This is Wilson “Willy”! Willy is looking for his furever home

Wilson "Willy"

MORRIS COUNTY — Willy is about 5-5 1/2 months old and weighs about fifteen pounds. He has a beautiful white and black coat and has some brown on his face. And, just look at that face….Adorable!!

Wilson “Willy”

Wilson and his brother Winston were found abandoned on the rural streets of North Carolina, something we see way too often in that area. Luckily, we were able to save them and they are now living in a foster home in New Jersey. Willy is sweet and shy. He is very happy to be in a foster home because he is getting good food, toys, treats, soft bed and lots of love that he never had before! 

This is what his foster mom says about him…. “When Willy came to live with us he was very shy, but he has made a lot of progress. Willy loves lounging around most of the day and can easily entertain himself with a Kong or Rope Toy. He now enjoys sitting beside me on his doggie blanket and will approach me to take treats from my hand or to sniff me. Whenever I speak to him and say “Hi Willy” he almost always gives me a little snort from his nose as if he’s trying to say “hey” back. Willy is house trained on a training pad and is learning to go outside. Willy would do well in a calm home without young children. Don’t let his shyness fool you, he really is just a love!” 

Willy is such a sweet pup, and we recommend someone who has the patience and can spend time acclimating him to his new home. It takes him a few weeks to get comfortable in his new surroundings. He is quite shy. Willy was not accustomed to human touch before being in a foster home, and he is just beginning to learn that being pet is actually quite nice! He’s beginning to trust people. He is learning humans are in his life now to help him. Willy is making progress in his foster home…when he first arrived he wouldn’t even leave his crate, but now he been out of the crate all day (except when his foster family leaves the home or overnight). He also has been going outside voluntarily. Willy lets the foster touch him, he will sniff her, and take treats from her hand. When Willy meets new people he will likely not come close. His new family should understand that it will take him time to feel comfortable. His new family needs to have a desire to want to help him succeed. And they should realize that WIlly is a work in progress. But we are assure you he will come around! Willy has already made large steps towards a brighter future. 

We recommend that the adoptive family work with a trainer so it’s easier for him to get acclimated. We can recommend one that has met with Willy already, or you can work with one you already have.”

We are sure if you adopt Willy, he will be a devoted companion. He just needs the right person to call his own. Willy is truly a diamond in the ruff!

Anyone interested in adopting Willy please email for an adoption application.

To see more photos and a video clip of Willy, click here.

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