Breed: GSD/Yellow Lab x
Weight: 65 Lbs.
Hometown: Barrington, RI
Nickname(s): Wesley James Bean
Wes was born in Spencer, Indiana – traveled to Rhode Island and was rescued from the Providence Animal Rescue League, by his current owners, when he was only 12 weeks old. Wes’ owners like to describe him in one simple word….Goober! He’s a goober alright. According to his owners, “Wes loves chicken soup and shredding stuffed toys more than life itself!”
We met Wes, and his owners, in May of 2011 when Wes enrolled in our comprehensive In-Patient Program due to varying degrees of behavioral imbalance. Wes did well in training but it wasn’t until several tests revealed that Wes has a Thyroid problem that was likely contributing to his abhorrent behaviors as well as some physiological issues. Once Wes was put on the proper medications to treat his condition, the hurdles to his improvement we “removed” and he’s been getting better and better ever since.
Wes is easily in our Top 5 All-Time Boarders. He was also a very close personal “friend” to the late, great Ruger. Ruger had very few true “friends”…life at the top can be kind of lonely I guess…and even fewer male dogs that he would even tolerate more than a few minutes of. But his relationship with Wes was different. It was as if they totally “got” each other. Neither pretended to be anyone else other than who they were…Wes and Ruger. Man, I miss those two playing with each other!
Anyway, I digress – last year we really started to notice some positive changes in Wes. His self-confidence had improved and the way he handled himself around other dogs had completely changed. Now, I know I’m biased but I can’t help but believe that his time spent with Ruger provided him with the tools and skills he needed. Then, all of a sudden, I was able to put Wes out with dogs that he would have never been “good” with before…and now, he’s actually helping those dogs in need.
Never would I have ever thought that Wes was going to one day be able to help young, behaviorally imbalanced male dogs…but, he can and does. Boy oh boy….that is awesome! And because of his incredible work – we are proud to offer Wes a spot here as an Honorary Pack Member.
Good job buddy….you earned it!