People Are in Love with This Texas Shelter Dog's Cheesy Grin

Posted by Mateja Lane
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Of course his name is Cheech. 

City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue took in a little dog who sports the biggest smile. Volunteers at the shelter immediately noticed how the dog could smile on command, and named him Cheech, presumably after the stoners Cheech and Chong.

They shared the smiling dog on their Facebook page stressing #ICantEven...

Y'all... this smiling dog we got in at the shelter yesterday is ridiculous! #ICantEvenUPDATE- I've received a lot of...

Posted by City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue on Friday, October 20, 2017

The shelter received a flood of applications for the happy little guy. But they want potential adopters to know there is always need for monetary donation to keep the Waller, Texas city pound running smoothly, and there are many animals available for adoption looking for new homes!

I stopped by the shelter tonight while one of the volunteers was working with the dogs. Cheech seemed to be in good...

Posted by City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue on Sunday, October 22, 2017

Everyone agrees that little Cheech was a shelter favorite. And he wasn't in there for long!

Busy day today... we got 3 adopted over the last week and a half. And we got 3 more in today alone. Atleast we got this guy in, he's super sweet and knows how to smile when you ask him to 😂

Posted by City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue on Thursday, October 19, 2017


The shelter director, Leah Snipe, told Fox 13 that at first, Cheech's Hollywood smile made some of the shelter workers uncomfortable.

"The smiling scared a couple of the volunteers as they mistook it for snarling, and they were mortified when I stuck my hand in his cage on the day we got him in," Sipe laughed. "He's an awesome little guy!"

The shelter then shared a picture of the cute rescue pup getting adopted! Cheech's new owner recently lost her dog to cancer and visited the shelter to find a friend for her other dog Dusty. Cheech was the right fit! Now he has a forever home.

UPDATE: Cheech has been ADOPTEDI reviewed the applications for Cheech, and one story stood out the most. Carrie...

Posted by City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue on Monday, October 23, 2017

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What do you think of Cheech's big smile? Tell us in the comments!

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