Who is “Chopper the Biker Dog” and what does he stand for?
SAN DIEGO, CA – (2009) 11 months after the passing of “Bandit the Biker Dog”, a NEW “Biker Dog” has found his way into the home and heart of owner Mark Shaffer. A little Boston Terrier was born August 3, 2009 in Santa Clarita, CA. Sixteen weeks later, The puppy and Mark were introduced. It was love at first site/meeting. On November 8, 2009, the puppy (named “Dexter” at birth) was renamed “Chopper” by Mark and was brought to his new home in San Diego. After just 4 weeks at home with Mark, Chopper was already riding on Mark’s full size Harley Davidson in the custom made saddlebag, the same saddlebag where Bandit started his riding career. Chopper took to riding the Harley naturally and made his first appearance at the 2009 Toys for Tot’s motorcycle ride. Shortly thereafter, Chopper appeared at the annual “Shop with a Cop” event, in which numerous police organizations come together and take over 250 “less fortunate” children shopping for Christmas gifts. Chopper has been invited to participate in upcoming events for the Armed Forces, Armed Services YMCA and “The Nice Guys”, organization in the San Diego area. He has already been introduced to former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his wife, Rana, the current Mayors, as well as the San Diego Police Chief and his Assistant Chiefs, the Police Chief for the city of El Cajon CA, the Mayor of El Cajon, the National Little League Champions, and others. Needless to say, Chopper has established his credentials at an early age.
An enthusiastic Shaffer said, “I’m really looking forward to getting back out in the community now with Chopper, after being away for the past 11 months.” So look for Mark and Chopper the Biker Dog out in the community in the coming days, months and years to come. The torch has been passed, and the spirit of Bandit The Biker Dog lives on in Chopper.
By all accounts, it appears the legend is in good paws.
Currently, Chopper regularly visits countless nursing homes, VA Medical center, fund raising walks, (grand marshall of the SD Alzheimer’s walk and SD Lupus Walk), private homes, hospices…. all trying to give some extra “Chopper Love” to those in need.
Chopper’s Mission Statement: Is to make a “paws-a-tive” difference in people’s lives