Name:  Shane

Age:  8 years

Breed:  Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix

Sex:  Male

Meet Shane!

Meet Shane! He is an 8 year old, Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix (that's what the DNA test showed!). Shane was surrendered to us when his owner developed serious medical problems and was unable to care for him any more. Shane came to us quite overweight and with severe hip dysplasia. In his time with us, he has lost 10lbs on a good diet and exercise plan - he is still a big boy at 85lbs, but is on his way to his goal weight of 75lbs. We currently have his hip pain managed, however, Shane will need to have right hip surgery to alleviate his pain and improve his quality of life. Before we can schedule the surgery, we need to know that we have a committed foster or foster-to-adopter as he cannot rehabilitate from a major surgery in a shelter environment.

Shane is a lower energy boy, who will need a family with experience owning stubborn, power breeds. He is a perfect Chow/Lab blend in his personality - he is super sweet and happy, even goofy at times, but has an independent side (almost cat-like) with a very stubborn edge when he wants his own way. Shane bonds very strongly to the people he is closed to and is aloof with strangers. Shane has no issues with cats, but he needs to be the only dog in an adult-only home (no children please). Shane is also 100% housebroken. For more information about how to make Shane your next 4-legged family member, please contact Suzette at
For information about how to foster Shane, please contact Linda at

To inquire about adoption visit the dog bio's for adoption counselor contact info or call us at (860) 569-0722.  Please allow for up to one week to hear back regarding your application.