March 30th, 2011
|Chester was shy and “shut down”
when he arrived at the temporary
shelter after being rescued.
Chester arrived at the shelter with his current kennel mate, Buster. At the time of the rescue, they were in a relatively large enclosure with seven dogs near a very dilapidated mobile home, so they did have access to some shelter. They had no running water on the property so the dogs came in extremely dehydrated. They were getting some food on that property, but the larger dog, Buster, ate all of Chester’s food.
|Chester and Buster|
Marcia: Tell us a little bit about Chester. What was he like when you first met him?
|Chester learns to be brave with
EARS volunteer Laura Wright of
Sara: I’ve been standing there, not looking directly at him so it doesn’t stress him out, but standing sideways and talking to him and his kennel mate, Buster. I think Buster does gives Chester confidence as well – for Chester to see Buster interact happily with people helps Chester too. And I’ve been giving Chester some milk bones. But the quiet talking seems to help him quite a bit.