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

Reva (on hold until completion of allergy treatment)
2 1/2
Golden Retriever mix (we think)

Reva (on hold until completion of allergy treatment)

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, about 1-2 years old and weighs about 17 lbs. He's lively and intelligent, likes other dogs, rides well in the car and loves his walks. He is still working a bit on walking on the leash. He loves to play with his toys but is also affectionate and willing to cuddle once you show him you are trustworthy. Sailor would do well with an adult-only home with experienced dog owners.
Calli
1 1/2 years
Doberman/Collie mix

Calli

1 1/2 years

Doberman/Collie mix

Adoption Fee: $250

Calli is a lovely dog...an athletic, fun-loving, and affectionate mixed breed girl who is about 1 1/2 years old. She is the ideal dog for someone who loves outdoor activities, 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 would do well in a home with another dog about her size to play with and a fenced yard (not invisible fence), preferably 6 feet tall or higher. Calli is, spayed, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.
Penny
3 years
Chihuahua/minpin mix

Penny

3 years

Chihuahua/minpin mix

Adoption Fee: 300

Meet Penny. She's a sweet cuddler, active player, and just a delightful little girl. She is a 10 pound, 3-year-old chihuahua with lots of love to give. She is affectionate, and wants to be nearby. As an added bonus, she doesn't shed a bit. In her free time, she enjoys shaking her toys silly, gnawing on bully sticks, protecting her home from the mailman, and showering her humans with love. She is medium-energy, so enjoys both snoozing AND hopping around town. Penny would do best in a home without very young children and would love to have a fenced yard to freely run around in. Meet her soon!
Buster
3-4 years
Chihuahua

Buster

3-4 years

Chihuahua

Adoption Fee: $300

Buster is a 3-4 year old young man who is friendly and loves to snuggle with you. He is good with other dogs and loves car rides. He is low to medium energy and therefore would make a great companion for the home and a good buddy for movie night. Of course, a daily walk is good for any dog and he likes to take short walks. He recently had a dental exam & cleaning. If in a home with children, they should be 10 or older.
Lexi
2 years
Miniature Pinscher Mix

Lexi

2 years

Miniature Pinscher Mix

Adoption Fee: $300

Lexi is a 2 year old Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua mix and weighs about 10 lbs. She is healthy and active. She loves to be around people. She is very much a lap dog, loves to snuggle and have her belly rubbed. If she is allowed to sleep with you she will burrow under the covers and settle in for the night. She is kennel trained and doesn’t mind spending time in her kennel if necessary. She enjoys being outdoors and to go for walks. She is still working on potty training. She is very smart and knows basic commands such as sit and stay. She would do well in a home with teenagers, other dogs and activity. She would also enjoy a slower paced home as long as she gets her walks! Lexi is a very sweet dog.
Boo
5 years
Double Dapple Dachshund

Boo

5 years

Double Dapple Dachshund

Adoption Fee: $400

We believe Boo is a purebred Double Dapple Dachshund with blue eyes.  We think he is about five years old and weighs 18 lbs.  We are working on a skin issue that is improving with a high quality food, so his new home will have to consider that added expense.  Boo has a wonderful personality that is quietly dignified, yet warm and adventurous.  Please research the breed before applying!  Dachshunds typically need a strong leadership personality in their person, otherwise they sometimes fill the power vacuum themselves.  We are looking for a family with no children or older, respectful children. 
Dexter
6 years
Yorkie

Dexter

6 years

Yorkie

Adoption Fee: $250

This is Dexter, a 6 year old Yorkie. He enjoys playing with toys and other dogs, and gets along with cats. He enjoys going for walks and rides well in the car. He’s potty trained and is not destructive when left alone in the house. He came to us because his humans needed to move into an assisted living facility. We think he will do best in a home without little children. Dexter is new to our rescue, so we will be updating his listing as we learn more about him. Dexter weighs 18 pounds.
Reggie
Puppy
Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Reggie

Puppy

Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Adoption Fee: 300

Say Hello to Reggie, a beautiful Black & Tan Doxi/Terrier mix. Pups are little and weigh only about 3-4 lbs and we guess may be 20 lbs full grown. Dad is a Miniature Black & Tan Dachshund while Mom is a Smooth Coated Black & Tan Terrier. Pups are intelligently curious and full of energy and playful but all love to cuddle. They are about 9 weeks old. Reggie will make a great little companion!
Basil
Puppy
Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Basil

Puppy

Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Adoption Fee: 300

Say Hello to Basil, a beautiful Black & Tan Doxi/Terrier mix. Pups are little and weigh only about 3-4 lbs and we guess may be 20 lbs full grown. Dad is a Miniature Black & Tan Dachshund while Mom is a Smooth Coated Black & Tan Terrier. Pups are intelligently curious and full of energy and playful but all love to cuddle. They are about 9 weeks old. Basil will make a great little companion!
Margie
Puppy
Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Margie

Puppy

Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Adoption Fee: 300

Say Hello to Margie, a beautiful Black & Tan Doxi/Terrier mix. Pups are little and weigh only about 3-4 lbs and we guess may be 20 lbs full grown. Dad is a Miniature Black & Tan Dachshund while Mom is a Smooth Coated Black & Tan Terrier. Pups are intelligently curious and full of energy and playful but all love to cuddle. They are about 9 weeks old. Margie will make a great little companion!
Parsley
Puppy
Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Parsley

Puppy

Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Adoption Fee: 300

Say Hello to Parsley, a beautiful Black & Tan Doxi/Terrier mix. Pups are little and weigh only about 3-4 lbs and we guess may be 20 lbs full grown. Dad is a Miniature Black & Tan Dachshund while Mom is a Smooth Coated Black & Tan Terrier. Pups are intelligently curious and full of energy and playful but all love to cuddle. They are about 9 weeks old. Parsley will make a great little companion!
Nutmeg
Puppy
Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Nutmeg

Puppy

Dachshund/Terrier Mix

Adoption Fee: 300

Say Hello to Nutmeg, a beautiful Black & Tan Doxi/Terrier mix. Pups are little and weigh only about 3-4 lbs and we guess may be 20 lbs full grown. Dad is a Miniature Black & Tan Dachshund while Mom is a Smooth Coated Black & Tan Terrier. Pups are intelligently curious and full of energy and playful but all love to cuddle. They are about 9 weeks old. Miss Nutmeg will make a great little companion!

Forms to Print Out & Mail In

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Adoption Application Adoption Agreement AdoptionApp.pdf