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Virtual Rehoming

This is a free listing for an animal in the community who is in need of a new home. This animal is not available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society, but is being re-homed by members of the community. For more information, you can contact the animal's current guardian using the contact information below. Thank you!



Age: 5.5
Species: dog
Gender: Male
Breed: APBT
Animal Weight: 75
Animal Color: Brown/White
Rehoming Fee: 50
My two favorite things about Chester: He loves to be with people and is very excited to see you everyday. He's smart, loves food, and walks on a leash great!
Contact Info:

Current Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Is Chester spayed or neutered? yes
Is Chester up to date on vaccinations? yes
Why the animal is being rehomed: Chester is an anxious dog that is a little timid of children. We do foster care and we don't want him to be stressed out. We also just don't have the time to spend with him like we used to. It's very hard to do this, but we feel like there has to be someone that can do better for him. He would do best in a home without another dog. Although, he has lived with a cat since we got him without any issues.
What are your two favorite things about Chester? He loves to be with people and is very excited to see you everyday. He's smart, loves food, and walks on a leash great!
How long have you had Chester? 5 years
Where did you get Chester? Green Bay Humane Society
Has Chester ever bitten someone? No
What, if any, medical or behavioral concerns does Chester have? He is aggressive toward other dogs. I don't think he bites, but he is dominant and he will bully other dogs by jumping on them and trying to stand over them. Accidents in the house. He rarely pees in the house when he is anxious about something (loud noises or activities), this is rare but has happened. I lock him up in his crate when I leave even for a short time and he does good in his crate.
Has Chester lived with other animals? Yes
If yes to the above, which animals has Chester lived with? Cat, 7 yo
Has Chester actively fought with other animals in the home? No
Does/did Chester hide from other animals in the home? No
How does Chester interact with animals outside of the home? When he's on his leash he behaves well when seeing other dogs. He's interested in them and tries to smell toward them, but doesn't bark.
Are you requiring that Chester not go into a family with certain types of pets? No
If yes to the above, please explain which types of pets you are restricting: If you have another animal it will take Chester some getting used to the animal potentially, I would introduce the two animals a little at a time, I would think after a couple days he will be just fine with another animal. He's lived with a golden retriever for a month and calmed down after a couple days.
Has Chester lived with any children under 18? Yes
Chester has lived with children of these ages: 3, 4, 10
Does/did Chester hide or avoid children in the home? No
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: If he is being harassed by kids (pulling ears, messing with his face, pulling tail, sitting on him) he will go away from them.
Does/did Chester display any forms of aggression toward children in the home? Yes
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: He has showed aggression toward toddlers when they are messing with his face too much or pulling tail. He will typically walk away when they harass him, but if they continue to follow him and harass he pushes them with his head away.
Are you requiring that Chester not go into a family with children under a certain age? No
If yes to the above, please list your restrictions: Although, it would be best if kids are 5 or older
Does Chester have any fears? He is scared of thunderstorms, loud noises bother him (he runs away to another room), loud noises include grocery bags, garbage bags, cardboard boxes. Large commotions bother him as well
Chester's overall activity level: Moderately active
How does Chester usually get exercise? Playing while tethered outside, Playing indoors,
What should the next family should know about Chester: He likes to sleep a lot but also loves to exercise, go for walks and run around in the yard with you. He is friendly to people, but has in the past shown aggression toward toddlers when provoked (after long enough). He still has some manner issues with guests where he will greet them at the door a little too much by jumping up on them, but it is out of love. He gets excited and wants them to know. With his anxiety he has had accidents in the house when he gets scared. I typically lock him up in his crate when leaving the house even for short periods of time. He does good in his crate. Otherwise he will tell me he has to go to bathroom by sitting by the door. Letting him out right away in the morning, midday, and at night before bed is all he needs.

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