Meet Hank! He is about eight years old. Hank was listed as a stray at the shelter when WCLRR found him. He was not in great shape when he first came into our care. It was apparent Hank had lived his life outdoors. We took him to our vet and determined that he needed medicated baths to help with his calluses and allergy medicine. He has come a long way since living in a loving foster home. It’s amazing what love, toys, and medicated baths can do!
Hank is a complete gentleman while living in the house. He does not jump on furniture or people. Hank is crate trained and completely housebroken. He has also mastered the doggy door. Hank sleeps all night in his crate and is very happy being in the bedroom with his foster parents. He does not like being separated in another room at night. We promised Hank that he would never sleep outdoors again!
Hank’s foster parents say that he is adorable, but it took a while to be affectionate with them. They also said that he loves peanut butter and that always makes him happy! Hank is currently living with another dog, and they get along very well. Hank rides in the car beautifully and is learning the art of getting in and out. His foster mom says he seems like he is thriving on some puppy play and loves carrying toys and balls. Hank also will bring you his food bowl and drop it at your feet.
Hank is happy to lay at your feet, but also loves long hikes and walks. He had never been walked on a leash before, but he is learning to do so quickly. Our trainer is currently working with Hank because he can be a little leash reactive when seeing other dogs. The trainer says since working with him; his leash skills have already improved drastically. His new family needs to continue with his training to work on this corrective behavior.
Hank will do best in a home where someone is with him most of the time. His days of being left alone in a yard are behind him. He loves medicated baths and getting rubbed and scrubbed, and he melts every time. He is not a cuddly dog, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t turn into one. Hank had a rough start to his life and deserved a family that will love and cares for him. He’s a lovely boy.
Hank has been neutered, dental, microchipped, and current on his vaccines.