Wilf is now adopted, thriving in a loving forever home with a visiting pug girlfriend he adores. We couldn’t be happier for him & his new family.
Wilf has had multiple homes in his life, the most recent for around a year and a half.
•Experience with brachycephalic breeds, dogs with respiratory struggles & skin folds is preferable.
*If you’ve never cared for a dog facing these struggles before please do plenty of research before applying and familiarise yourself with the extra commitment and dedication involved.
A week before Wilf came to us his family attempted to privately rehome him, he was returned in under 12 hours in distress. The person claims he tried to bite whilst she was carrying him up the stairs, she received no injuries from any of his 7 teeth. This made the family finally decide to reach out for rescue help.
We received glowing reports from his family, watched how gentle he is with their young grandchild & we are pleased to say his initial assessments are going incredibly well here. With what we have learned about Wilf so far we have concluded that if he attempted to nip, it was likely due to him not being used to stairs, experiencing discomfort being carried & an unfamiliar environment with strangers.
Wilf hadn’t had much training but he is a quick learner & very keen to interact. He appreciates lots of clear, direct instructions, with rewards & loves to learn new things. He is easily distracted & refocused away from interesting things like lawnmowers & hoovers.
Wilf is very food motivated & is working on taking treats more gently. He is generally very good around food & toys but can become protective of particularly high-value things. So far he has been happy to trade for other higher-value items if he picks up something that isn’t for him, he is also learning the ‘leave it’ instruction.
His vet’s final opinion:
“Despite his multiple issues, he was such a sweet/well-natured dog to meet/examine during his consultation with lots of character. I hope there is someone that can give him the care and attention he requires.”
Wilf has thrived in one of our lifeline pet-free foster homes & has now progressed to a home trial with perfect potential adopters. All of our paws are crossed for him here, stay tuned for his updates! We will be seeing sweet Wilf again soon to arrange his dental procedures & check in on his progress. New video diary coming soon!
COULD YOU OFFER THE LIFELINE OF A LOVING FOSTER HOME TO A DOG LIKE WILF?
We are in urgent need of more pet-free foster homes. Can your home be a sanctuary shared?