Adoptable Dogs

Chester
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dorable & Adoptable: Chester. This big boy has an amazing face that's so expressive. When he first came to us, he'd been suffering from some horrible ear infections and ended up having both of his ear canals removed. So, yes, he's deaf now, but trust us, this smart boy has adapted. He studies you closely to see what you're trying to say and he is pretty good about letting you know what he needs. For example, he stands by the door when he has to go out. He's not a big cuddler. In fact, it may take him a while to get used to a new person. Quite understandably, he's a bit shy about letting people pet him around the head at first (it hurt him for so long!). Now that he's feeling much better, he's still a little standoffish at first, but once he warms up, he seeks you out for petting. He sleeps on the sofa or bed next to me but not touching. He’s not sure about being snuggled. He does ok with other dogs, but they probably need to be more of the submissive type. He plays a lot by himself with his toys throwing them up in the air and shaking them. Chester is a large boy (probably close to 40lbs) and he will seek out food--you can’t leave your food on the table or end table. This smarty pants will find it and he's just about tall enough to help himself. Here are a few other hings about him from his foster mama - - He knows sit down, sit up and shake hands. - He has a deep, booming voice so probably not good for an apt or condo - He expects meals on time and whines and cries if you’re too slow - He likes to ride in the car and bark at pedestrians. - According to two different groomers, he’s a good boy. - He’s okay with me touching his food, but not other dogs getting too close to it. - He likes a big yard and chasing squirrels. - He is completely deaf so I would hesitate turning him loose in a dog park. - Not recommended for smaller children. He isn’t crazy about rough play. Over all he’s a great dog who will need someone who will give him some time and space to warm up to them. Being a cocker, food is his motivator but as he gets to know you I think he’s just waiting for someone to fall in love with him and teach him new things. Chester is 5 years old. Interested in adoption? Our adoptions require an approved application which you can find on our website. Already approved applicants can email us at woof@austincockerrescue.org
Adult, Male, Medium