter in awful condition, so we aren't surprised they thought she was an older gal. Roxy is TINY at about 30lbs, and just the sweetest girl with a fun personality once she trusts you. Like most Chows, she is a little slow with strangers, but she and her foster mom bonded very quickly!
Roxy has not ever lived with another animal, so she is unsure of sharing her space with another pet. She has done okay meeting other dogs who are non-reactive and don't get in her face. However, she has not experienced what it's like to live with another dog and share a space.
Foster Nina: Roxy is well trained and listens to commands. She knows come, stop, stay, sit, lie down, calm and settle and wait. She is smart and loves to chase squirrels and birds. Roxy is the perfect mix of independent and loves to be loved. She follows her #1 around, but will do her own thing if ignored. She is highly food motivated so loves a stuffed kong or long lasting "chewy".
She has been trained to only do potty in a back yard, never on walks. So best suited to a house owner, not apartment dwelling. Roxy only barks to call attention to a threat, or to let you know she's ready to come in from outside. She does not need to hear herself talk. She loves her walks and we go 3x per day.
Roxy likes to be where the action is and is fine being left alone in the house uncrated. She is absolutely not destructive, and does just fine on her own.
Look at this handsome boy! He has the best smile. Sweet 4yo Benji was returned to us after some major changes in his previous adopter's life that Benji was not adjusting well to.
Thanks to one of our amazing fosters, Brenda, we were able to get him into a quiet home environment, and he has been the perfect angel. Benji gets along great with her two female dogs! He knows how to sit and give paw! Foster mom Brenda has absolutely fallen in love with this boy, and it's easy to see why!
Benji would do best in a quiet home environment without a lot of people coming and going, and no children. Benji takes a little bit to warm up to new people (typical Chow!), but once he does, he wants nothing more than to spend time with you and be loved. He also really enjoys being brushed!
Do you think you are the right home for sweet Benji?
Gorgeous Chauncey came to us due to a death in the family. Chauncey is 5 years old and is a big boy!! He weighs 85lbs right now, but is on a diet at his foster mom's house.
Chauncey is a super friendly and well behaved pup. He's not overly affectionate, but he enjoys hanging out with his people and does well with other dogs. He even grew up with kids! Chauncey went to the vet with foster mom yesterday, and he did so well! He was on his best behavior for the vet staff and wagged his tail the whole time.
Chauncey will be getting groomed soon, and then he will be ready for his forever home! Does Chauncey check all the boxes for you??