Meet Chewey
Species Dog 
Breed Chihuahua, Short Coat/Mix 
Age 6 years 2 months  
Gender Male 
Size Small 
Color Tan 
Declawed No 
Special Needs  
No Small Kids  
Age/Gender/Size: 5 Yrs./Neutered Male/15 Lbs.
Likes: Toys, baths, barrel rolls on the grass
Dislikes: Narrow-minded people
Special Considerations: IVDD; surgery repaired ruptured disc and no longer needs wheelchair. Regular rechecks encouraged. Requires manual bladder / bowel expression (difficulty eliminating on his own). Gabapentin 2x daily for pain management. Prone to ear infections. Low impact lifestyle needed to avoid reinjury. No cats. Size and energy appropriate dogs are fine.
Notes: Staff favorite! Long term resident! Check out his Q-13 Fox News #WhyNotMePets Feature:

Wait! It's been HOW LONG and I'm still here? I'm Chewey, and believe me, I'm just as befuddled as you are. When I came to the rescue more than a year ago, I had to rely on a wheelchair to get around but thanks to consistent physical therapy and a legion of supportive humans, I can walk again. I am a medical miracle! Okay, maybe it's a little funny and wobbly (kinda like what happens after one too many margaritas) but I love to zoom, zoom, zoom in my funny little way. I love making people smile and laugh with my big strides towards mobility and even bigger personality! With my new found freedom, I'm enjoying so much more outta life. I love running, rolling around, chewing and tugging on toys, taking baths, hiding in blankets... but I also love snuggling with a good book (I like the pictures) or stretching out in the sunshine (I like the warmth). I guess you could say I'm that super combo of playful and mellow! But you wanna know the direct line to my heart? Treats. I mean, seriously. Big ones, small ones, stinky ones. Gimme, gimme! I'll do almost anything for them, like behave my best and show my manners. I know I need a little help with the basic dog stuff, but I make it plenty easy for people by being so even tempered, patient, and easy to handle (psst - don't tell, but I really love the attention). Also, the humans here have tips to help anyone who is unsure of how to care for me and are even willing to get hands-on to demonstrate how to do it. I've already come sooooo far, thanks to the love of people here. But I know that for the home stretch to my forever home, I'm gonna need the love of someone super special... like you!

Please call 206-557-4661 for more information on Chewey!