Location Saved From: Upshur County, West Virginia
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: No - currently in a foster home!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: No
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: No
Special Needs Notes: Delilah had a broken leg in the shelter. She had pins placed, and recently removed. She will need crate rest for a period of time to heal the leg. She needs one to two more surgeries to complete heal the leg.
Delilah is an approximately 3 years old Bluetick Coonhound mix who came into the shelter surrendered by her owners when she broke her leg while hunting. She had her surgery to place a plate in her leg recently and is healing well. She has been an excellent patient and is dealing with her crate rest well.
Because of her crate rest, we have not been able to get a real good feel for her house manners but she has proven to be a major love bug! She seeks out attention and really enjoys having her belly and silky ears rubbed. She has not been able to play with our own dogs (due to the crate rest) but has gone nose to nose with them and her body language tells me that she wants to play with them! She takes three short leash walks a day and her inner hound really shines as she follows her nose around our yard. She will need some leash work once the cone comes off her head and we can take her for longer walks but I have no doubt we can work on that with an easy walk harness. I would not recommend a home with cats for her and would probably not recommend an apartment only because she does have a big booming voice. She doesn’t usually bark unless she is bored or when we are getting meals ready for her but when she howls, the world knows! All in all she a fabulous dog and we are really enjoying our time with her! She can't wait to find her forever home.
Adoption/Foster Applications and additional information can be found at www.ruraldogrescue.com
Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!
Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.
We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.
Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be! All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.
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