Animal ID: APA-A-40116
Adoption Fee: $0.00
Sex: M
Looks Like: Terrier, Pit Bull
Current Weight: 53.9 pounds
Date of Birth: 2010-05-14
Age: 8 years, 2 months
Other Info: TOP Dog Trainee
Location: TLAC
Building 3
Kennel 219
Dog Score: 1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.
Cat Score: U - No Information Yet
Child Score: 1 - Needs an adult only home.
Home Alone Score: 4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully

Check out Chewy's Videos!

There's just something about Chewy!

When this short little sausage roll struts by with his ears bouncing, tail wagging, hips swaying, and a tennis ball or his favorite Lamb Chop toy in his mouth, everyone he passes has to smile and maybe even laugh... it really is impossible not to.

This "Chewy Effect" is also transmitted through a camera - don't believe us? We dare you to look at his pictures and video without smiling or feeling a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart.

Chewy is a delight and has quite the fan base at the shelter. His passion and skill for fetching are known far and wide - he dares you to tell him he's a senior pup! In between fetching sessions, he's been known to plop down on the floor and roll the ball back and forth to you with his nose.

Not only is Chewy housebroken, a comedian, and a stellar athlete...he's also a scholar. Chewy enjoys learning new things and is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modelled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Chewy has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Chewy is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called.

Once Chewy successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Chewy is working hard to become a wonderful pet and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Chewy after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based:

Come play a round of fetch with Chewy, so you can witness the Chewy Effect and the joy it brings in person!

You can also follow Chewy on Instagram (yeah, he's that cool...) @chewy_in_atx