Quinte, On. real estate agent: Willy Needs a Home

Willy Needs a Home


I'm taking a page out of my friend Pam McInnes' book today.  It's her blog that gave me this idea, she's devoted to finding good homes for animals in her corner of Ontario.

I have clients who will be moving out of their home due to health reasons. They will be moving into an apartment in Belleville where they will be closer to their doctors and public transport. Unfortunately they will not be allowed to bring Willy with them.

Willy is a friendly soul, only 4 years old, and we're trying to get him into a good home before this time comes. Because I'm a big softie, I have agreed to take him home with me should no other solution be found, but I'm not likely to be the ideal owner for this gentle little fellow. He's very quiet and loves to sit with his owners and watch television in the evenings.

He's a great dog, his mother was a pure bred Scottish Terrier, and his father was also a super dog, able to overcome all the obstacles that were put in place to keep him and his mother apart. Willy seems to have inhereted his father's tenacity because he's a quick learner and is a very sociable little guy.

If you know anyone in the Quinte area who's looking for a companion like this, just give me a shout. Willy and I would appreciate that. 

Comment balloon 10 commentsMalcolm Johnston • November 12 2010 12:35PM


Hi Malcolm, Good luck finding Willy a home!


Posted by Debra Harbaruk, Vancouver BC Realtor (Re/Max City Realty, Commercial Dr Condos) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, I love your description of Willy's father.  My wife will not let me have a dog yet (she feels, very correctly, that she will have to do almost all the work caring for the dog), or he might have been a great candidate.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Willy is adorable Malcolm. I'm sure you will find him a home ;). You should have posted it in the doggie groups too.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm,

What a sweetie. It always makes my heart sink when circumstances force people to have to give up a pet.

I've reblogged. I hope he finds a loving family (although I'll bet you'd make a great new home for him if you don't).

Posted by Not In Real Estate Any Longer over 8 years ago

Oh Malcolm, I sure hope you can find a loving home for Willy.  I feel so sorry for innocent pets caught up into human and Mother Nature events.  The economy isn't helping either as it seems, and is true, that there are folks who claim they just no longer can afford to feed their pets and simply abandon them.  How cruel and sad.  Now I have to search for the "doggie groups".  I think I'll start with Pam's Blog and see if she has them included in her groups.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTORĀ®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) over 8 years ago

I sure hope you find a great home for that cute little guy! I am personally past having pets anymore. At 62, I want to be able to travel when I want without feeling guilty about leaving anybody home.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm - great post and great idea for finding pups homes. I hope Willy finds a home soon!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - ich habe gern nicht gewusst, dass du Deutsch sprichst!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

I hope Willy finds that new forever home. Who could turn down a dog with such blue eyes like that?

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 8 years ago

Willy looks like he loves to be right next to (or in the lap of) his owner. Hope he finds a great home soon!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 8 years ago