A Male Labrador-x presently Adopted
UPDATE - JULY: Wally, a sweet and gentle soul, is losing weight slowly (and that's the way it should be) but surely. It is amazing what feeding a dog using a measuring cup can accomplish. Wally is now able to move more and is much more alert. He is not ready for walking more than a very short distance yet but it will come. Animatch is looking for a home without more than a few stairs for Wally. Until he reaches his goal weight he cannot do stairs. As is the case with his brother, cars are totally foreign to these dogs so going for car rides is something that he must learn to enjoy in time. Wally still has a long road ahead of him to shedding half of his body weight but with the help of his new family, he can do it. We are not looking for a rapid weight loss but a healthy weight loss. Remember food isn't love, especially for Wally; a belly rub, a scratch behind the ears, and a short walk in the grass is a much better way to show him you care. Once he slims down and can exercise without pain, walks around the neighbourhood will be great for him. Wally would love to be part of a family who will accept him and help him become a healthy pet.
Meet Wally. As you can see Wally is morbidly obese; he weighs 210 lbs. which is more than twice what he should weigh. He was loved with food instead of exercise and his health was ultimately put at risk. We’re happy that his family made the best decision possible and trusted us with his care. If Wally had continued on this path, he would not survive – he would have lost his life due to complications resulting from his obesity. Wally and his brother, Oliver, were surrendered by a senior couple who could no longer take care of them. At this time, Wally is lethargic and depressed looking, getting up and going out is not an easy task for this fellow. This good-natured Lab deserves a good life and we are looking for the person who is up to the task of helping him regain his life. The most important part of his rehab will be replacing overfeeding with copious amounts of love and affection. He just soaks up any kindness and attention that comes his way. The weight loss will most likely take about a year and his guardian must be prepared to work at it. As Wally starts to lose weight and his overburdened joints start to get some relief, controlled exercise can begin (a few minutes to start out). Eventually the weight will start to fall away and a different dog will emerge. You won’t find a more thankful soul than Wally. Would you be the one to help turn this tragedy into a triumph? Please consider adopting Wally.
You will be contacted for an interview only if you meet all the criteria and could potentially be a suitable match. Animatch does retain applications for two months and you could be contacted within that period for another dog or puppy. There is no need to complete more than one application. Please understand that every decision Animatch makes is with the dog’s best interest in mind.
More Details About Wally
- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Labrador-x
- Size: Large (210 lbs - should be 80)
- Age: 3 years
- Gender: Male
- Grooming: Low
- Energy: Medium
- Children: 8 and over
- Cat friendly: Yes
- Dog friendly: Yes
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