This is a free listing for an animal in the community who is in need of a new home. This animal is not available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society, but is being re-homed by members of the community. For more information, you can contact the animal's current guardian using the contact information below. Thank you!
Breed: Terrier Mix
Animal Weight: 18 lbs
Animal Color: White and Tan
Rehoming Fee: 0
My two favorite things about Walter: He is a grade A snuggler and couch potato. He is the best buddy for hanging on the couch and watching Netflix all day. When he is excited he also lifts his ears in such a way that they look like bat wings and I call it his "silly ears."
Contact Info: email@example.com
Current Location: Milwaukee, WI
Is Walter spayed or neutered? yes
Is Walter up to date on vaccinations? yes
Why the animal is being rehomed: We have recently brought a new baby home and it caused aggression issues between Walter and our other dog. He loves people but I'm concerned with the fights occurring between them that our home is no longer a safe environment for either dog.
What are your two favorite things about Walter? He is a grade A snuggler and couch potato. He is the best buddy for hanging on the couch and watching Netflix all day. When he is excited he also lifts his ears in such a way that they look like bat wings and I call it his "silly ears."
How long have you had Walter? About 1 year.
Where did you get Walter? We found him as a stray in our neighborhood. We were able to locate previous owners but it turned out he had been abandoned so we kept him in our home.
Has Walter ever bitten someone? Yes
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: Recently I had to get in the middle of a fight between Walter and our other dog. He did bite me while I was breaking up the altercation.
What, if any, medical or behavioral concerns does Walter have? Walter is dog aggressive. He will bark at other dogs we encounter in the street. He gets along well with our other dog most of the time but when he is feeling territorial or protective he will act aggressively towards him as well. He would do best as a single pet.
Has Walter lived with other animals? Yes
If yes to the above, which animals has Walter lived with? Terrier Mix, male, 5 years old.
Has Walter actively fought with other animals in the home? No
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: Since we brought our new baby home he has been protective of her to the point of fighting with our other dog. He will sometimes act similarly over his food or food we are eating that he feels the other dog has gotten too close to.
Does/did Walter hide from other animals in the home? No
How does Walter interact with animals outside of the home? He barks at other dogs we encounter on walks.
Are you requiring that Walter not go into a family with certain types of pets? Yes
If yes to the above, please explain which types of pets you are restricting: Walter should not live with other dogs. I have not seen him around cats but I would not suggest him sharing a home with a cat either.
Has Walter lived with any children under 18? Yes
Walter has lived with children of these ages: 2 weeks. He has also been dog sat by a woman with a todder (no other pets in the home) and he had no issues with her child.
Does/did Walter hide or avoid children in the home? No
Does/did Walter display any forms of aggression toward children in the home? No
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: He did act aggressively towards our other dog in an attempt to be protective or possessive of our infant.
Are you requiring that Walter not go into a family with children under a certain age? No
Does Walter have any fears? He is dog aggressive and he is afraid of the vacuum cleaner.
Walter's overall activity level: Sedentary/low energy
How does Walter usually get exercise? Daily walks, Playing indoors,
What should the next family should know about Walter: He is a wonderful snuggle bug and couch potato boy. He loves people and laying next to you or on your lap on the couch. He has been a wonderful friend and pet to me but he should not be in a home with other dogs, he has gotten aggressive towards our other dog and he would be much happier in a home where he is a single pet. He does react to other dogs on the street but we just walk right by (sometimes I have to pull the leash a bit but he's small). I am heartbroken to give him up but he is a wonderful pet and I'm hoping he'll find a home where he will be safer and happier.