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About MI Chester

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • Color: blenheim
  • Current Size: 25 Pounds
  • Current Age: 5 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes (3 foot)
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

June 2021


Chester has come a long way in the past year, overcoming multiple challenges   He has attained a normal weight of 25 pounds.   His allergies are under control with a shot every 2 weeks, which can easily be given by the owner and will likely be needed for the remainder of his life.  He was diagnosed with environmental allergies which caused constant inflammation between his toes.  His health issues are resolved except for a minor heart murmur which requires a daily supplement of Taurine at this time and a urinary diet.  He is house trained.


He is a sweet boy, still shy, but happy.  He wags his tail a lot, sometimes spinning in circles when he sees you come in.  He likes being in the same room with you on his own bed. Chester watches all that goes on, making loving eye contact. At bedtime he will follow the other dogs and sleep on the big bed. He’s not a lap dog, but enjoys attention.  He loves going outside and enjoys walks. He does need to wear his “Outfox Field Guard”  in the yard to avoid him eating interesting things like rocks and mulch which have caused serious distress needing medical attention.


He sits for treats and gets along great with every dog he’s met during his long foster stay. Chester is very lovable at a distant and on his terms and ready for his forever home. 

Oct 2020

Chester is a 5 year old handsome Blenheim boy. He was posted for a while in 2020 but removed to address ongoing medical issues.   He has been in foster care for a year, working on medical and emotional care. 

Chester had three areas of differing medical issues that all required attention.  He had recurring painful cysts on his feet, treated with several rounds of antibiotics, daily soaking and tests.  He is currently eating Hills ZD/Skin and Food sensitivity diet which is a more expensive food. He needs to continue to receive this diet.  So far, this has been the best solution and hopefully a season change will not cause a new flair up.  Secondly, he saw a cardiologist for a heart murmur.  He has mild mitral valve regurgitation and more ventricle enlargement than expected. The cardiologist put him on Taurine supplement and he will need a repeat echo in 6 months.  Thirdly, he saw an internal specialist for urinary issues and a bladder infection that was difficult to treat.  An ultra sound found sediment but bladder and kidneys were normal.  The issues have been resolved.    

Chester needs to be watched very closely when outside.  He now wears and Outfox Field Guard over his head to prevent him from eating mulch and other objects that cause diarrhea, vomiting and could cause an obstruction.

He has been neutered, received his vaccinations and lost weight since coming to rescue.  He weighed 33 lbs and now is 25.5 lbs.  He’s still a big boy but at a better, healthier weight for his frame. 

Chester was extremely shy and scared when he came into rescue.  He looked for his own space which usually was a warm soft crate.  Gradually, he started interacting with other dogs and following their lead.  He has learned that going outside if fun and has made good progress in the bravery department in the past few months.  He loves to ride in the car and has even joined the other dogs on the big bed at night.  It took him a very long time to gain trust and confidence. 

He needs a family with patience and who is able to give him the time he needs to settle in to a new home.  He will come up to you to get a brief pet and loves to lick your hand. He likes to be near you on a bed and only comes to sit by you if you place him next to you. He watches everything that is going on.  He tries very hard to be obedient and listens to what you say and how you say it. He seems to be very happy to be loved and cared for - he talks to you with his eyes. 

It would be best for Chester to be in a home with another dog(s) and possibly older, mature dog-savvy children. He must have a physically fenced yard. He is being fostered in Michigan.  We will not consider long distant adoptions.  Please read this bio carefully before applying, first complete an application and then contact Mary Coyne, of your interest. 


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Good with Dogs, Good with Adults, Requires a yard

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