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Elmo

,

my favorite thing to do is...

Learn my environment and find my niche.

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❤️ ELMO ❤️

Terrier cross, 30 lbs., 1 year old

Elmo is so sweet and so cuddly! His favorite place is asleep on the couch next to his people. He can be bouncy and excited but isn't overly energetic. He's very mellow around the house after a good walk and sniff-time outside.

Elmo is gentle and mellow with the kids in his foster home and gets along well with the smaller female resident dog.  He plays very gently with her, though he can get excited and briefly forget she's smaller than he is. Mr. Elmo is also a bit of a “thief” and wants to take anything she's interested in. 😉 This could get him into trouble with another dog, but he can be easily discouraged from doing that.

Elmo is crate trained, fetches, and loves to play tug! He's walking great on a leash, though a little leery of people in the neighborhood, so giving him space to be comfortable is recommended. With more socialization and practice, he will be able to move past this hurdle.

Elmo’s prior history is unknown to us, and our hearts break when a sweet dog has so much potential but has minor challenges to overcome.  💔 Sweet Elmo is very fearful when people come to his foster home.  He barks and growls to keep people away and protect his home. He is not aggressive, but the behavior can be off putting. He will need calm, consistent, leadership to reassure Elmo that he doesn't have to defend himself and that he is safe.  Ongoing training, to build confidence and security, is vital to helping him to achieve the balanced mindset he is seeking. Slow and patient introductions to people visiting his house are important to his development and peace of mind.

Elmo is so deserving of a loving and patient home. One where his person, or people, will work through his insecurities alongside him and help showcase the incredible sweetness he demonstrates when he feels 100% safe. He’s a good boy and we know his people are out there.

To further inquire about ELMO, click on the link to submit an application. Tell us about yourself, family, other pets, and how ELMO will mesh with your lifestyle.

Qualifying applicants will be contacted by our Adoption Coordinator with next steps and an opportunity to set up a Meet & Greet.

Our process is NOT a “first come, first served” process. Our team carefully reviews and interviews applicants for the best possible fit for each adoptable pet, and potential family.  We look forward to facilitating a positive and solid adoption for ELMO, as well as his future family. 🐾

*Fostered in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon

https://wigglytails.org/adoption-application/

To further inquire about
Elmo
, click on the link to submit an application. Tell us about yourself, family, other pets, and how
Elmo
will mesh with your lifestyle.
Elmo
's stats
Gender:
Male
Characteristics:
friendly
loyal
playful
current weight (lbs):
30
size category:
Medium (24-57 pounds)
Age:
1 year
age category:
Adolescent
Breed:
Pit/terrier mix
color:
Tan
Activity Needs:
High
Level of Grooming:
Low
House Trained:
Yes

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Qualifying applicants will be contacted by our Adoption Coordinator with next steps and an opportunity to set up a Meet & Greet.

Our process is NOT a “first come, first served” process. Our team carefully reviews and interviews applicants for the best possible fit for each adoptable pet, and potential family. We look forward to facilitating a positive and solid adoption for all of our adoptees and their future families.

Adoption fees help cover the costs of Transport, Distemper/Parvo Boosters, Rabies shot, Microchip, and Spay/Neuters, as well the dog comes with a collar, harness and leash. You will also receive a PetSmart puppy packet with 100.00's of dollars of savings, you get a FREE bag of food, 30 min private training session with a certified dog trainer as well as a free checkup at Banfield.

Submitting an application in no way guarantees you a dog as we receive several applications and will choose the best home for the dog.

Must live within 30 miles of Eugene!! If you live outside the 30 mile area, still send an email as some time, we can make special arrangements.

Wiggly Tails Dog Rescue is proud to rescue dogs in urgent need and to also assist local owners who can no longer care for their small breed dog. All our dogs are up to date on their shots and spay or neutered. We do require a foster or adoption application for those interested and will visit your home for a meet and greet before releasing the dog to you.