Chester is a kind and gentle but camera-shy 2 year-old Mountain Cur/Hound mix male with a cute bobtail who found himself homeless at a local county dog shelter and, on top of that, tested positive for heartworms there making it very difficult for him to find a new home. The shelter staff and volunteers were very impressed with Chester’s disposition so reached out to us for help him. Chester went through heartworm treatment in June and did very well with that so is now ready to begin the next, best chapter of his life in a new home. Chester did very well with the extended cage rest that comes with recuperation from heartworm treatment. He has excellent crate manners so should be able to pick up the house rules quickly in his new home. Chester has gotten along well with all other dogs that he’s met and is very affectionate with his human friends. Chester does like to chase cats so would do best in a kitty-free home. Prior to coming to Canine Lifeline, it’s likely that he lived his life as an outdoor dog so will need a patient family as he adjusts to life in his new home. Chester would do best with a calm canine to show him the ropes (preferably a mature spayed female) and an owner who will give him a lot of boundaries as he learns his new routine. He can’t wait to experience how wonderful a dog’s life can and should be once he has his very own home. Chester weighs about 49 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, current on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Chester. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 72 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

Chester’s heartworm treatment cost about $750. If you’d like to make a donation to help with his medical expenses, you may do so on our website at or by sending a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Chester and Canine Lifeline!

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