ADOPTED -09-12-11 – UPDATE FROM HIS FOSTER 7/26 – 7/31 –Overall he is doing great. He gets walked every day, runs and plays in the fenced in backyard for 30 min to an hour at a time. He has a good deal of energy at times and mom will wear him out before bedtime. He seems to walk better in a wooded area or a quiet road with other dogs. One day on his walk he did fine till he got to the road and heavier traffic, then he wanted to turn and go back the way we came.
Lincoln/Bam Bam loves his new life in CT. He developed a UTI, which can come from stress of the transport; his foster mom was able to get him to the vet. Because of the UTI, he has had a few accidents in the house but before that he wasn’t. Now that he is on medication, he has not had any more accidents, for a young boy, Lincoln/Bam Bam is very smart.
BAM BAM MOVIES:
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He has the sit command mastered and will lie down if you have a treat in your hand and do the hand gesture while saying down. Like all young dogs, he is very active when he is playing and tries to grab feet or pants like they are toys. He rarely does it now but a squirt with water is sometimes needed with a firm no to show him it’s not ok. Like any baby, he likes to put everything in his mouth and try to eat it. Enjoys his squeaky toys, pull rope, and chewing on tennis balls. Mom has made sure he gets lots of bully sticks for him and she makes sure he is supervised when he has them, however he does protest if she tries to take it away. Mom uses a squirted with water to let him know when he does things he should not. This is a great way to communicate with a dog, they don’t understand words but with the water bottle, all she has to do now is reach for it. He likes lying on the couch and goes between moms legs.
He plays in his fenced back yard with his tennis balls or his pull rope, likes other dogs and will go up to them tail wagging, he gets scared when dogs bark in neighborhood, likes children and always wants to go up and play with them; his previous foster has children and he played with them. He is curious about cats and will run away when one of the cats walks up to him. Then he will follow the cat sniffing him. He has a real sweet personality and he is still young, we believe he would do real well with cats.
LINCOLN meets Mimi and they have not stopped playing since she charmed the handsome boy with her sweet smile. Mimi & Lincoln are together in the same foster home and could be adopted as a pair.
He is on a high quality dog food and has a healthy appetite; the same he was on with his other foster down south which is Solid Gold Wolfcub bison is a puppy food of that brand. He does well in the car after a few whines, he will lay down; good in the crate and calms down after a few cries; he is learning the leash but like a good boy, does what his foster mom asks of him.
Lincoln/Bam Bam is learning about baths and did not like his first one, it took two people to hold him and reassure him that it was OK. In time, he will learn to love water but this is something that he will need help on learning to trust that water is not going to hurt him. We don’t know what awful things he had experienced before he was rescued so this could be something that happened to him. When he runs around the yard, like all dogs, he sniffs everything and like all babies, he puts everything in his mouth. He enjoys his squeaky toys, playing with the tug rope and chasing everything including his tennis balls. He is a smart pup already learning sits and down. He loves people.
The perfect home for Lincoln/Bam Bam is a fenced in yard with other dogs and kids he can play with. This is a perfect buddy for a child, he is loyal and loving. His energy level is a puppy high energy but as he grows, he will calm down to a moderate energy level, therefore, he would not be the type of dog that will need a lot of exercise when he is full grown.
FOSTER FIRST SUMMARY – This following is the beginning of Lincoln/Bam Bam’s story from her first foster who took her into rescue. It takes lots of work to heal their bodies that have suffered from neglect and abuse. The emotional scars that they carry are everlasting; O fosters hearts go out to the dogs in their care and forever leave an everlasting imprint of their story with the foster and their families. We are truly blessed with wonderful volunteers who carry these dogs–every step of the way. These are the stories; they are filled with love and kindness, hardship and worry. We know that these dogs will always remember their kindness and the lessons that they learn from their foster family. Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. is forever grateful for all that the foster does for our dogs.
PREVIOUS FOSTER MELISSA 07-09-11: Lincoln/Bam Bam is a very sweet baby, like all puppies, she loves to play with toys and enjoys playing with other dogs. Her foster mom said she is doing really well. She has just been rescued and is still unsure about all the new changes in his life but she’s getting better about being in the crate at night. She cries off and on but it’s not bad, soon she will understand that he is going to have a wonderful family and happy life.
Lincoln/Bam Bam is very cheerful, lovable, enthusiastic and playful especially with children. The Wirehaired Terrier in him is very affectionate, devoted to its family and loyal with the family, they truly enjoy their company. They are good family dogs who enjoy playing with children and being the center of attention.
His foster family owns an Alaskan Malamute that weighs 130 pounds. Lincoln would love to be her friend he just won’t have anything to do with him. At the shelter he had a kennel mate and they got along really well so we know he likes dogs and is very social.
Foster mom is working on house training, the crate and leash, he does fine in the car. He is afraid of the vacuum and other noises so his new family will need to pay attention to his fears and help him understand that he is safe.
We are taking applications; he will not be available till August so we can get to know her better. Get your application in and don’t miss out on this sweet puppy.
WIREHAIRED TERRIERS – The wirehaired terrier is an energetic, playful terrier. They are a small, compact terrier with a lively character. The ears are small, fold forward, and create a “V” shape. The coat of the wirehaired fox terrier is dense and wiry and may appear wavy. The majority of the coat should be white with brown, black or black and brown patches. The adult wirehaired fox terrier stands around 13 to 16 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 15 to 20 pounds.
The wirehaired terrier is a dog full of personality; they are intelligent, have endless energy and loves to play any active game. The breed has a strong hunting drive and may chase anything that moves. They are also an affectionate and loyal family pet and make a good watchdog. They are full of energy with lots of character. The breed can be protective of their family and should be socialized with strangers early in life.
They can do well with older children and loves to play lots of active games. They can do well in a condo if taken on long walks. When walking Lincoln he should always be leashed. Despite how well they are trained, Lincoln should not be allowed to roam. He should only be walked on a leash since the breed has a strong prey drive and will chase anything.
Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
|Breed||Wirehaired Terrier /|
|Fee||All Shots + Transport - 500|
|Children||8 to 14|
|Location||West Monroe, LA|