Scottie is in rehab – Not accepting applications
Scottie is sponsored in memory of Westies past – Ashleigh, Brittany, Bonnie, and Alleigh
Meet Scottie! This sweet, gentle, sociable boy is looking for the perfect retirement home. Scottie keeps a watchful eye on all goings on while he shadows his foster family as they go about their daily business…he loves to be near. They chat away to him even though he is deaf. He looks at them to check in often so as not to miss anything. His favourite part of the day is when the harness and leash come out. He wiggles his way into his harness hoping for a good chin scratch and rub as a bonus. He is gaining strength in his little legs and loves a good stroll and sniff around the block. He walks well on leash and enjoys a 30 minute walk 4 times a day (you don’t get very far) but every shrub is watered, spot sniffed and person/dog greeted. He would love to lounge in a backyard.
Scottie arrived underweight and we are working to get his sensitive tummy settled with the right food and multiple small meals a day. He has a good appetite, loves to ‘help’ in the kitchen during meal prep and will wiggle for a treat that magically appears from above. This boy is very close to the ground, loves a soft bed or blanket on the floor and isn’t able to get up on furniture. He is calm and respectful in the house, doesn’t show interest in chewing things, but knows where the pile of toys are for him to play with. Scottie marked the first day in his foster home so they popped on a belly band to ensure he couldn’t make a mess. Although he never marked again they did notice that he dribbles a little from time to time. So he happily wears a belly band when in the house.
Since Scottie has no hearing his interaction with the world is a little different. He is very watchful but not reactive. He loves to position himself where he can see what’s going on in the house and when outside. He doesn’t seem to know any commands but is eager to please and food motivated, so hand commands could work well. A little tug on the leash tells him it’s time to move forward and pointing to his crate in the house tells him it’s time to enter, which he does willingly (especially since there are treats in there). Scottie sleeps very soundly and needs a little tug on his blanket to wake him up. He often will sleep through movement around him. He comes to clapping hand movement and snuggles against your leg for a head rub. Scottie isn’t cuddly but very sweet and affectionate.
Scottie is comfortable being left alone, whether in his crate or around the house. He curls up and waits. He can be vocal but typically is quiet.
Scottie loves to run and prance in excitement but he does have days where he appears stiff. He has started joint supplements to help his movement.
The person who surrendered Scottie was not the owner but a family member and they said Scottie was 15 years old. Although he may very well be 15, our vets feel Scottie is younger.
Scottie will be having surgery to remove a lump on his neck and a little teeth cleaning. Once he has recovered and his tip top, he will be available for adoption.
** Adoptions within the province of Ontario only