HAPPY TAILS: WALLY!!!! Mark and family adopted Wally from HBR just over a year ago! As he celebrates his first gotcha day, we checked in to see how he is doing! Mark provided the following update: “Wally loves playing hockey, he fetches the ball or puck with 110% effort and could play for hours. He loves cuddling on the couch (but only when he is permitted ). Wally will eat any and all things, although he has a sensitive stomach and got pancreatitis once, so we have to be careful now. He loves chewing on his raw bones from the local butcher shop. Wally started off from trying to pull me every which way on the leash and being a ‘velcro dog’ to now walking freely without his leash and responding to commands almost 100% of the time. Wally did not have any real issues getting used to the new home; I got him at the start of the pandemic so we had a lot of time to spend together.”When asked to share some advice for potential adopters, Mark was clear: “Train, train, train!! Don’t let the dog get away with things (even once!) that you don’t want them doing; be patient and persistent.” “Wally must have had a rough/lonely upbringing because he doesn’t know how to play with other dogs, he really wants to, but his dominant personality turns it into a “humping match”. We are continuing to work on this with a trainer.”Wally is doing so well with his forever family and they are committed to continuing to work with him on his training and obedience! We are so happy to know Wally is really loved and cared for! Thank you for choosing adoption!