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CCR is elated to welcome Silly Willy into the family. Silly Willy and 5 of his siblings, and Momma (Momma C) were rescued by the village on Saturday, July 9, 2016. We couldn’t of done this rescue without the support of our villagers and their friends! What a family we are!!! Since this time, Silly Willy, sister and Momma C have been residing with a fabulous foster family (1 sibling is residing in VA and 3 siblings are residing in TX). Daddy was also rescued and has an adoption pending. This Corso family comes into rescue as a result of a confiscation in which the courts awarded custody to animal control. Fortunately, they contacted CCR and the rest is history as once the village knew of the need all were picked up and are happily residing in foster homes.
Silly Willy is about 5/6 months of age and whose foster family describes him as a silly, wiggly puppy. After one week with the foster family, they are already seeing progress as he is coming out of the shy, reserved shell and truly begging to enjoy life. They report that Silly Willy, easily goes into his crate; he does not whine and, in fact, sleeps quietly the entire time. He easily enters the door to the crate with very little direction; he will soon learn to enter on command. What a smart little boy he is…must be a Corso! LOL
Silly Willy is fed in his crate because he is a food gluten, pushing his way into any food dish and quickly gobbling up the kibble nuggets. This training method is working as he is beginning to eat more slowly as he realizes food and feeding is a regularly scheduled event. He does not have an ounce of food aggressive tendencies as his foster mom can put her hand in the bowl while he is eating as well as remove the bowl mid-feeding. He is just a bit of a piggy wootz!! Silly Willy will occasionally jump and dump the bowl of food but this will be easily deterred with the learning of the sit and wait commands. All of which are underway.
Silly Willy displays all the typical puppy behaviors; he jumps (on people, over objects, just to play); he runs around the yard like a nut; and he chases balls like there is no tomorrow. But he is very smart and eager to please as he is already learning to bring the tennis ball to you in order to continue the play.
Although Silly Willy has come very far in this initial week of foster care, he is still a little skittish about being handled. He is beginning to accept and seeking out human touch and interaction which is a good sign that he is on his way to being a social, happy puppy! Silly Willy received his first outdoor bath which he thoroughly enjoyed almost has much as the sudsy massaging! I think spa life is in order for this boy!!
Silly Willy enjoys romping in the little toddler pool in the backyard which he has grown to believe is his personal watering bowl!! Silly Willy even rides well in the car as his first stint was from VA to OH. He was a very good little man (a little nervous) but not enough that caused him to try to climb in the front with the humans or to get an upset belly.
Silly Willy is a medium to low energy boy. As with most pups, he plays, runs, eats, and sleeps then repeats the cycle. With continued proper nutrition, guidance, and care, CCR is confident he will grow into a confident, loving companion. He is already transforming which is evident his behaviors and the emerging of a healthy glowing skin and coat. Silly Willy recalls easily as he responds to his name, a whistle, and a ‘mouth’ click.
But just important as a cute little puppy, adopters must understand the breed as Silly Willy is a Cane Corso who will be a guardian and protector of his family. Already Silly Willy alerts to noise and things that are stranger and out of character for his domain! Silly Willy loves people and hasn’t really met a stranger; although, he is hesitant at first. At this stage he is still looking to his Momma and sister for cues but he will soon transfer this ‘look for guidance’ to his humans so his family will need to continue to working on his socialization skills.
Silly Willy’s foster family thoroughly enjoys his spunk and sweet personality. His playfulness with mom and sister is a joy to watch and he is a pleasure to be with. Silly Willy will make a great addition to any family but he would be most happiest in a home with a confident canine fur-sister.
Silly Willy has been completely vetted, micro-chipped, and is current on heartworm and flea/tick prevention. He will be neutered prior to adoption.
If you are interested in adopting Silly Willy, please complete an application and we will process as quickly as possible.