Shown above is Sebastian, my first 'Rescue' in 1986. Sebastian was a truly beautiful boy and a gentleman in every way. He was euthanised at 14 years of age when he came down with bloat. Sebastian, with Paitou Francesca sired one male puppy, Taukai Grand Finale, owned & exhibited by Mrs Wendy Sherriff of Sabimba Chows.
Grand Finale (Seba Junior) was the first Chow in 20 something years to win Best in Show at an allbreeds show in Queensland and went on to win BIS over 101 entries at the NSW Chow specialty under UK specialist judge and chow breeder Mrs Sheila Jackmen.
Shown below are just a few of the Chows we have had come in to be re homed, and stayed. There have been many others which have been rehomed with retired chow breeders for which we are tremendously grateful. Chows are not the easiest to rehome and it is a tremendous asset if the rescueing family are familliar with the breed.
Motely came to us as a four year old, very 'alpha' and so haughty he literally walked and inch off the ground.
Lots of time and effort went into this boy until he accepted that he wasn't the boss while maintaining his aristocratic
and strong personality. Motley became my constant companion and guardian and instigated my interest and love for the smooth chow.
He passed away at 14 years after a short illness.
Toto came to us from the Brisbane RSPCA aged eight years, and they had obviously been hard years.
He was so very much like his great great grandfather Sebastian,the first rescue we had, that it was quite eeryie to see him
wandering the yard. After veterinary attention, lots of grooming, good food and a comfy bed this lovely natured boy who
stayed with us for another four years before passing on.
This little girl, Tara, came from the Bundaberg RSPCA when her devoted elderly owner was admitted into a nursing home.
An absolute sweetheart, another 8 year old but who settled in well with several of the girls here. She visited her
owner several times in the nursing home before she passed away three years later.
Lulu was eight when she joined us when her owners moved into an apartment.
Lulu was'nt easily handled when she first came which is why she stayed despite several offers of homes from those
who were unfamilliar with the breed. Her biggest problem was fear and obviously hadn't been socialised or handled a great deal.
It took Lulu 12 months before she gained the courage to venture into the kitchen and she attached herself to one of the boys
and became quite good companions until both passed away withing months of each other.
This is the latest rescue to join the crew October 2009, not a Chow obviously but a Lhasa Apso Shitzu cross
apparently with the fancy name of Shih Lhasa. He's called Rastus and after overcoming the shock of having what is known as a 'designer dog' he's got lots of personality and quite a character. Constant skin problems, awful coat to try to keep looking nice and overshot so he he's not the most hansome boy.
His family joined the Grey Nomads and didn't want to take him with them.
He's doing a great job keeping the Chows in line.