#366 West

Adopted on 2/24/2013

Biography

West has the typical rescue story of an abandoned starving dog who was picked up by animal control and then quietly West-6passed over at the shelter. On top of the malnutrition, he needed to be shaved while undergoing treatment for flea dermatitis, survived acute bloat and neutering surgery, and developed a very painful ear infection all in a very short period of time.

One would think this poor guy would be a little mad by now, but in fact, he’s quite the opposite. West is a heart throb, a real gentleman by nature. For instance, West will sit and eagerly extend his paw to most people he meets. When he wakes up in the am, he will greet you with a kiss then roll on his back with delight, secretly hoping for belly scratches. He will proudly walk through the neighborhood alongside you or ride cheerfully in the back seat of the car, and has recently shown some interest in swimming. At the end of the day, West will quietly settle by your side or at your feet, affirming his allegiance through adoring eyes.

West is a fairly calm companion, and barks only occasionally. He fits in nicely with most other dogs, but cats seem to push his buttons, and he will chase, mouth, and paw them, so a home without cats will be best for West.

West will continue to need basic obedience training but is very eager to learn and to please. For instance, West still feels he can help himself to food on the counter, but he is quickly learning that foraging for food is no longer necessary.

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