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Introducing Moby Wonderdog!

February 5th, 2013 | Posted by Emily in Doggies! | Fostering. | Moby Wonderdog | Opt to Adopt | Smiling through tears | Super serious.

Meet Moby Wonderdog.


Moby came to us through bummer circumstances.


After spending most of his puppyhood at a local shelter, Moby was adopted and returned to the shelter twice before seemingly finding his forever family in April.

Unfortunately, the college student who adopted him the third time found that he did not have the time to  properly care for Moby and, when Moby displayed some signs of fear aggression, planned to return Moby to the shelter.

Luckily for Moby, this student’s cousin, Ashley, is heavily involved in animal rescue in the Kansas City area, and she worked her contacts (including me) to find a soft place for Moby to land and work on his issues instead of letting him get sent back to the shelter once again. The college student’s mom, Glenna, kindly hung on to Moby while all of this was going on, and tearfully said her goodbyes to Moby when I picked him up on Saturday. Glenna assured me that Moby was a wonderful dog and that she was so upset that her son was willing to give up on him the way he did. After sharing a tearful hug, I explained to her that her willingness to take Moby in while arrangements were made, take him to the vet for his (overdue) vaccinations and pay for them out of her own pocket, and her insistence on doing whatever she could for Moby likely saved his life. Had he just been dropped off at a shelter with the explanation that he was “aggressive,” it would likely have been the kiss of death for Moby. So, even thought the situation was sucky and we all wish it could have ended differently, Glenna and Ashley are my heroes. They are certainly Moby’s heroes.

We have had Moby with us since Saturday and I can tell you one thing, I am in luuuuurve. Moby is super goofy and such a lover.  This 70 pound lap dog (we’re thinking Great Dane/Doberman/pittie mix?) wants nothing more than to snuggle and give kisses.


But one thing has become clear in the short time we’ve been with Moby – while he is a goofy lovebug, he also displays some fearful behavior (and has become reactive once). Nothing that worries me too much, but issues that definitely need to be addressed so Moby can thrive in his next (and hopefully final) adoption placement. We have agreed to observe Moby’s behavior over the next week before he can be placed into a more permanent foster situation with Unleashed, the rescue group that agreed to take him on (and the group we fostered Lucy Lou through). Moby has already joined me for a Pittie Pack walk (everyone thought he was adorable) and is garnering lots of attention over on Instagram (you can follow me at @ourwaldobungie), so I won’t be surprised if he gets scooped up by the perfect family (who is willing to work on his issues) very soon!

In the meantime, I’ll take lots of photos to share with ya’ll. Just don’t be surprised if the photos are heavy on the ears….because Moby has ’em in spades!

 If you are interested in adopting Moby, please email me at {ourwaldobungie@gmail.com}

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