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Winnie

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Winnie

Breed: Pitbull Mix
Gender: Female
Age: Under a year
Size: Medium

 

 

Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Basic manners, getting used to living inside, leash walking, other basic training, socialisation
House trained? Yes
Kids? Potentially older kids with proper supervision & separation
Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Potentially with proper supervision & separation
Medical Needs: Completing her first round of vaccines, then yearly vet checkups, currently on medication for anxiety 

About Me:

HELLO I'M WINNIE!

I am a young female puppy, estimated to be around 8 -10 months old. I have been waiting at WAG for my forever home for over six weeks now. I was very timid and nervous at first, but I have gained lots of confidence with the staff and my volunteer friends. I am super playful and LOVE running around in the yard. I have even made my first friend - Penny, shes smaller than me but I let her chase me and share my toys with her. Sometimes I can be a bit over enthusiastic though and I never want playtime to end!

I love spending time in reception 'helping' the staff whilst they do admin. I always ask for pets and cuddles, but can settle if I have a kong or a snuffle matt. I didnt spend much time indoors previously so it is something I am gradually getting used to.

I love going for walks and get SO excited when I see my harness. I know that if I sit I get a treat, and if I stay calm when I greet people instead of jumping up, then I get lots of pets. I am not keen to be left alone much yet and am sometimes overstimulated. At the moment I am considered a flight risk and wear a tracker outside of the shelter. Luckily I am food motivated and am very gentle when taking treats from my friends. I have a LOT of energy and will run circles and do zoomies in the yard, sometimes I might boop you in excitement. I do enrichment activities every day to mentally stimulate me as well as physical walks, my world is getting bigger at a pace that I can handle.

I love to sniff everything, but am also quite jumpy if a loud vehicle drives past or plane is over head. I need my new friends to take care of me and keep me safe during new adventures. I haven't been inside of a car much either, so can get a little car sick but hopefully I will get more used to it.

I am around 23KG and the vet said I am "very well muscled", so please remember I am strong girl, who has never had any training in my life prior to now. I haven’t spent too much time around other dogs yet aside from Penny, but with slow introductions and supervision, it is a possibility. I don't know how I feel about cats either, but I am quite interested in little birds and critters on my woodland walks.

I need a calm, dog experienced home who can help me learn the skills I need to be the good girl I want to be! I would like a person/ people willing to take it slow meeting me and spend the time to get to know me while I’m at the shelter first.

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.

Everything is new to me and many noises, smells and sights can make me nervous. 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.

Someone who wants to get on board with my training plan is necessary! Could you be my furrever family?

 

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 family loved me lots, but didn't have the time to train and socialize me. I came from a home with a family with visiting little humans, they gave me lots of love, but not lots of life skills. 

My next family I hope will be eager to learn with me and make me an active member of their life!

 

If you can't adopt at this time, please consider donating to my care.