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Handsome Bowie is looking for his forever home. He was adopted out last year by a lovely family in Seattle. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, their lifestyle is not conducive to Bowie's needs. They have worked with several different trainers and changed many things in the home, but they frequently have people coming and going (including college aged kids with partners, etc.), and it's just too much for Bowie to handle. The family is heartbroken as they love Bowie very much, but they realize that in order for him to thrive and be truly happy, he needs a different home environment that they are unable to offer. They have written the following information to help find his perfect home:
"Bowie is a young 2 year old black Chow Chow. He loves to play with all sorts of toys, stuffies, ropes, balls, things with lots of different sounds and textures. He will entertain himself with toys. He loves a good beef cheek chew. He loves a nightly zoomie and is very prey driven. Squirrels and rabbits really charge him up. He loves routine; a long morning walk followed with breakfast and a shorter evening walk, dinner and zoomie time. He is not destructive inside the house. Bowie is housebroken and is practicing loose leash walking. He is very open to training and loves interacting with his family. He doesn’t really like to be brushed. I have to go slow with lots of treats. He knows the commands; sit, down, wait, on your bed, and knows to wait at the door before dashing outside (even when there are squirrels outside on the fence). He is very affectionate and can be a bit demanding of affection if he feels his companion dog is getting more attention than he is.
When we first adopted him, we brought him to the dog park and he played with some dogs really well and others we were not comfortable with so we stopped going to the dog park. Bowie is happily bonded to our 10 year old female, passive Chow/Shiba Inu mix, at times pushing her buttons but backs off if she tells him to. He is bonded to my husband, two adult children and myself. Bowie has a lot of anxiety/wariness around strangers. He has nipped 5 of my friends both inside and outside of our house. On one occasion, in a particularly perfect storm in my home, he bit my friend-one puncture/ no bruising. Currently, we have him on a regimen of CBD oil from The Anxious Pet and it seems to be working really well to settle him down. While it is only my husband and I at home (no young kids) we are a social family. We might have friends over to the house 3 times a month, usually have a 4th of July and holiday party and our adult kids may stop by with or without partners 3 times a month. Given our lifestyle and the potential of grandchildren in the next 5 years, Bowie may be better suited to a quieter family and or a more experienced ChowChow owner that can more accurately intuit when Bowie is feeling uncomfortable. He is a fantastic dog-funny, smart, loving, eager and responsive to training."
We would love to find the perfect home for Bowie. He is currently located in Seattle, WA but transport is available. Bowie is incredibly smart and loving!
This happy girl joined Houston Chow a few weeks ago, and she is all smiles, fun, and games. She’s about 1 year old, 53 lbs, and is hanging out in Houston. She’s a very active and friendly youngster, and is still very much a puppy. So her forever family will need to be active, be willing to work with her on basic obedience training and manners (like no jumping on people though it makes for cute pix!!), and understand that she is young and a puppy. No cats for Miss Naya! A fenced in yard would be amazing for her!! We haven’t dog tested her or kid tested her yet but will keep you posted.
Naya is available and ready to go to a foster, adopter, or foster to adopt home TODAY!
Daisy is a smart, alert Chow who always seems to know where her people are. Seeing her sprint around confidently with her tail up as she hops up and down the picnic table, it's hard to imagine that only back in March she was a frail, matted dog with medical issues due to a long period of neglect. But no more - check out the videos of her (also on our facebook page)! She is about 4, weighs around 42 lbs, is potty-trained, has modest exercise needs, is fine on leash, and has quickly learned to use her crate. She has a strong personality, but has accepted her foster's alpha male dog. If you have a female dog, Daisy will need to be the alpha. She would be great with a low-key family with a yard. No cats. We haven’t tested her with small children. She will make a fine watchdog, and will bond strongly with her people. Could that be you?
This handsome man is sure to steal your heart! Eddie is about 2 years old and we believe he is a chow/husky mix. Eddie loves nothing more than to play and chase tennis balls, squeaky balls, chew balls, chew toys, and basically anything you can throw for him to catch and bring back! He is also a "Netflix & Chill" kind of pup, and loves to lounge around the house with a chew stick and cuddle in bed with his people. He also enjoys walks, but is a little bit introverted and would rather hang out at home than a dog park, restaurant, or public place. We get that, Eddie! A quiet and chill home with a fenced in yard would be ideal for Eddie so he can run and chase all the balls you'll be throwing for him and hang out with his family when your arm is tired. Fully house-trained. He may be okay with small dogs and/or a chill cat in the right situation, but a meet and greet/trial would be required for the animals. Eddie is located in Houston.
Navi is a smart, stunning Chow with an amazing personality! She's almost 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. She will do best in a home with a fenced in yard where she can play with her toys and people and be your one and only! Older kids would be great, as she's an energetic player. Navi is fully house-trained and located in Houston.
This precious girl came to us as part of a large group from a bad puppy mill situation in Missouri. She has made incredible strides and is coming out of her shell more and more each day! Calaya is about 2 years old and is a tiny 40 lbs. She loves, loves, loves other dogs so her forever home should have at least one dog who can be her BFF and continue to show her the way. She is also cat-friendly, amazing! Her forever family will have a fenced in yard so she and her pack can run and play, and will be patient and kind as puppy-mill dogs do take a little longer to adjust to regular normal life. Calaya is in the Dallas area.