Chester is a very handsome 7-year-old English Bulldog who came into the Oldies Club rescue because he was unhappy around the young child in his home. He is now in a foster home in Cwmbran, South Wales.
A good boy in foster care: Chester took about 10 days to settle into life at his foster home. He’s proving to be a fabulous dog with a great character.
Likes to have company: Although Chester can be left for short periods, he will cry when you first leave, but we do know that he then settles as his foster carer has taken a video of him. As he prefers to have company, Chester would like a home with people around a lot of the time.
Uncomfortable around dogs: Chester doesn’t like being around other dogs, but he is not aggressive with them. He just wants to get away from them as he finds them stressful.
Dislikes cats: Chester really doesn’t like cats. He barks and tries to get to them, even if they are only on the TV!
Fine with older children: Chester would not be happy in a home with young children. He has met children aged 13+ who have visited his foster home and he was very excited and friendly with them. We would therefore consider a home with calm, dog-savvy older teenagers.
Enjoys moderate walks: Chester likes a walk and tends to pull to begin with. He stays on the lead as he has no recall. Walks of 25 minutes, twice a day seems to be plenty for him as he’s usually tired by that point.
Very good in the car: Chester is a really good traveller and just sits or lies down in back of the car.
Chester’s favourite pastimes: He enjoys seeking out pre-hidden treats. He also loves fetching balls and will retrieve them happily.
Chester’s dislikes: He is terrified of the hoover and the grass strimmer, or anything he’s not seen that makes a noise.
Chester’s ideal home: An adult-only home or where children are older, quiet teenagers. Chester loves women, and when his foster carer’s friends have visited, Chester has been excited.
Health notes: Chester is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. Chester has epilepsy and is on regular medication to control it. He has had a couple of fits in the last 4 weeks. They were only small fits and lasted just a couple of minutes. He also scratches his face, so daily cleaning of his face folds is important. He quite happily lets you do this for him. We were told that he had a tumour removed from his back, 4 years ago.
More from Chester’s foster carer: Chester is his own boss. He likes affection, but will let you know when he’s not happy with you – the bulldog face! He really likes to play and needs things like treat balls to keep him occupied. He mustn’t be given bones unless they are really big, safe ones (he’s very greedy and has tried to swallow a whole bone). He likes balls etc. but does rip-up his toys, so is best with very hard-wearing rubber toys designed for strong jaws. Overall Chester has a lovely character. He will eat everything and anything. He enjoys a game of you showing him treats, then shutting him out of the room while you hide them, and then letting him in to “FIND!” them. He also likes watching any TV programme with animals and will run up and bark at them.
If you would like to offer Chester a permanent home, please read our Adoption Procedures for information about the adoption process. You can then contact an Oldies Club rehoming co-ordinator as follows:
Telephone: 0844 586 8656
Chester can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland – the closer to his foster home the better though, subject to a satisfactory home visit. Note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to collect him.
If you would love to offer a home to an oldie but your circumstances aren’t suitable, perhaps you would be kind enough to sponsor one of the special oldies we are caring for that, due to health problems, are unlikely to be offered a permanent home.