WALLY ~ A handsome 8 year old Black and Tan smooth mini weighing 9.80 pounds. He hasn't had the easiest life but that's about to change.
Wally is a sweet, bright, sensitive, and companionable little beauty, and will make the perfect pet for some lucky person or quiet family. Handsome as can be, Wally is not even 10 lbs—so we’re working to put a little weight on him.
Wally is very focused on his person. Wally would be happy sitting all day in your lap, or napping beside you at your desk, and will sleep contentedly next to you through the night in the big bed. He loves to be held.
Who knows what happened to Wally before he was rescued? We’ve heard that he came from a hoarding situation, which might explain some of his current sensitivity. Although he’s happy and curious about the world (and even a little bit of an escape artist), he’s frightened by rumbling or loud noises. He doesn’t seem to like frantic situations or too much stimulation. He loves all gentle people, but has grumbled a bit at one or two gentle dogs (both male - more information about that as he spends more time out in the world).
Most interesting—Wally hasn’t barked yet. Like, at all. Completely silent, no matter what. This will make him a perfect apartment dog, but he’ll require an owner who will be attentive to his silent signals.
He is extremely food focused, dancing and spinning when he realizes it’s suppertime. He wolfs down his food, but settles down quickly once he understands mealtime is over. As he learns that food is no longer in short supply, we expect his food-mania will diminish.
It seems likely that Wally hasn’t had much normal socialization, so we’re working on his walking and household manners, and he’s doing very well. He’s bright and eager to please and responds to correction quickly—in less than 48 hours he’s learned not to scratch the kitchen cabinets or beg for human food, and has had very few accidents in the house—so with a little consistent reinforcement we expect him to become a perfect gentleman.
We think the ideal household for Wally would be on the quiet side, with an owner who will gently build his confidence and feeling of security. We think he would be happy as an only dog, or perhaps with one other gentle dog or cat.
He has been vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Come meet him at an upcoming adoption cevent.
If you are interested in meeting or adopting him please complete an adoption application and schedule your home safety check so you are pre-approved.