Hello! My name is Champ and I am a sweet, loving, loyal dog who loves being a part of a family.

Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Mastiff mix
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 10 years old
  • Size: 70 pounds
  • Good with…
  • Dogs? Most!
  • Cats? No, sorry.
  • Kids? Yes!!


Hi my name is Champ and I just turned 10. I have lived with my owner for 9 years and we have had many adventures together. We have lived in a big city, in the country where I could run free and in an apartment near Cornell University. I am very adaptable.

Several times I have lived with other dogs and I enjoyed that a lot. I even lived in California by the ocean with three other dogs. After their work our owners would take us to the beach for hours of running and play. That was an amazing year.

3 years …

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Behind the Scenes: Gemma’s Story

A Car Crash

We are going to bring you a special “Inside CDR” series, as we follow the journey of Gemma (pronounced “Jemma” as in a gem), a young pup who still very much needs our help as she comes into the CDR foster program and begins her long road toward recovery.
Gemma’s journey isn’t completely unusual for a CDR in that it begins in KY. But her journey is both chilling and miraculous, all at the same time. To be blunt, it is utterly stunning that she is alive.
On July 4th, in the middle of the night, starving and stray, 4 month old Gemma (an adorable and tiny Lab mix) ran across a road in rural KY and was hit head on by a car doing 70 mph. In a bizarre trick of the impact, her little fragile body ended up getting lodged inside the grille …

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WordPress training

If you sense that this site is a little chaotic, it’s just because I’m using it to learn how to work with WordPress. I should link some of my sources for things I found useful in learning.

wpSculptor has a very detailed video that guides a total beginner from setting up hosting to building a WordPress site. Sure I know how to embed a video!

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