WALTER – San Antonio Area

PTSD, TBI, LIGHT MOBILITY, MEDICAL ALERT, PSYCHIATRIC

Meet Wonderful Walter!!

Walter is a neutered, 2 year old, 70 lbs., American Staffordshire Terrier.

Walter is very tentative and highly treat motivated. He enjoys being petted and makes wonderful eye contact. He loves to snuggle and is very affectionate.

The assessor sat on the floor with him to introduce themselves and he came right over and laid on their lap. The assessor continued to pet Walter and he kept getting closer, licking, and rolling over on his back for more and more tummy rubs.

Walter has some training and knows basic commands such as Sit, Down, Come and Off. He was excited to go on a walk.  He does pull a little on leash however he does respond to redirection.

Walter was found with two other dogs and gets along with other dogs.

Walter would be suited for a handler older than 13 years of age (regardless of gender), who’s activity level is equal to walking for 1 hour and 45 minutes at 4mph or jogging for 50 minutes per day. Spending a good part of the day doing some physical activity.

Quick assessment of Walter:

  • Is in good health
  • Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
  • Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
  • Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds or more
  • Housebroken
  • Seems to be genuinely interested it’s “person” and seeks attention
  • Responds to praise and petting
  • Allows hand in its mouth without incident
  • Treat motivated for training
  • When walking, is more interested on its “person” than on other distractions (other people, dogs) – Responds to ‘leave it’
  • Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected, but the dog should not show excessive fear)
  • Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
  • Exhibits no excessive barking (training can correct this behavior)
  • Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
  • Absolutely no history of aggression
  • Is microchipped
  • Up to date on vaccinations
  • Unknown relations with cats

We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog.  Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet.  That training occurs when paired with their handler.  This enhances the bond between dog and owner.

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