• Will
  • Dog ID: 16-049
  • Surrender Date:  09/11/2016
  • Gender: Male
  • Adoption Fee: $125
  • Age: 10 Years
  • Energy Level: Medium
  • Interactions with dogs: Good
  • Interactions with kids: Good
  • Interactions with cats: Good
  • Medical or Behavior Challenge Notes: Came in with skin issues, needs dental work, possible allergies


April 20, 2017

Will is doing well. He is slowing down a bit so the walks with him are shorter. He is still a very friendly and loving dog. He is on a pain med to help with his discomfort (old age) in the hind end. Hopefully that will get him moving more. I found a new growth and the vet feels it needs to come off. So he is having surgery on Friday.

Otherwise this old man is a gem. He is gentle and loving. He is good with everything and everyone he meets. He even tolerated a small puppy bouncing around. He will make someone a steady companion.

March 11, 2017

Will is doing fairly well. We had an appointment at the UW-veterinary hospital today with a dermatologist. He is your "typical" allergy dog. He will need to be on Apoquel once a day and once a week baths. When there are flair ups he will need twice a week baths. We also have a spray for bacteria and yeast to put on his problem areas.

Will is worth the little work you need to do. He is a wonderful companion. He loves to be petted and brushed. We are able to trim his nails easily. Walks well on a leash and can go several miles. He hardly ever barks. He is just a steady companion that needs a home to call his own. Will is finally ready for adoption.

December 28, 2016

We have been battling a skin infection that is highly resistant to antibiotics. Right now we are trying a strong antibiotic to see if that helps. He is still a delight and he will make someone very happy once we get this resolved. He is a love and has really come out of his shell. He will run around and loves to go for walks. He still is a stinker when it comes to him coming when you want him too. When he sees the leash he will start to walk away and start the walk without us. We just trick him into thinking we are going the other way and get him leashed up. We are still doing a weekly bath.....he isn't fond of it or the hair dryer.

December 8, 2016

Will has had a lot going on. He went in for his dental and had a tooth pulled. They also drained a cyst and took cytology slides of his skin. He has a bacterial infection which is resistant to a lot of antibiotics. We did find one that is working. He will have an additional week to be sure it is all gone. Now that it is older out we have stopped the medication for allergies. He is a very good dog. He has become very lovable and will ask for attention and petting. He still loves to be brushed but bathing has been quite a struggle. It takes two of us to get him into the tub. He loves to roll around and play in the snow. We have figured out he is hard of hearing and we have to speak to him really loud to get him to respond to us. He know sit, down, stay, and come. His recall outside is iffy if he is doing something he wants to do. You cannot run toward him as he will run. He is becoming more and more energetic and is running around more. 

October 14, 2016

Will is a delight. Still very easy. He did very well at Boston Store. A one year old laid his head on him and gave him kisses. He didn't do a thing. His hair is growing back in the areas that had scabs on them. He is still on allergy meds until a hard frost. He seems to have a mind of his own. On walks if he doesn't want to come on the side of the road (he prefers to walk in the middle) we have to pull him in. He will not come willingly. Also, if he is outside and busy he will walk away from us. However, we are not sure he can hear. There are times I think he can but for the most part we think he has hearing loss. He loves to be brushed and petted.

September 12th, 2016:

Will has been an absolute dream dog. He has scabs along all four legs, behind ears, on his chest and stomach. He is very itchy. We got him to the vet right away and he was put on Apoquel. He is also on Doxycyline for testing high for Lymes. He is house trained and knows how to use a dog door. He is so gentle. He likes to be petted but pretty much stays to himself. He totally ignores the rest of the crew of dogs. He isn't very fond of his baths but they do seem to help. 

Will is currently available for adoption through our match process only. If you are interested in adopting one of our GRRoW dogs and would like to be added to our list of waiting families, please fill out an application found in the adoption section. Dogs that are available for adoption are then carefully matched with families from the list starting with those who have been waiting the longest. Although we cannot guarantee you will be matched with the dog of your choice, we recommend you mention any dogs you are interested in on your application.