Meet Chetak


Hi, my name is Chetak...I'm a world traveler. I was born in India and had a bit of a rough start. When I was only a small puppy, one month old, my first family didn’t want me anymore and they threw me off a two-story balcony. Luckily, a lovely woman found me wrapped in newspaper and she took me to a doctor. I had a severe spinal fracture and four broken legs but an indomitable spirt. The doctor thought it might best to send me over the Rainbow Bridge. But a second angel, Aarti, wouldn’t have any of that! She looked into my eyes and knew that I was special. I had several months of excruciating pain but I also had lots of care and love! My spine and back legs didn’t heal all the way but I can scoot really fast! Want to race me?

#Rescue #LOVE #Grateful

When I was about one year old, my new mommy saw me on a video and instantly fell in love. After I received medical clearance, along with the necessary travel & customs requirements, I was loaded in a roomy crate and headed to California, USA!! I travelled from New Delhi, India to Amsterdam, Denmark and then onto San Francisco, California. I arrived on May 19, 2016 and I have been on the go with my new family ever since!

#JetLag #PottyBreak #CaliforniaDreamin

When I arrived, I saw that I would live in a really nice house with a really big yard. I also got a new set of wheels! It has big knobby tires with a cool camo paint job! Since then, I have gotten a few other wheelchairs several of which my Grandpa and mommy built. When my family visits where I came from in India, they plan to bring some wheelchairs for other dogs there that had a rough start just like me.

#GiveBack #Share #Wheels

Among my many new adventures is that I got a job! Yes, a real job! I work as an Office Assistant at my mom’s Chiropractic office, C2 Living Well. The two C’s stand for me and my mommy, Chetak & Cree. The patients love and adore me and one of my main responsibilities is receiving non-stop belly rubs. Someone has to do it, why not me!?!

#WorkHard #FeelGood #DrCree

I love to travel, see and do new things. I’ve gone snow skiing in Lake Tahoe, swam in the Pacific, run through wine country vineyards, gone camping & kayaking, and I even climbed a mountain. But even though I love all these amazing adventures, it comes down to the simple things…rubs and kisses from the people I love, walks with my furry friends, a big bowl of kibble, and soft place to lay my head. I am incredibly lucky and so happy to be alive! I have a powerful purpose in life! I am here to show everyone who crosses my path that despite how my life started, I have nothing but love, joy and pure gratitude in my heart!! Life is about perspective…happiness is a choice!

#AdaptAndOvercome #DesiDogs #JOY #ChetakStrong