Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Looking Available for Adoption
In Memory of Lula R. Chessie
As many of you may know, Chessie Rescue of WI lost one of our most renowned Chessies, Lula on March 29, 2013. Lula came to CRROW in November of 2009 from a shelter in northern Minnesota. Lula had numerous health issues and many were cured. She came to rescue a distant, reclusive dog. After a few months of medications to cure her ailments (Lyme Disease, Giardia and spay incontinence) and medications to ease her pain (hip dysplasia and 2 ruptured ACL’s), Lula learned to love people and her personality emerged. Little did we know this big bear of a dog would become a fun, mischeavous, inspirational member of our rescue and the Chessie world. Lula LOVED to be a Spokesdog for Chessies, Rescues, Special Needs Dogs but mostly she LOVED life being Lula. Despite her ailments, pain and circumstances, Lula always had a smile on her face, in her eyes and a BSLK for anyone willing to stop and lean over to receive one of her Big Sloppy Lula Kisses. We at CRROW, will do our best to continue not only the good work of rescuing Chessies, but also Lula’s legacy of helping dogs with special needs in any way we can. Lula taught us so much about what can be done to help these dogs live a full and happy life. If you knew Lula, just met Lula (Lula’s page) or just want to help us with our mission, you can by clicking the donation button below and making a contribution to Lula’s Legacy.
Thank you and on behalf of Lula, BSLK
The Chesapeake Retriever Rescue of WI is a group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and finding them loving forever homes. We rescue adoptable purebred or mixed Chesapeake Bay Retrievers from shelters, strays, and from owners who can no longer care for their dogs. We are staunch promoters of spaying and neutering, and no dog is placed by our organization without this being done before placement. We also educate potential adopters about the breed to make sure a Chesapeake is the right dog for their family.
All of our dogs are in foster homes, where they are evaluated for temperament and training needs, and are given proper medical attention. We usually keep a dog for at least 2-3 weeks to give us the best knowledge of their needs.
Our dogs come to us through shelters or from owner surrenders. Owners wanting to surrender their dog will be asked to have them spayed or neutered and brought up to date on their vaccinations. Owners must also sign a form giving us all rights to the dog at time of surrender, as well as a release to obtain all of the dog’s medical files.
If we are full, we may offer to list your dog as an adoption strictly between you and an applicant. However, your dog must be altered before we will list it. You will also need to supply the name and phone number of your veterinarian and give them permission to speak to us. We will be checking to see if there have been any bite/aggression issues with your dog and if it has a current rabies vaccination. We will not list a dog with a bite history.
We are always in need of Chesapeake knowledgeable volunteers who would like to join our group. Ways to help include:
- Foster a dog - we have lots of dogs in foster care right now. Please let us know if you would consider fostering a Chessie
- Assist with home visits
- Provide transportation of dogs
- Assist in fund raising
- Provide contributions (monetary, product and/or equipment) to help us in our efforts. Gifts may be sent to the address below.
For further information, please contact us:
Office hours are
- Monday thru Friday 8 am to 8 pm Central time.
- Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm.
- Please call, email or fax us your request for communication and we will return your call as soon as we possibly can.
- Even though we appreciate you giving us a little free time we will of course take emergency calls after hours.