Louisiana (Louie to those who know him) and his 5 siblings are growing up in a WCAL foster home. We just did a DNA test to learn more about their possible breed mix since we haven't been able to meet either of their parents. What we can guarantee is that they sure are cute! 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. They are all scheduled for spay/neuter on 11/3 and then we'll be ready send them each home with a family of their own.
Louie 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.