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Happy Tails:

WAG Alumni thriving in their forever homes!
If you have a WAG animal and would like to share their story, please send a photo and a short paragraph to
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Adopted 2021

Marvin was surrendered to WAG in 2019 after his previous family could no longer take care of him. He had spent the first few years of his life mainly outside in a small space.


Due to this, Marvin had very low muscle mass, was severely underweight and had not been given proper socialization so was very fearful of the world. The staff worked tirelessly to help build Marvin’s confidence and get him to a healthy weight and body composition.


Marvin spent 3 years at the shelter and was loved by all the staff and his special volunteer friends. He also made some amazing dog friendships and became best friends with Sunny, another WAG dog. An unfortunate incident with another dog at the shelter led to Marvin requiring medical attention. One of his favourite volunteer friends offered to foster him to help provide him with extra care and from this he became a foster ‘fail’. Marvin stole the hearts of his fosters and they made the decision to adopt! 

Since being adopted, Marvin has blossomed into the most amazing dog. His family has provided such a loving home for him it has helped him become the dog he is today. He now lives his best Pemby life and with a little human in the house too, something WAG staff didn’t know if he could handle when he first came to WAG back in 2019. Seeing how far he has come since his shy, fearful days as the confident, loving and patient dog in 2024 makes saving animals like Marvin even more rewarding. 

Here is what his family has to say about Marvin:

Marvin has been with us for 2.5 years now and it’s been the happiest of our lives! We’re so proud of how far he’s come since his time at WAG and we have so many people to thank for that. He’s still the same gentle giant with some nervous quirks but he honestly loves what most would consider a very “normal” life. He’s been on trips to Bowen Island, the Okanagan and the Sunshine Coast. He’s been the best older brother to his little human sister Willow. He’s still a big water baby so spends a lot of time swimming at the lake if he’s not lying in a puddle. We love how many people recognize him and stop to say hello, so if you see us around Pemberton he’ll happily accept a treat!

Share your happy tail!

If you have a WAG animal and would like to share their story, please send a photo and a short paragraph to us.
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