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Dogs up for adoption

Xena

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Xena

Breed: Pitbull mix
Gender: Female
Age: 12 years old
Size: Medium
Where you can find me: In a foster home

 

Energy Level: Low
Training Goals: Adjusting to a new home
House trained? Yes
Kids? 16+ years old, calm and respectful 

Cats? Yes, as long as the cat is lower energy and respectful of her.
Dogs? Yes, as long as the dog is lower energy and respectful of her.
Medical Needs: SHE IS OUR CURRENT CRITICAL CARE CASE AS SHE HAS A NUMBER OF MEDICAL NEEDS!

About Me:

Hi, I'm Xena!

I have only just arrived to WAG, but since I've had a loving home all my life, the staff wanted to make sure I was as comfortable as I could be, they found me a foster family.
I have only been with my foster family for a few days, but so far I have been loving it and have been told I am a very good girl.
My foster mom made some notes and wanted to pass them along, keep an eye on my profile, as WAG gets to know me better and I get a chance to go to the vet, my needs in a forever home may change.
Xena is a big sweetheart. She always wants to be with you and loves head scratches. She is good in a car and likes to run errands with her foster parent. She always gets shot gun and sometimes needs a little extra help getting into the car! She likes walks on the sidewalk and also likes to venture into the woods. She gets a good trot going and will let you know when shes tired and ready to go home. Her foster parent has a cat and she is very respectful as long as the cat is also respectful. She likes dogs but if they get to wild around her she will tell them to back up with a little snarl.  Xena has weak and stiff back legs and has started taking glucosamine. A healthy diet and paced exercise will be life changing for Xena.
My Perfect Match:
 - Will be financially prepared for taking on a senior pet that may need some vet check-ups
- A loving family that will be respectful of my slowing down, but keep me active
- Will provide me with endless cuddles and treats
- Will love me forever no matter what

My Story:

I had a family that kept me safe and loved for 12 years. Due to unforeseen circumstances, my owner became very sick and realized she was no longer able to care for me. She made the heartbreaking decision to surrender me to WAG in hopes that I'll find a new family that will love me as much as my previous one did. 

If you are unable to adopt at this time, please consider donating to WAG so we can continue to help animals like Xena.

 

Buffy – Adopted November 2020

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Buffy

Breed: Suspected Lab/Shepherd mix
Gender: Female

Age: 8 months old
Size: Medium but growing
Where you can find me: At WAG

 

Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Mandatory training session post-adoption - will need help with basic manners and being comfortable being alone. 
House trained? Working on it! 
Kids? 10+ years and proper supervision

Cats? No, I like to chase small things
Dogs? Yes, with proper socialization
Medical Needs: None

About Me:

Hi I'm Buffy!

I am new to WAG and have lots to learn! Keep an eye on my profile as I'm sure the staff will get to know my likes and dislikes the more time I spend here! 

I am a young girl who unfortunately is a little behind on my learning, I will need a family who is very patient as it may take me a while to learn some of the basics. I lived primarily outside, so even being in the home is a big change for me! I hope that my forever family with think of training as a fun thing to do together! 

I need a home that is committed to me and ready to give me a life with love and adventure for the rest of my years.
I can't wait to find my forever home.

 

My Perfect Match

  • Able to provide a calm, nurturing environment with people that will pay attention to any signs of anxiety I may show.
  • Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home.
  • Loves goofy loveable quirky girls
  • Will continue with basic training - I will need a post-adoption training appointment with a WAG approved trainer
  • Lots of patience!
  •  We need help to grow confidence
  • Will be strong! I am a strong lady who needs to learn how to not pull when on walks.
  • Will love me forever no matter what, quirks and all!
  • I need a home that is committed to me and ready to give me a life with love and adventure for the rest of my years.

My Story:

My life before WAG was very different, I lived mostly outside. My family loved me but was unable to care for me, I was surrendered to WAG so I can find my forever family. 

If you cannot adopt, please consider adopting to WAG so they can continue to save lives like mine. 

Linus – Adopted October 2020!

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Linus

Breed: Lab X Hound
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years old
Size: Large/Extra Large
Where you can find me: At WAG

 

Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Basic Manners, mandatory training session post-adoption booked with a WAG approved trainer
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+

Cats? No
Dogs? No
Medical Needs: None

About Me:

Hi I'm Linus!

WAG has just recently had Linus brought into our care, from our shelter in Pemberton PAWS. They had this to pass along about him, but keep an eye on things as we get to know this big boy more! 

 I am a very big boy, who has never had any training in my life. I am friendly, but I’m so big sometimes I don’t know my own strength. I haven’t spent much time around other dogs yet, but with slow introductions, this may be something that could happen in the future! Unfortunately, I had been beaten up by a dog pretty badly before I arrived at PAWS, but thankfully I’m all fixed up now!

I need a dog experienced home who can help me learn the skills I need to be a good boy. I have a kind heart and just want to be with the volunteers as much as possible. I don’t know how to travel in cars or walk on a leash very well, so I would like help learning these new skills! I need a home with no small animals, as I have a high prey drive. I am a little bit of a goofball and don't know my own size, so a home with older kids would be okay, but young kids I could easily knock over a toddler. I would like a person who is willing to take it slow meeting me and spend the time to get to know me while I’m at the shelter first. Someone who wants to get on board with my training plan is necessary!  Could you be my furrever family?

My Story:

I was surrendered to PAWS after I had been roaming the streets for a while. My life before coming to the shelter is a bit of a mystery. 

 

If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider donating to WAG or PAWS, as we both work closely to help the animals in our communities! 

 

Lexi – Adopted October 2020!

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Lexi

Breed: Lab/Shepherd mix
Gender: Female
Age: 2.5 years old
Size: Medium/Large
Where you can find me: In a foster home

 

Energy Level: Medium
Training Goals: Basic Manners
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+

Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Unknown
Medical Needs: None

About Me:

Hi I'm Lexi!

I am new to WAG, and so far loving my foster home, they have passed along some helpful things I like and don't! Keep an eye out for more updates about my ideal home!

I Love -  Head-scratches, stomach rubs, relaxing, walking, adventures, cuddles
I have - A bit of a sensitive belly, a sweet and sensitive personality, a fear of noises behind me
I get along with - Most people and dogs, occasionally can be apprehensive around males. I’m very quiet, relaxed and easy
I would rather not - Ride in the car, not a car dog.
I need - Nice food, cuddles, a relaxed and quiet home, lots of love, some obedience training

 

My perfect match

  • Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home.
  •  Is active and social but also likes to chill out.
  •  Has a sunny area to relax in.
  •  Has lots of patience and understanding of my past.
  •  Loves snuggly, sweet, and goofy girls.
  •  Will continue with my training.
  •  Will go very slow with me and let me learn at my own pace.
  •  Will love me forever no matter what!

 

My Story:

My previous family loved me dearly and took very good care of me while they were able to. I came to WAG when my family could no longer provide the home I need. WAG took care of my puppies last year and found them all homes, I hope they are able to find me a home!

If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider donating to WAG so they can continue to save lives like mine! 

Cody – Adopted October 2020!

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Cody

Breed: Mixed Breed, suspected Lab
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years old (Approximately)
Size: Medium
Where you can find me: In a foster home

 

Energy Level: Very high
Training Goals: Basic Manners & loose leash walking - Mandatory post-adoption training session booked with WAG approved trainer
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+

Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Unknown
Medical Needs: None

About Me:

Hi I'm Cody!

I am new to the shelter, but am doing really well in my foster home.

My foster home had some notes to pass along -

Cody was very worried when he first came home and would not relax or stop pacing unless he was touching one of us and no amount of walks seemed to tire him out. As he’s started to feel more safe and relaxed he has turned into a different doggo! He has become a sofa cuddle and nap king.  He definitely has a high energy drive but as long as he gets enough exercise he is the BIGGEST snuggler and would happily cuddle you all day long (no really, all day). He is a super sweet and loving boy who wants to be best friends with every person or dog he meets. He does need some extra training, especially with leash pulling but is all around an amazing little guy with SO much love to give. Every person that meets him falls in love with him. He is very calm and easygoing whilst in the home and is an absolute joy to have around the house.

 

My Perfect Match

  • Able to provide a calm, nurturing environment with people that will pay attention to any signs of anxiety I may show.
  • Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home.
  • Loves goofy loveable quirky boy
  • Will continue with basic training - I will need a post adoption training appointment with a WAG approved trainer
  • Lots of patience!
  •  We need help to grow confidence
  • Will be strong! I am a strong boy who needs to learn how to not pull when on walks.
  • Will love me forever no matter what, quirks and all!
  • I need a home that is committed to me and ready to give me a life with love and adventure for the rest of my years.

My Story:

My life before WAG is a bit of a mystery. I was left abandoned and didn't have a home. Some concerned citizens kept an eye on me, but were unable to care for me, so I was brought to WAG.

 

If you cannot adopt, please consider adopting to WAG so they can continue to save lives like mine. 

Diego – Adopted August 2020!

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Diego

Breed: Shepherd Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 1 year old
Size: Medium/Large
Where you can find me: In a foster home - adoption appointments only

 

Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Mandatory Basic Manners Training booked in for Post Adoption
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+

Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Unknown
Medical Needs: Yearly check ups

About Me:

Hi, I'm Diego!

I have only been at WAG for a week now, but apparently I am a popular guy! I have gone into a foster home who has said this about me!

I was pretty nervous going to a new home, but after a little while I settled right in! I am a big puppy, I like to bite and nip at your ankles and feet when I am really excited and playful! If you give me a toy though I will happily play with that instead! I am a good boy on leash, my foster thinks with the right training I could do well running along with a bike!

I am quite interested in bugs and squirrels, so I may not be the best fit for young and playful cats.

I am pretty nervous of other dogs at first, and kids and new people(with big beards) as well. I like to keep my distance, but after a few moments though my tail will wag.

I need a home that is committed to me and ready to give me a life with love and adventure for the rest of my years. A little bit of training with my new family would also be beneficial to all of us. I can't wait to find my forever home.

My Story:

I was a loved dog, but my family could no longer afford my care, they made the hard choice to surrender me to WAG in hopes that I will find a family that will be able to take care of me for all my years to come!

If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider donating to WAG!

Cal & Sol

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Cal & Sol

Breed: Lab/Mastiff cross
Gender: Males
Age: 2 years old
Size: Extra Large
Where you can find me: At WAG

 

Energy Level: Medium/High
Training Goals: Individual training sessions - working on polite introductions to new people and other dogs.
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+

Cats? No
Dogs? Yes, as long as we get along! We can be selective of our dog friends - we do not get along with unneutered males.
Medical Needs: None

About Me:

My Perfect Match:

-Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know us before taking us home. We are fearful of strangers when we first meet them.

-Has experience with fearful dogs. My reactions to my fears can include trying to run away (I am very strong!) or flattening myself to the ground and not wanting to move!

-Has lots of patience and understanding of our past - we were feral with our other siblings for the first 6 months of our lives, then our first home was PAWS & WAG.

-Has a safe a secure fenced yard, we may never be a candidate for public parks and dog parks.

-Loves goofy loveable quirky boys. We can be so much fun to play with when we feel safe and can be off leash in a secure area!

-Will continue with our training and be okay with doing indivdual training for each of us. We are very food motivated and already know a lot of basic training goals!

-We need help to grow confidence without the other, while we love going on walks together, we need individual walks as well!

-Will be okay with vocal dogs! We are both loud barkers and sometime bark in excitement!

-Will be strong! We are both strong and there is two of us 😉

-Will love us forever no matter what, quirks and all!

 

About Us:

-Although we take a while to warm up to new people, once we trust you we are very loyal to our friends.

-We are both very well behaved in the home, although we are at the counter level, we never sneak stuff off!

-We are very shy about meeting new people, you may need to meet a few times before we are friends.

-We enjoy quiet walks in the woods, we would need to work slowly on enjoying walks in busier areas.

-We need lots of gentle training, we loved getting a chance to work with Saundra from Alpine dogs!

-We have a few tricks up our sleeves - 'Touch' will bring us right to you for a touch of your hand and a treat. - 'This way' will let us know that we are going to turn abruptly to a new direction if you want us to avoid something. We do well with recall when it has been practised in a safe environment and with a long line. 'Leave it' often reminds us to check in with our human. 'Sit' and 'lie down' are easy for us 🙂 We are still learning 'stay' but doing pretty good with that too!

 

 

Our Story:

Our first 6 months of our lives were without human interaction, we were with our 2 other littermates and no home. We were brought into PAWS and shortly after transferred to WAG. After some time at WAG, we really settled in and were ready to find a home to call our own. We were adopted by a lovely individual who put in lots of time to gain our trust and we loved her greatly. Unfortunately, we were brought back to WAG as we are a lot of dog for one person!

 

If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider donating to our WAG, they continue to take in animals like us, who will need a little more time to find their forever family.

Sampson – Adopted September 2020!

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Sampson

Breed: Malamute/Shephard (Parents Unkown)
Gender: Male
Age: 3 Years
Size: Large
Where you can find me: At WAG
Energy Level: Medium
Training Goals: Gaining confidence in the home, meeting new people, learning to walk on leash.
House trained? Working on it
Kids? No
Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Unknown
Medical Needs: Neuter surgery & dental extractions will be needed

 

My Perfect Match:

-Experience with fearful/feral dogs

-No kids and a quiet lifestyle

-Has lots of patience and understanding of my past.

-Will go very slow with me and let me gain confidence, I have never lived in a home before, been on a leash or harness, and many other things that most dog owners take for granted.

- I am still learning how to enjoy being inside, I can be quite stressed and will need time learn to enjoy living in a home.

-Willing to take multiple trips to WAG to build trust and a relationship with me.

-Will keep me on leash and safe with a GPS tracker - I am a flight risk!

-A safe and secure fenced yard is a huge plus!

-Will love me forever no matter what!

About Me:

I am very shy and scared. I like human company and to be gently brushed and pat. I am very nervous about this new environment and I sneakily try to escape whenever I'm alone. I am a fetch champion and if you have a little tennis ball we'll be good friends. Once I am more comfortable, I will be happy in a quiet home with someone who understands me and my special needs.

My Story:

I was surrendered from a loving family who just couldn't care for me anymore. It was scary and sad, now I'm in this whole new environment with a different routine. Everyone is great here, but it's taking me time to settle in; I hope my new family is just as patient.

I was brought to WAG's facility where they have been working with me daily to build up my confidence and trust, and in the last few days, I have made good progress.

I now allow them to touch me and am showing my playful side in the yard!

Watch our social media to follow my progress!