The 3-year-old terrier mix will be hopelessly devoted to his next owner

By Amy Jamieson
Updated September 05, 2014 03:05 PM
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Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Waldo, a 3-year-old terrier mix who wants a person to call his own.

When he was plucked from a crowded animal shelter in Solano County, California, by the California Animal Rescue, he was tremendously fearful and cowered in his cage. “In the shelters they are usually so afraid that the shelter managers deem them unadoptable,” says the rescue’s founder, Vicki Benson. But as it turns out, Waldo just needed a change of scenery.

“They are always afraid at first,” says Benson. “But Waldo came around and now he’s very devoted.”

Benson says the 9 lb. pooch is so attached to her that he hates to let her out of his sight – which means if they pull up to a store for a quick pit stop, he’ll jump right out the window to follow her. “He’s just as cute as can be,” she adds. “He follows me when I’m out and about.”

Waldo is good with other dogs (15 live with Benson and he’s friends with them all), he’s great on a leash, and he loves to ride in cars. Waldo’s biggest vice? Cats. “He likes to chase cats, he thinks that’s great fun,” she says. “At night I put a blanket over his crate so he doesn’t bark at the cats here.”

If you think Waldo is the dog for you, contact the California Animal Rescue at 707-293-4470. To read more about him, click here.

Click here to meet last week’s adoptable pet, Hazel.

Adopting a pet is an amazing experience – and a big decision! Before bringing a pet into your home, it’s important to consider your family circumstances and do your research.