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Adopted Animals

Paloma – Adopted August 2022!

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Paloma

Breed: Mastiff cross
Gender: Female
Age: Born May 16 2022
Size: Expected to grow to be large to extra large

 

Energy Level: Puppy energy, big bursts of energy and lots of naps!
Training Goals: Puppy Classes are HIGHLY recommended!
House trained? Working on it!
Kids? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Cats? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Dogs? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Medical Needs: Basic veterinary care, finishing their vaccination boosters, yearly appointments.

About Me:

Hi, I'm Paloma! I am around 10 weeks old and am the last of my litter to be adopted!

 

I am a young girl who will need their family to be proactive and understand that these next few weeks are the most important in my life. Early socialization is where I learn about the big wide human world that we have to live in. There is going to be so many new things I have yet to experience. I need a home that will look at my body language and understand when I may be fearful of something new.

A family that is patient and loving is what I would like the most, I am just a baby after 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.
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 my body language to understand how I feel
- Is ready for the 10+ year commitment
- Loves goofy loveable quirky girls
- Will continue with basic training - I will need a post-adoption training appointment or Puppy classes with a WAG approved trainer
- Lots of patience!
- Will use food as a motivator!
- 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:

Our mom Lima had us as an accidental litter, this will be her last, she’ll be getting spayed once she’s ready for the surgery

We haven't minded being at WAG, but hope that this will be our only time at a shelter and that our forever family is out there.

If you can't adopt at this time, please consider donating to WAG so they can continue to help animals in need!

 

Scooby – Adopted August 2022!

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Scooby

Breed: German Shepherd mix
Gender: Male
Age: 3.5 years old
Size: Large

 

Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Basic Manners + working on living in a more urban environment
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+
Cats? No
Dogs? No thanks! 
Medical Needs: Currently recovering from surgery, moving forward, continuing care and helping him age gracefully with low impact activities

About Me:

Hi I'm Scooby!

 

Although I am a WAG dog, I've never been to the shelter. I went from my previous home to Points East West Veterinary Specialists, then to a foster home where I am recovering!

They had the following to pass along about me!

  • Scooby is a total softy. We love having him around and if we were in a position to adopt full time, he would be a foster fail for sure! 
  • He doesn’t display any resource guarding, it’s ok to take food/toys away from him and give them back and he is very gentle when taking food from your hand.
  • He doesn’t beg while you are eating and doesn’t try to take food from tables while you aren’t looking.
  • He has very good manners at home, he's not pushy at dinnertime and is patient when putting the leash and harness on and off
  • He has no issues being handled, he’s tolerated all the massages and range of motion exercises with no flinching or stop it warning noises, he does prefer to have a stuffed kong for distraction though. There’s no aversion to having his ears and feet touched but he’s not super keen on having his tail touched (the one area we haven’t been able to groom yet)
  • He can walk really nicely on a leash but so far only when he’s in a quiet, familiar distraction-free environment. So far he has been struggling at busier times of the day  as he is perhaps used to a much quieter place where he lived previously. We've been working on some training and I think this can be improved with time. He is strong though so I think once he’s back to full strength it’ll be important to make sure he doesn’t lunge off towards a dog or car again (if he hasn’t learned his lesson about that)
  • He’s been quite reactive towards other dogs we have passed, we’ve prevented any interactions with so far to ensure there isn’t any sniffing/licking or bothering of his incision site but we aren’t yet sure if he is very keen to say hello to them or nervous of their presence though we were told he is good with dogs so we will try and coordinate some gentle interactions to see how he gets on. We have been using the fearful dog book and giving treats and increasing distance when a dog is nearby to help with this. (Beef liver treats seem to be working as a high enough reward treat to get his attention). 
  • He hasn't been vocal indoors so far, and when out and about there has only been the odd tiny bark when prevented from interacting with other dogs. He has ignored other dogs in the building that were howling and barking. We are going to test out people coming to the door for if he lives in a house later on.
  • He doesn't seem to be particularly bothered by loud noises and is fine with the vacuum cleaner/noisy kitchen appliances.
  • He is fully house trained, there were no accidents post surgery and he will let you know when he's ready to pop out for a pee.
  • He hasn’t chewed anything he shouldn't, and after a cursory sniff, he’s generally not interested in other human items around the house. He does enjoy chewing his ball, usually whilst horizontal.
  • He has been fine with wearing the cone overnight with only very passive protests of becoming fully limp to make it slightly harder to get it on his head (treats help)
  • We’ve tried a couple of times to make dinner time more interesting by making an enrichment box with newspaper and cardboard tubes or tucking food under folds of fabric and he either didn’t really understand what he was supposed to do or was not interested in having to work for his food. He also didn’t really find much interest in the feeding box with the flaps that hide compartments.

My Story:

Scooby came into our care after being involved in an accident with a car, unfortunately because of his injuries, it was decided that the best route for this fella was a Femoral Head Osteotomy surgery.
On Tuesday, Scooby headed down to Squamish and received the best care from Dr. Lane of @Points East West Veterinary Services

Surgery went great, and then he went off to his new foster home where he can receive the aftercare he needs and have a calm environment to recover in

Without the dedication of our Veterinary teams and foster homes, we wouldn’t be able to help those in need like Scooby, we are so grateful to have your support!

And of course without YOUR generosity and donations to our Critical Care Fund, we are always able to say ‘yes we can help!’ to the animals who need us the most!

WAG is now fundraising for 

- surgery costs
-  medication
-  aftercare
-  and recheck appointments

As well as anything else that Scooby will need!

Morel – Adopted June 2022!

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Morel

Breed: Suspected Terrier/Shepherd mixes
Gender: Female
Age: Born April 14th 2022
Size: Unknown what full grown size will be

Energy Level: Puppy energy, big bursts of energy and lots of naps!
Training Goals: Puppy Classes are HIGHLY recommended!
House trained? Working on it!
Kids? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Cats? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Dogs? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Medical Needs: Basic veterinary care, finishing their vaccination boosters, yearly appointments.

About Me:

**Please note, puppies will not be available to be adopted until they receive their first vaccination at 8 weeks old - beginning of June**

 

I am a young gil who will need their family to be proactive and understand that these next few weeks are the most important in my life. Early socialization is where I learn about the big wide human world that we have to live in. There is going to be so many new things I have yet to experience. I need a home that will look at my body language and understand when I may be fearful of something new.

A family that is patient and loving is what I would like the most, I am just a baby after 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.
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 my body language to understand how I feel
- Is ready for the 10+ year commitment
- Loves SASSY girls!
- Will continue with basic training - I will need a post-adoption training appointment or Puppy classes with a WAG approved trainer
- Lots of patience!
- Will use food as a motivator!
- 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:

Our mom Oakley had us as an accidental litter, this will be her first and last. Once she is recovered and we're weaned, she'll get spayed and go back to her home.

We haven't minded being at WAG, but hope that this will be our only time at a shelter and that our forever family is out there.

If you can't adopt at this time, please consider donating to WAG so they can continue to help animals in need!

Truffle – Adopted June 2022!

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Truffle

Breed: Suspected Terrier/Shepherd mixes
Gender: Male
Age: Born April 14th 2022
Size: Unknown what full grown size will be

 

Energy Level: Puppy energy, big bursts of energy and lots of naps!
Training Goals: Puppy Classes are HIGHLY recommended!
House trained? Working on it!
Kids? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Cats? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Dogs? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Medical Needs: Basic veterinary care, finishing their vaccination boosters, yearly appointments.

About Me:

**Please note, puppies will not be available to be adopted until they receive their first vaccination at 8 weeks old - beginning of June**

 

I am a young boy who will need their family to be proactive and understand that these next few weeks are the most important in my life. Early socialization is where I learn about the big wide human world that we have to live in. There is going to be so many new things I have yet to experience. I need a home that will look at my body language and understand when I may be fearful of something new.

A family that is patient and loving is what I would like the most, I am just a baby after 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.
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 my body language to understand how I feel
- Is ready for the 10+ year commitment
- Loves goofy loveable quirky boys
- Will continue with basic training - I will need a post-adoption training appointment or Puppy classes with a WAG approved trainer
- Lots of patience!
- Will use food as a motivator!
- 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:

Our mom Oakley had us as an accidental litter, this will be her first and last. Once she is recovered and we're weaned, she'll get spayed and go back to her home.

We haven't minded being at WAG, but hope that this will be our only time at a shelter and that our forever family is out their.

If you can't adopt at this time, please consider donating to WAG so they can continue to help animals in need!

Buddy – Adopted June 2022!

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Buddy

Breed: Lab/Shepherd mix
Gender: Male
Age: 4.5 years old
Size: Medium/Large

 

Energy Level: Medium
Training Goals: Basic Manners + Learning to live in a more urban environment
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+
Cats? Nope!
Dogs? Yes, I'd prefer to stick with Carla, but could do okay with a new dog. 
Medical Needs: Yearly veterinary visits

About Me:

Hi I'm Buddy!

I came from a very loving home, where a very unfortunate situation forced me to be surrendered to WAG. I am absolutely heartbroken to be away from my family.

I love when I see my friends, I get really happy and come right up to you to get a treat or a pat! 

Sometimes when we're out in the yard, I crave affection way more than playing with toys.

I can be a little nervous around people that I don't know, but take it slow, and I warm right up to you!

 

I love to ride in the car, and do well with other dogs! I have been around children in the past and have been great.

I am happy to see people and am learning to enjoy wearing a harness to go out on walks, but at the same time can also be very nervous. I will thrive in a calm, nurturing environment with people that will pay attention to any signs of anxiety I may show.

In my past home I lived with 2 other dogs, Carla being one. I am very fresh to the shelter so staff are letting me settle before beginning any dog introductions around the shelter.

 I'm being very polite while living at the shelter, but I'd much prefer a loving home that will spend time with me.

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 Perfect Match:

-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.
- A family with patience
- Understanding that a lot of things are new to me, I may need time to adjust to my new surrounding
- Be proactive with my training, using a WAG approved trainer that will help me gain confidence and give my family the
tools they will need when I come across something that is scary to me
-Having a safe & secured yard would be a bonus for morning zoomies! If not, being okay with using a long line to allow freedom but keep me safe.
-Will love me forever no matter what, quirks and all!

My Story:

I came from a very loving home, where a very unfortunate situation forced me to be surrendered to WAG. I am absolutely heartbroken to be away from my family.

 

Elton – Adopted April 2022!

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Elton

Breed: Suspected Fox Terrier/Heeler/Shepherd mixes
Gender: Male
Age: Born January 2022
Size: Suspected to grow to a medium size

 

 

Energy Level: Puppy energy, big bursts of energy and lots of naps!
Training Goals: Mandatory training session post-adoption or puppy classes!
House trained? Working on it!
Kids? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Cats? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Dogs? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Medical Needs: Basic veterinary care, finishing their vaccination boosters, yearly appointments.

About Me:

Hi, I'm Elton!

 

I am a young pup who will need their family to be proactive and understand that these next few weeks are the most important in my life. Early socialization is where I learn about the big wide human world that we have to live in. There is going to be so many new things I have yet to experience. I need a home that will look at my body language and understand when I may be fearful of something new.

I am a confident boy who faces the world bravely, a little too brave and bold sometimes!

I have a habit for biting ankles, so watch out! With positive reinforcement training, redirection and keeping me mentally stimulated, I should become less and less interested with humans fast moving feet! I am also teething right now, so lots of toys for me to chew on will be helpful!

I love to lay on my back, that's how you know I'm super tired. Please respect me when I am sleeping! I am not the most cuddley puppy, a lot of time I enjoy my space and my own comfy spot. I would prefer not being picked up lots, if I am uncomfortable I will show clear signs and become a very wriggly puppy. I would love if my humans practiced consent behaviours and cooperative care to help me in the future for vet appointments, grooming etc.

A family that is patient and loving is what I would like the most, I am just a baby after 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.
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 fearfullness I may show.
  • Is ready for the 10+ year commitment
  • Loves goofy loveable quirky boys
  • Will continue with basic training - I will need a post-adoption training appointment or Puppy classes with a WAG approved trainer
  • Lots of patience!
  • We use food as a motivator!
  • 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:

I was brought into WAG not being in the best shape, underweight and a tummy full of worms. Thankfully, through the love and care of the team at WAG, I am doing much better! 

Raising a puppy takes a lot of time and resources, if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider donating to WAG towards my care!

Maxx – Adopted April 2022!

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Maxx

Breed: Collie/Heeler cross
Gender: Male
Age: 1.5 years old
Size: Medium

 

Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Post adoption training session mandatory with WAG approved trainer, Maxx will need help to learn basic manners as well as helping him adjust to his new environment, GPS to be used to keep him safe 
House trained? Yes
Kids? 10+ years, home needs to be a calm environment
Cats?  No thank you!
Dogs? Yes, but should be set up for success with supervision and separation
Medical Needs: Basic vaccinations will need to be finished, then keeping up with routine care,

About Me:

Hi I'm Maxx!

I am a very friendly, happy, bouncy, high energy boy! I am excited to meet every human and dog that I can! I am feeling healthy and ready for my next chapter, recovering from my neuter in a lovely foster home. I love to play, jump, run laps around the yard and go on adventures with my friends. I am pretty strong and am still learning to relax whilst walking on a harness and leash. However I am super smart and tend to pick things up quickly. I love to show off my skills, such as SIT, TOUCH and DOWN. I can't wait to show you how much I can learn in my forever home. My new people will need to be patient with me whilst I settle in and make sure I am safe as I can become over aroused when cars and bikes are passing at speed. We recommend a GPS to be purchased as an additional took to keep him safe. We also recommend him to travel crated in cars at first as I am still getting used to the excitement of car travel!

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 training program with my new family would also be beneficial to all of us, as I am working on my basic manners. I can't wait to find my forever home.

 

Notes from his foster pawrents:

"Maxx has major main character energy - he knows what he wants, and that’s to be the centre of attention! This curious guy is full of beans and is made to run, jump, and chase. Speaking of chasing, cat siblings are definitely a no-go. Maxx gets along well with other dogs following a proper introduction, but can sometimes bark at them from a distance to ask them to come play.

He likes to be in the middle of all the action, so moving vehicles really rev this guy up. Because of this, Maxx must be crated or secured on leash in the car. Listening to music while driving helps him relax some too. He also likes the crate inside the house and sometimes chooses to lie in it to rest.

Maxx is one smart cookie but he isn’t very food motivated, so toys and play-time are the way to his heart! He needs LOTS of mental and physical exercise, followed by plenty of pets and cuddles. He’s definitely the jealous type - how dare you cozy up on the couch without him! When it comes to bedtime though, he prefers to stretch out on the floor. He also makes a great alarm clock - his face boops are guaranteed to get you out of bed in the morning.

This sweet boy has lots of love to give, but needs lots of love in return! "

 

My Perfect Match:

  • Is willing to take a couple of trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home.
  • Loves active boys who enjoy physical exercise
  • Will continue with training - I will need a post-adoption training appointment with a WAG approved trainer
  • Able to provide a calm, nurturing home environment with people that understand that lots of things are new to me
  • Lots of patience!
  • Will enjoy my high energy and my cuddles
  • Will love me forever no matter what
  • 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:

I was a well-loved pup in my first home however my owner made the hard decision to get WAG to find me a home where I could really thrive and keep me safe. I have been in the care of Wag for a couple of weeks now, and am currently recovering from my neuter surgery!

If you can't adopt me, please consider donating to WAG so they can always take in pups and cats in need!