A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Adopted Animals

Hickory – Adopted February 2023!

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Hickory 

Breed: Shepherd Collie Cross (Dad unknown)
Gender: Male
Age: Born November 2022
Size: Expected to be medium-large size

 

Energy Level: Puppy energy, big bursts of energy and lots of naps!
Training Goals: I'm still learning my basic manners, after all I'm still just a baby! Puppy classes would help me achieve my training goals!
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, my name is Hickory! I am around 6 weeks old and starting the search for my furever home!

I am just a baby 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'm not yet potty trained, and would love a family that will take me to basic puppy classes to get me off on the right start!

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 everything puppy
- 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:

I was brought to WAG with my mom Macadamia and my nine siblings, when a concerned citizen found us wandering the streets of Hanceville, BC. We were only a week old, and so lucky to be out of the cold. We have been at WAG ever since, growing and learning with the help of the WAG team.

Sugar Ray – Adopted January 2023!

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Sugar Ray

Breed: Domestic Medium hair
Gender: Female
Age: approx. 4 months
Size: Small but growing!

 

Energy Level: Kitten energy, lots of play and lots of naps
Litter trained? Working on it!
Kids? With proper socialisation and seperation 
Cats? With proper socialisation and seperation 
Dogs? With proper socialisation and seperation 
Medical Needs: completing core vaccines, then yearly checkups 

About Me:

Hi I'm Sugar Ray! I am around 4 months old and am ready to find my forever home! Me and my three brothers settled into our new routine at WAG and have made lots of new human friends. I am the last of my litter awaiting my forever home! 

We are polydactyly which means that we have extra toes on our paws! The staff says we are super cute and we look like boxers - hence our names. I actually have a couple of missing toes on one of my back legs, which doesn't slow me down but the Vet has advised me to have an X-Ray in the future to make sure its nothing to worry about

We love to play and cuddle and are very sweet and have a lot of personality. Our first vet visit was today and we are now vaccinated so able to move into the cattery and meet the Spooky litter who are also waiting to be adopted. We are much braver than them so hopefully we can teach them to trust humans a bit more. 

If it sounds like I would be the purrrfect addition to your family, please fill out an application form today!

My Purrrfect Match

- will be ready for a 15+ year commitment!

- have lots of patience while I transition into my new home with my new family

- will provide lots of enrichment, scratching towers, toys, catio etc.

- will keep my health in mind and take me into the vet for yearly checkups

- will understand that I am still developing and my personality may change over time!

- will keep me safe and happy, forever

My Story:

My mom had a litter of kittens and we were all brought to WAG to make sure we got the medical care we needed and to find us our forever homes! My mom has now been spayed and is going back to her loving owner thanks to donations towards WAG's Spay and Neuter Fund.

If you are not in a position to adopt, please consider donating towards our care!

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!

 

Masala – Adopted September 2022!

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MASALA

Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Gender: Female
Age: Approx. 7 months old
Size: Small

 

Energy Level: Medium, may change as I become more confident
Litter trained? Yes
Kids? Unknown, but would prefer a calm home with family members that can respect my space and read my body language
Cats? Possibly, with proper supervision, socialization and separation! 
Dogs? Possibly, with proper supervision, socialization and separation! 
Medical Needs: Continuing with yearly vet care

About Me:

Hi, I'm Masala!

 

I have been in WAG’s care for several weeks now, and am enjoying visits from the staff and my regular volunteer friends. I am coming out of my shell and feeling a lot more comfortable in my new surroundings. I really hope that my forever home finds me soon!

I am shy and am much slower to initiate cuddles or play than my room mate Chai. I am quite independent and happy to observe my environment from my favorite high spots and window perches. Once I'm your friend I'll happily sit in your lap, but I need a family that will be okay with me hiding when company comes over. I might even hiss or spat if I feel like my space isn't being respected.

The love, warmth, food, water, and cozy beds they have given me make me feel happy and I am becoming much braver. There’s been a lot of changes in my life recently and I would very much like to be adopted by people who understand that time and patience, combined with love and respect is very important for me.

 

 

My Purrrfect Match

  • will be ready for a 15+ year commitment!
  • have lots of patience while I learn to feel comfortable with my new family.
  • someone who understands that I might not want to cuddle or be touched all the time.
  • will provide lots of enrichment, scratching towers, toys, catio etc.
  • will keep my health in mind and take me into the vet for yearly checkups.
  • understand that I am still developing and my personality may change over time!
  • will keep me safe and happy, forever.

 

My Story:

I came into WAG with Chai and Earl, we were housed in a hoarding situation from a nearby town. Thankfully we found a temporary home at WAG where we can all learn to enjoy humans more and gain confidence in our new surroundings.

If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to WAG. Our care will be extended and it takes lots of resources and time to help under socialized animals become confident.

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!