West has the typical rescue story of
an abandoned starving dog who was picked up by animal control and
then quietly passed over at the shelter. On top of the
malnutrition, he needed to be shaved while undergoing treatment for
flea dermatitis, survived acute bloat and neutering surgery, and
developed a very painful ear infection all in a very short period of
One would think this
poor guy would be a little mad by now, but in fact, he’s quite the
opposite. West is a heart throb, a real gentleman by nature. For
instance, West will sit and eagerly extend his paw to most people he
meets. When he wakes up in the am, he will greet you with a kiss
then roll on his back with delight, secretly hoping for belly
scratches. He will proudly walk through the neighborhood alongside
you or ride cheerfully in the back seat of the car, and has recently
shown some interest in swimming. At the end of the day, West will
quietly settle by your side or at your feet, affirming his
allegiance through adoring eyes.
West is a fairly calm
companion, and barks only occasionally. He fits in nicely with most
other dogs, but cats seem to push his buttons, and he will chase,
mouth, and paw them so a home without cats will be best for West.
West will continue to
need basic obedience training but is very eager to learn and to
please. For instance, West still feels he can help himself to food
on the counter, but he is quickly learning that foraging for food is
no longer necessary.
If you are searching
for a low to medium energy companion, a calm walking partner, one
who cares nothing for toys but instead wants you to be his whole
world, then West is waiting for you!