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I found Chester as a stray in early December. He was emaciated, in poor body condition. Over the past couple of months he's blossomed into a healthy, somewhat active, social guy who's good with other dogs and people. He's kenneled with Oreo (female who is high energy) and a male beagle who is medium energy and they all get along great.
Chester is a very mixed breed mutt who shows possible traits of these breeds: German Shepherd (muzzle/head), Plott Hound (colors on body, droopy ears), and Rottweiler (mostly that mask on his face). Chester is around 1 year old and weighs about 65 lb now that he's filled out. He'd make a nice pet for a family with another playful dog or that likes to go on long walks/hikes, camping, etc. He's medium to high energy, but that could be due to the fact that he's kenneled now. Once that burns off in a foster or adoptive home, he might turn out to be a medium energy fellow. At his current energy level, he's probably best suited for kids age 10 and up.
Available to adopters in northeastern states.
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We adopt to residents of MD, PA, NJ, CT, NY, MA, RI, NH, VT, or ME. Rescue inquiries welcome. Scroll down for additional information.
Effective 1/4/2017, ARTBAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. D onations are tax deductible as permitted by law.
We are located in rural southwestern West Virginia and we seek assistance from rescues and adopters in northeastern states and sponsors nationwide. We are one of several rescues in the southern portion of the state and are always interested in collaborating with other rescues in our area to save lives. Volunteers are needed to foster dogs and drive on transports. The area we service is very rural and most of the animals we take in have lived their lives outdoors, though we do sometimes get surrendered indoor pets. We rescue from shelters, local strays, locally injured animals, and owner surrenders and get them the medical care they need. Donations are the lifeline of our rescue work.
Rescues: We have transport available to northeastern states. PA-based rescues, we are PA licensed. If you have not pulled from us before, please submit our rescue application and we'll be in touch soon. If you are not located in the northeast, you will need to arrange transport beginning in Lenore, WV.
Rescue Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/43615319121144
Adopters: Adoption Fee: $250. Transport fee for adopters further than 100 miles from Lenore WV: $50. All dogs are altered, vaccinated, 4DX tested, wormed, and flea treated prior to adoption. Our adoption process includes an online application, vet reference, home visit, meet-n-greet with the animal and your family/current pets, adoption contract and adoption fee. Should you ever need to give up one of our animals, they must be returned to us. We ALWAYS take our pets back.
Adoption Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/52365486683164
Weekend volunteer driver help is needed between Charleston WV and northeastern states. Timing is early morning in Charleston to later in the night up in New England. If you would like to help us transport dogs to our northern partner rescues, please submit our driver application and we'll be in touch soon. We can also use local weekday transport help in this area for moving dogs from shelters to vets to foster homes.
Driver Application : http://form.jotform.us/form/50214993744156
Sponsors are always needed and appreciated! We submitted our application to the IRS for 501(c)(3) non-profit status on 1/14/17. Sponsoring saves lives!
Foster homes are always needed near Williamson WV, Logan WV, Man WV and Charleston WV.
Foster Application: https://form.jotform.com/53235966020149â
Thank you for helping A Reason To Believe Animal Rescue!
Jessica White, Founder
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