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Willy is a medium sized dog with an athletic physique, dashing good looks, and lots of smarts. He is living in foster care with 2 adults and has been working hard on learning many new skills. On leash walks Willy is beginning to feel more at ease when encountering a squirrel or kitty that temps his curiosity. He is very motivated by treats and positive encouragement. When meeting humans Willy appreciates a happy controlled introduction and his wagging tail shows just how appreciative he is. Because Willy is still a bit bashful around other dogs and hasn’t quite figured out kitties, it would likely be best if he is the only animal in his forever household.
Willy loves to play with his knotted rope toys or chewies. He is very affectionate with his people and enjoys following them around and napping at their feet. He sleeps in his crate at night with the door open but can also be in his closed crate for short periods when his foster parents go out. Walks are important exercise for Willy so that he can wear off his puppy energy and also practice exposure to all of the sights and sounds of the neighbourhood. He has made excellent strides with this!
Willy is a healthy young pup in every way, however he has tested positive for heart worm. This means that we are looking for a foster-to-adopt family that will welcome him into their home now and see him through his heart worm treatments (paid for by ARF). An adoption can be finalized once he has completed his medications.
This smart and lovable dude is looking for a devoted active family that will continue with his positive training. He has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and de-wormed. If you want to meet your next best huggable buddy then visit www.arfontario.com, and click on the ‘adopt-me’ button to start the application.