Why the name Wyatt? Well just wait and we'll tell you why it's Wyatt! This three-year old Labrador Retriever mix was found on the side of a road by a boy named Wyatt! The boy told his mother and they managed to capture the dog and take him to the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina April 7th. The shelter staff decided to name the dog Wyatt in honor of the boy who found and saved him. But Wyatt had another hurdle to face: he was heartworm positive.