Always on our minds! Forever in our hearts!
Houston Chow Chow Connection pulled Treasure, her two kids, and who we believe was the father of her puppies a little over three and a half years ago from a kill shelter in Texas. We may have rescued her but she rescued the rest of us also!
She ended up being adopted in to a household that adored her and shared their life with her! She got birthday cakes, Halloween walks, dress up days, and game days with her girls and on alert and sleepy time with her four-legged brothers. That's how we want her remembered.
Her life before that was not a good situation. She was neglected and had horrible untreated heartworms. And unfortunately, three and a half years after she rescued us, she passed away this weekend because of heart issues due to past heartworms. Her family did everything they could to make her very comfortable throughout her life with them especially in the end. But they did not want to keep her around for them. This is what her mom had to say.
Thank you for bringing her into our family! I think we got much more from her than we gave. She is such a life lesson in having a positive outlook on life despite your past. Abigail (one of our girls) really bonded with her immediately and took a lot of inspiration from her. Definitely unforgettable!!
So, until we meet again Sweet Treasure! You are loved!
We had a senior forever foster pass. Meeka was saved a few years ago. She was being sold for $20 and through a transporter and forever foster we were able to scoop her up.
She had a great life with her mom. Shopping trips, treats, brothers and sisters and lots of walks.
Thank you foster mom/mom. You treated her as if she was your own. People that are senior forever fosters are some kind of special.
With a heavy heart we want to say goodbye to one of our pups who was adopted and loved by the perfect family. Belize came from the Gonzales shelter and after bringing her in to rescue we found out that she was heartworm positive (and had been for a while) and had a heart issue. She was in rescue for several months when we received an application and they wanted to meet her even with these two issues! They brought their other dog Brando to meet Belize and the rest is history! She was given the name Patience Marie and became a beautiful diva! She was loved loved loved! Unfortunately this family lost their other pup Brando just a few months prior to losing Patience. Our hearts go out to them. We want to thank everyone who gives our pups a chance!
Sweet dreams Patience and Brando!
Harriet was born June 28, 1926 in Chicago and she passed away March 1, 2022 in Arlington Heights. Harriet was the beloved wife of the late John R. Vrasic; loving mother of Janet L. Vrasic; dear daughter of the late Peter and Harriette; fond sister of the late Mildred, Laurette, Sylvia, Florence, Peter, and Adele; cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations appreciated for Houston Chow Chow Connection, a chow chow rescue dedicated to saving this unique breed that she loved since childhood. Mitsy & Cheefu were her family’s chows. She is pictured above with Cinnamon. Donations can be made at hccchou.org via the “donate now” button.
Foster. Supporter. Cheerleader. All around nice nice man. We had some sadness the weekend of June 22nd. Our enthusiastic friend Ken passed away. As usual, he was helping one of our dogs when he became ill.
We want his family and friends to know how much we appreciate them sharing him and his enthusiasm with us. He was so kind, so happy to be helping and so in love with our dogs.
May God Bless You Ken. Thank you.
It is with great sadness that we share news that on September 12th, the rescue community lost an amazing and wonderful woman, Marge Alexander. For many many years she played an essential role in coordinating, transporting and uniting hundreds of animals with their new forever homes. Helping others was not only her passion, it was her legacy. We had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Marge in May. We will forever treasure that short time we spent together. We laughed and shared great stories about our families (especially our 4-legged family), friends & the long list of incredible volunteers we have met along the way. She was a great supporter and devoted friend to so many people and she will be deeply missed by all. Rest in peace Marge....until we meet again.