When This Pup Saw Who Was Adopting Him, His Reaction Was Beyond Words

Adopt Don’t Shop

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Adopting an animal can make a world of difference to many lives. But sometimes, the adopted pet is a little hard to handle. One couple realized this when they brought home their adopted pup. They left with a puppy but were bringing home something else entirely. The couple could not believe what unfolded before their eyes. And their friends and family were baffled too. And then, one day, they finally understood what lay before them.

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A Lot Of Left Over Love

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Chewi the chihuahua certainly was something special. But life wasn’t always so great. Chewie was all of four pounds heavy with a severe underbite. This made him look like a little oddball. Other pups got picked frequently over him, due to his odd appearance. However, one day, his owners walked in and it was love at first sight. But they certainly got more than they had bargained for. Some rescue pups struggle to get adopted for various reasons.

Causing A Ruckus

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Sometimes, being given to a shelter doesn’t sit well with a pup. As such, they may be prone to a touch of anxiety. Dogs deal with this emotion differently. Some pups will howl continuously, or bark to express distress. This can actually make them undesirable. Simply put, people don’t want to invest in a noisy family member. But Chewie struggled with a different type of anxiety.

A Wall Flower

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Occasionally, animals become incredibly introverted when at a shelter. They shy away from people and kind of creep into the walls. This is what had happened to Chewbacka. This, coupled with his underbite, became quite a problem for the pup. But he had something going for him. Something that set him aside over some of the other pound pups. Chewie had age on his side. Though that doesn’t sound impressive, in the animal shelter world, age is everything.

Old Guys Don’t Make The Cut

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Sometimes, shelter life isn’t easy for a dog. Specifically, if they are older. First and foremost, they will battle with being relocated from their homes. Next, and sadder yet, being adopted as an old dog isn’t so common. This can cause problems, as not being adopted means the worst in some cases. However, older dogs are making a turnaround. And the weirdest reason is behind it.

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Love For The Older Generation

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Thanks to social media awareness, more and more old pups have been getting adopted. Shelters share posts with their senior citizens. People also regularly share stories of elderly shelter dogs. Thanks to social media, the older generation of animals have really made a turnaround. Unfortunately, however, social media can’t save them all. Especially pups with anxiety problems like Chewie. And even when they are adopted, things aren’t always so simple.

Too Good to Be True

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Sometimes, rescue animals take a while to warm up to their new surroundings. More often than not, a dog will fit right into the family, straight off the bat. But in some cases, when an animal has been mistreated for too long, it isn’t so simple. These little guys require a lot of love and attention. They may also be wary of their new owners for the first few months. This can put people off.

Patience Is a Virtue

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Luckily, all it takes to ease a pup into a new surrounding area is patience. Any dog can be rehabilitated through the right people. As for Chewie, he seemed to be a perfect fit already. The couple spent time playing with him at the shelter, and the trio got on famously. They knew, from that moment, that this was the dog for them. But they weren’t ready for what Chewie had in store.

Chewie Makes His Mark

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It was decided. After a few more visits the couple signed on the dotted line and Chewie was ready to go! But this is where things took a turn for the strange. Instead of happily greeting them, Chewie warily checked his new owners out. He didn’t seem to understand the beckoning calls. Hesitantly, he made his way out of his shelter home. For the very last time. And in the car ride, things only seemed to get worse.

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Doing A Doggie Drive By

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As soon as the couple loaded Chewie up, they noticed he was reserved. Instead of being excited to go on a trip, he quietly sat in the back. It seemed as though he was observing everything, skeptical of it being true. However, when the couple finally arrived back at their home, they did not expect to find what they did. Chewie had been hiding something the whole time.

Couple Discover More About Puppy

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When the couple finally brought Chewie home, they realized something remarkable. This little guy brought more than they had bargained for. He brought a ton of love. Suddenly, the house was lit up in a way it had never been before. As soon as they opened the doors, Chewie realized this was his forever home, and his excitement was infectious. But he touched more than just the couple’s life.

Pay It Forward

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Since adoption, Chewie has started his own line of T-shirts. Proceeds from these go to the organization that saved his little life. Chi-Chiquita Chihuahua Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs like Chewie. They focus on saving small breeds from high-kill shelters. Since they are a non-profit organization, Chewie’s help really goes a long way! But those aren’t the only lives this little pup has touched.

Look Ma, I’m A Star

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Since being adopted, Chewie has made a mark on a lot of people. He has his very own Instagram feed and shares pics of his life daily. He also inspires a lot of people to go out and adopt. It is incredible how one little dog changed the world for fellow pound pups. His crooked smile has won the hearts of thousands. And it would seem as though he is not stopping!

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Going Places

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It seems as though Chewie’s stardom just won’t stop. People love the antics he shares online. But more importantly, it seems as though he’s found his forever home. Every pic shows a happy pup in an incredibly loving environment. Something he doubted he would ever get. What a changed animal he has become. From his first car ride home, to now. But what about the other pound pups?

Adoption For The Win

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Thanks to Chewie and other rescues like him, more adoptions are starting to happen. People are becoming more aware of the need to adopt an animal. We don’t realize the impact adoption has on dogs. Until we take them home and see that forever smile. As for Chewie, he will continue to spread the word on social media. If a puppy with an underbite can make it, any pup can!

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