Wally came to us from a high-volume kill shelter down south. Then, he was terrified and shy and sweet and his big brown eyes just broke our hearts.
While Wally is less fearful now, he remains a timid dog. Whatever happened in his past life clearly still haunts him, but he want so badly to love and to trust and we know that with patience and some TLC he will come around and morph in to a wonderful family companion.
Wally is crate and house trained. He are great with other dogs and a little afraid of cats, though we can't imagine him so much as hurting a fly. He is a little afraid of loud noises and would do best in a home with older children. He is obedient and eager to please and extremely cuddly with the people that he knows and trusts.
Once he has deemed a person safe, it as if his emotional floodgates open up and Wally make it his personal mission to lavish said trusted person with as much affection and adoration as he is capable. I like to think they Wally is simply showing us his gratitude.
This sweet boy is currently in a foster home in Kentucky and is adoptable to any loving, understanding, gentle person worthy of his sweetness. To adopt Wally, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please apply online, at http://www.bigfluffydogs.com/online-app.php. Our main website, www.bigfluffydogs.com has more information about us and the rescue process. NOTE TO EMAILERS FROM ADOPT-A-PET: WE DO NOT RESPOND TO EMAIL INQUIRIES WITHOUT AN APPLICATION. WE REGRET WE CANNOT RESPOND TO EVERY EMAIL, BUT UNLESS YOU FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, WE DO NOT KNOW YOU EXIST. All known information about an individual dog is provided in it's listing. We do our best to provide accurate information, but adopters must understand that each home is different and the dog may behave differently in a new home. Dogs are creatures of their environment and you help make the dog what it will be. Homes considering adopting a puppy must be prepared for:1.) Flexible schedules for potty training. Puppies can only "hold it" for one hour per month of age (ex. a 4 month old puppy can only go 4 hours without a potty break).2.) Crate training until the puppy is at least one year old, to prevent chewing on inappropriate things when you can't supervise.3.) Socialization: The more positive and varying experiences as a puppy the better, both in and out of your home.4.) Puppy behavior and life stages are equivalent to a human toddler. It takes at least a full year to have a calmer, well adjusted dog. Patience is required and when your dog's behavior is a positive experience for you and those around you, your patience will be rewarded tenfold, for years to come.Please do not consider adopting a puppy if you have not thoroughly thought through the pros and cons of having one. So many people end up returning them after 3-5 months because they didn't realize the amount of work involved in raising a puppy.Patience, appropriate toys, socialization, and obedience training are all musts. All are time consuming, and can be expensive.All Dogs Require:Supervision with children and obedience training. Adopters that want to have good dogs must be prepared to put the time and effort into training a dog. Any dog requires work and effort, but a well trained, well socialized dog is more than worth the effort put in to get them there.
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