Chester is a lovely young lurcher who is approximately two and a half years old. He came to us from a pound situation after being dumped and found as a stray. Chester has been in foster for several weeks now and has proved himself to be a wonderful boy and a total pleasure to have around. He’s house trained and great with the other three male dogs and other visiting female dogs in the household. His confidence has come on in leaps and bounds since arriving in foster. If he’s unsure of a new situation he will keep checking in with you as you walk him and will lean into your leg and stay close if he’s worried. In his foster home, it didn’t take him long to relax and find the sofas and toys!
You may notice that Chester is a little cross-eyed, and he can sometimes appear a bit of a goof when out having fun and racing around. We do know, through x-rays, that Chester has been worked hard, and at some point a while ago, suffered quite a neck injury which was most probably not treated, and may be the reason that he was so cruelly dumped. It has become quite clear since he’s been in foster that his peripheral vision has been affected, but we’re not sure to what degree yet. Despite his vision problems Chester does amazingly well – so well that other than some initial nervousness it’s extremely hard to tell that he has a problem at all. He’s great off lead and runs around full speed with the other dogs and he has a good recall. He does sometimes bark at other dogs when they come near as he finds it hard to read their intentions with him having no close focus but his fosterer is working very hard on this and he has improved massively in the weeks he’s been there. He does draw his confidence from the other dogs and whoever is walking him so Chester needs another confident playful dog or dogs to live with and learn from and an owner that will work with him to continue building his confidence. He’s an incredibly loving, playful and highly intelligent boy with quite a cheeky side to him and he’ll do anything to please.
Chester would prefer a quieter household with him still being a little nervous.Chester has made various doggy pals in kennels and just loves to play. He tends to take the lead from other dogs and we feel that he would greatly benefit from an older, sensible hound to copy and learn from. He absolutely loves to go out and about on his walks, wags his tail constantly and just looks up at you waiting for praise. It means the world to him to have your approval and he is willing to work hard to get it. To somebody that is willing to give this boy a chance and is willing to commit and work with him, then there is a cracking dog in the making. Chester does not have one bad bone in his body, despite what people and/or experiences have done to him. We have seen a dramatic improvement in foster so we believe that in the right home he will blossom, he just needs to be given that chance.
Chester is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, flead and wormed. He can be homed both locally and nationally, dependent on a successful homecheck.