Arrived in NZCR care: 12th February 2021
DOB: Est. April 2020 (exact date unknown)
Breed: Chihuahua - Long Coat
Registered with NZCAR: Yes.
DogsNZ (NZKC): No
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council.
Cat Friendly: Yes.
Child Friendly: 8 years and older.
Human Sociable: With support
Dog Sociable: Yes.
* TBC = "To be confirmed"
Chester is a private surrender, due to litter mate syndrome (see more about this here: https://nzchihuahuarescue.co.nz/breed-information/f/chihuahua-health---litter-mate-syndrome) Chester was surrendered alongside his "step-brother", Sid. The two cannot be fostered or re-homed together as they continuously fight. We will be looking for separate homes. No further details to provide.
Chester is a little more reserved than his brother, Sid. He is very wary of strangers and needs to be introduced correctly, by ignoring him until he feels more comfortable. We will be working on exposing Chester to new places and people, so he overcomes this issue. However, once Chester is comfortable or with someone he knows, he is very loving, affectionate and sweet.
Chester is still quite young so he is very energetic and playful. He will need an active home who is able to walk him at least once a day. Chester also loves to play with other (small breed) dogs and toys. He can play a little rough though !
Chester is fine around other dogs and cats. He is fostered with both at present. Chester will not be suitable to be around young children, they make him anxious.
Chester does not like loud noises or sudden movements, it can make him anxious. He does love the car however, he enjoys going for adventures.
Chester is very young and working with one of our experienced foster carers to reduce some of his negative behaviors and anxieties. He has been displaying some separation anxiety. We feel that Chester needs a doggy-knowledgeable home able to continue to implement his training.
* We will update Chester's profile once we get to know him better.
Chester was vet checked on 17/02/2021 and medically cleared for adoption. Chester was vaccinated up to date and micro-chipped (with the chip registered with the NZ Companion Animal Register and the local Council).
Chester will be flea and worm treated every 3 months while in trust care, to be continued by the Adopter.
Chester will be de-sexed before spending time recovering in foster care.
Help us to Help Chester!
Money raised for Chester will fund his vaccinations, desex operation, microchip and registration with the NZCAR and Council, flea and worming and other disposables he requires while being in our care.
New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue is a New Zealand Registered Charity run completely by volunteers. Nobody is paid to participate in our Rescue and 100% of the profits go back into the dogs in our care and community dogs needing assistance. We receive no public funding or grants. Our entire income to assist these dogs is derived from kind donations, sponsorship and fundraising projects. We are always short of money and it impacts how many dogs we can assist as each dog that comes into care needs some form of medical and/or behavioural assistance!
If you could help by donating to Chester's cause, all donations, small or large, help us to help her! Please also contact us for a receipt and you can receive 33.33% of your donation back from the IRD.
Donations can be made via:
The New Zealand Chihuahua Rescue Westpac Trust Account:
By credit or debit card to our GiveALittle:
Chester will now be de-sexed before spending some time settling into foster care. We have a preliminary list of "who" he is looking for, but this may be amended in time as we get to know him better.
- Chester will need to be adopted within the Canterbury area only, as our team will need to assist with his integration. Please do not apply from outside Canterbury.
- Chester will not be suitable to be re-homed with young children, 8 years and over would be fine. Please do not apply if you have a young family.
- Chester will need an active home and to be walked at least once a day. He is very young still so has a lot of energy. Would suit an older children, active family environment.
- Chester will need a fully-fenced yard with no holes or gaps.
- No full time workers or those out of the house for large periods of time please, Chester needs someone working from home (permanently) or part time. He would not be suitable for daycare or to be taken to a workplace and exposed to strangers.
- Chester would be best with and benefit from another small breed dog, of similar energy in the home. If they were an "alpha" or dominant personality, this may create issues, however.
- Must have sound dog knowledge, be able to continue to implement the boundaries and training this puppy needs and continue with toilet training etc.
PLEASE NOTE: Before applying for our dogs, please do read the above adopter requirements and ensure that you meet these. We are very clear about the homes we are seeking. We set the adopter requirements after consultation with the foster carers and consideration of the dogs, needs, welfare and personality. They are strict requirements - no exceptions. Please do not submit an application if you do not meet the above, we will simply respond to confirm the application is declined. Unfortunately, at times this has been the case and we have had to disappoint prospective adopters. This is why we are clear about our requirements prior and note them above.
Adoption Fee: $500
PLEASE NOTE - RE: THE ADOPTION FEES AND TRIALS: Our adoption fees are determined by taking into account age of the dog, overall health and funds expended to date on that particular dog. The trust uses these adoption fee funds on: de-sexing surgery, micro-chip and NZCAR registration, vaccines, Council registration, flea and worm treatments, plus any other essentials dogs require such as specialist medications or food, blood-testing, orthopaedic surgeries etc. and any other dog disposables required for dogs in care. Please note: sorry we do not accept payment plans, as we need to be sure adopters are able to financially support dogs prior to adoption - sorry, no exceptions. Please note: the deposit needs to be made to the trust account prior to the changeover date of the dog going on trial. We do not accept cash payments on the date. The full100% of all adoption fees go towards the dogs in the care of the Trust.