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My name is Chester!

Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Rochester, New York - Chester
Photo 1 - Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Rochester, New York - Chester
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Chester's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Chester's Story...
Chester is a 50 pound, male Australian Shepard that just showed up at a rural farm one day and never left. The farmer determined that he was not just a visiting neighborhood dog but one that had been “dumped” in the country. He had no collar and no microchip. We were contacted to see if we could help this poor fellow. He was at high risk of being killed by cayotes since he was missing a leg making him less able to defend himself from predators. Of course, we said “Yes” we would take him and got him to our vet asap. He was brought up to date on vaccinations at that time and has now been neutered. Unfortunately, he tested light positive for heartworms and this is being handled using the doxycycline protocol. Chester is maybe 2-3 years old but his foster mom thinks he is even younger. He is very energetic and of course extremely smart. He walks well on a leash and rides well in a car. He is good with other dogs too. If you would like to adopt Chester, the first step in the adoption process is to fill out an online adoption application. You can find a copy of that application here. We sometimes receive a lot of interest on an animal and can't always reply to each email in a timely manner. An application does not obligate you to adopt from us, but it does show that you are serious about the adoption process. Please remember we are all volunteers.
After you submit your application please allow a few days for a volunteer to review your application. During this time your vet reference will be checked and a volunteer with determine if it is the best match for you and the animal. Applications are not approved on a first come, first serve basis. We match up the best home for the animal, so even if the pet has other applications, this does not mean he/she will be adopted to that home.
Once your application has been approved a volunteer with contact you to set up a phone interview. This is the perfect time for you to ask any questions you have about the adoption process and the animal you are interested in.

Facts about Chester

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Chester, a Rochester Australian Shepherd dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Shepherd for sale in Rochester, or seeking a Australian Shepherd dog from a breeder in Rochester.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Rochester already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Rochester breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Australian Shepherd breeders who help with Australian Shepherd rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Rochester paves the way for another one to be saved.