DOB: ~ 11/16/2021
Energy level: Low
Overall drive: Low
Location: Ukiah, CA
Forrest is what some people would call an “underdog”, but we call him perfect. His past is rather unknown before his time with Woof, but this boy is nothing shy of amazing in a small package. He is grateful for his humans to keep him warm, fed, and safe. In return, he gives 150% of the love he receives. This boy is special and deserves nothing less than the entire world!
If Forrest was a human his foster family says that he would be a gatekeeper, making sure everything and everyone that he holds near and dear are safe 24/7. He will wait for you to get home every day and then will patrol the yard and fence line to ensure his compound is secure #HipptyHoppityStayOffHisProperty. Forrest can be cautious and shy around strangers but quickly turns into his normal bouncy self. This boy might just be part kangaroo, the way he hops around. The reason for this is partially due to an unknown injury prior to entering rescue which slightly hinders his walking/running gait. He has three foster siblings, two GSD’s and a Dachshund which he gets along with well and feeds his monkey see monkey do-ness. If they bark, he barks, if they are calm, he is calm.
Forrest does come with some ground rules. Number one, he is not a fan of being grabbed quickly by the collar, especially on his blind side. He is missing his left eye from a prior trauma so any motion or action along his left side he is very apprehensive of, and he uses his nose and ears to compensate for his visual impairment. Number two, his hind end is weak from his prior injury and will need to continue work to stay strong. He runs all out like his foster siblings, but can’t stop or turn quickly during a full-out run. If he tries it leads to him doing the ol’ “tuck and roll” before popping back up and going the other direction at 100 mph #StraightlineSpeedNotBuiltForCorners. He loves playing in his kiddie pool and singing/howling to country music, not sure if he is a fan or he absolutely despises it, either way it is hilarious.
During his time in foster, he has mastered Sit, No barking, Down, Kennel, Here, House and No. Some of the commands he is still working diligently on are Drop it, and Out. He is crate trained and should not be left unsupervised in the house as he is still a guy that is learning the ropes and needs to be watched like a human toddler. If in his crate he will let you know he needs to go out by whining or scuffing at the door. His motivation is very one-dimensional, praise, a ball on a rope and smelly food can get his attention 24/7. His foster family has a small rock garden that he has an affinity to rearrange via digging, but if corrected with a stern “no” command he will cease and desist #LilFungShuiNeverHurts.
Forrest would do best in a home that understands his special needs and the challenges that come with them. He is good with older kids and would love to have a brother or sister dog to play with (size does not matter). So, if you are looking for a special boy that wants nothing more than to be your companion in life and all of your adventures and will make a killer pirate for Halloween then look no further than Forrest the pirate kangaroo puppy!
West Coast adoptions only, HOWEVER, if application is strong we may consider placement in other Western US states.
Must have previous or current high drive working breed experience. Have no children under the age of 12 years old OR have extensive experience with children and high drive dogs.
Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview.
Adoption Donation: $500.00
Transport along Interstate 5 (Bakersfield, CA to Bellingham, WA) is available but cost not included in adoption fee.
For all inquiries, please fill out our adoption application first, as the volunteer answering emails is probably not the coordinator for the specific foster home/dog.