Wilson is an adorable lab mix. We believe he is about 2 years old. He is still new to rescue and we are learning all about him and will keep his profile updated as we learn more!
Wilson and his brother found themselves chained outside after their owner was hospitalized. Our rescue fed them daily for weeks when we were notified the owner would be going to assisted living and the dogs needed to be removed from the property. These pups that were once inside dogs have had their world turned upside down. They both enjoyed every minute we spent with them on our daily visits. Each would get so excited to go for their walk and soaked up every second of attention. It was truly gut wrenching to leave them on the property unattended not knowing what might happen before we arrived the next day. We put out plea after plea for fosters or rescue to take them with no response. One evening we arrived for the daily visit after dark and Wilson was no where to be found. Even his chain was gone. This is a horrible area in Memphis so my gut went to the worst thoughts. Through the tears in my eyes and sheer panic, I backed out of the drive to start searching and as I rolled down the window I heard a bark in the distance and it was Wilson barking as if to say, “don’t go, its my turn for my walk, don’t go” all the while dragging his chain. That was it. I had to get them out of their and began to beg for help. They had to go. His chain could have been hung up in the wooded area, or some unmentionable could have grabbed that chain and walked him to a fate I couldn’t bare to fathom. Fortunately, PAWS immediately agreed to help.
We haven’t determined if they are truly a bonded pair. They were chained close together and did fine. When I did start to load them in the van the day we left the property, I loaded Mo first and Wilson broke loose looking for him and ran straight to his crate in the van. Not sure yet if that was truly looking for Mo or by God you aren’t leaving me - LOL. We are going to do some testing at the fosters to make a definite determination.
Wilson loves to go for a walk and does very well on a leash. I mean truly soaks it up like he is so proud to have someone that wants to walk him. He loves to play fetch but also loves to chill and enjoy the day.
Wilson is a truly amazing dog and cannot wait to find his forever family- could that be you?
Breed: Labrador Retriever/Black Mouth Cur mix
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 53 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Untested
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Untested
Adoption Donation: 450.00
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