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WALKER NEEDS A FOSTER OR FOREVER HOME!!!!
Name: Walker Best Guess for Breed: Lab mix
Best Guess for Age: 4 years SEX: Male
Approximate Weight: 55 lbs
Gets Along With: Other dogs. We haven't seen Walker with kids or cats, but we're happy to check!
Currently Living at: DC area boarding. Walker needs a foster or forever home!
Special adoption considerations: Walker is heartworm positive. Heartworm is not contagious to people or other pets, but results from mosquito bites. Heartworm, if left untreated, is life threatening, but after treatment, dogs that were heartworm positive should suffer no significant long-term effects so long as they are kept on a monthly heartworm preventative. Heartworm dogs can resume full active and normal lives, but need to be kept calm for 4-6 weeks after treatment. Walker is scheduled to have treatment as soon as possible so the recovery process can begin. We are happy to talk more in depth about heartworm disease and treatment during the screening process.
Walker is Looking For: Walker has a lot of energy, walks along won't be enough for this energetic guy (ironic we know). He will do best in a home that can provide running or daily doggie play time. Due to his size and energy, he may not be a fit for homes with small children.
What My Foster Says About Me: He is a wonderful boy. He has a lot of energy and is very strong, which was difficult for my small, senior dog, but he did great at the dog park, and he and my beagle loved each other and continuously wanted to play! He loves riding in the car!! He loves getting a belly rub! And he loves having his head scratched behind his ears. He is a smart boy who wants to please but you can tell, he doesn’t know how yet. I did a little positive reinforcement training with him with a Clicker and some treats. He loved it! He’s so smart - in a few 15 minute sessions he learned Touch and (almost) Sit! He needs someone who will spend some time and effort up front to train him, but you can tell that he is very smart and motivated to please his master.
What My Dog Walkers Say About Me: I took Walker out and had a great time. He's a really sweet boy and very smart and energetic. We practiced some leash training and I think he made decent progress in a short time.
Walker is an extremely friendly dog and when other dogs approached us during our walk he never showed any signs of aggression. While he is extremely sweet, Walker is very strong! Although he's only medium sized, he has a lot of muscle mass and can pull very hard! I don't think he realizes how strong he is. That being said, he's like a gentle giant.
Walker was quite sweet and good with other dogs. He was great at the dog park and had lots of energy. When he was receptive to petting, including behind the ears. He would be a great running buddy!
Walker was very sweet and definitely treat motivated. Even over the course of the walk he improved on his consistency with a sit command because he wanted treats! He was very polite with other dogs and people. He likes to smell all of the smells, which distracted him from his leash skills, but he improved with a little training!
Like most shelter dogs, Walker may need a refresher on housetraining. He is likely crate trained.
TO ADOPT: The adoption fee for this dog is $450, which includes the cost of routine vetting, including vaccinations, spay/neuter, and heartworm treatment. If you are interested in adopting, please download our Adoption Questionnaire and email it to Maddy at MaddyK@luckydoganimalrescue.org!
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue does our best to provide accurate information about the dogs we have for adoption. That said, we cannot make any guarantees about age, breed or temperament.
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