My name is Shirley!

Black and Tan Coonhound Mix Puppy for adoption in Virginia Beach, Virginia - Shirley
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Fur-Ever Home Rescue

Facts about Shirley

  • Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: ps_42535685

Shirley is clever, but tends to be the more submissive to her sister.

A Little History Lesson on this pup:

Eleven hounds were found in the Suffolk area abandoned, without food, water, or shelter. Two of the hounds were pregnant – in addition to being infested with worms, mange, and covered in urine scald. One of mothers was severely injured – to the point she could not stand. Understandably, these creatures were fearful of everything, having been utterly disappointed by their humans.

Thankfully, a Pungo community of hunters, animal owners and lovers, Villa Lobos, and concerned citizens banded together to ensure the safety and well-being of these hounds. In addition to an abundance of donated dog food, fresh eggs, and other supplies, the residents contributed in excess of $1000 for necessities and much needed FHO surgery*.

With the successful intervention of so many people working together, fourteen puppies were born at Big Sky Farms, where they were weaned and were placed in loving homes so that the mommas could continue their recovery.

Eleven of those pups (female) were placed in foster homes through Fur-Ever Home Rescue at six weeks of age. These little angels have known nothing but kindness and love from dozens of caring people – animal owners, friendly neighbors, hunting enthusiasts, and social media followers. Without the combined effort of so many people, their story would be much different.

*“A femoral head osteotomy, also referred to as a femoral head ostectomy or FHO, is the surgical removal of the head and neck of the femur. In simpler terms, it is the removal of the “ball” part of the ball-and-socket that makes up the hip joint. This way, the bones of the joint are no longer in contact, which eliminates the pain that is caused by the abnormal contact of the bones.” Source:

Black and Tan Coonhound Information:

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a breed of dog used primarily for trailing and treeing raccoons. It is a cross between the Bloodhound and the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound. This breed has an incredible sense of smell, is adaptable, easygoing, even-tempered, gentle, lovable, and trusting – all incredible qualities favored by hunters. Breeding for purpose over aesthetics (per the strict PKC behavior rules) has eliminated many physical issues other large dogs suffer, like hip dysplasia.

Adoption fee of $350 includes spay or neuter surgery between 4 and 6 months.


About Fur-Ever Home Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a group of dedicated dog lovers, experienced trainers and fosters. We have worked with other rescues and decided it was time to put our own ideals into action and start our own rescue organization.

We're forming our non-profit and applying for our charitable status. Website in process!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at Pet Supplies Plus in Virginia Beach at the corner of Indian River Road and Kemps River Drive

Our Adoption Process...

1. Application
2. Reference Check
3. Phone Interview
4. Home Visit
5. Meeting
6 Adoption Contract

All dogs are spayed or neutered unless age or illness prevents surgery. They are all fully UTD on shots and HW/flea meds. Adoption fees range from $150 to $350, with most adoptuions at $250.