Georgia was separated from her siblings as a 2 week old bottle baby because there were concerns she wasn't thriving, but now she is doing amazing and is healthy and happy. She's got a fun, loving personality. We are thrilled that we got the chance to also help 5 of her siblings once they were weaned so she has had the opportunity to learn from them and practice important social skills she can only learn from other puppies. Georgia is especially affectionate since she was bottle-raised by humans. She is clever, vocal and opinionated. This girl has had a wonderful upbringing and is a bit more independent as a result of starting off alone. This short coated pup loves sunbathing! As a baby, Georgia was smaller than the others and just a wee bit different, with a noticeable head tilt that appears to be going away with time. She's seen our vet who assures us that her ears and eyes are 100% healthy, she's just a bit quirky. The one noticeable difference is that she doesn't seem to register where the sound she hears are coming from. It appears that this is a neurological anomaly and that her ears function, but her brain gets mixed signals. The only impact this might have is that she should not be expected to be successful off-leash since her recall is not reliable unless she can see you and we certainly wouldn't want her to get lost. Her potty training is quite good since we started very early with this smarty pants!
Georgia 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.
Georgia 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.