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Dogs up for adoption

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 – Adoption Pending!

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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!

Stella – Adopted June 2020!

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Stella

I AM NOT CURRENTLY READY TO BE ADOPTED INTO A HOME

Breed: Mastiff x Lab (Parents Unkown)
Gender: Female
Age: 1 Year 6 Months
Size: Large
Where you can find me: At WAG
Energy Level: Medium
Training Goals: Walking on a leash, being touched, going to the bathroom while on a leash
House trained? Yes
Kids? No
Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Yes, I need to live with another confident dog.
Medical Needs: Regular Veterinary Care

 

My Perfect Match:

-Has another confident dog to help me feel safe.

-Experience with fearful/feral dogs

-No kids and a quiet lifestyle

-Has lots of patience and understanding of my past - I had no human contact for the first months of my life and was feral.

- Will not be offended if I do not warm up to you right away! It took me months to trust my friends at WAG and you will have to be willing to give me the time I need.

-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.

-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 not used to human interaction. I only learned to walk on a leash recently, but still very nervous and am just staying close to the shelter. I was only touched by humans for the first time in the past few months and I need a confident dog friend to show me that all humans are not bad.
Once I have learned a little more, I will be happy in a quiet home with someone who understands me and my special needs.

My Story:

I was rescued with my litter mates from a remote area where I had no family and no human interaction. I was brought to PAWS in Pemberton, where I started to learn that all humans were not bad, though I was not making progress there, as I would not let any of them touch me!

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

I now allow them to touch me and have even worn a harness and been outside of the shelter! This is huge for me!

Watch our social media to follow my progress!

Peppin – Adopted May 2020!

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Peppin

Breed: Pitbull Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 3 years
Size: Large
Where you can find me: At a foster home

Energy Level: Medium/High - I am a rambunctious boy but I also love to take long naps!
Training Goals: Basic manners, loose-leash walking, meeting/seeing other dogs calmly, and impulse control.
House trained? Yes
Kids? Older calm kids, I have lived with kids before!
Cats? No
Dogs? No thanks!
Medical Needs: Regular Veterinary Care

My Perfect Match:

-Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home.

-Will continue with my training, using a WAG approved positive reinforcement trainer. I can be reactive with other dogs when on leash.

-Has lots of patience and understanding. My life has been bumpy and I need someone who is willing to be in it for the long haul.

-Loves to lead an active life - I have lots of energy! I may never be able to attend dog parks or be off leash in public areas as I do not get along with all other dogs, so you will have to be able to take me to quieter hikes and trails.

- Is cool with me spending lots of time napping in the house, I love a cozy bed or couch and don't mind napping till you're home from work!

-Is strong! I am a big, muscular boy.

-Is pro-muzzle. I need to wear one in public to keep me and everyone safe.

-Will love me forever no matter what!!

About Me:

I love to run and play with my friends, learn new tricks, and snuggle with my favourite people. I prefer walks in the woods, and would rather not go to busy dog parks.

I have been bounced around a lot and I'm looking for some consistency so I can relax.

I am a strong boy, but with the right equipment - a Freedom harness and lots of tasty treats - I will walk with a loose leash and give you my full attention amid distractions.

I am extremely friendly with people and love nothing more than meeting new humans who will play with me and give me endless cuddles!

I do not get along with all dogs and can be strong! My new family will have to learn how to manage me and those situations.

My Story:

I was returned to WAG after my previous home could no longer care for me. I am very sad to be homeless again but can't wait to find a home of my own that will continue with my training and love me no matter what! I am such a loving boy and really deserve the best!

Sunny – Adopted August 2020!

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Sunny

Breed: Cattledog Mix
Gender: Female
Age: 2 years
Size: Medium
Where you can find me: At WAG

Energy Level: Medium
Training Goals: Overcoming my fears of meeting new people, mandatory training sessions booked in with a WAG approved trainer post-adoption
House trained? Yes
Kids? No
Cats? Yes, as long as we get along! 
Dogs? Yes, though I like my own space!
Medical Needs: Regular Veterinary Care

 

My Perfect Match:

-Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home. Strangers make me nervous and need to know how to interact with me.

- Has a quiet home, I love my friends, but I don't like having new people in my home. 

-Will continue with my training. I am very smart and need work on my stranger danger.

-Has experience with reactive dogs. I have a bit of a "history" but if you know how to manage me and keep me feeling safe and surrounded by people who will respect my needs, I am such a good girl!

-Has lots of patience and understanding. I was a fearful puppy and was continually put into situations where I felt unsafe so my fear was reinforced. It's up to you to keep me feeling safe!

-Is pro-muzzle. I need to wear one in public spaces to keep me and everyone else safe and secure.

-Has a good ability to recognize and understand a dogs body language and respect it.

-Will love me forever no matter what!!

About Me:

I love to run and play with my dog friends, learn new tricks, and snuggle with my favorite people. I am sweet and quirky and playful when I am feeling happy and safe.

I have been bounced around a lot and I'm looking for some consistency so I can relax.

I am extremely nervous of strangers and will protect myself from this perceived threat, will you put in the time and effort to work through a training plan with me??

My Story:

I came to WAG last year as a surprise puppy that my mom's family wasn't ready to care for. I was adopted when I was still young, but my fears were not managed properly. I became more fearful and they could not take care of me how I needed.

If you cannot adopt me at this time please consider making a donation to WAG!

Marvin

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Marvin

Breed: Sheperd mix
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years old
Size: Large
Where you can find me: At WAG
Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Sitting still while you put my harness on, gaining confidence with new places and new people. Marvin will need mandatory training sessions booked in with a WAG approved trainer.
House trained? Yes
Kids? No

Cats? No
Dogs? I would like to be the only dog in the house and can get excited when I see dogs on walks. I get along only with some dogs and in the right situations.
Medical Needs: Anxiety medication

My Perfect Match:

-Has a safe a secure fenced yard. I may never be a candidate for being off leash or going to public parks and dog parks as I get overwhelmed easily.

-Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home. I am fearful of strangers when I 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 my past - I did not develvope in a normal environment so my needs are different than your average dog.

-Loves goofy loveable quirky boys. I am so much fun to play with when I feel safe and can be off leash in a secure area. I love to play fetch and tug-of-war and soccer, and have lots of energy!

-Will continue with my training and keep me on leash. My training needs will be more about confidence building and creating positive associations rather than basic commands.

-Will buy me a GPS tracker that I must wear on walks to keep me safe! I am a flight risk so this is a requirment.

-Is strong! I am strong 🙂

-Will love me forever no matter what!

 

About Me:

-I LOVE to play with any ball of any size!

-I love to swim, any time of the year.

-I am very busy but am learning to relax with the help of medication.

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

-I am still nervous going on walks and would like a quiet yard in my new home.

-I need lots of gentle training.

-I am nervous of loud noises and new things and will need someone who is patient with me.

-I have never lived in a home before.

My Story:

I was surrendered to WAG after my previous family could no longer take care of me. I was left outside a lot, my owners no longer had the time for me. I hope to find an amazing new home that is excited to have me as a member of the family!