Adoptable puppy Heath loves a good snuggle. He sure is a photogenic little dog. Our two remaining boy puppies are doing a fabulous job of catching up to their bigger sisters. They're outgoing and playful, have a blast running around with the big dog in their foster home and are doing nicely with the cats too! Tug with sticks has been a fun discovery this week and Heath is learning to ask to go outside which is helping with his potty training. He sleeps through the night, eats four meals a day and potty training is coming right along thanks to a lot of time and attention from his foster family. Puppies this age cannot be left home alone for more than a few hours at a time. They sleep through the night in a crate attached to an xpen where they can't get into trouble while unattended. This litter is loving, playful, eager little babies.
We ask that all WCAL puppy adopters commit to attending a 4 week-long reward-based training class with their new puppy (we'll help you find a qualified, dog-friendly trainer near you). This is the best way we know how to help you bond with your new pup, give you access to current training techniques and ensure that your new dog becomes a well-rounded member of society. We believe in being proactive and know from experience that the best time to train a dog is NOW! It's important that the dogs we rescue get the very best start to reduce their chances of being surrendered to a shelter or banished to a backyard as an unruly, untrained adolescent who is no longer cute and small. If you don't have time to attend training classes with a puppy, please consider choosing an adult dog or waiting to adopt until your schedule is more flexible.
Left in a cardboard box in front of a grocery store, we have no information about the parents of this litter. While we can guess that this puppy will grow to be a LARGE dog, we have not met either parent and do not know the specific breed mix. The side of the box they were found in said "A.P.B.T." (American Pit Bull Terrier) and we have no reason to doubt they are at least part pit bull. Before applying to adopt, it's important to verify that this pup will be welcomed by your landlord and homeowners insurance, regardless of breed.