GSRNE’s Working Dog K9 Spotlight

 

Meet K9 Wolfgang

Not too long ago, a Boston MA area animal shelter was facing a difficult decision- what to do with Wolfgang. At the age of two years, Wolfgang was energetic, pushy, intense and full of drive. Not the kind of dog who would be a good pet for most families. With kennel space evaporating, Wolf’s time was running out. It was becoming clear that he would not be suitable for a pet home. Most pet owners would not want, or be able to handle, a dog like Wolf…yet, there was something really special about him. The way he was always ready for a game of fetch or ‘find the toy’. The way he looked at you, wanting to be with you and…do something. The Boston shelter contacted GSRNE.

GSRNE pet placement coordinators agreed with the Boston shelter. Wolf was not appropriate for a pet home and with lack of proper supervision and training would very likely end up back in a shelter or pound…or worse. Fortunately there was an alternative solution- the GSRNE Working Dog Program. Wolfgang may have been the wrong candidate for pet but he was just the right candidate for “K9” service dog.

Wolfgang was placed in a foster home and cared for till a suitable unit and handler were found. Now Wolfgang is doing what he was meant to do, working with Trooper Erik Ramsland and the Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit.

GSRNE volunteers and charitable donations to The Working Dog Fund made Wolfgang’s placement possible.

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