Dog Rescue

CHEW sets out to rescue abandoned dogs, dogs slated for euthanasia due to shelter space limitations, and other dogs in need. We are currently working to find additional foster homes and acquire funding for veterinary care and other essential dog services. We host adoption outreach events at Sophie's Touch from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month, at Mud Bay from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the second Friday and Saturday of each month and Petco from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. All adoption events are located in Gig Harbor at this time.

Please click on the dog's picture to learn more about them.

Adoptable Dogs

Sugar - not currently available
9 years
American Eskimo dog

Sugar - not currently available

9 years

American Eskimo dog

Adoption Fee: $150

Sugar is a 9 year-old beauty, mid-sized at approximately 26 pounds. She is housetrained and has an A++ personality! She loves going for walks with her foster family and all the attention she receives. She gets along with dogs and cats alike. Sugar has elevated liver enzymes and therefore has to be fed special food from the vet to give her liver support. She is very lively and certainly doesn't know she is 'special'! She acts perfectly healthy, lively and very playful with her foster brothers and sisters.
Topol
1 year
Italian Greyhound mix

Topol

1 year

Italian Greyhound mix

Adoption Fee: 300

Topol is a one year old bundle of joy who loves to play with toys as much as he loves to snuggle with his people. He prefers to sleep in his crate at night and has been very good about potty training. Topol shares his foster family with another dog and seems fine around other dogs. Because of his size, he needs a home with either no children or older children.
Reva
2 1/2
Golden Retriever mix (we think)

Reva

2 1/2

Golden Retriever mix (we think)

Adoption Fee: $250

Reva is a Golden Retriever mix girl (we think), weighing about 50lbs. She goes to work with her foster mom at a doggy daycare and does great with the dogs there. She’s good with cats and puppies too as long as they give her space. And she’s good with older respectful kids. She’s potty trained and is safe being left alone loose in the house. Reva loves to cuddle and is happy doing whatever you are doing; she likes car rides, hiking, going the beach, etc. She needs a person or family that, in a firm but kind manner, makes sure she learns what behavior they want. She is a very sweet girl with a huge heart; she will make someone very happy. Reva does have some skin allergies that are likely food-related. We are working to learn what she is allergic to so her new family will know what foods she can have and what to avoid. Reva needs a home with a fenced yard (not an invisible fence).
Sailor
1-2 years
Poodle Mix

Sailor

1-2 years

Poodle Mix

Adoption Fee: $300

Sailor is an adorable little poodle mix. Lively and Intelligent. He likes most people and dogs, rides well in the car and loves his walks. He is still working a bit on walking on the leash and potty training. He loves to play with his toys but is also affectionate and willing to cuddle with his person. Sailor would do well with respectful children over 7 years of age. He weighs about 17 lbs. Is 1-2 years old and is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.
Kolby
10 months
Boxer Mix

Kolby

10 months

Boxer Mix

Adoption Fee: $250

Kolby is a handsome energetic 10 month old Boxer mix. He is very friendly with people and other dogs and reliably house trained. He is very food motivated and knows some tricks (sit, shake, lay down). Kolby would like to sleep on your bed, but settles for a dog bed nearby. Kolby enjoys running, going for walks, and hikes. He has made real progress with riding safely in the car (he would like to drive the car or sit on your lap while you do). Kolby does not know how big he is (he weighs about 70 lbs.) and is clumsy, so he should not go to a home with small children because he may accidentally knock them over. Kolby's current foster family does not include any cats, so we are unsure how he would react to them. Kolby has gotten along well with an older female dog in the home, even when she isn't very nice to him. Kolby needs a home with a fenced yard (not invisible fence).
Niko - Adoption Pending
1 year
Silky Terrier Mix

Niko - Adoption Pending

1 year

Silky Terrier Mix

Adoption Fee: $300

Niko is a friendly, sweet one year old Silky Terrier mix. He weighs about 17 pounds. He likes to ride in the car, gets along well with other dogs, and seems to really like everyone he meets.. As well as being a good companion for walks, etc. , Niko likes his cuddle time too. He would make a good family dog for children over six or a good companion for someone that likes to go for walks and get out and around.
Terrance
1 year
Terrier Mix

Terrance

1 year

Terrier Mix

Adoption Fee: $300

Terrance is a one year old Terrier mix. He has a playful spirit and is good with other dogs. He loves his toys and playing tug or fetch... but he is still working on bringing them back to you! He loves to fall asleep on his foster parents' laps. He loves good belly rugs and car rides. He is still working on potty training - you will need to watch for signs for him to go outside. He is crate trained and keeps his foster parents laughing... he will be great in any family household!
Calli - Adoption Pending
1 1/2 years
Doberman/Collie mix

Calli - Adoption Pending

1 1/2 years

Doberman/Collie mix

Adoption Fee: 250

Calli is an athletic, fun-loving, and affectionate mixed breed girl who is about 1 1/2 years old. She loves to run and play in the yard with her foster mom’s dog, and to jump and chase the ball. She is the ideal dog for someone who loves to be outdoors, has older children or is interested in dog agility. Her heart is full of love and affection for people, especially her people. She is intelligent and open to training. She will cuddle on your lap if you want her to or will seek out your affection in other ways. She settles down nicely but needs daily exercise. She is a lovely dog. She would do well in a home with another dog about her size to play with and a fenced yard (no invisible fence) preferably 6 feet tall. Calli is, spayed, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.
Gypsy
Almost 5 yrs
Malamute mix

Gypsy

Almost 5 yrs

Malamute mix

Adoption Fee: $250

Gypsy is an absolutely sweet almost 5 year old spayed female--Norwegian Elkhound German Shepherd mix we think. She's good with all kinds of people, dogs outside of the home, but chases cats who will run. She loves to hang out with her human/s....Gypsy is a great family dog. We think she might do best as an only dog. She needs a fenced yard (not invisible fence). She is house-trained, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. Gypsy weighs about 60 pounds.
Crouton
1.5-2 years
Terrier Mix

Crouton

1.5-2 years

Terrier Mix

Adoption Fee: $300

Crouton is a 1 ½ to 2 y/o terrier mix that likes car rides and playing fetch. He settles down in and outside of his kennel while in the car. He likes to go for walks and is getting better at not pulling. For playing fetch, he will go after a squeaky toy but has a hard time bringing it directly back to you, with more practice it wouldn’t take much to do. He is really good around small children. Recently was introduced to a 1 ½ y/o toddler and did really well.
Jack
Puppy
Chihuahua

Jack

Puppy

Chihuahua

Adoption Fee: $300

Jack is one of two puppies currently in a CHEW foster home with mama Juliet. He was born first and is the bigger of two boys. He is very sweet, busy and smart. He likes to follow his brother and learns from watching what his more adventurous brother does first. He was the first to wrestle with his brother and mama.
Odie and Ollie
6 years
Schnauzer

Odie and Ollie

6 years

Schnauzer

Adoption Fee: $400

Meet Ollie and Odie. They are bonded siblings that have been together all their lives and would love to be adopted together. They are very Schnauzer-like, loving to chase things that move and bark at new people and dogs, but are not aggressive. They have been pretty reliably potty trained, but since they moved into an apartment and have been left long hours while their human mom works they have have somewhat regressed in the potty training area. These are sweet cuddly dogs, a little shy, but friendly. We think they will do best in a home without little children and with a fenced yard (not invisible fence).
Penny
3 years
Chihuahua

Penny

3 years

Chihuahua

Adoption Fee: 300

Penny is a sweet little Chihuahua girl that loves loves loves to cuddle. She also loves to fetch toys, and if you get tired of throwing the toys, she will toss them for herself. She’s a very nice girl who would enjoy a home without very young children and a fenced yard and maybe another dog to play with. But most of all she would enjoy someone who also enjoys cuddling. Penny is 3-4 years old, spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations and is copper colored…like a penny :-)
Nikki
Puppy
Elkhound Mix

Nikki

Puppy

Elkhound Mix

Adoption Fee: $300

This sweet little girl is Nikki, a mixed breed. Her origins are unknown as she came to our rescue motherless. She's fluffy with an undercoat like the Northern breeds We guess she will be about 30-40 lbs. She is a self confident explorer but at times wants to be held. At just 8 weeks she is learning everything: her name, coming when called, going potty outside and living with cats and another dog. She has had her first vet visit, been wormed and had 1st set of vaccinations.
Sammy
Puppy
Elkhound Mix

Sammy

Puppy

Elkhound Mix

Adoption Fee: $300

This little cutie is Sammy. He a bit reserved but loves to cuddle. His origins are unknown as he came to our rescue motherless. At just 8 weeks he is learning everything, his name, coming when called, going potty outside and living with cats and another dog. He has had his first vet visit, been wormed and had first set of vaccinations.
Terri
Puppy
Terrier Mix

Terri

Puppy

Terrier Mix

Adoption Fee: $300

This sweet little girl is Terri. She is very curious and outgoing with the heart of a true Terrier. Her origins are unknown but we guess that she is a Norwich Terrier Mix. She loves to explore and is the first one of the bunch to check things out. At just 8 weeks, she is learning everything, her name, coming when called, going potty outside and living with cats and another dog. She has had her first vet visit, been wormed and had first set of vaccinations. She would do well with kids 7 and older.

Forms to Print Out & Mail In

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Adoption Application Adoption Agreement AdoptionApp.pdf