13 year old senior
Introducing this Lovely Lady Lucy!
This beautiful senior is believed to be about 13 years old with the spirit and soul of a much younger dog.
Lucy came to WAAGR as a stray with several open tumors. She was immediately seen by a Veterinarian who diagnosed her with intracutaneous cornifying epithelioma tumors on her back and base of her tail; a spindle cell tumor on her side and a large fatty tumor on her shoulder. Lucy had three surgeries to remove five tumors thanks to the generosity of WAAGR allowing her to now lead a healthy, happy life! All tumors were non cancerous but she will always need to be monitored for new growths which can involve an additional emotional and financial commitment from her new owner. Lucy also tests positive for Lyme’s Disease but is currently not showing any active symptoms.
Lucy is being fostered in a home with several other dogs and blends into the pack seamlessly. She is living with two “dog savvy” cats; however she would do best in a cat free home. Lucy walks well on a leash but can tire out quickly; therefore a physically fenced in yard (as opposed to invisible fence) would be ideal for her to roam on her own pace and not wander away. Lucy is welcomed on the furniture at her foster home but she is content to stay on a dog bed as long as she is close to “her humans”. She bonds quickly to the people in her environment and will often place her paw on you just to stay close at all times. She has been crate trained but prefers to be out on her own and is left alone with the other dogs in a contained area without any incidents.
Lucy’s ideal home would be with a quiet lifestyle; older adults or people who work from home to give her that human attention she craves. Ideally she would thrive as an only dog but would easily bond with other calmer dogs in the home. Lucy has not demonstrated much arthritis; however, her ideal home would have limited stairs and/or ramps for easy access in and out. Lucy loves to ride in the car but currently uses a ramp to enter and exit the vehicle. As mentioned above, the types of tumors Lucy had removed have a chance of coming back so she will need to be checked on a regular basis and medically managed as needed. Her Lyme’s Disease may need to be medically treated should she show any symptoms of the disease. It is recommended that she be given the oral form of flea/tick medication to avoid the liquid application coming in contact with her old surgical sites; the oral form is slightly higher in cost than the liquid applications. Lucy comes with many special needs but one visit with this sassy red head and you will fall deeply in love! Lucy deserves a forever home that will provide her with the unconditional love she so freely gives herself. Please take a chance on this true Golden Oldie!
Brittany ****Adoption Pending****
Age 9 years
Brittany was surrendered to WAAGR when the breeding facility shut down. She has spent her entire life caged up, delivering puppies year after year. Brittany has a sweet temperament, not a mean bone in her body. No food or toy aggression. Actually she doesn’t know anything about playing with toys, they are very new to her. Even though she has never been socialized, never spent much time around people, she is learning to relax and enjoy life in her foster home. She wasn’t housebroken upon arrival at the foster home so they started using puppy training pads since Brittany doesn’t like to spend much time outdoors. She’s finally getting the hang of that and with time and patience she will learn the housebreaking rules too. She didn’t know how to walk on a leash of course, so that’s another new thing to her just like all the household noises. Every once in a while she lets out a howl, just a short howl, we’re not sure what that’s all about. Her coat is very soft, and she loves petting. You can leave her home alone because she’s not destructive although her foster parents are retired and usually someone is home during the day. Brittany also rides well in a car but you might have to give her a fanny boost if you have a tall vehicle. Since she’s in a one story house we don’t know yet how she handles stairs. I’m sure they will be another new experience to her. Do you have the time and patience to give Brittany the family she has never had? Who knows what she can become when given a chance.
9 year old female
WAAGR # #17009
Meet sweet Olive! Here’s what her foster mother had to say about her:
Olive is a nine year old former puppy mill dog. In the beginning she was very shy and didn’t quite know what people are for. It is obvious she did not spend much time with people. She is quickly coming out of her shell and demanding that we make up for nine years of not being petted and loved. She had serious dental disease, and has had 26 teeth pulled. She recovered very quickly and is back to eating dry food. She loves cheddar cheese and certain treats, although she is a little food picky. She is slightly underweight but is eating well. She has learned to walk on a leash fairly well, but is a powerful dog and occasionally pulls, especially as you approach going inside. We are working on that and she is improving. She does not know how to play with toys, but is starting to show an interest in them. She needs to continue working on potty training and does not know any basic obedience commands yet. Olive is a quick learner, and with motivating rewards, she will learn quickly. This is honestly one of the sweetest dogs I have ever had the pleasure to work with. There is not an aggressive bone in her body. She takes treats gently and is great with my younger autistic son, as well as other kids. She no longer fears other people. She even allowed a stranger to pet her the other day at the pet store. She has lots of energy and needs exercise, even at her age. She prefers to be active. She does not shy away from a long walk.
Neptune ****Adoption Pending****
4 yr old male Portugese Water Dog
Neptune s a well mannered young man. Loves water. Does well with other dogs. Happy. Knows basic manners walks well on leash. Does best with kids 12 and older.
Neptune needs an active home that will include swimming. He is kennel trained. His only downfall is counter surfing but hopefully new owners will work on that!