Rain – Special Needs!


born ~January 2022

18 lbs.

Learning Crate Training!

Learning House Training!

The sun after the rain is much beautiful than the sun before the rain.”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Introducing Rain, our cute little wobbly puppy! Rain is currently around 4 months old and weighs in at just about 18 pounds! When full grown, we expect Rain to weigh around a solid 45-50 pounds! 

Anyone who meets our sweet Rain can see that he is a special boy! You may notice that Rain walks a little differently than most puppies his age – he’s quite clumsy! A complete neurological and orthopedic evaluation at the University of Georgia didn’t show any specific abnormalities, so it is likely that Rain was born with several congenital issues that resulted in his quirky walk. He used to have some issues in the pottying department as well, but these are well controlled on a specific diet. At this time, Rain does not need any special medications or therapies to treat his unique condition. Just lots of love!

Housebreaking, Crate-Training, and Commands

Rain is currently working on both house and crate training. He needs a proper routine in order to not have accidents in the house, but manages to keep the house dry if he is taken out on schedule! It seems he has a grasp that potty = outside, but sometimes, he just can’t help himself, which is totally normal for a puppy!

As far as the crate goes, that one is a bit easier. He will cry for just a bit reminding you that he’s there, but once he’s settled he’s good to go! He currently stays in the crate at night, for all his meals, and if his foster family goes out! 

Behavior around other Dogs, Cats, and Kids

Because he’s a puppy, life’s a breeze for Rain! He is curious and fun, and will play, play, play if you let him. He’s been around children from ages 3-14 and overall, he’s great other than some puppy nibbles. Chasing cats is a fun game, but will quickly stop if he’s corrected by the cat (or human!) And as far as other dogs go, he loves them! But he is a little too amped for playing so he may get on an older dog’s nerves and have to be taught the house rules. 

Rain would not be a good candidate for a dog park because of his health needs, but would likely do well with trusted dogs in a private park setting! 

Behavior around People + Exercise Needs

Rain is by all accounts your typical puppy. He loves to play, but because of his abnormal gait, he does need different sorts of exercise. He loves all the games that his foster mom helps him play! He loves people and is so friendly! Rain especially loves snuggles once he’s got his energy out! He’s not demanding about attention though and will leave you alone if you aren’t up for it in the moment. 

Rain is a hop, skip, and a sideways run (literally) away from being yours! Contact us today!

Athens Canine Rescue
P.O. Box 7064
Athens, GA 30604