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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
The nice thing about Chester being a mature dog is he is VERY laid back. He’ll come if I do the kissing noise even if he sees that it’s to put the head cone on him after his surgery. He’s very quiet and calm in the house. He sleeps in his crate at night with no problem. As a matter of fact he really likes his crate. He snoozes in there during the day and every once in a while comes out to lie in a different area but spends the majority of his time in his crate for snoozes.
Chester sheds, not a lot but he will need weekly brushing at least. He’s fully house trained and will sit at the door to let you know he wants to go out. He has a cute quirk in that he does a little growl type sound when he’s lying down and relaxing. Kind of like us letting out a sigh. He’s not a fan of loud noise. He doesn’t like the vacuum and walks away when it gets close to him.
Chester would enjoy 1 or 2 good brisk long walks per day. He absolutely loves his walks. However, in my home we go out every 4 hours for about 20 minutes or so as I’m not a brisk walker. Contrary to how relaxed and settled he is in the home, when he gets outside he is all Beagle and loves to walk and explore smells. So Chester will need a family that will get him out a couple times every day for good walks. It’s important that Chester never be let off leash as Beagles are known to get on the track of a smell and run off. Perhaps this is how he came to be in the kennel. A secure fenced in yard would be ideal for Chester for potty breaks, but he’s being fostered in an apartment and has done just fine with regular outings and walks.
He seems to not be a fan of toys as I’ve tried a ball, a squeaky toy and chew toys but he doesn’t seem to be interested in any of them. It doesn’t seem like he was played with in his previous home. It was only recently that Chester showed some playful spark and did a quick “zoomie” around the apartment, running and play-bowing. The nice thing about him being mature is that the zoomie was short lived and he then he went back to resting. Chester still has some spunk, but he is well past his crazy puppy activity level. I think he would love to have a family with some older (over 9yrs) kids; he’s very sociable. But a home with young children would be too active for him. Chester rides very well in a car. He sits in the front seat and looks out the window. If it’s a long ride he’ll settle down on the seat. Chester doesn’t have any food aggression and you can handle his dish when he is eating without issue.
It took Chester a few days to warm up to us but now he comes to us and jumps on the couch to be with us. He loves to be loved. Massage his back or stroke his neck or scratch his chest, he loves it all.
He has a sad look on his face but once his tail starts wagging you know he’s happy. And he is happy a lot now. He loves to be outside. Beagles were bred to hunt rabbits so be assured he loves to chase them as well as squirrels and any house cats that he sees. His nose is always on the ground even if it’s raining or snowing. He is social with other dogs and would do fine in a home with another senior dog who doesn’t wish to wrestle or play, but he wouldn’t enjoy a young dog to share a home with. He would also be fine being a single dog if he had the opportunity to have dog friends to accompany him on walks sometimes. As for cats, if the cat was dog savvy and knows not to run or freak out around a cat, then it could work, but if the cat were to run or cause a fuss Chester would want to chase.
One thing of note with Chester is that our vet found he has a significant heart murmur. Because of this it was with great caution that his neuter was conducted, but Chester did extremely well and as such our vets were able to clean his teeth (not a full out dentistry, but a good cleaning) and remove a wart on his head. They were very impressed at how well he did considering his heart murmur. This murmur does not slow Chester down at all but it is something that his new family will need to be aware of and should he require future surgery his vet team will need to use extra caution like ours did. With heart murmurs like Chester’s, it is best to avoid over excitement, and luckily Chester is past the age of getting too worked up over anything, so it’s been easy to manage. Chester now has a clean bill of health, murmur aside, and is being fed a quality diet to shine up his fur and benefit his health. He should have many more years to love his new family. Beagles are a long lived breed and many reach their mid-teens so with any luck and continued great care Chester is just middle aged!
I don’t know how Chester ended up in a kennel. He’s such a great dog. He is a wonderfully affectionate, obedient, loyal and don’t forget house trained beauty of a dog. He meets kids in the park and loves the attention. He likes passersby to acknowledge him. He also loves all dogs. Some he just sniffs and moves on and others he takes longer to get to know. Anyone looking for a gentle, laid back, loveable and absolutely devoted companion, Chester is your guy.
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed (if required), and micro-chipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog. For more information and adoption applications please consult our website at www.pounddog.ca.