A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise




Breed: Pitbull Terrier
Gender: Male, neutered
Age: 5.5 years old 
Size: Medium



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. Potentially with proper socialisation, supervision and seperation 
Medical Needs: next steps on my injury following vet recommendations, then yearly veterinary visits and anything else I might need 

About Me:

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 recommeded 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 heatbreaking 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.

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.....

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!



My Story:

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 will 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 get Hunter the surgery and medical care he needs!