My name is Ernie!

Coonhound Dog for adoption in Fennville, Michigan - Ernie
Photo 1 - Coonhound Dog for adoption in Fennville, Michigan - Ernie
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Wild Dog Rescue

Facts about Ernie

  • Breed: Coonhound
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1106
Ernie's story is a difficult one to write so please bare with me. Ernie first arrived at WDR as a young puppy after being picked up while running down a busy road. After no one claimed him it was time to find him a new home of his own. Ernie was a energetic hound, full of spunk and love for people and other dogs. When a family came looking specifically for a hound dog we were beyond excited for him, not everyone can handle a hound dog. So, after being with us for a very long time this then 2 year old hound was off to his forever we thought. After two years of being in a home of his own, Ernie found himself back at the kennels of WDR. Returns are hard, for any reason, but this one was not like the others. Ernie's return needed to be immediate according to his family, so here he is. Ernie's family did not have nice things to say about him, which is hard to sit and listen to. He would jump the decorative fence they used to contain him and run away, he barked and howled, he did this and did that wrong. Ernie was being a hound dog and apparently they were not equipped to deal with it. Now, we have an overweight Coon Hound here in need of a family that gets him, one that knows the breed and their needs. We do have Ernie on a diet to help shed the more than 30 extra pounds his frame is carrying. He still loves people and other dogs. He has a curious nose and a desire to be active. He needs a home willing to start from scratch with him and bring out the loveable and wonderful dog he is meant to be! We know there is the perfect family out there, with the heart and knowledge to give this guy the home he has always deserved!

About Wild Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Wild Dog Rescue works closely with local rescue groups, shelters, and the many caring people in the area to provide hope and love to the abused, abandoned, and stray animals throughout West Michigan. Wild Dog Rescue is able to provide loving care and shelter for animals in need while they wait for a permanent home, as well as a comfortable place where people interested in adopting a pet in need can spend time with each of them.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Wild Dog Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on donations for the continued care of the animals. The rescue is located at 2525 Blue Star Highway Fennville, MI 49408. All visits are by appointment only. For further information or to schedule a visit with one of our adoptable dogs, please email or call us at (269)205-3646.

Our Adoption Process...

An application is submitted, which can be found on our website. Your application will be reviewed, and a vet-check done. Upon final adoption approval, an adoption contract will need to be completed; the adoption fee paid (200.00), and then you can take home your new family member after they have been spayed/neutered.