Hi, I’m Chester! I used to live with another dog and a kindly grandmother. Sadly, both have passed on and now I spend my days alone and lonely as my owners work full time. They love me, but they know that I’m sad and need more companionship.
I’m approximately 11 years old and a mix of Shitzu and something else just as cuddly. I’m small at about 15 lbs. I have Addison’s disease which requires I take a couple of pills in the morning, but it’s nothing painful or life threatening. I like taking my pills with cheese, if you don’t mind. It only costs $40 per month to keep me healthy.
I am mostly quiet except when someone comes to the door and then I like to alert you to company. I’m a little nervous about men, but once we’re acquainted, I quickly enjoy the company. Small children make me nervous, so I’d prefer an adult home. I love to go for walks and am good at sniffing every flower along the way. I love belly rubs and enjoy red peppers, carrots and zucchini. I’m housetrained and will let you know when I need to go outside to do my business. I get along with other animals and I’m a super good listener if you want to share some conversation. I love my owners, but I need more attention and long for more company. Is there someone out there who is willing to give me a new home and lease on life?
If you are wanting to adopt Chester, please fill out an application. www.careofdc.org