Adoptable puppy Carolina has the cutest little bat girl ears, if we do say so. She is a really sweet, cuddly girl who loves attention and leans in close for as much physical contact as possible. The largest of the three "blonde" girl pups and the most reserved of her litter, she runs to her humans if spooked. In her foster home, she is happy and relaxed. Carolina gives her people nice licks and plays really nicely with her siblings, sharing bones and toys without issue. She was the first to climb out of the short baby-size exercise pen and all her siblings quickly learned from her! Carolina often comes back from a romp in the yard with a stick or leaf hanging out of her mouth (everything must be sampled). She comes quickly when you call for her and is so attentive. Carolina usually finds a cool, shady place to nap in the gravel or on the lawn after play time. Her ears both stand up now and she always seems to be listening to you. Carolina has a dark face mask that extends up around her eyes. This pup is easy to love!
Carolina and her 5 siblings are growing up in a WCAL foster home. We sent out a doggy DNA test for one pup from this litter and just received the results. The top 5 breeds are German Shepherd (21%), American Pit Bull Terrier (15%), American Staffordshire Terrier (15%), Siberian Husky (14%) and Australian Cattle Dog (10%) with a lot of other breeds in smaller amounts. The DNA test also says that Carolina (our test pup) is predicted to be between 37-66 pounds when full grown. They were born to the dog of a homeless family in Lake County and we are ecstatic to have this opportunity to help them each find their way into an amazing home. Each pup from this litter is a loving, silly, entertaining baby dog and they're learning lots of important life skills each day.
Carolina 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 her foster family. Puppies this age cannot be left home alone for more than a few hours at a time. They nap in an open crate attached to a metal exercise pen (where they can't get into trouble while unattended).
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 happy, well-rounded member of society. We believe in being proactive and know from experience that the best time to train a dog of any age 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.