A Best Friend, An Angel for Life...
Welcome back Wally! It's true we rather missed you, but really you cannot stay ... Time for you to find another foster or adoptive home, one where you can happily retire. Wally has recently been returned to rescue after 5 years in the same foster home. His foster mom developed some health problems, such that it became difficult for her to care for him. Wally is quite a special dog to us due to all he has been through. He originally to us from quite a harsh environment, having been rescued from the projects in uptown Manhattan where nothing in his life was good. Wally has had to work very hard to overcome his trust issues and a tendency to respond with aggression. He has had a minor setback in his temperament recently, which we have discovered is due to pain. He got a bit too heavy while in foster care and in the meantime, now that he is 7 years old, has developed arthritis in his hips. Combined with the weight gain, this is not a good situation, one which we are addressing. Wally is now on a pain medication and is being treated with a glucosamine supplement, which should help with the arthritis. He also is on a reduced calorie diet (a low fat food combined with green beans), which should help with the battle of the bulge. Wally was returned with a cherry eye, which we are having surgically repaired, and at the same time he will have his teeth cleaned. Wally of course is neutered, microchipped, current on all shots and heartworm negative. He will be professionally groomed before he is placed and will go home with a new leash and collar. If you would like to adopt or foster Wally, please click here to submit an online application or email to request one. We are going to the wall for Wally ... Please help his dreams come true. A bad start in life need not mean a bad conclusion. Wally says there is hope for everyone!