By Keely Biggs
When you approach Chester’s cage at the HCWS adoption center, you won’t see him get up to greet you wagging his tail with wide, bright eyes. The easy going Lab mix doesn’t get as excited as a young puppy anymore. He’s learned that life can bring disappointments and doesn’t always work out as you hope.
Chester hasn’t given up hope he is patiently waiting for the one special person who will prove their commitment to him before “giving his heart” again.
Chester was originally found as a stray running on the streets with his best buddy, a dog named Manny. The pair was rescued by a man who intended to keep them, but ultimately had to find them another home. Chester and Manny were placed in a home with eight other dogs. All ten dogs lived in the back yard and didn’t have a lot of interaction with their owners. The ordeal left Chester a little “selective” about meeting new dogs.
Chester’s second home was foreclosed and he and Manny moved around a bit. Eventually they ended up at Heaven Can Wait. Both dogs were enrolled in the Pups on Parole program and did very well learning all their commands and new skills. The HCWS dog coordinators also got their first glimpse into Chester’s gentle soul.
Once the dogs had completed the program Manny was quickly adopted into a new home.
Chester’s best friend and stable companion was gone and it was quite a disappointment to him.
To cheer him up, the coordinators had a puppy move in with Chester and the two dogs became good friends. Chester’s calm nature allowed the puppy to crawl all over him while he just laid back and enjoyed the antics.
The HCWS dog coordinators say that Chester’s easy going demeanor is what is keeping him from finding a new home. People pass by his pen each week because he doesn’t exhibit the outgoing characteristics prospective owners are used to seeing.
Chester is 4 to 6 years-old and has a mild case of arthritis. He would do great in a quiet home with older children and another mature dog. He is a loyal dog that will sit at your feet and reciprocate the love you show to him. He needs stability, love, patience and companionship but, most of all, a permanent home.
Come by to meet Chester on a Saturday at Bogart’s Bone Appetit at 4985 S. Fort Apache Road Las Vegas, NV 89148 between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm. Or call us at: 702-227-5555.
Let’s make this the week that shows Chester friends and family stay in our lives forever!
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