Willa ~ Toy Poodle ~ 7 Years
Meet Willa! This pretty little gal is looking forward to finding her happily-ever-after home after what we suspect was a very difficult past. Willa arrived absolutely terrified of the world around her. Her mouth was so full of disease, she was struggling to eat even a soft diet, and she would urinate in fear at loud noises or quick movements. When placed in a crate, she would panic and soil her space.
The good news is that in the weeks she has been with us, she has come a very long way, and we are looking for a safe, loving home with a person or persons who will continue to work with her to help her reach her full potential. She has had a full dental, and is learning to trust the humans around her. She has never shown even the slightest amount of aggression in spite of how frightened she was, but we do feel she would do best in a quieter, low-activity home.
Her housetraining has improved in leaps and bounds, and she rarely has any accidents indoors anymore. However it will be important to ensure this is reinforced in her new home, with frequent opportunities to go outside, so this will continue to be reinforced as she adjusts to her new environment. Due to her extreme fear of being restricted, we are looking for a home where she will not be crated. She does well even when she is on her own, as long as there is another dog to keep her company.
As a result of her needs, Willa will definitely require another dog in her forever home. She takes great comfort and feels more confident when she is in the company of another canine, and we feel that following their cues will help Willa continue to blossom and become a more secure dog. Willa is currently living with a cat in her foster home without any issues.
Willa is considered a hypoallergenic breed, but she will require regular grooming to keep her coat clean and mat-free. She will also require a soft diet as most of her teeth have been removed due to decay.
Willa is truly a soft and gentle soul, who would make a wonderful companion for an active senior or retiree.
Successful applicants are chosen by best fit, and not first come first served. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those deemed to be a potential match will be contacted further.