A Shar Pei named Wigglesworth is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Shar Pei / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Primary Breed: Shar Pei
Secondary Breed: Shepherd
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Color: Black
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Available for sleepover

Wigglesworth is a wrinkly, wiggly delight. Whenever he sees people, his entire body (from wrinkled nose to tail) wiggles with excitement. Wigglesworth was born in 2015 and came to Best Friends from a shelter in New Mexico. He takes prescription eardrops long term. Because he is picky with other dogs, his caregivers at the Sanctuary are still working on determining the best type of dog for him to socialize with. But he has no problem showing people his silly, goofy side. This unique-looking love bug is sure to bring a big smile to your face and more laughter to your life.

As part of the Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program, Wigglesworth qualifies for a free flight home and waived adoption fee. And because Ruffwear loves active dogs, they will also provide a gear kit customized for the activities this pet loves to do and for the climate you live in. Click here to learn more about the Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.