A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Harlequin – Adopted August 2021!



Breed: Retriever mix
Gender: Male 
Age: 7 months old
Size: Medium/Large


Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Post adoption training session required to brush up on some leash skills and confidence in new environments
House trained? Yes
Kids? With proper socialization, supervision & separation!

Cats? With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Dogs? With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Medical Needs: Continuing with yearly vet care 

About Me:

Hi, I'm Harlequin, but my friends call me Harle!

I am a young pup who still has LOTS to learn! I have been loving being at WAG, so far I have been happy to meet all the new humans, staff & volunteers. I am learning how to walk with a harness and a leash, and confidently, sometimes loud cars can scare me. I'm excited to go out for awesome adventures, I get to go to the river, smell lots and see new things.


When I get playful I can be very BOUNCY and not know my own body size. When playing with smaller dogs or humans I will need active supervision.

I am hoping that my forever family will be awesome humans, lots of play, adventures, cuddles, but most importantly I need them
to be patient.

Some new things can make me a bit unsure and I need my family to be understanding that they'll need to work with me during
this big life change, hire a trainer and give me time to adjust.

My perfect match
- Be able to commit to coming to visit me a few times at the shelter before going into my forever home
- 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
- Be ready for the 10+ year commitment
- Keep me healthy and happy with proper exercise and yearly vet visits.

My Story:

My first family loved me, they took great care of me, but due to some life changes, they were unable to provide the best home possible.

I hope it's not long before my forever family comes around.


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