Fans of History Channel’s very popular show “Pawn Stars” have seen Chumlee, whose real name is Austin Russell, working along with Rick, Corey, and the Old Man at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas for years. He certainly gets into his fair share of trouble but how many people know that Chum is a dog lover and owns two pit bulls named Forrest and Rosco?
In last night’s episode Chum, childhood friend of manager Corey, told his bosses that he was always late for work because his dogs had to be fed at exactly 8:30 a.m. The man loves his animals.
According to Petside, daddy Chumlee describes his “children” like this: “Forrest is beautiful with a plush grey coat and soft, blue eyes. She is seven months old and eats like a horse. She also likes to dress well. She has a few fine collars. Her favorite, a Louis Vuitton, is a gift from our publicist.”
Chumlee has also admitted that Forrest has been known to wear a dress every so often and he polishes her nails as well. Hey, a dog has got to look her very best.
Rosco is described as having floppy ears and has a fun and goofy personality with lots of energy.
For the past few months both dogs have been working with a trainer to be therapy dogs. Pit bulls have a bad reputation and Chum wants to make sure that his babies are always on their best behavior and able to help people instead of frightening them because of their breed.
This “Pawn Stars” star isn’t just the court jester seen on the show. He supports many animal shelters including Noah’s Animal House which provides safety, shelter, and support for the pets of domestic violence clients.
So the next time you see Chumlee fooling around with his pal Corey at the pawn shop remember that he’s also a good-hearted man who loves his animals. He also knows a thing or two about the pawn business.