Age:3 years, 11 months
Contact:Paula Lackner, 715-584-5961
Looking at Walter one would think he is a normal male Airedale, just wondering what he can get into. But looks can be deceiving.
Walter came into rescue because the family had a baby and taking care of Walter proved to be too much to handle. Walter is a challenge and not because he is a young male Airedale. He has been diagnosed with cerebellar hypoplasia. It is a genetic condition where the brain is not fully developed.
Walter needs a family who will be patient with him for a myriad of reasons as he does not function like a normal dog. Most of the dogs at Camp Lackner have accepted Walter and his wild form of walking, playing and eating. The old girl Missy wants nothing to do with him but his best friend is Elwood. Elwood has helped Walter learn the ropes (and OK, not all of them are good.)
The main requirements for Walter are people who have patience, no young children (as his jerking motions could scratch or knock down) a fenced yard and a patient, accommodating dog his size or larger. There is much to discuss about Walter, so if you are an approved home and are seriously interested, please let me know.