Hi, everyone! My name is Chester, and I'm looking for my Forever Family. I came to ESRA after a nice woman found me running down the road all alone. I wasn't chipped, and I wasn't wearing any ID. She reported me as a found dog to the county dog warden, but no one came to claim me as theirs. So as soon as my stray hold was up, I became an ESRA dog. Now I'm safe and happy!
As you can tell from my pictures, I'm not a purebred Springer. We think that I might have some setter and/or some border collie in my genes. But like many Springers, I'm a Velcro dog. I love affection, and one of my favorite things is cuddling with my foster mom. I also love to play with toys and with other dogs. There are two resident dogs in my foster home, and I get along with both of them. And I am proud to say that I'm okay with the cat, too. I don't want to chase her. In fact, Mom caught me licking the cat's face the other day. What can I say? She's a sweet kitty! I would love it if my Forever Family included a playful doggie brother or sister, as I really would be happiest with a playmate.
Since I was a stray, we don't know much about my past, but I am happy to report that I am housetrained and crate trained, and I ride well in the car. I walk nicely on a leash, and Mom says that I have good off-leash recall. She says that I'm a pretty smart boy -- and that I smile more than any dog she's ever met! I love to please, and she thinks that I would be great at agility or flyball. I haven't been exposed to water since coming to ESRA, so I don't know if I'd like swimming or not.
Even though I'm estimated to be about eighteen months old, I am still very much a puppy, which means that I need some work on my manners. My Forever Family must be willing and able to continue my obedience training. That will help me become the best dog I can be. And because I'm young and still learning, I should not be in a family with small children. Like many puppies, I jump a lot, and I can be grabby when food is involved. Children aged twelve and older would be okay. Mom currently feeds me in my crate because I'm in a multi-dog household, and there was some growling from me early on. I'm getting better about eating with other dogs around, and with time, I can probably graduate out of the crate at meal time.
Like all ESRA dogs, I am fully vetted. This means that I have been vaccinated and neutered, and I have tested negative for heartworm and tick-borne diseases. I am microchipped and am on monthly heartworm, flea, and tick prevention. So I'm ready and eager to find my Forever Home! If you think I would be the perfect new member of your family, please contact my foster mom at the email address below.
Love and cuddles,
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