It’s not what you’re thinking. “Chewie” did not earn his name because he likes to eat things.
Chewie is currently being fostered through Labrador Retriever Rescue (LRR), an all-volunteer group based in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. His foster mom says the sweet-natured Lab is neutered, housebroken, crate trained and knows most basic commands.
Chewie was brought to LRR because his family had a baby and a busy work schedule, which left them little time for their pooch. Now this laid-back, good-looking fella needs a new furever family to give him the attention he deserves.
About the only thing that isn’t perfect about Chewie is his chapped nose. But LRR assures that with just a few applications of lip balm each day, before you know it, his schnoz will be as black and shiny as new.
Every Friday, i Love Dogs spotlights a homeless dog as part of our i Love Dogs Rescue Network effort to find furever homes for these pooches.
I chose Chewie because years ago, my own dog Larry was affectionately called “Chewbacca” by the staff at his veterinarian’s office. If Chewie is one-tenth as sweet as Larry, you’re in for a treat. The i Love Dogs breed spotlight just happens to be shining on the Labrador Retriever this month, so why not bring one of these lovable pooches into your home?
The 4 (Paws)-1-1:
- Name: Chewie (short for Chewbacca; also responds to Chew Toy, Choo Choo, Chews and, when he sneezes, Ah-Chooey)
- Breed: Chocolate Labrador Retriever
- Age: 3 years old
- Personality: Calm, well-behaved and a very good listener
- Contact: To adopt Chewie, visit the Labrador Retriever Rescue website for details about the adoption process, or call their “Lab Line” at 301-868-3524. Chewie can only be adopted by a resident of the greater Washington, D.C., area.
If you or someone in your social network becomes a hero by adopting one of our featured dogs, not only will you get a best friend for life, but if you mention that you saw the dog on our website, i Love Dogs will send you a pooch starter kit, including toys, vitamin samples and other goodies!
PHOTO: Labrador Retriever Rescue