|Profile Information/tell us more about this pet||Meet Wally!
Wally is a very loveable animal, he needs time to warm up to you. He will approach when he is ready, but once he is comfortable he will give you all the snuggles and excitement.
You will notice that he wants to approach you, but in the beginning, he may not know how. He does well in low-pressure situations where you let him come to you. He will definitely warm up with some treats in hand! Wally would benefit from more positive reinforcement training.
He is a bit food oriented, so when he receives treats for good behavior he will often continue that behavior. This smart pup learned to sit in just a few days. He still has not quite caught on to any other tricks, but his foster brother is trying to teach him!
He loves the water so far and enjoys being outside, although with a lot of hair, he does get warm pretty quickly. He is very playful with his foster brother and loves a good snooze after.
He is learning that he does not own the house and not everything is a chew toy but can be redirected fairly easily.
|Pets location (City)||Carstairs|
|Approximate age||6 months to 1 year|
|Approximate Weight||16-30 lb and gaining weight/still growing|
|Energy Level?||Enjoys playing with toys
|Socialization||A little shy but warms up when you’re nice|
|How does this animal behave around men?||A little bit shy/scared of men|
|How does this animal behave around women?||A little bit shy/scared of women|
|How does this animal behave around children? Check all that apply:||Not recommended for children. Wally is very gentle and kind but in his past was likely tormented and chased by children.|
|How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply:||Lives with dogs but needs guidance
Needs another dog for companionship/support **REQUIRED**
Enjoys playing with other dogs
|This animal has been introduced to: Check all that apply:||Has not been around other animals
Has only been introduced to dogs he lives/lived with
|How does this animal behave around strange dogs or other animals? Check all that apply: Check all that aply||Prefers to observe first and will join in when comfortable|
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around OTHER DOGS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:||Gobbles the food faster.|
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around HUMANS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:||Lets you take it.
Working on patience/manners with food
|How does this animal behave around cats?||Has not been around cats/recommend no cat home|
|Feeding Requirements?||Puzzle bowl/food dispensing toy recommended
Requires separate feeding space
No special requirements
|Leash/Collar training?||Already wearing a collar and used to it
Learning about walks and loving it
Working on developing better skills on leash
|Being left alone?||Needs to be contained to a small area
Can only be left for short time periods
Needs someone who is mostly home
Needs to work on being left alone for longer periods
Needs to be watched in the home as he likes to explore and chew things as he is still a puppy
|House training?||Working on it and doing great for a puppy his/her age
Partially housebroken, but doesn’t know how to tell you when needs to go outside
New arrival. Just started training.
|Fences?||Needs a fence 6 feet high
|Car rides?||Very nervous, pants and whines|
|Nail trimming?||Does well, but wiggly
We haven’t tried to trim nails yet
|Any additional comments regarding temperament that haven’t been covered by the questions above?||Wally is a very loveable animal, he just needs time to warm up to you. He will approach when he is ready, but once he is comfortable he will give you all the snuggles and excitement. Wally is a groomable dog who’s hair requires regular brushing and maintenance. Wally’s adoption fee is $595
Wally came into our care as a transfer from another rescue. He was purchased as something for the kids to play with, who soon lost interest and was then left untouched, unhandled, and uncared for, for quite some time. He had not been in a house and it had been a long time since anyone interacted positively with him. He is very shy and learning how to trust so takes time to warm up to you. He knows people are not bad, but they can be a little scary. He requires caring and patient adopters who understand it will take time for him to come to visit you and ask for pets and snuggles. He is a little character though with a funny personality and with some training will make a wonderful addition to a new family. He must have another dog friend in the home and someone who is home most of the time as he is anxious when left. Wally is learning a lot about being a pet and has come so far in a short time. He will only continue to thrive in the right environment.