Chooey the Chow / Retriever Mix
Christmas came early to the Hoboken411 family of canines, as we adopted an adorable 3 month old Chow Chow / Flat-Coated Retriever mix named Chooey. And no, it didn’t have anything to do with the singing and dancing street character in Hoboken who goes by the same (phonetically sounding) name.
Chooey was born to a feral dog, and was rescued after she was about three or four weeks old. They were brought into quarantine, and up to spec medically a month after rescue. But after another month “on the market,” no one wanted this cute black dog, and she was on the execution list. We stepped in and saved her life the day before she was to be put down.
And did you know that black dogs in particular are often the last dogs to be adopted at a shelter – if even at all? Check out The Black Pearls of the Dog World to learn more about that phenomenon.
Our Chooey is black as night – and very hard to photograph! Out of the hundreds I’ve taken – the one seen below was the best (she has a tough time sitting still as you can imagine for a happy, energetic puppy!)
We plan on crating her for much of her first year – or until “mistakes” are a thing of the past. She’s improving by the day – and gets along with other dogs perfectly. Next step is to slowly acclimate her to humans (which are the worst breed on the planet if you didn’t figure that out already!)
And Chooey sends Christmas wishes to everyone!