Chester is a lovely young Lurcher who is desperately searching for his forever home. Chester is approximately two years old and he came into kennels approximately six months ago from a stray pound in the North East. Chester has come on amazingly well since he first arrived, and he is a firm favorite with regular kennel walkers. When we first met him at the stray pound he was too terrified to let us even put his collar around his neck, let alone lift him into or out of the car.
It has taken months of getting to know him, and slowly building trust for this handsome young man.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 can only guess at what has happened in the past to make Chester so scared, but 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.
Not surprisingly,the old neck injury, and the various wear and tear of his overworked joints do not stop this boy in the slightest. Every day he is gaining new confidence and is willing and wanting to try new things. He is quick to learn and eager to please. From not even being able to even put a lead around his neck he now allows the regular kennel walkers to do absolutely anything to him now we have his trust, as long as we are quiet, confident and gentle. In a new home, he may need to build up his confidence again, but with time and patience, it shouldn’t take long.
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 kennels 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.