When there’s a Willa, there’s a way-a, and now Willa is on the available page! This sweet girl was surrendered when she lost her hearing and her owners felt they couldn’t properly care for her.
At the ripe age of seven, Willa is adjusting to her hearing impairment and has learned the sign for “come.” It also helps that she’s incredibly motivated by food! Willa’s future family will have to be patient as she learns everyone’s daily routines. Willa does very well with structure.
Like Alexis Rose from “Schitt’s Creek,” Willa is up for anything! She loves walking, lounging around and playing with toys. If there’s a bone or chew toy around, Willa is on the scene! She’ll also gladly RSVP yes to a cuddle session on the couch. Her foster mom says she is a super sweet girl and gives special snuggles. We love that journey for Willa!
Willa enjoys being with the other dogs in her foster home, and would benefit from having a dog sibling in her forever home too. Since she is unable to hear, having a fur sibling around to show her the ropes is ideal. That said this girl is a dominant “queen bee” who should only live with male dogs. Cats are definitely a no-go for Willa due to her high prey drive.
In Willa’s previous home, Willa snapped at the toddler. Her forever home should not include any small children or children of any age who are not dog savvy. In her foster home, Willa loves the 14-year-old child and will sleep with her most nights.
Willa is a resource guarder when it comes to food bowls. She will growl at any other dog who comes near when there are dog bowls around. Even if the bowl isn’t hers, she will guard it. Willa does not guard toys, bones, or treats and her humans can take a bowl or any other item from her without problem. In Willa’s forever home, the dogs must be fed separately and food bowls must not be left out.
When it comes to what her future home looks like, Willa would do fine in a house or apartment. Because Willa is deaf, she tends to stay close to other dogs and people. Willa is potty trained and crate trained, although she isn’t the biggest fan of her crate and it takes her a little while to settle in. Willa would love it if her people were home all the time! If her people must work, Willa does fine staying at home with just a midday potty break.
Willa could go into an office but she does bark at new people and places. Once Willa has become familiar with her surroundings, she’s not as vocal. In her foster home, Willa rarely barks. Having other dogs around would be ideal for Willa to learn the routine and get accustomed to accompanying her person to the office.
If Willa seems like the missing piece to your family, she hopes you “willa-pply” for her and come pick her up in Texas! Willa is likely too big to fly but is a wonderful co-pilot in the car. FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people’s private homes. For the foster families’ safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don’t set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.