Wally Gator

As his name indicates, Wally Gator is an alligator, who, in the Hanna-Barbera tradition, loved to escape from his habitat in order to experience life among the humans.
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Background Info:

 

Wally Gator was found as a stray by a nice family who wanted to keep him. They tried to make it work for a few months but unfortunately, their 7 year ool dog did not accept the energetic presence of a younger, playful little brother. Wally was therefor surrounded to the local pound. 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex:  Male
Age: 1 to 3 yrs
Weight: 55-65 lbs
Color:  Blue brindle

Health Condition:

Wally is healthy and ready for adoption. 

 

Physical Description:  

Gorgeous blue brindle boy with the most adorable face. Pictures dont do him justice. He's cuter in person because of his endearing expressions that are unfortunately not well captured during the photo shoot. To meet him is to love him.

 

Living Situation:  

Wally is kicking it at MPR shelter. He's such a positive guy, that he can turn any situation into a good time. Even shelter life. Wally is doing well in his kennel, quiet and patiently waiting for his turn to enjoy his activity-time. He hasn't mastered the art of the doggy door yet but makes great efforts in keeping his kennel clean anyway. He has had a few accidents but we dont think housebreaking him would be problematic. He does his business in the yard when given the opportunity. 

Like his cartoon character namesake, Wally might be a bit of an escape artist. He is VERY curious and loves to go explore. Wally should never be left unattended in a yard, even with the best of fences.  Wally also likes to bolt ahead and squeezes between your legs in order to be the first to know what's happening on the other side, lol! He is not defiant about it though and seems very remorseful when he realizes that you dont appreciate his enthusiasm for adventure. He has such a lovable personality that its extremely hard to stay mad at him. 

 

Personality:   

He's so cool! He's also somewhat submissive and eager to please... Combined with being curious, alert and super friendly. He really is awesome and very expressive. 

Wally is energetic but very responsive. He has a sensitive soul and you can easily hurt his feeling so positive leadership works best for him. 

Behavior with people: 

Very friendly. Wally loves people and is eager to make friends. We haven't seen any hang-ups or weirdness with him. He is very upbeat and smiles with his eyes when people are around. 

 

Behavior with children:  

Wally has no malice. He might be a little much for toddlers but we think he would thrive in a home with older kids. We worry more about a front door being accidentally left opened though, as it would be a great opportunity for him to go on a neighborhood outing. He's a wonderful dog but requires vigilant and mature ownership. 

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Wally has not been introduced to other dogs since being in our program but we were told that he loves other dogs. He was part of large play groups while being at the city shelter and was the star of the show. So good and tolerant that the staff were using him as an 'intro" dog. 

 

That said, he can also be a little pushy with his play style. We do know that he lost a home because the older dog didn't approve of his eagerness to play. So with a compatible match, a playful and outgoing female, we think he would do well. He might not be the best companion for an older, grumpy dog though. 

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown 

Training: 

We are still in the process of getting to know him. We have quickly discovered that he is very sensitive to corrections, as if he was expecting a beating just from raising our voice. Positive leadership will go a long way with him because he loves to see a smile in people's face and to know they are proud of him. 

Best Attribute:   

His eyes are so expressive and endearing. That really is what makes you fall in love with him. He's trying so hard to communicate with humans and does a wonderful at it. This dog really talks with his eyes :-) 

Missouri Pit Bull Rescue makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition, behaviors, obedience, or safety of the dogs in our program. Our assessments are subjective and based on information we receive when selecting the dogs for our program, as well as observations and reports from our volunteers and caretakers. ​Adopters understand that no one can predict how a dog will react under all circumstances and situations.

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