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Wiley
Wiley

I fostered 2 other rescue dogs before I met Wiley. I raised 2 GSDs previously and I love the breed so when I saw Wiley I requested I foster him. I volunteered to only foster dogs and help them to become better dogs to find their forever homes. I was not intending on ever becoming a "foster failure" At first Wiley was very stressed from his previous situation and his behaviors were sporadically negative; but I refused to give up on him. If I raised my hand to point or to stretch he would flinch. That really bothered me and I knew that I had to gain his trust as well as letting him decompress. He was very reactive to everything and everyone and I knew it was something I was going to have to work on with him. I worked with him on basic commands..... slowly and eventually he learned the "leave it" command. I would spend the majority of my time with him, throwing squeaky balls (his favorites), going over commands, and just bonding by petting him. After about a month and a half I believe he was beginning to trust me (he would give me his belly to rub). I had fostered him for 5 months and I just fell in love with him. I first thought long and hard and considered he may find a better home but the more I saw how happy he became and how happy he made me, I just had to adopt him. I knew he was getting older and needed stability, love, patience, and structure in his life and with that he changed into such a great dog. I couldn't bear the thought of him being adopted and being returned again as he is getting older. He makes it so worth coming home from work every day. He is my buddy and our bond just grew. When I have my bad or down days he always does something goofy to make me laugh. My life would not be complete without him in it. So I decided to become a "foster failure." I have never owned a rescue dog before and sometimes I ponder what he may have gone through in his life. I look at him and cannot believe someone would just not want him. He is not only a great looking dog but a wonderful, behaved, and affectionate dog. I love him to pieces. Thank you Canine Crusaders for Second Chances for allowing me to volunteer, foster and adopt Wiley!


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