Hello My Name Is: Chester
- ID # 12167
- Breed Hound/Mixed Breed (Medium)
- Gender male
- Location Healthy In Home
- Color White/Brown
- Fixed Yes
- Age 3 yrs
- Weight 64.8 lbs
- Adoption Fee $200
Chester is an adult (3 year old) hound mix that came in to our care after his previous owner was unable to continue to provide care for him. The owners were moving and Chester, during the last several months in his previous home, had become increasingly weary of strangers. He also showed some handling concerns in his previous home – the previous owner noted that he would get defensive (growl, attempt to bite) when he felt overwhelmed by handling of certain body parts (i.e. around his neck, back legs and tail).
Chester has been in the care of the RHSPCA since January 2022. He was distrustful and very slow to warm up to new people. Over the last couple of months Chester has slowly made friends at the RHSPCA. He has also learned to walk with a gentle leader, although currently only two staff have practiced putting one on him. He’s also learned to meet new people safely, accepting treats from them and sometimes accepting pets.
An ideal home for Chester is one without young children and not a lot of visitors. He would do best with adopters who are routine oriented, understand that Chester is not going to want to be everyone’s friend and will require ongoing training and socialization. He may be able to live with other dogs with close management because he sometimes resource guards his belongings.
Chester requires special counseling due to his behavioral needs. If you are interested in Chester submit an adoption application and complete the form below. A member of our staff will review your information and contact you regarding next steps.