The previous owners of Willy Pi Pi shaved him down to try to reduce their new baby's allergies but it didn't help so Willy is now with Toronto Animal Services South. Well, they tried.

And his name is pronounced Willy Pie Pie, not Willy Pee Pee, which would be funny but totally inappropriate of course.





The best way to check on the adoption status of this dog (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.



5 Comments to “Willy Pi Pi - West Highland Terrier”

  1. Another calendar guy if ever I saw one!

  2. KA15 says:

    Willy is a awesome dog and now has a home with me

  3. Fred says:

    Thanks for the update, KA15. Anytime you feel like sending some photos, I'd luv to post them!

  4. Fr ed says:

    Ooops, never mind. I see you've already sent a bunch in. Thanks!

  5. KA15 says:

    Just going to leave a little note on here for you fred thank you for everything you have done in giving me a chance to update everyone on his progress it means alot for all the effort that you out in to get the dogs adpoted and I got my best friend and companion out if it thank you thank you so much

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A request

The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

So, here's the favour I'm asking. Whenever you see a dog picture on these pages you think is decent enough, I'd like you to consider sharing it on Facebook or any other social media sites you're using (I know many of you do this already and thank you for that). And when you share it, please mention that the dog in the photo is a shelter dog like so many other shelter dogs waiting for a home. If we can get even five percent of the pet buying public to see shelter dogs differently, to see how beautiful they are and how wonderful they are, and to consider shelter dogs as their first choice for a new family member, we can end the suffering of homeless pets in this country.
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