Introducing Twilight! Twilight is a sweet Wired-Haired Terrier mix who’s about 12 lbs and around 6 months old. She was initially found as a stray and she wasn’t putting weight on one of her back legs, so the shelter and wonderful people at Athenspets sent her to the vet and found out that at 4 months old, this sweet puppy had a broken leg. Twilight ended up needing surgery to put a pin and plate in place so the bones could heal properly. Fast forward to now and Twilight has healed up very nicely and is ready to run and play and FINALLY get a chance to be the happy little spunky puppy her foster mom knows her to be!
Foster Mom is still attempting to take her re-introduction to playing slow and makes sure Twilight slows down and takes frequent breaks in her kennel. Twilight is a well-practiced champ at crate rest and she sleeps and relaxes very well in her kennel as long as she can see her people. If she needs a drink, food, or to potty, she will happily bark at Foster Mom to signal what she needs. Out of the kennel, however, Twilight seems to need a little work on house breaking still. If she is playing and needs to go, she will forget her manners and have an accident in all of the excitement. Twilight is learning very quickly and it won't be any time at all before she has it down! Twilight also just LOVES to run and play with her foster siblings when Mom allows. Even if Foster Mom is trying to keep her separate to take a break, Twilight will make anything a toy! Her favorite thing to do is pick up anything nearby and toss it in the air so she can chase it down and repeat her little game! Sticks, leaves, sweet gum balls, rocks… everything is a toy if you are creative enough and ohhh boy is Twilight creative!
Even without doggy play mates, Twilight would be excellent at self-entertaining. She currently lives with three larger dogs and a smaller dog, including fellow ACR foster pups Forest and Cadence. She wrestles with everyone big or small. Twilight is very confident with larger dogs and does not need structured introductions. She just gets so excited and runs right up to her siblings and starts jumping all over them and trying to play! Two of Twilight’s bigger foster siblings play with her and tolerate her puppieness; one of her bigger foster siblings is trying very hard to get her to mind her manners by telling her that jumping is rude. Eventually, Twilight will listen, but she needs frequent reminders that not everyone wants to play, play, play.
Speaking of play, play, play...Cadence is just as puppy excited to play as Twilight and those two are one heck of a pair! Bouncing around the couch, play growling and tussling until they are both exhausted! Twilight is an extremely smart puppy and she picked up sit in half a heartbeat and now offers a sit anytime she thinks food is involved! She will do anything for a tasty little snack! Twilight has also been trying to work on lay down but she has her own opinions on how that trick should go- she sticks her butt straight up in the air and gives Foster Mom a big grin and tail wiggle from a play bow, as if saying “No I like this trick better.” She is just far too cute and happy, so instead of learning lay down, she practices Bow! Twilight also has a few leash manners to learn still. During her recovery, it was her only time out of the kennel, so of course she would try to pull and run because she was SOOOO excited for a taste of freedom. She would even throw herself on the ground and just roll all around in the grass like it was the best feeling in the world to be outside again! Now that she is being allowed to play a bit more, hopefully she will learn to be polite and won’t feel the need to let out such a burst of energy while on a leash. But until she learns she will get to play until her little terrier heart is content and she will need work on her leash manners.
With such wispy, wiry hair, a cheesy grin, and a winning personality with such a love for playing, Twilight is sure to steal your heart when you meet her!
We require a home visit for all of our adoptions. Because of this, we only adopt to homes within 30 minutes of Athens, GA. Please visit our website for more info.(www.athenscaninerescue.com)