Breed: Chow mix (could have spitz, American Eskimo or Samoyed)

Age: 7 years

Gender: Spayed female

Size: 40 pounds (She could gain a few pounds)

Madonna’s story: Madonna is a special girl with a loving personality. She loves walks, spending time with her favorite people and spending time in the yard. She has become a favorite, stealing everyone’s hearts with her amazing smile. She would do best as the only pet in a home where she can receive daily exercise. Unfortunately, Madonna was diagnosed with diabetes. This is not life-threatening; in fact, she is thriving with her twice-daily insulin injections. It will cost about $50 a month for insulin and needles, and her new owner will receive a stipend to help with that. Like most dogs, Madonna isn’t afraid of the injections, but she does need a home where someone is willing to give them, as diabetes is life-threatening if the injections aren’t received. A permanent foster or home where someone is willing to do this are needed, or she has to stay at a vet’s office to ensure she is properly medicated.

Adoption procedure: Contact Robin with Southern California Chow Chow Rescue Network, who is helping with placement. Her email is You can also fill out an adoption application online.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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