William – Adopted May 2023!
Breed: Mixed Cattle breed
Age: Approx. 1 year
Size: Medium/ Large
Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Basic Manners and adjusting to a more urban environment
House trained? Yes
Kids? Unknown, possibly older kids with supervision and seperation
Cats? Unknown, I might like to chase them
Dogs? I seem to like other dogs, but would need proper supervision and seperation whilst getting to know new friends
Medical Needs: Completing 1st round of vaccines, recovery from recent neuter surgery. Then - moving forward, yearly vet exams
Hi! I'm William!
I was taken in by some caring community members in The Interior, then brought to WAG to begin my journey to find my furever home. I have never had a real home before, so am very well adjusted to daily life considering! I am around a year old, but thats a guesstimate as we don't know exactly when I was born. I recently had my neuter surgery and I did really well in the car and at the clinic. I am nearly fully recovered now, but I have not enjoyed wearing a cone and being on restrictive exercise whilst my incision heals. I am bored of being at WAG, waiting for my next adventure. I am a just a big puppy (around 30Kg/ 65 pounds!) with lots to learn, tons of energy and am super smart. I can't believe noone has chosen me to take home yet, I'm really entertaining and make the staff here laugh every day with my goofy nature and bouncy demeaner. I would love a home who love dogs like me, and want to help me learn and grow through positive reinforcement training and a variety of enrichment. I quite like other dogs, but the staff are not sure on how I would do with cats as I am pretty interested in squirrels and birds on my walks.
I love going on adventures and walk very well on a leash. Most of the time I am polite, and easygoing to be around - but if I am bored I will seek your attention and pursuade you to pet and play with me (this includes mouthyness and human parkour but I am working on alternative behaviours when this happens). I am still coming out of my shell, and considering the situation I came from, I may have some quirks arise in the future. I'm still just a puppy after all. Here are some brief notes from my temporary foster:
"William settled pretty fast with us -he definitely loves humans and wants to make friends with everyone. He's quite smart, seems to be quick to pick up new tricks, and food motivated. Independent, and happy to have cuddles but also likes to do his own thing and have space. He loved to chill out outside on our balcony and just watch things going on around. That transcribed well in the car too. He showed no real interest in skateboards, or bikes (a bit of excitement around kids though). Squeaky toys are the best for him, but he broke 2 of them in 2 days soooo you'll have to find something pretty resistant! He'll get lost in his own world on walks because he loves to sniff everything, but we've been working on check-ins. That drive can definitely be used with enrichment boxes that were really useful for us indoors to channel his energy (lick mats are a yes too)."
My Perfect Match:
- A family with patience and understanding that I may need time to adjust to my new surroundings and life as this will be a big transition for me
- Understanding that if I am expected to live with resident animals or children, that I will be introduced to them safely and have lots of supervision and seperation
- Loves goofy chunky high energy boys who thrive on play, cuddles, adventures and training
- Will keep me safe and love me forever, 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 continue my progress and give my family the tools they will need
- Will keep me healthy and happy with proper exercise and yearly vet visits and anything I might need during my life
I was spotted wandering and some caring citizens took me in but could not keep me forever so drove me all the wag to WAG. Unfortunately not alot is know about my history due to me being homeless for some time before I was taken in. I have now been able to access basic vet care and have recently been neutered.
If you are not in a position to adopt right now, consider donating to WAG so we can say 'yes!' to animals like William who need a second chance!