Chester is a male Shih Tzu who is about 1-2 years old and weighs 11½ pounds. He is a very sweet boy who gets along well with other dogs and is friendly with everyone that he meets. He is doing well with his housetraining, but will need continued reinforcement and someone who can take him out several times a day. He will also use pee pads if needed. A fenced backyard would be great so that he can run and play, but he can also be walked on a leash with a secure harness on. Chester would do best in a household where there is another dog or where he is not left alone for long periods of time as he has some separation anxiety. He sleeps well in a crate at night, although he would prefer to sleep with his humans. Chester loves to eat, so watching his diet and keeping treats to a minimum will keep him from getting overweight. If you are looking for a traveling companion, then Chester may not be the one for you, as he gets car sick.

Chester needs a home with children over 8 years of age and where he will get lots of love and attention. His vaccines are up to date, he has been microchipped and is on heartworm and flea prevention. He is scheduled to be neutered on April 30th and will be available for adoption after that. His adoption fee is $175.