Hank is a confident, outgoing, friendly pup. He came to WCAL after the person who bought him realized they were not equipped to raise a bottle pup separated from his family too soon. Hank is thriving, happy and learning all sorts of important skills in his foster home about cats and big dogs! 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.
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.
We are told Hank's parents are both friendly dogs, but we haven't been able to find them to offer spay/neuter and have no other information about their breeds, health, etc. While we can guess that this puppy will grow to be a LARGE dog, all we can do is guess without a DNA test. Before applying to adopt, it's important to verify that this pup will be welcomed by your landlord and homeowners insurance, regardless of breed (he visually appears to be at least part pit mix).