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Tommy Chandler

  • Dog
  • German Shepherd Dog & Golden Retriever Mix
  • German Shepherd Dog & Golden Retriever Mix
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Puppy
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black
Cincinnati, OH


Sweet, Playful, Intelligent, Adoption Fee Sponsored by UCB Buffy Project
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. MegaEsophagus.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Adoption fee

Meet Tommy Chandler


Chandler:: 6 months old, Golden Retriever and German Shepherd Dog mix.

Little Chandler has been diagnosed with Megaesophagus, a generalized enlargement of the esophagus with a decreased to absent motility. In other words, he cannot swallow food or liquids on his own and will regurgitate everything without assistance. Chandler was born with this condition and he would have died without proper intervention. Most shelters (and even some rescues) would have had him euthanized. Please research this condition before applying to adopt.

Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue is a 100% No-Kill animal rescue. We are willing to do whatever it takes to keep Chandler happy and healthy, and most importantly, alive.

Chandler is being fed in Bailey Chair* (photo examples of chair are provided). Chandler will come with his customized Bailey Chair when adopted. The chair will allow gravity to move the food into his stomach and keep it there long enough to begin digesting. Chandler must sit upright for ALL feedings and liquids. He MUST remain upright for a minimum of 30 minutes after each feeding/liquids session, or it will all be regurgitated and the process will have to start again.

Chandler also takes several medications to help prevent regurgitation, damage to his esophagus, to prevent pneumonia from regurgitation.

Chandler's care will be lifelong, but we have seen plenty of people raise pups successfully with this condition, who live a long, happy life. He will need a very dedicated adopter who is experience in caring for a special needs dog. If you are interested in adopting Chandler, please thoroughly research his condition and the care involved.

Aside from this condition, Chandler is a regular puppy. He loves to play, is very affectionate, loves other dogs, people and children, and is very intelligent and easy to train.

We do not expect that Chandler will be adopted right away because of his condition, and any donations would be greatly appreciated!

LOCAL adopters only, a FENCED YARD, and experience with special needs dog is REQUIRED to adopt.

$150 adoption fee has been sponsored by UCB Buffy Project and includes his initial intake vetting, neuter, current vaccines (DALPP/Bordatella), current on heartworm and flea prevention (Trifexis), dewormings, and micropchip.


To complete our easy online adoption application, please visit our website at All adoption information and applications can be found under the ADOPTION CENTER tab.

Once your application is submitted, you will be redirected to a confirmation page on our website. This is your confirmation that we received your application. Please read the page thoroughly so you will know what to expect next in our adoption process.

Adoption events are held every Saturday in our thrift store from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Please complete your adoption application in advance so our volunteers have time to screen and contact potential adopters.

IMPORTANT: All applications are reviewed in the order they are received and qualifications are based on best fit for each individual pet. A volunteer will contact you if you are selected for a meet with adoptable pet. Final approval is always made in person.

Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue. Please consider sponsoring a pet or donating to our cause. Click the DONATE tab on our website to learn more about how you can help. THANK YOU !

For questions or inquiries on our adoptable pets, please feel free to contact our volunteer rescue team directly at
  • Location Address

    8255 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45255
    Cincinnati, OH 45249

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    Monday CLOSED
    Tuesday 11-4:30
    Wednesday 11-4:30
    Thursday 11-4:30
    Friday 11-4:30
    Saturday 12-4
    Sunday CLOSED
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