Willie Fess’s Success Story

Willie Fess’s Success Story

Little did Willie know that he was well and truly home when his dad adopted him after having fostered him for four months. 

Originally found in Lake Charles, LA after the devastation following in the wake of Hurricane Laura, Willie, who’s now approximately 3 years old, matured from a heartworm positive pup into his dad’s all-around best buddy. In fact, a month after his adoption, the pair completed a 10-week training course, resulting in Willie’s being what his dad considers a very low-maintenance dog, always well mannered, with virtually no separation anxiety. 

When Willie first arrived, he found himself with a brother named Henry, another GRRMF rescue his dad had adopted. And although the two got along very nicely, Henry sadly passed away 6 months later.

The most loving of Velcro dogs, Willie’s proven to be the ideal companion for his dad who lives alone, faithfully following him everywhere he goes. Despite having no interest in balls or toys, Willie gets extremely excited whenever he and his dad take walks that allow him to “stalk” rabbits and squirrels. Happily – and luckily — for the squirrels, however, he always remains safely on his long leash when chasing them up the trees!

Ever the adventurer and an excellent passenger on car rides, Willie spent the past two summers at his dad’s home on Cape Cod – making that two 2,900-mile round trips. While on the Cape they attended all the home baseball games played by his dad’s Cape Cod Baseball league team – The Hyannis Harbor Hawks, where Willie woofed loudly and cheered loyally to urge them on to victory. A huge hit with many of the youngsters he’s met, he’s also been to several Bradenton Marauders’ “Bark in the Park” nights.


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