Dog Returned To Shelter Twice, He Was Shaking In His Kennel Because He Was So Terrified
Melissa Davis already had a teenager and a house full of dogs, but after seeing a video of Chevy and hearing his tale, she felt she had to rescue him.
He tested positive for heartworm and had hair loss all over his face. His behavior comments from the shelter were all positive, and his health issues had been addressed.
Unfortunately, the adoption didn’t continue, and when a video of a stray bulldog at Pasco County Animal Services in Land o’ Lakes, Florida was uploaded, volunteers from the Pet Resource Center immediately recognized Chevy.
Chevy’s adoptive parents were notified, but they never showed up to claim him. He was trembling in his shelter kennel at this time and refusing to move. Chevy’s video was widely circulated, and Davis and Bill Gray, the director of Second Chance Friends, Inc. rescue, also saw it. Davis offered to foster Chevy once Gray agreed to pull him.
“I was a little worried about bringing Chevy into my house because I already had four elderly dogs and two cats,” Davis told The Dodo. “I had also recently lost another American bulldog from Pasco County Animal Services, so bringing Chevy in had personal importance for me.”
Chevy was just supposed to be a temporary addition to Davis’ household, but that rapidly changed.
“I didn’t need another permanent member of my canine family,” she explained, “but there was no way I could let him go.” “In or out of my home, he has never had an accident, eaten anything he wasn’t supposed to, or created a single issue.”
My Pit Bull Picture Project includes Chevy’s narrative. The project’s objective is to illustrate how silly and adorable pit bulls can be in order to encourage more adoptions.
Chevy adored his picture shoot, not just because of the goodies and additional attention, but also because there was an endless supply of Justin’s Peanut Butter on hand thanks to their generous gift to the project. The peanut butter definitely helped capture his reactions and bring out his personality after he took a mouthful.