Meet Wilson Wilson is a beautiful boy who's been through some tough times in his young life. We rescued Wilson from a high-kill shelter after goodness knows what trauma he went through. He arrived on May 4, 2020. We don't know a lot about Wilson, but we know this. Someone viciously cut and cropped Wilson's ears to try and make him look tough. The pain he suffered at the hands of this terrible person is hard to imagine. It breaks our hearts at the cruelty shown this sweet fur baby. But Wilson carries on and is a joyful and lovely young dog. We think Wilson is about seven months old. He looks to be a Boxer/German Shepherd mix, weighing 37 lbs. He has beautiful markings and gorgeous coloring. Wilson also has fun energy and a lot of it! He's young and playful. He loves playing fetch and throwing his ball around. Wilson also LOVES water and will play in the pool as long as we let him. Wilson needs a little training. When he focuses he will sit. He's a smart boy. He's learning to walk on a leash and what boundaries are. We expect because he's been so deprived of kindness in his life, he's lapping it up at our shelter where he is showered with attention and love. To help him transition and learn what it means to be safe, we're indulging his need to be with people. Gentle training will come later when he's feeling safe. We think Wilson will do well with other dogs. He likes to play with his mate, Barkley, who we rescued at the same time. Wilson seems to be afraid of cats and prefers to go the other way rather than engage. If you are looking for a wonderful young and sweet dog to welcome as your best companion, Wilson may be the doggo for you. He would love nothing better than some TLC and a safe place to land so he can be the best boy ever. Call 706-865-4135 for information on additional health services provided as part of the adoption fee. If interested in one of our puppies or dogs, please submit an application online or at the shelter. Applications can be submitted online at: https://www.charlessmithgallhumanesociety.org/page/dog-adoption-application Once an application is submitted online, you will receive an email saying your application has been successfully submitted. If you don't receive this email within 24 hours, please check to make sure all application fields were completed or please call our shelter at 706-865-4135. All adopters must complete an approval process which involves a reference check with current/recent vet and a brief home visit if located in the immediate area. We do permit out of state adoptions. Adopters MUST come to the shelter to transport their new family member home. We do not ship nor do we transport them to their new homes. Adoption policies and application procedures are detailed at the shelter website: http://smithgallhumanesociety.org/ under tab All Adoptable Animals. Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) is a No kill shelter. Animals in our care remain safe with us until adopted. Resident animals are primarily owner relinquished and also accepted from local Animal Control. The facility usually is operating at capacity with a list of animals waiting for space to open. Adoptions and meet and greets are being scheduled by appointment only. Please call our office, email us or complete an application and someone will be in touch just as soon as they can. Location: 4823 Helen Hwy. 75N, Sautee, GA 30571, Phone: 706-865-4135 Email: [email protected] Our shelter in Sautee GA is located about 3 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in northeast GA.