Chester arrived at the Animal Welfare League Queensland at nine months old, having been born with front leg deformities. He has learnt to get around reasonably well over short distances but is unable to get out for a walk or to explore his environment by himself. The AWLQ appealed to its Facebook community who raised the money to purchase him a custom-made doggy wheelchair
We are now looking for a very special owner to give Chester his forever home. He will need a home suitable for him to get around both in and out of his wheelchair and an owner committed to providing any ongoing assistance he may need throughout his life. Learn more about him here
WORDS FROM CHESTER’S FOSTER CARER:
Chester is a lovely boy, very affectionate and friendly. He loves his doggy friends and just wants to play. He gets along with every other dog he has met so far. He also loves his toys a lot. Now that he is comfortable with my Labradors, he plays tug of war with them.
His toilet training is coming along very well, he knows to go outside to go to the toilet and I have not had an accident inside for a couple of weeks. We have a bit of toilet schedule that he seems to agree with.. He likes to go to the toilet first thing in the morning after waking up, so I just help him outside and he goes like clock work. He also goes just after dinner and just before bedtime. He likes it when you hold his front end up and he walks with the back legs. He sort of expects it now, he will lay there and just look at you like “well come on, pick me up, take me outside for toilet!”
Chester is friendly with anyone he meets, loves to hug them and lean on them for support.
Chester also sleeps right through the night with no interruptions. He even stays in bed a bit after I have already arisen likes he wants to sleep in! He sleeps in his own cushioned bed on the floor next to my bed. He knows this is where he sleeps and automatically goes there when I go to bed. He is very smart.. He also likes to snuggle up with my dogs during the day as you have seen from the pictures.
Chester would benefit greatly if he could be rehomed with another dog, he really enjoys their company and you can see he is very happy.
Chester was a complete pleasure to Foster, he would make a wonderful pet for anyone who is willing to give him a helping hand and chance…
Images by Muttography.