Make This Puppy Lucky: Yoda the Chow Chow and Shepherd Mix

This sweet, laid-back girl is looking for the right family.

Yoda is a shy but friendly little girl looking for a special home that will help her blossom into the exceptional companion she’s destined to become.

Name: Yoda.

Age and sex: 6-year-old female.

Breed: Chow Chow and Shepherd Mix.

Size and weight: Medium and 40 pounds.

Coat: Medium and light brown.

Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue.

Activity level: Low and laid-back.

Likes: Food, watching other dogs, being petted, playing with her foster brother.

Dislikes: Sudden loud noises, drastic movements, going outside in cold weather.

Training: Yoda has been receiving some basic socialization but will need help with training.

Yard requirements: None, as long as she is taken out regularly to relieve herself and walk around a little.

Yoda is a sweet, quiet girl longing to be part of a loving, patient family. And who wouldn't love those ears? Photos courtesy of Caitlyn Faust for Heartland Small Animal Rescue.
Yoda is a sweet, quiet girl longing to be part of a loving, patient family. And who wouldn’t love those ears? (Photos courtesy Caitlyn Faust for Heartland Small Animal Rescue)

Kids: Best with older kids.

Dogs and cats: Good with other dogs but has not been tested with cats.

Health issues: None.

Her story: Yoda was rescued last December from a hoarding situation in Ohio. She is slowly coming out of her shell and learning the joys of being a dog.

Her ideal forever home: Yoda is a shy, quiet girl who would do best with an experienced, patient pet parent or family willing to teach her social skills and work with her on training.

Contact info: Call Kelly Adelsperger 574-400-5633 or visit

Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.


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