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Facts about me

Breed
Dachshund
Color
Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
Age
Young
Size
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Weight
(Current) 13 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Chester is a friendly, loyal, playful, energetic, and fun, 18-month-old, 13-pound, male, wire-haired Dachshund-mix looking for a loving guardian.

This boy is dog selective and hasn’t spent a lot of time with other canines. He can be reactive to other dogs while on leash. He has guarding issues in the home with his favorite people, food, treats, and bones. He loves all toys, but he can be possessive of those as well. He will do best in an all-adult household - without children because he has been known to nip.

Chester is looking for a true dog-lover who will devote themselves to a dog who will devote himself right back.

This adorable and goofy dog needs training and management, but he’s perfectly housebroken and is eager to learn and please – especially when treats are involved. He’s surprisingly strong on leash; he pulls with all of his 13 pounds. He would love a house with a yard!

Chester is healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly preventative.

He just started taking Prozac to help him relax in nerve-wracking situations. His foster mom reports that it is helping. This medication costs only $15 for six weeks of treatment.

To meet and possibly adopt Chester, please fill out an application at https://friendsofpetraits.com/dog-cat-adoption-application/ and follow up by contacting friendsofpetraits@gmail.com

His adoption fee of $250 benefits rescued pets and includes all his worldly belongings. Chester is being fostered in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.
Chester is a friendly, loyal, playful, energetic, and fun, 18-month-old, 13-pound, male, wire-haired Dachshund-mix looking for a loving guardian.

This boy is dog selective and hasn’t spent a lot of time with other canines. He can be reactive to other dogs while on leash. He has guarding issues in the home with his favorite people, food, treats, and bones. He loves all toys, but he can be possessive of those as well. He will do best in an all-adult household - without children because he has been known to nip.

Chester is looking for a true dog-lover who will devote themselves to a dog who will devote himself right back.

This adorable and goofy dog needs training and management, but he’s perfectly housebroken and is eager to learn and please – especially when treats are involved. He’s surprisingly strong on leash; he pulls with all of his 13 pounds. He would love a house with a yard!

Chester is healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly preventative.

He just started taking Prozac to help him relax in nerve-wracking situations. His foster mom reports that it is helping. This medication costs only $15 for six weeks of treatment.

To meet and possibly adopt Chester, please fill out an application at https://friendsofpetraits.com/dog-cat-adoption-application/ and follow up by contacting friendsofpetraits@gmail.com

His adoption fee of $250 benefits rescued pets and includes all his worldly belongings. Chester is being fostered in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.
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Why adoption is a great option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Dachshund breeders who help with Dachshund rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.