Chester an Airedale Cinderella Story

Smelly, dirty & hungry

Smelly, dirty & dragging a heavy chain with a padlock

All cleaned up

Chester's new dad

My new dad

My new dad and my new jet

My foster mom my new dad and my new jet



In March ATRA Nebraska was contacted by a woman in a small town who said she found an Airedale dragging a heavy chain with a padlock.  He was dirty, smelly and hungry!  This Good Samaritan took him into her home and called rescue. 




Chester went to the vet and was neutered, bathed and vaccinated.  His foster mom quickly fell in love with him, but with two other dogs in her home and an active family, she felt it would be best for Chester to find a home of his own. 




Chester was listed on the web and we received an inquiry from Wyoming from a couple who was interested in him.  They had adopted their previous Airedale from Rocky Mountain Airedale Rescue before it became a part of ATRA. When he crossed the rainbow bridge, they decided they needed another fuzzy face to keep them company.  Their application was great-Airedale lovers for over 30 years!  We then enlisted a rescue group in their area to complete a home visit for us. 



Now-how to get Chester from eastern Nebraska to northwestern Wyoming?  Frances, our adopter, said that her husband had business in the area and could pick Chester up on his flight home!  Chester was at the Lincoln airport to meet his new dad Allan when he landed to pick him up and whisk him away to his new wonderful home.  Chester is doing great now that he has found his forever loving family! 



Many thanks go to the family who found him and got him to the safety of rescue, to his foster family Connie, Jon, Alex and Kyle Thorson for providing such loving care to Chester in his time of need, Nebraska Animal Medical Center, in Lincoln, Nebraska for the great care Chester received there and most of all to Frances and Allan for being willing to give Chester a second chance at a wonderful life!  Frances has promised to send pictures of Chester in his new home soon but right now he is busy soaking up all the affection that Allan and Frances are giving him.



Nebraska Thank yous:

Thank you goes to Angie Hausman for picking up Max when he was surrendered to ATRA and to Ken and Susan Duncan for getting him to the vet and for fostering him.

Thanks to Donna and Dennis McKean and Peg Ariza for completing home visits.