Chevy Submitted

In April 2024, we received a call from Animal Control that a male dog was struck by a vehicle in Woodstock. He suffered severe injuries to his right hind leg that required amputation in order for him to live a comfortable life. We posted him online, shared him over and over again, but had no luck finding his owners.

Chevy is now a resident at Responsible Pet Care and ready for a new life with a new family. Although he was confused and scared, Chevy was determined to learn from the start. Chevy has quickly taught himself how to efficiently get around as a “tripod”, and does best in his “Easy Walk” harness when on leash. He absolutely loves going for walks on our hiking trail with his emotional support stuffed animal and loves playing in the yard with the staff.

Not knowing where Chevy came from, or his background, everything is a learning
process for us and potential adopters. We have not given Chevy the opportunity to socialize with
cats since he can fixate on them. We have noticed he tends to have mixed reactions to other dogs.

At this time, we do not know how he is around children, however he does love company. This
handsome boy is about 70 pounds and will need a strong owner who is able to lift/carry him if
ever needed but most likely won’t be necessary until his senior years. Chevy’s disability does not
slow him down one bit, he is eager to get back to a “normal” life, where he can play all day and
cuddle his favorite people (and stuffies) when it’s time to settle down.

Chevy’s amputation has healed beautifully and he no longer requires medications. We strongly believe a high quality diet and preventative joint supplements would be very beneficial for him, if he were to become overweight that would put a lot of stress on his body. Chevy has had a lot of challenges these
past few months, and deserves the happiest life with his next family.

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is a no-kill, non-profit shelter and adoption center
for cats and dogs, and the holding area for stray dogs for 12 towns in Oxford County. The shelter
is located at 9 Swallow Road in Paris.

Anyone interested in adopting a pet from RPC can visit the shelter as follows: Monday and
Tuesday closed; Wednesday and Thursday noon to 4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday noon to 5 p.m.;
Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Most of the adoptable pets and the adoption application can be found
online on the shelter’s website at

Responsible Pet Care operates a thrift shop called Pawsibilities. It is located at 132
Waterford Road in Norway, and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Donations of clean, usable household items are accepted during shop hours. All the money
raised at Pawsibilities supports RPC. For answers to questions about adopting or fostering a pet,
or to make an inquiry about a lost animal, call RPC after noon at 743-8679.

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