WILLOW

STATE: Western NY
AGE: 2 years

DOB: Unknown
WEIGHT: 71 pounds
SEX: Female
NEUT/UTD: Yes/Yes
COAT COLOR: Brindle
DOCKED TAIL: Yes
CROPPED EARS: No 

CHILDREN under 4: No (No History) 
CHILDREN OVER 4: Yes
SEPARATION ANXIETY: No
OTHER DOGS: Yes (Needs Another Dog)
CATS: No (No History)
CRATE TRAINED: Yes
HOUSE TRAINED: Yes
OBEDIENCE TRAINED: No
LEASH TRAINED: No

MICROCHIPPED: Yes

ADOPTION FEE:  $475

 

 


10/31/20  Willow has been here for 2 weeks now and continues to do well. She’s great with all three of my dogs and right after the last update she started playing with my youngest dog. She plays with the older ones a bit but my youngest is definitely her favorite playmate. She has figured out toys and even gets the boxer zoomies when playing on occasion. As playful as she is, she is still pretty chill for her age.

As Willow settled in and now has free run of the entire house she does get a little scared when meeting new people. She’s not aggressive, she seeks out a “safe” place which is the family room then slowly comes around. Being in a house can be overwhelming to a mill dog when they are used to a very small space. She less nervous when she is in her crate and meets someone new. Willow definitely needs a quieter type house without a lot of people coming/going daily. I’m sure that will change with time but for now a busy house will be overwhelming to her.

Willow has attached herself to me but is getting more comfortable/playful with my husband and son. She jumps on me far less often and is pretty good at listening when I give her the “off” command. Willow definitely knows her name and wiggles her nub whenever she hears it. When she’s excited she kind of stomps her front feet (we call it happy feet) and it’s absolutely adorable! Willow is one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever had the pleasure of fostering.

10/23/20  Willow has been here a week now and is such an easy dog to have around. She is housebroke (not a single accident) and crate trained. She is very quiet is the crate, I do however have to give her a little push to get her in. She is starting to play with toys and seems to be pretty mellow for a 2 year old boxer.

Willow does need some work on not jumping/climbing up on your lap for attention. She’s just so happy to have humans that love her. She’s dainty when she jumps up but we are trying to teach her better ways. So far that’s her only bad habit.... well that and she very quickly figured out couches are comfortable!

Willow gets along great with my dogs (12 year old male boxer, 9 year old female English Bulldog and 1 1/2 year old male English Bulldog). We did introductions slowly over the course of a few days. She loves to snuggle with my boxer and looks at my youngest Bulldog like he has lost his mind when he gets the zoomies. As of now I can’t see her with a canine companion that likes to really rough and tumble but that could change.

Willow is an absolute joy to foster. Although it will be a bit sad to see her leave she deserves a family all of her own. More updates soon!
 

10/18/20 Willow arrived on Friday she was a breeder release from a Puppy Mill. She is now spay and up to date. Willow is one of the luckier ones being “retired” at just 2 years old. I’m grateful this sweet girl caught a break.

 

Willow is fairly well adjusted despite coming from a mill. Her nub/body wiggles and wiggles and wiggles so getting good quality pictures has been tough! She’s just SO friendly. She’s been great with myself, my husband and son. My mom stopped over and it was instant wiggling like she met a long lost friend. It’s a welcome change from the normal puppy mill skittishness. If Willow does get startled she recovers pretty quickly. She finally starting to explore the yard about instead of staying within a few feet of me and seems to be enjoying her new life! 

 

More updates to come as we get to know her!

 

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