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Cinderella Chow Chow Mix Kiowa, OK

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Large
  • Black


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Adoption fee

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Meet Cinderella

Cinderella's Story
-By Cinderella, a 5-year-old, 52lb female Chow Chow mix.

All I have ever wanted was a family. Since I was just a puppy I dreamed of having one. I dreamed of having a family that loves me, that will pamper me, and give me their whole heart as I would for them. I still remember the day I left my mama as a puppy. She told me that I was her princess and that I would find my happily ever after. I thought I did that day. My family was SO smitten with me. I was the cutest little bear cub. All black fluff with the cutest ears and the fluffiest of tails. Everyone wanted to hold me, everyone wanted to come by and meet me. Everyone wanted me...until the day they didn't. I started losing my puppy fluffy and started getting bigger and bigger. I became more playful and demanded more of their attention. It wasn't long until I spent more and more time outside. My owners started visiting with me less and stopped playing with me as much. For two years I dealt with that until one day I didn't see them anymore. They never came outside, they never fed me, and everything was so quiet. When I tried to peak into the house, I could see nothing. Everything seemed empty. I must have waited days before I realized that they were gone. My happily ever after had just turned into a nightmare. How could they abandon me like that? How could they move away and not even make sure that I was safe? That someone would care for me? That was when I was done. I put all my willpower into getting out of that blasted yard and I succeeded. Before I knew it, I was all alone...hungry..dirty..and my coat had started to fall out due to malnutrition. Some princess I was...huh? At least I was free but it didn't last long. I didn't have street smarts and ended up getting picked up by the po-po and was brought to the shelter.

I was put on a stray hold but I already knew the truth. No one was coming for me and sadly I was right. My stray hold passed and not a single soul had or was searching for me. I was now just another dog among hundreds that were left homeless. For some reason, a lot of people overlook black dogs so when I didn't get adopted the shelter had to make a tough call because they needed my kennel for the next abandoned or lost dog. So, I was put on "the list". That is one list that you never ever want to be on. I was down to just hours when my fairy godmother showed up. She told me that this rescue was coming for me and to not worry. And she was right, I ended up being picked up and before I knew it I was on the way to my foster family!

I was only with them for a couple weeks but things soon became apparent. I was meant to be with them, and they felt the same way! It turns out that my happily ever after fell into place when I wasn't even expecting it to! Life was really great and I was so happy. I was really close to my former foster now adoptive mom and we were the best of friends. I sometimes got into it with the female German Shepherd in the home but my adoptive mom always made sure we didn't get too rowdy. She was good about making sure that everything went smoothly. I loved her so much and I thought we would be together forever. The thing about forever is it is a long time and sometimes things happen. Things you could never imagine...things that are hard to fathom. One day my mom was just gone. Suddenly, she was never at home anymore. She was just gone....I started to wonder if she just left me....but the rest of my family was still there. One day it clicked. As I watched my family cry and saw their eyes I knew...I knew then that I would never see my mom again. I would never again get to cuddle her, I would never again get to play with her. And it hurt! Losing her fractured our family, and as time went on I and the female German Shepherd in the home started getting into it a lot. My dad kept trying to make things work between us and then even started keeping us separated. However, nothing is foolproof and one day she and I ended up getting into a really bad fight. We both ended up with some pretty bad injuries and that was when my owner knew that this was no longer safe for me or her. So, after 2.5 years I had to say goodbye again to what I had hoped was my happily ever after and start over again. I ended up back in foster care, and am on the search once more for my happily ever after.

It has been five years since I started the search for my fairytale ending. The one thing I refuse to believe though is that my forever home is just a fairytale. I KNOW that my happily ever after is out there and I am going to find it. That is why when my foster has people over I will happily run up to them and say hello! If I am really excited, I may even try to give them a hug. I know some don't appreciate that but who doesn't want a hug from an adorable little black bear?!
I have been to the vet, on walks around the neighborhood, and to Starbucks. I do really well out in public but I do prefer to stay close to my people. While I love attention, you can trust me to be loyal to you and stick by your side. If you end up walking us up to other people, then I will go up to them and say hello as well. Now that you got me talking about walks, I do
GREAT on walks. I really enjoy sniffing and checking out all the new sights : ) I have not been hiking yet but I do believe I would enjoy it. They would need to be shorter hikes though since I do have a really think coat...and the last thing I want to do is get overheated. Talk about a quick way to turn a fun day into a nightmare.

I am a mix of calm, playful, and laid-back. My favorite playtime is when I am outside! I LOVE to play fetch with my people. I know sit and shake, and am happy to exchange those tricks to go fetch the tennis ball. If my people are not available to play with me, I make do by chasing the foster puppy around. I am definitely a TOY DOG. I LOVE playing with all sorts of dog toys. My favorites are soft, plush squeaky toys I can shake and flap around. I will throw toys to myself (and it is something that you just have to see it. It's very cute and I will capture your heart all over again!) I was nervous around water at the groomer but do GREAT during bathtime with my foster family. I think that I may enjoy the water but was just nervous being around an unfamiliar person when I was at the groomers.

I would like to say that I am strong enough to put the past behind me...but I am not. I was beaten up pretty badly by the dog in my last home and now I am wary of other dogs. I have adjusted to living with foster puppies and will sometimes even play chase or keep away with them. However, new dogs make me nervous and I just don't feel comfortable around them. So, I am asking to be the only dog in my new home. I know this is a tall request, but I can't just make my unease go away overnight. I may eventually come around with enough positive experiences with other dogs but for now, I want to be your only dog. I am not currently being fostered around any cats. My last home did have one and I did fine with it but I really didn't have many interactions with it so can't say for sure if I am truly okay with cats or not. I absolutely love to love so believe I would do well with kids. I would like them to be older though, loud or fast noises sometimes still startle me and I don't know how I would feel about someone who doesn't quite understand about being respectful of my space and not letting me have "me" time if I need it.

When my foster family is away, I am baby-gated to a certain part of the house and do well. I am potty trained but am NOT a fan of a kennel. I tend to panic in the kennel and when I had my dental recently my doctor said that my teeth were pretty ground down. Almost like I had been trying to chew up a kennel or something else very hard for quite some time. I am out of the chewing stage and have not chewed up anything that I shouldn't. I am not a big barker and will only bark if I hear something suspicious. Other than that, I am actually a pretty quiet girl...unless you count me squeaking my squeaky toy like crazy to be noisy ;) If my family was on the active side, I think I would do fine in an apartment setting. However, I am not the biggest fan of steps so it would need to be on the lower level.

I have been in the rescue for over 90 days now. I know that it takes time to find the right family, but I am hoping that my happily ever after will come soon. I have gone through quite the journey to get to this point but this all had to be for something...right? Everything that has happened to me, happened so I could end up here? Because my forever family wasn't ready back then...but they are ready now right? I am trying hard to hold onto my dreams of being someone's princess....of no longer being just "another dog" but someone's forever and ever. If you would like to ride off into the sunset together...then please apply to adopt me at

Once you have submitted your application, it will be sent on to my foster family for consideration.

I am being fostered in Tulsa, OK. I am a CAR DOG. I LOVE to hop in and keep you company while running errands. I am also a big fan of Starbucks Pup Cups. So, if you live out of state I am down for a road trip. The question is...are you?! ;)

My adoption fee is $250.00.

That will include my DHLPP, Rabies, and Bordetella. I will be micro-chipped, have a fecal done, be de-wormed, be spayed/neutered, and will be current on heart-worm and flea/tick prevention

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