And this is what his foster dad has to say:
“What I can tell you about Chester right now, is that I fell in love with him in less than three days! He’s a very affectionate dog and relentlessly looks for cuddles and to be as close to you as he can, at this very moment he has his head on my shoulder and is watching every move I make. He has been great with other dogs , kids and cats, but I believe what Chester needs is someone he can spend all his time with, that he will be focused on as his person, and this, if a family, is mostly mom or dad, if a couple or single person, one he loves the most, who is the one and everything. He greets me at the door twice as happy as my own dogs, he is learning manners and still not sure of his name, he loves food and swimming. He is a very special boy who needs a very special person who will be as happy to see him as he is to see you, that will not raise their voice leave alone a hand to him, that will be patient as he gains confidence and be generous while he seeks love.”

Thank you Rob for fostering him! Fostering prepares our dogs for new homes, is never easy, especially not emotionally. You never know who will be walked, or carried, through your door. When they then finally find their forever place, it is joy but also secret tears, falling in love, and having to say goodbye, it is only for the brave, the strong. Real animal people. A dog starved and scared like Chester, starved for food, and starved for love. Last winter, then only a pup, we knew he had no shelter but a hole in the ground, huddling up with mom and siblings, all of them we finally could take now. Chester, this is the name we gave him, one of these unnamed dogs, brown or black or white with patches. For some, just mutts. For us, dogs on their journey for human affection, and some we can help, and so many, we cannot. This is what you never get used to: Failing them. For lack of resources, or foster homes, or people who will adopt them, or just because most look the other way, those who feel that someone else should help. This is the worst part of rescue, while we we need everyone’s help. Chester looks mostly like a lab, we think he is not yet a year old. Please apply by filing out an application.

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