Walter has been at the shelter for an extended period and although he has had interest and adopted he has not been successful in a home due to being overly mouthy where food and trash are involved. Some things to know about Walter: ” Walter is a playful guy for being a senior and does enjoy the company of other dogs ” Walter does not receive treats from the hand as he has a hard mouth with poor eyesight ” Adopter/foster must keep trash behind a gate since Walter does not like to be pulled out of the trash can ” Restraint and medical treatment is not Walter’s friend and therefore requires special protocol for vet care ” Walter is very sweet, easy-going and a very happy dog who simply needs boundaries and an opportunity to have a successful outcome. Walter would love a foster while he waits to be adopted. Fostering is a very tangible way to make a difference, the dog gets a much needed break from the stressful shelter and you get to be part of something special while we cover all costs. Please visit our foster page  to learn more and fill out an application. 

  • Animal ID#: A763733
  • Dog Name: Walter
  • Dog Sex: Male
  • Approximate Age: 10 years
  • Dog Size: L
  • A Little About Me: I think my name should be Hoover because I am a vacuum. I don’t have the best sight but my nose never fails and boy do I love to pick up any treat or morsel left behind. I arrived at the shelter with a few lumps on my back but the medical team took care of all that for me and I am healing up nicely. I am one goofy guy and I don’t believe it one bit that I am 10yrs old….there’s no way folks cause I am full of life and energy. I am a silly guy with a very adventurous side. I am looking for an adventure and hoping that my family knows you would not be adopting a senior, you are adopting an adventure companion ready to get the party started! Come and meet me today and let’s make a life-long connection.
  • I participate in shelter playgroups with: Light play female dogs
  • Walk Rating: Working on loose leash walking and check-in reminders
  • Snuggle Rating: Is ok sitting by your side rather than your lap
  • Type of Learner: Is ready and eager to learn
  • Energy Level : Medium energy blend, needs some play prior to relaxation
  • Manner Level: I love meeting new people and get excited but calm quickly
  • My motivation is: Treat motivated
  • Known Skills: Sit, Watch Me
  • Personality: Party animal, total ham, life of the party

Email an application to us at to start the online adoption counseling process.



Meeting Dogs at the Shelter 

The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested in to a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling! 

SSPA offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us.

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