Russell was rescued from a backyard in Tennessee along with his six siblings. For years, seven large hounds were kept confined in an outdoor pen with little to no interactions with people or other animals, making for some very insecure, unsocialized, desperately broken dogs. Paws New England rescued all seven, and one-by-one, each made their way to New England to foster homes. Russell is from a group of dogs who were given zero chances in life but who survived. He is a survivor.
Hello there, My name is Russell. My foster mom calls methe cowardly lion, I know I look so big on the outside but I am a little cowardly on the inside. I do love my ball though and love it when my foster dadgoes outside and plays ball with me, I could fetch that ball for hours and Ieven like to chomp on it walking around the yard it makes a really squishy kind of sound that makes me feel good.
I am housebroken and know my basic commands. There are some things that the cowardly lion doesn’t like either like riding in the car- it’s so scary to see those people and bikes going by I like to bark at them and then they leave. I also get really scared at the vet.
My best friends are my foster sisters, I love girl dogs, I mean who wouldn’t I love running with them and just hanging out with them it's the best. My foster brother is ok but I really like girls. I think my ideal forever home would allow me to go outside and hang out but come in and lie on a softbed. Hang with my owners and I also do like my crate too since that is my special place when there is too many scary things I like to go in there andjust relax. Little kids scare me they run too fast and get crazy but I think I would like older kids.
Breed:Shepard/tree walker coonhound mix
Vaccinations: (include date) UTD 8/2016
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: yes( not a dog park dog) slow introductions
Cats: Ok with dog savy cat.. sometimes barks at cat
Kids: Older kids..who are respective of his need for space
Adoption Donation: $450
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $125.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
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