found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, and good with dogs.
Her foster mom is head-over-heels in love with her and finds it hard to believe that she sat unwanted at Athens-Clarke County Animal Control for 5 weeks. Widget loves few things more than hanging out and playing with her humans and wiggles her entire body when she sees someone she knows. She is a joy to train because she is such an eager student. She quickly caught on to the concept of clicker training and enthusiastically offers previously learned or new behaviors in order to earn treats or playtime. She is house-trained and crate-trained, knows some of the basics (sit, down, wait, and go-to-crate), and is currently working on a few others (walking politely on leash, coming when called, and “leave it”). Widget lives with someone who does a lot of trick training, so she will soon know a lot of practical as well as silly tricks. Check back soon for videos of Widget demonstrating some of her tricks!
Widget really enjoys playing with toys, so much so that she will entertain herself by romping around with a toy in her mouth or throwing it around to catch even if she has no one playing with her. In the few weeks that she’s been with her foster home, she’s learned that it’s tons of fun to play fetch and that the game goes on for longer if she brings the ball all the way back to the human instead of running around by herself. She also loves to tug and her foster mom is working on a dependable “drop it” command so that tugging can be used as a game or reward that starts and ends on the human’s terms, not Widget’s.
She has not yet been tested in playgroups since she joined Helping Paws Rescue during the busy time of the holidays. She currently lives in a multi-dog household and has no problem living with other dogs. People are definitely her preference since they are the source of her food, fun, and games, but she also enjoys playing with her canine pals. She chases and wrestles with the two playful dogs in her home (even though they outweigh her by at least 15 pounds) and stays out of the way of the grumpy dog who wants nothing to do with her.
Widget’s foster mom trains her personal pets for agility and tricks and thinks that Widget has the potential to be a great little sports dog. She is an athletic little girl, is very food motivated, loves to tug and play with toys, and is a very enthusiastic student. For these reasons, we would love to find her a sports home where she could live up to her potential and play agility, flyball, rally, or obedience.