Hi Everyone! My name is Wagner! I’m about a year old, liver-colored, pocket-sized, GSP at only a little over 40lbs! I was rescued by a lovely lady in south Georgia named Mallory who pulled me out of the shelter after realizing that I was completely shut down with the stress of being there. She contacted SEGSP Rescue to find a more permanent foster home for me to gain confidence and find a new home.
Here’s a few things about me!
My Personality– My foster family isn’t sure about my background but they'll tell you I’ve come a long way since I was first rescued! At first, I was extremely fearful and had a very hard time with people reaching out for me or trying to greet me instead of me greeting them. With new people, I’m still a little apprehensive. I would much rather greet you on my own terms and want to come up behind you since I still am a little nervous. I’m very expressive with my tail and you can generally tell how I’m feeling if I’m wagging my tail or it’s tucked. I will need a family that has the patience to let me find my confidence and bond with them.
At Home- I’m house broken and mostly crate-trained. I will settle in a crate if I have to be crated although it’s not my favorite thing. I might cry a bit when I first go in but eventually settle down. I’ve got a big personality when I warm up to you and will use my voice to let you know if I have to go out to potty or when I’m wanting to play with my friends!
Friends – I have two foster siblings who I love to play with and get along with very well! My foster mom’s extended family also has a whopping 7 dogs so I’ve had plenty of experience with different ages and personalities. Sometimes it takes me a little while to really become comfortable enough to play (mostly I’m nervous!) but I warm up and love to wrestle and play chase! I have learned a lot from my foster brother and it would be good for me to have another 4 legged friend at home to give me confidence.
I’ve met the barn cat at my foster mom’s barn but he’s not afraid of dogs (we’re afraid of him!) and I respect his space and occasionally will bark at him. My foster mom has goats on her property and I get very focused on them and would chase them if I had the chance so I probably need to find a home that doesn’t have prey animals like chickens, goats etc.
I’ve also met some younger 2 legged friends in my adventures and am good with them but I haven’t spent a lot of time so I probably need a home with kids over 6/8 year olds.
Walks/Runs – I LOVE to run! My foster mom has a farm and I’m allowed to run in one of the pastures which is probably my most favorite thing! I’m pretty good at coming when I’m called but I do have typical GSP prey-drive tendencies and will find and follow scents and tune everything else out if given the chance. I also love to take walks or go on runs with my mom and my foster brother. I’m learning not to pull on the leash but it’s hard when I get so excited to get going!
FOOD and Treats! – I’m very food motivated, so much so that I had to get a puzzle bowl to slow down my eating a little bit. I used to counter surf but have learned that food on counters is not for me but occasionally I will still try, especially if it’s in licking distance! I’ve learned how to sit and am learning how to find my bed when told to go to my “place.” Treats really really motivate me!
Cuddling – I’m a super cuddle bug with “my person” and am learning the boundaries on when I’m allowed to cuddle and when’s not the best time. My foster home allows all of our four legged friends on the furniture and I love to sleep on the couch with a fluffy blanket at night. I’m learning the “off” command but sometimes I’m a little stubborn and hunker down so I do need some work! The couch has become a safe place for me so my foster family is working patiently with me on this because sometimes I do use it as a jungle gym.
My Forever Family - I would love to find an active, patient family that will help me find my confidence and take me on lots of adventures! Please complete an adoption application if you think I would be a great fit for your family!
Wagner's adoption fee is $375.