WILSON - DOB APRIL 2019
🥰🐾❤ We would love to formally introduce everyone too Willy Aka Wilson ❤🐾🥰🐶
please know that Wilson has STRICT REQUIREMENTS for adoption.!.!
On 7th August we received a call to try assist with helping a 17 week old bully pup from being PTS due to issues with his current family unable to keep him. 🤷♀️
Of course we HAD to try help. I quickly made some arrangements and a big THANK YOU Toni Campbell Barnes who dropped everything to get Wilson to safety until I left work on the 4hr trek to collect him.
Quickly it was evident (and unstandable) wilson was fearful.
Over the coming days it become clear that Wilson had much bigger issues. He was not your happy, normal outgoing bubbly puppy.
Wilson was inhibited, over aroused, driven by arousal he would swallow foreign objects quickly, spinning, VERY fearful, reactive, used redirection, displayed major food aggression and random outbursts of aggression towards dogs in the home.
The first couple of days was traumatic, emotional and overwhelming for both Wilson and his carer. Wilson
was so so emotionally traumatised by his past with NO signs of stability, NO play enjoyment and found no comfort from human interactions. I was feeling helpless. During the first couple weeks Wilson, driven by arousal unfortunately took a little tumble over an edge and has injured himself and is walking on 3 legs 😭😭😭
After day 3 of monitoring, rubbing and crate rest there was no improvement so we have made a decision to flood Wilson's fear of people into a Vet Appointment and see if it's just a bruise or if there might be something else happening. Unfortunately Wilson had tibial tuberosity avulsion and needed a pin inserted to help join the bones back together.
He will be in bandages for 8 weeks or so and on crate rest 😱 or try🤔
A massive THANK YOU😘😘 to a certain lady who supported me through that stage of his journey and pointed me in the right direction.
With help again we found an amazing trainer, Stewart from #Barefootpaws to help his fummy create a plan to help guide Wilson, as much as we possibly can down the path of success. Wilson knows basic comes such as Sit, touch, come (when he wants to) and learning his place command. Currently working on loose lead, heel and confirming his come command.
Due to wilson's issues there will be NO quick fixes. The process is slow working at a pace wilson is comfortable with we are still unsure as to how far we can progress with this little man's rehab although he has improved slightly Wilson will be looking for a home where someone has experience dealing with difficult dogs, such as the issues mentioned above. He would need to go to a home where NO small kids are around and best if he was the only pet as he is unpredictable in his behaviour patterns.
If you would like to contribute to helping us with Wilson's vet costs, training costs, costs of toys, food and rehabilitation please do via the link below.
If you would like to know more about Wilson or apply to foster/adopt please follow the links below