Hello my name is Harley! I am a super smart, loving, cuddly, 72-pound Weimaraner looking for my forever home. I was born in May of 2019. I am great with all dogs and people. In my original home I lived with two young boys. My family surrendered me to LWR because they could not keep me anymore. They did not know anything about Weims when they purchased me from a breeder. They tried to return me the first year, but the breeder would not take me back. For the first year, I did not receive the exercise or training I needed. I am up-to-date on all my vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative, and spayed. I have seen cats at the vet’s office, and they did not bother me. However, I was on a leash and did not get close to them so I really cannot say how I am with them. I am housebroken. I will bark at the door, or sit there, or pace when I must go out. I need to stay in my crate when my Foster Mom is out, and I hear her say I am doing very well. As soon as I hear the pantry door where the milk bones are kept, I go right in my crate and wait for my treat. Now, I will go into my crate on my own when I am relaxed and want to nap. It took me a few weeks to relax and figure out the new house routine. This will probably also be the case when I am adopted and go to my forever home, so please keep this in mind. The first two days I would hardly eat, and just wanted to curl up in a corner of the room my Foster Mom was in. I also did not like to go outside, and only wanted to charge back to the door to get back in the house. I felt safer in the house. After two weeks, I quit doing this. Now I love to be outside! If we go for a ride in the car, I only want to be on the floor board of the front passenger seat. My Foster Mom does not allow this with any other dogs, but I had too many other issues to deal with, so this was a safety compromise. At the end of my third week in foster care, I started sitting up and looking out the window when I am on the driveway, coming and going. I also pop up on the dog park driveway. Don’t you think I am very smart that I know when we have arrived? I go in and out of the car more easily now. I am a little head shy. Mom does not think I was hit, but most definitely my collar was grabbed. Therefore, I duck my head. Mom only touches me with her hand palm up with no grabbing. I go to her easily, so she does not have to grab. Every day I am learning more new stuff. I love to go to the dog park and run. My foster brother does not like to romp with me, so I would love another dog to play with. I am a little barking at first with a new dog or person because I am so excited, but I am friendly with everyone. I am still very much a puppy! I will counter surf for just about anything. I love to chew paper, napkins, and cardboard. But really, I will take anything I can get, cause I am just a big puppy. Mostly I want to be in the room my Foster Mom is in, so I follow her everywhere. I really like my Weim foster brother too. I have learned to walk on a leash with a special collar. I am incredibly good on the gentle leader. I sleep in a crate in the bedroom at night and go for a short walk in the morning and the park in the afternoon. With the right exercise, I am much calmer in the house. I will need a family that has a lot of Weim experience and will not let me control the house. This family will need to be confident and in command and they will get a super sweet girl for life. In the beginning, I will try to be the boss. My Foster Mom says they will have to understand what they are getting: A head strong, young Weimaraner! I knew barking in my original home got me attention, so I need a family that will be willing to keep me on track. I have been learning some new games that help me focus my energy, and my Foster Mom would love to share those with you. I have been responding very well to positive reinforcement training. If you stick with me, I will be so happy to love you forever. For me, it is simple. Exercise, discipline, and affection. I just need someone who understands my drive and energy. I will be a handful and a half at first, until I learn I can trust you. I am being fostered in the Greenfield, Ohio area. My Foster Mom would love to tell you more about how wonderful I am. Please complete an adoption application so we can see if you may match with me and be my forever home!
If you are interested in this Weim, please go to www.louisvilleweimrescue.com and fill out an adoption application. Please understand that we are all volunteers and have jobs outside of the rescue, etc. To help us work more efficiently, please complete an application PRIOR to calling us. Once we receive your application and know that you are serious about adopting one of our Weimaraners an adoption coordinator will contact you.
Also, foster homes are always in need for Weimaraners in our rescue. If you are interested in fostering, please visit www.louisvilleweimrescue.com and complete a foster application.