*13 Years Old - 7 Pounds
*Needs Patience While She Settles In
*Adult Only Home
*Working on Potty/Crate Training
Will, oh, will you help me find somebody to love? My name is Wilo, and I am a soulful, sensitive sweetheart who dreams of finally having a loving, comfortable forever home with compassionate people after a lifetime of neglect. You see, I spent my pre-rescue life with a breeder who kept me and my doggie friends in small cages and I am partially blind and deaf, so I need patient, calm people who will give me time to settle in and adapt to my new life of freedom. Once I bond with my humans, I want to be near them as much as possible; although I am not a cuddler, I love pets and will nudge you with my paw until you massage me again. In fact, I can be quite silly at times and will make you laugh when I stop, drop, and roll on the carpet because I love how it feels on my back! I get along with most dogs, and think I would do best in a home with another canine companion since I have lived with them my entire life. I would do best in an adult-only home - I have been friendly with kids when I've met them and would be fine if they visit occasionally, but I generally prefer a calm environment. My other favorite activities include singing my little heart out (so I would do best in a single-family home without shared walls) and enjoying the great outdoors - I love short walks and riding in a doggie stroller so I can feel the breeze blowing through my hair.
As an elder lady, I have some medical issues that my family will need to continue treating: I am on medications to treat my throat (I have a partially collapsed trachea) and for anxiety since I have had such major life changes recently. Since starting these medications, I have been feeling much better and should be on them for the remainder of my life. I only have 9 teeth after my first-ever dental, so I would appreciate my forever family providing me with wet food to eat. Potty training has been a struggle for me since I have spent my life going potty in my crate; I don't mind wearing diapers when left home alone for a bit unsupervised and am trying to improve this skill but I hope my forever family is understanding that I am very much a work in progress. Speaking of crates, I am not the biggest fan of mine and will bark until I settle down, but I should be crated while you are gone for my safety. Most of the time, I am a calm girl who loves to nap and I just want a home where I will finally receive all the love I have to give in return. Are you the special person who will give me the life I have always dreamed about? I hope you fill out an adoption application soon because I have been waiting for you long enough!
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Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border
Be at least 21 years of age
Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household
Have approval from owner of the residence (written in lease)
Have a valid ID with current address
Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation
Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment