(Puppy) Walt Whitman

Hi! My Name Is (Puppy) Walt Whitman

We're happy to tell you that (Puppy) Walt Whitman has a new furever home.
Please visit our Available Dogs Page to see the pups currently available.
This looker is Walt Whitman, a 12-week-old hand-raised puppy who is going to grow up to be your BFF! He goes to work every day with his foster mom and has spent a lot of time around tolerant adult dogs and saintly felines. Walt likes picking up things in his mouth and is a curious, inquisitive guy. He thinks puddles are delicious! It's extra cute when he carries a toy around his foster home. Walt rides great in the car, enjoys chewing on a pizzle stick, and he comes running when you make a kissy sound. He is ready to learn to walk on leash and go on adventures. Walt plays nicely with others, and he's even doing well with the cats (that's saying a lot for a pup his age!).
** Puppies this age are only available to adopters with flexible schedules because they can not be left alone all day while you go to work. These babies are eating three meals a day and potty training requires regular visits to the yard together.
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 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 essential 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 unruly, untrained adolescent dogs who are no longer cute and small. If you don't have time to attend training classes with a puppy right after adoption, please consider choosing an adult dog or waiting to adopt until your schedule is more flexible.

This litter of baby puppies was left in a box outside of a library and luckily they were found in time and delivered to the animal shelter which contacted our rescue for help. While we can guess this puppy will grow into a LARGE dog, we have not met either parent and do not know their exact breed mix. Before applying to adopt, it's important to verify that this pup will be welcomed by your landlord and homeowners insurance, regardless of breed (many prohibit bully breeds and pitbull mixes).  A DNA test of the largest pup revealed that these dogs likely include a mix of American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, Boxer, plus Neapolitan Mastiff, and they are predicted to be 51-84 pounds when fully grown, though each pup is unique!