Ah, hi there...I'm Chester. I would like to tell you a little about me, I really like meeting new people. I love people! I love getting petted, played with, and loved on. My favorite games are tug and chasing balls, its not fetch because I don't bring the balls back, you have to chase me to get them. However, I am not what you would consider the "athletic type." I like to go for car rides, play in the yard, or hang out with my people where ever they are.
I really like cats, and have always lived with cats who like me too. But, I am sorry to say that I don't like other dogs. I don't bark at them but I will bite them if they get too close to me.
By the way, I have a very sensitive tummy which requires special care. Foster mom will explain all that below. She says I am a very gentle bully dog, and to tell the truth I sometime get scared by a few things around the house, like the vacuum and trash bags, they make me want to hide in my crate.
If you think we could live together for the rest of our lives then please fill out an application to meet me.
Chester is an “Old English Bulldogge” (more details at – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olde_English_Bulldogge) which is slightly different than the typical English Bulldog, being taller and having fewer wrinkles. Chester has a digestive issue, which has not been specifically diagnosed, but can be classified as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). His symptoms were very wet continual diarrhea. His condition has been controlled through a restrictive diet and medications and so now he is back to regular bowel movements. The cost of his prescription food, antibiotic, and supplements is approximately $200 a month. Chester is up to date on vaccinations, crate trained, rides well in the car, and knows some basic obedience commands. His new home must have experience with bulldogs and a fenced in yard.
Sue B is his foster parent. The adoption fee for Chester is $275, please complete our online application formspeak to a volunteer if you are interested in adopting Chester. A volunteer will contact you.
All Kalamazoo Animal Rescue dogs & puppies are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Dogs have been heartworm tested and if appropriate (age and time of year) all dogs and puppies are given heartworm preventative. All are given medication to rid them of roundworms and checked and treated for fleas & ear mites, if needed. Dogs and puppies are given distemper vaccines and depending on how long the pet has been in foster care, additional distemper vaccine(s) may be necessary and the expense will be incurred by the adopter. Any canine over 4 months of age is brought current on the Rabies vaccine. Additional vet care may have been provided depending on the particular animal's needs. Dogs are individually priced as above.
It is in the best interest of pooch and owner to enroll in an obedience class soon after adoption. After all, you have a lot to learn about your new friend. Both PetSmart and the Kalamazoo Dog Training Club offer a discount to owners with newly adopted dogs. Enroll before any behavior problems start - you won't regret it!