OFFSTAGE: Kenny Chesney’s Pet Project

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I’m so glad Kenny Chesney got a goldendoodle. Mostly because this one goldendoodle, Pancho, is more dog than the two dogs he bought in 2009 combined. Remember those? Molly and Dolly? They were the teacup maltipoos Chesney bought for his girlfriend at the time. Together, those two would only ever weigh about eight pounds. But this goldendoodle is probably max out at around 50 pounds. Maybe even more, since Chesney says Pancho eats everything in sight. “A friend gave it to me and said, ‘Here, Kenny, you have to learn to attach to something!’ God’s honest truth,” he told People magazine. He adds, “The plan is to take him on tour. We’ll see if he’s got what it takes.” In the meantime, Chesney admits to spending the day at PetSmart buying all kinds of things for Pancho.

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