Hey Guys! My name is Chewie. My rescue friends named me Chewie after the Star Wars character, Chewbacca. Our hair is kind of similar, and I make funny noises when I want your attention. People notice me because I’m cute and have a funny little underbite when I smile, and then I get them laughing with an occasional snort... I know how to work a crowd.
Mutts Matter thinks I’m a Pug/Cairn Terrier mix. I have the Terrier energy level and spirit, and like to stay close to my people like a Pug. I’m between one and two years old, weigh about 20 pounds, and was rescued from a shelter in Maryland where I was picked up as a stray by Animal Control. Can you imagine a sweet little guy like me roaming the streets alone? I’m so thankful to be safe and on my way to a better life.
Now I’m living in an awesome foster home with three other dogs to play with, and foster parents who like to spoil me with toys, love, and attention. So yeah, life is pretty good. My foster mom says that I’m very sweet and smart, and is surprised at how quickly I learn and respond to training. She has already taught me to sit and I got it right away. We’re working on leash walking now and I’m pretty darn good at that too. When I get a little excited or bark at another dog, my foster mom tells me to sit and I immediately calm down and get back on track.
Here are a few things you need to know about me. I’m potty-trained, I’m great with kids and other dogs, but I’m not fond of crates, so my foster mom uses a baby gate to keep me in one place while I learn the house rules. I would fit well with most families, but having a few kids or other dogs in the house to play with would be ideal. I’m still young, so I will need some structure and regular play and exercise to keep me a healthy, happy and well-balanced pup.
I’m just a love bug at heart and lots of fun to be around. I love to go on walks and do great on car rides, and my favorite game is fetch. I’ll even bring the ball back to you, something a lot of dogs aren’t that good at. I like my chew toys, especially Nylabones, and have figured out how to rip the squeakers out of the soft toys my foster parents give me. Unfortunately, my foster mom has gotten wise to this and is now buying me tougher toys that take more effort. No big deal, they don’t call me Chewie for nothing. I’m a snuggler too, and my foster parents laugh when I jump into their bed at night and burrow under the covers like a dog sandwich. It’s the best spot in the house - where else would I go?
So that’s me in a nutshell. I’m a lot of fun and have a lot of love to share, and I’m ready to meet my new family.
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