“Wiley is one of my favorite dogs to greet in the shelter each day and I can’t imagine how he’s been in our care for 229 days!
I’m writing all of you, because I need you to help me find Wiley a home for the holidays. You may read this article and say ‘gosh he’s cute but I can’t take him in my house’ but you’ll share this post with a friend and they’ll pass it to their friends and pretty soon you’ve helped to find Wiley his new home!
He started off his journey in Cape Cod at our Brewster branch where staff and volunteers became enthralled with his personality and fell completely in love. Sadly he didn’t get many interested people in Brewster. Perhaps his ‘rough exterior’ (short cropped ears do make people think a dog is mean) was one of the reasons. So even though Brewster was madly in love with him they decided to ask me, the Shelter Manager in Boston, if Wiley could come up and live with us. Maybe a bully breed would get more interest in our city shelter.
So Wiley has been with the Animal Rescue League of Boston since 5/4 and has been in Boston since 11/28.
He’s well-mannered in his kennel which is why he is a favorite of mine. He is quiet when you greet him and he does the cutest little dance to get you to say hi. Picture a dog that is half lifting his paw to wave at you while the same time trying to give you an adorable play bow – that’s Wiley!
He loves to play with toys especially to play fetch. He attends our morning playgroup with some other dogs.
My ideal match for Wiley would be a family with older children who understand bully breeds are lovable just like any other dog. If the new home had a dog it would be best if that dog was not too rambunctious during play because Wiley can get easily overwhelmed by another dog that wants to wrestle him to the ground. The new family might have experience with crate training or be willing to learn because Wiley enjoys the crate that he has at the shelter and crate training prevents a dog from getting into items that are off limits.
So, come on! Let’s get working on this together and find Wiley a home for the holidays!”
Manager of the Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center
Watch a video of Wiley being his usual adorable self below!
If you have room in your heart and home, we hope you’ll stop by our Boston Adoption Center to meet Wiley.