Dogs: Accepting Applications
Breed: Husky Mix
Age: Approx. 1-2 years old
Energy Level: I'm still settling in at the shelter but am starting to show my playful side
Training Goals: I'll be working on basic manners and settling into a new environment after lots of unknown and changes lately
House trained? Yes! Although I am not keen on doing my business whilst on a leash it seems.
Kids? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Cats? Unknown. With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Dogs? With proper socialization, separation and supervision!
Medical Needs: Finishing my first round of vaccines, recovering from my upcoming spay, then yearly checkups
Hi I'm Sadie! Not much is known about my past as I came to WAG as a stray. I was taken to the Vet Clinic and given a full once over, and am being treated for an ear infection and was told I need to put on some weight. I'm on a course of ear drops and a high quality diet to sort that out and I should be feeling much better soon. It is believed that I may have had puppies earlier in the year but I have my spay booked in so I'll never have to be a young mom again. It's time to focus on ME and have a life filled to the brim with love and adventure from here on out! I've been in isolation as standard so I haven't met any of the other shelter residents yet BUT I am enjoying spending time getting to know the humans around here.
They say I am a super sweet girl and have been gladly getting to know me better each day. I've had some big changes lately so I am looking for a family ready to give me a chance and understand that lots of things are clearly new to me and be ready to teach me all about life. I'm learning to wear a harness and go for walks as well as how to play with toys. I'm a social eater and have had a tummy upset, most likely due to this transition and being on a new schedule. So far my favorite things are cuddles, hot dogs, tug and napping near my friends when I feel safe. I'm still sussing everything out around here. I know I look serious in my photos but I am starting to come out of my shell and am a joy to be around as I learn.
Helping me to gain confidence in the world around me with lots of positive experiences and moving at my own pace is crucial! Group classes or individual lessons for some basic training with a WAG-approved positive reinforcement trainer would be beneficial while I learn new skills and transition into my new life.
If you have room in your home and your heart for me and can offer me what I deserve - then what are you waiting for?! Scroll down and fill in an application form today.....I can't wait to meet my new best friend and make your life complete.
My Perfect Match:
- Is ready for the 10+ year commitment. 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.
- Will continue with basic training. I will need a post-adoption training appointment or classes with a WAG approved trainer using fear free, positive reinforcement science based methods.
- Able to provide a calm, nurturing environment with people that will pay attention to my body language to understand how I feel. Remember: lots of basic things may be completely new to me. Things you might not even think of like car travel, swimming, baths, nail trims and so much more.
- Lots of patience! Especially if I am to potentially join a family with any two or four legged siblings.
- Will love me forever no matter what, quirks and all! Not much is known about my past and so of course there may be things that come up.
I came to WAG as a stray and wasn't in great shape and so was able to get the health care that I needed including vaccines, de-wormer and flea treatments. I was found to be in some pain and am being treated with some ear drops for an ear infection too. I am now a resident at the shelter busy working on getting healthy, gaining weight and am ready to find a loving family to call my own.
If you are not in a position to adopt but would like to support WAG, please consider donating to WAG's Critical Care Fund to ensure that Sadie and other animals like her can get the additional care they need!
Stevie (previously known as Pepper)
Breed: Collie/Shepherd Cross
Age: Approx. 1 year old
Energy Level: Medium/ High
Training Goals: settling into a new home and environment, continuing my positive reinforcement training to help me feel more comfortable around my triggers, muzzle training,
House trained? Yes!
Kids? No thanks.
Cats? Nope! I'm a little too keen on them.
Dogs? I will need to be the only dog in the home.
Medical Needs: Yearly vet visits.
Hi! I'm Stevie, or you might remember my previous name 'Pepper' from when I arrived at WAG at the end of 2022 with my sister 'Piper'. I was adopted by a loving family but sadly it didn't work out as planned so I am back with my friends at WAG looking for a home. I am over 1 year old now, but since I was a stray this is just a guess. I am a sweet floofy girl, who can be shy and nervous when first meeting new people, but once we are pals I love cuddles on the couch and seek out affection.
I love all sorts of treats, I'll never turn my nose up at whats offered and am food motivated so enjoy learning new skills and working on current ones via positive reinforcement training. I am a really smart girl who looks forward to enrichment activities such as food puzzles, kongs, snufflemats and more. I have been working on basic manners with verbal cues and hand signals such as: sit, down, stay, leave it, wait, in your place and more! Some things I am more confident with than others but I am keen to learn and work on all kinds of things. As you can see, I'm a fluffy puppa so do tend to need brushing fairly regularly which I don't mind in short bursts. I love spending time in my crate or in my bunkbed at WAG, its one of my fave places to chill and would love to have a safe quiet space of my own in my next home too.
I'm a natural born athlete who loves to run and play, jump high and have even tried agility class which was good fun! 'Tug' is another favourite, so much so that playing tug after short training sessions works as a high value reward for me. I have made lots of dog friends locally and have been introduced to a couple of the current canine residents at WAG, but Togo is my favourite and we spend our days together at the shelter whilst we wait for homes of our own. I can be wary of some dogs so proper introductions are best! I love to chase and be chased by other dogs that I know, just watch how fast I can go. HOWEVER I would rather just cuddle with my human(s) on the couch and not have to share any of their cuddles with another dog in the home. Or kids for that matter. I like all the attention and love to be ON ME! I think my transition into my new home will be less complicated if I am the only doggo, but I'd love to have friends to meet up with for playtime.
I love going on adventures and walk very well on a leash. I have been to doggy day care and have done well with the other dogs in the past. I am ok in the car but can get a little motion sick on longer journeys. I am still a young pup with lots to learn about the world around me and have been nervous around small children and some men including seniors. I would love to have a calm, kind and patient guardian to look after me and continue working on my associations to my triggers at my own pace. Since arriving back at WAG I have started on muzzle training to help make sure I am safe, especially as coming back to the shelter can be rather stressful for doggos. I was hoping not to be here for long, but it has already been over 6 weeks and I am doing really well considering but it is not easy waiting at the shelter for my loving people to come and find me!
My ideal match would be:
- Adults who understand that I may need a few meetings prior to adoption to get to know you and learn that we are friends. As well as patience whilst I adjust to my new surroundings and life
- Loves dogs who enjoy cuddles and adventures but will work at my own pace and not overwhelm me
- Will keep me safe and love me always, no matter what!
- Eager to learn more about dog body language so you can understand what I'm communicating to you
- Be proactive with my training, using a WAG approved trainer that will help me gain confidence and give my humans the tools they will need including being Pro-Muzzle if needed
- Will keep me healthy and happy with proper exercise and yearly vet visits and anything else I might need!
I came to WAG last year as a stray alongside my sister Piper and we were both adopted into wonderful loving homes locally. However, sadly my family made the very difficult decision that although they loved me very much, it would be best for me to come back into WAG's care so that they could find me a new enviroment where I can really thrive.
Breed: Shepherd Hound? Cross
Age: 1.5 years old
Size: Large/ XL
Energy Level: Medium, I seem to take things at a slow pace on my general walks but love to run and play in the WAG yard and in the river with a lot more gusto!
Training Goals: Basic Manners + Learning to live in a more urban environment
House trained? Yes
Kids? Older kids - I have lived with kids before
Cats? Nope! I might like to chase them and other small animals
Dogs? I have lived with other dogs my size before. No small dogs please.
Medical Needs: Yearly veterinary visits
Hi I'm Togo!
I have been at WAG for nearly 10 weeks now - can you believe it? The staff around here sure can't, since I am the most loveable, goofy boy around who makes them laugh and brighten up their day. I'm told I'm a young dog with an old soul, I love to swim, play with toys, have cuddles on the couch and join my human friends on laid back walks around the shelter. I came from a loving home, but due to a very sad situation I had to be surrendered to WAG. At first I was super sad and scared of my new environment but I soon started to trust the humans at the shelter and settle into my new routine. I have also made some doggo friends who I love run around with in the yard and spend my time with. I was nervous of new people at first, but am now feeling more relaxed and am keen to go meet new people. Sometimes I am unsure, maybe if you are riding a skateboard or are on a bike, but I am doing really well. Don't forget to bring me treats. Hot dogs are my favourite! When I realise you are my friend, I'll show you my playful side and ask for endless cuddles and pets. I love playing with the soccer balls in the yard and sprinting around. After which I'm content to relax and settle in my kennel but even happier to be near the staff - whether thats helping out in reception or going for adventures in the area.
So far I've been pretty chilled out when I've been taken out on walks. I'm keen to amble alongside the staff and just take it all in. It's always a sniff-ari walk when you're on a walk with me, so feel free to throw some more of those yummy hot dogs in the grass for me to find. I've been doing well in the car too, I'll hop in and out and spread myself out on the backseat for a well deserved nap.
I'm affectionate and sweet, but have a fun playful side too. In my past home I lived with other large dogs and children, but I'm not suited to living with small dogs, cats or any other little critters. I can forget my size sometimes, but have been doing so much better with greeting my friends and have been working on not jumping up. I LOVE playing with Stevie in the yard whilst she is at WAG waiting for her loving family to come along too. We are BFFs. I hope I find my own home soon!
I'll 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.
My Perfect Match:
-Is willing to take a trip or two to WAG to get to know me before taking me home. I can sometimes be unsure of new people when I first meet them but am the goodest boy.
- A family with patience who love big, goofy, joyful, silly young dogs!
- Understanding that I have had HUGE changes in my life recently and to give me the time I need to settle in and relax after my adoption. Especially if I am to live with other big dogs or little humans.
- Be proactive with my training, using a WAG approved trainer that will help me learn new skills and give me the best set up for sucess.
-Having a safe & secured yard would be a bonus for morning zoomies and soccer sessions! If not, being okay with using a long line to allow freedom but keep me safe.
- Will take me for annual vet checkups and be proactive with my health.
I came from a loving home, where a very unfortunate situation forced me to be surrendered to WAG. Although I am sad to find myself at WAG, and can't wait for my forever family to find me!
If you are not currently in a position to adopt, please consider making a donation to WAG so that other dogs like me can be given a second chance when they have nowhere else to turn.
Breed: Pitbull Terrier
Gender: Male, neutered
Age: 5.5 years old
Size: Medium (some may consider me large at approx. 30kg/ 66 pounds)
Energy Level: Medium/ High
Training Goals: settling into a new home, working on loose leash walking, not jumping up, etc
House trained? Yes
Kids? Potentially with proper socialisation, supervision and seperation. I have lived with kids before.
Cats? No thank you! I'd quite like to chase them
Dogs? Unknown. I have not lived with other dogs before. Potentially calmer older dogs however I am not allowed to run or play properly currently due to my surgery.
Medical Needs: continuing rehab after TPLO surgery , then yearly veterinary visits and anything else I might need.
I had my next recheck with Dr. Lane and the team at Points East West and was a VERY GOOD BOY. I have X-RAYs, then range of motion tests, spinal alignment, laser and some acupuncture.
It has been several weeks since my successful TPLO surgery and WAG is extremely thankful to my loving foster families who have helped me every step of the way! It has been a lot of hard work on their end (and mine!) including exercises, restrictions, medications, woundcare and keeping my days full of love and fun whilst I have been healing. I am excited for my next steps and am hopeful that my forever family will find me soon and give me the home I deserve for the rest of my days.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of our supporters and generous donors who have made this surgery possible via WAG's Critical Care Fund. Hunter is just one of many special cases this year, and thanks to you he has been given a second chance. Now all he needs is a family to call his own!
Hunter simply can't wait to get out of the shelter and back onto a couch! If you think he'd complete your family and you are able to help him through his health problems then what are you waiting for?! Scroll down and fill in an application form today.....
Hi I'm Hunter and I am on the HUNT for my forever home after being brought to WAG as a stray. I am a very sad boy as I was used to living in a home but my old owner didn't come back to claim me so I need to start all over again. I have recently been to Pemberton Vet for a general health checkup and to make sure my vaccines were up to date. Whilst there they also investigated an old injury affecting one of my back legs, to advise further action on that so my quality of life can improve with a plan moving forward. XRAY's showed that I have a left CrCL tear and also quite possibly a right partial CrCL tear too. The radiographs were sent to our specialist at Points East West and surgery was recommended on one leg to start with, to allow me to return to my previous healthy active lifestyle. However as I am a high energy active dog, I will not be impressed about needing downtime in order to recover post surgery and insure its success. The humans are working out the details at the moment, including fundraising for the cost of the initial expensive first TPLO surgery and all of my aftercare needs. In the meantime I have been prescribed a pain medication and antiflammatory to help me feel better.
Now we've got the serious stuff out of the way, would you like to get to know me better? Of course you do! I am a big lovebug with a kind soul, I adore cuddles, kisses and being around the staff. It's fun when I go out for walks with my friends at the shelter and am working on my loose leash skills and learning not to jump up when I am extra excited. I'm verrrry strong and keen to chase squirrels in the woods on occasion. I have also shown a little too much interest in the cats at the shelter so I should be adopted into a home with no small animals. I seem to quite like dogs, but havn't had the chance to play with the other residents as I needed the all clear from the vet first due to my leg and unknown recent vaccine status.
I have made lots of friends at WAG, and although my heatbrearking arrival wasn't planned and prepared for, WAG can't wait to help me find a new home and recieve the life changing specalist injury treatment I deserve. Having been turned away by other organisations - I am being given a second chance via WAG's Critical Care Program.
This fund (made possible via donations from their generous supporters) enables WAG to help those who have nowhere else to turn. Sadly this means occasionally animals from elsewhere are abandoned in this jurisdiction due to desperation that can come from becoming unhoused and personal circumstances changing.
After already being rehomed once due to no fault of my own, what I REALLY need next is a stable home committed to me and ready to give me a life with love and adventure for the rest of my years, who will be procative with my health and understanding of my recent instability. Some basic training with a WAG approved positive reinforcement trainer might be beneficial whilst I brush up on my previous skills.
My Perfect Match:
- A family with a lot of love to give me for the rest of my life
- A family who will keep my health in mind and be proactive with my medical care, whatever that may include moving forward. This will include recovery, medication and rehab as a surgery has been recommeded by the specialists. As well as yearly checkups as standard
-Is willing to take a couple of trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home. I have had a lot of changes recently and am a little unsure
- Understanding that a lot of things are new to me, I may need time to adjust to my new surroundings
- Understanding that if I am expected to live with resident dogs or children, that introductions must be taken slowly to make sure I am comfortable and kept safe
- Be proactive with my training, using a WAG approved trainer that will help me contiinue to gain confidence and give my family the tools they will need
-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!
I was brought to WAG by a RMOW Bylaw officer after a report came in that I had been left tied to a post in a park in Whistler. Not much is known about my life prior, just that I was a member of a family and was used to a life inside the home. I was neutered when I was younger and had my initial series of vaccinations, however I have been living with a leg injury which has now be treated via WAG's Critical Care program.
If you are not in a position to adopt but would like to support WAG, please consider donating to our Critical Care Program to help Hunter receive the surgery and post surgical medical care he needs!
Lola has been in the care of WAG since 2018.....
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 5.5 years old
Size: Medium/ Large (approx. 60 pounds)
Energy Level: Medium
Training Goals: Post adoption training with a WAG approved trainer - To work one on one with her & an approved trainer to help her settle into a new home, routine and continue working on her fears & anxieties using positive reinforcement methods
House trained? Yes
Medical Needs: I have had a very unstable past, so to help me cope with my fears I am on anti-anxiety medication and recently had a dental earlier this month.
My Ideal Home:
-Is willing to take many trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home. It takes several controlled sessions to make the slow introduction and convince me I don't have to be scared of you.
-Understanding that it will take me much longer to become comfortable with new males, at this time, I trust women much faster.
-Is experienced with reactive dogs. It will be up to you to keep me and everyone else safe.
-Lives in a QUIET area – busy places are not for me! I need a direct and private access to the outdoors where I will not be running into strange humans or dogs.
-A safe, secure, and private yard is a huge bonus. If not though, lets get out and explore some secluded spots together!
-Loves snuggly girls, watching movies, suntanning in the back yard, and SNACKS!
-Will continue with my training and take me on SAFE and SECLUDED walks/adventures only. I will not be able to walk down busy streets, go to dog parks, or other busy places.
-Patient with me on our first few meetings – I will be scared of you at first and you will need to make multiple trips to WAG before I understand that you are not a threat.
-Is pro-muzzle. I need to wear one in public to keep me and everyone else safe.
-Lives a quiet lifestyle with no visitors/social events at the house. I do not like visitors unless I have already built a relationship with them.
-Will love me forever no matter what!
The majority of my life has been at WAG, while they give me the best care they can, I'm hoping it won't be much longer until I find that dedicated family that wants to give me the life I deserve.
The team at WAG keep my days full of fun and love, but I still know that I'm living in a shelter. Once in a while some of the team can bring me for sleepovers, but no one has been able to provide me with a long term foster home, or the thing I wish for every night, a forever home.
The most exciting thing about moving into a home will be, no longer having to be bothered by the other animals. The cats keep to themselves and sometimes I might be interested in saying hi to one of the residents in the cattery (through the window in the door), their mews don't bother me too much. But boy oh boy, I can't wait to not hear the other dogs bark....especially when we have puppies, ugh, those things are annoying. Having my own home and my own bed where I'll get to cuddle and sleep in with my hooman on a Sunday with no barking dogs, that's the life I hope to find this year!
My friends at WAG like to get me out for big adventures in the car, particularly on days where being in town can be busy with folks out and about and other dogs (off leash dogs running up to me, rude!). We especially like to find good swimming holes! I love to swim and would gladly gulp up the whole body of water, whoops! Sometimes they call me a little piggie, but I believe that I am really a mermaid! But truthfully I love nothing more than finding a nice quiet spot on the water and swimming around with a long line that keeps me safe and allows me freedom. Then a good patch of some sunny moss to dry off and roll around for a decent amount of time, I love wriggling around.
I love getting a chance to go to new hikes, don't get me wrong, I like being able to sniff my favorite trees or play with leftover sticks on my regular routes, but boy do I like getting a chance to find new spots. In the wintertime I like to leap and slide through deep snow! I am a strong girl and can sometimes pull on the leash, things like proper gear will be super beneficial at making us a great team! Some stuff the WAG crew has on our walks are - muzzle, collar, harness, leash on each (2 leashes for safety is the way all WAG dogs are walked), weather appropriate foot wear (water shoes in the summer and spiked boots in the winter), treat pouch, poop bags, bear spray and LOTS of high value treats. Sometimes I wear a GPS tracker, sometimes they bring along a long line, they're always thinking about how else they can make walks and adventures more safe and of course more fun (hint, more treats and swim spots).
My forever family better be ready for a velcro dog!
I love to be around my friends, if you have a hand free, that could be scratching my ears or rubbing my belly. I love to trot around the house with you, supervising whatever task you are preforming, but I'm not intrusive, just curious. I'm very food motivated, but surprisingly polite in the kitchen, I like to monitor what I may be getting a sampling of later. But I have known to steal a piece of pizza or two! I don't mind putting in my share of help around the house, I'm very good at pointing out spots you've missed vacuuming (it's under me, cause I'm not moving out of my spot, you can vacuum around me). I can lick dishes clean.
I love to be clean, I enjoy bath time, especially when I get a towel dry with a soft cloth afterwards and a cozy blanket, or one of my sleepovers I had a fire going, I like those! Although I'm still a young gal, I know when I'm ready to call it a night, if you're a bit of a night owl, I'll let you do your thing and keep the bed warm. Also, best believe I'll be allowed on your bed, and the couch, and a 'dog' bed for me.
I LOVE girls.
Sweet girls who call me pretty and give me lots of praise and chicken.
Boys not so much. That doesn't mean I'll never like boys, but I need them to understand that it's going to take me a LOT LONGER to become comfortable with you. Sometimes boys forget that they're tone, body language and eye contact can be a little too intimidating for me.
Please keep on reading below to find out more about my story, ideal home and recent important updates:
Follow along with my journey whilst I look for my forever home on Instagram @lookingforahomelola
I've been making the most of the hot days and enjoying spending time outside, sunbathing in the yard or going to my fave swimming holes for a dip. I just had my dental surgery at PVH to remove a couple of teeth that were bothering me and am recovering well. I had been having trouble with a lump on my face too, but no further treatment from that was needed in the end as it has healed really well! THANKS to the whole team for looking after me, I love my Vets. I've also been continuing to attend the Whistler Dog Nanny (Kayla's) parallel walk dog classes in Whistler and in Pemberton and am continuing to learns lots of work on myself with my best friends beside me. Thank you Kayla, Lindsay and my whole crew 🙂
This month I've been really lucky cos I got to have a few sleepovers at a staff members house, I LOVE being in a real home and having snuggles all night rather than being alone in my room. We watched some movies and had lots of snacks. Girls night is my favourite night!
If you would like to donate towards my personal Long Term Care Fund which will be used to pay for these extra medical bills this year then please follow the link below. I want to say a massive THANKYOU to my fans and supporters for assisting with my care:
Following my recent Vet Checkup, I have been having a rough time with alump on my face and had an eye infection too! Not the best start to my favourite season - Summer! A course of antibiotics and daily warm compresses are helping me feel better and heal up whilst I wait for my recheck next month. I also got a new sunhat to protect my sensitive skin from the sun whilst I'm outside in the yard, and a new muzzle for my adventures outside of the shelter. After trying lots of different brands and sizes, this one seems to be more comfortable and extra safe so it gets a thumbs up from me so far!
Sooooo I went for my yearly check up today. I had to get sedated so they could have a good look in my mouth. They also listened to my heart and poked me to take my blood. Turns out I will be coming back here to have a few broken teeth removed and to have the lump on my forehead also removed. Special thanks to Dr. White and the team at Pemberton Veterinary Hospital for always taking such good care of me and for being so patient with me. Shout out to Lins & Kendall for always holding my paw during these moments. I was told I was a very good patient.
I have continued my weekly parallel walks and sessions with Kayla (Whistler Dog Nanny) and the WAG team to help me work on my reactivity to my triggers outside of the shelter including strangers and other dogs. These sessions are set up to safely practise staying under threshold when around triggers at a pace that I am comfortable with whilst building on my bond with my humans.
I had a very unstable start to my life. I was impounded by the RCMP when my previous caregivers were arrested. They never returned to pick me up and I was left at WAG. It is believed that I was abused and neglected in my previous home, hence my fearfulness and anxiety. I have never had a stable home life, or proper training prior to WAG, both of which I need to continue with in my next home. The team at WAG provide me with lots of love and support, but nothing compares to my own home one day where I can't wait to continue my journey.