Willy is being surrendered due to a divorce and neither of his owners can keep him. He has a torn cruciate ligament and needs surgery ASAP. He will be having knee surgery in the next few weeks and we urgently need a foster or foster to adopt home for him to convalesce in. The convalescence period will be approximately 8 weeks and Willy will be allowed only limited activity. In the first 4 weeks at least, it will be cage rest and outings only to do his business outside.
We are looking for a home with few or no stairs, access to a yard and someone home part of the time who will be able to get him in and out with limited movement (he’s a big boy). The household must be a quiet one with no young children to get him excited and no animals who will be bugging him to play.
Willy is a 2 year old (D.O.B. May 2015) male, Labrador Retriever. He is a big boy who weighs about 110 lbs. But, despite his size, he is very gentle with all people and with kids (he lived with them). Willy is very relaxed, and when he sees people young and old he’s happy and wants to get close to greet them. He likes attention, cuddles and to be pet. He is not much of a barker, unless of course the doorbell rings and sometimes randomly at someone in the street that he doesn’t know. For the most part he is good with other dogs, but he has met dogs who didn’t like him and he either barks back or walks away but never fights. He lived with a rabbit but hasn’t yet met cats. He pulls on the leash until he pees, but is capable of heeling on command.
He knows the commands sit, down, start eating, leave the room, come over or go away-in both French and English. He can be left alone in the house with no destruction and doesn’t need to be crated. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccines. Oddly enough Willy is a Lab who is not fond of the water.
He is currently on a diet and his ideal weight should be about 90 lbs.
Help us help Willy.