So I am a 4yr old Hound girl. I am only a medium sized dog so my foster mom says I am a perfect size for most homes and families. At 4 I am past all the crazy puppy antics but still have a long life ahead of me for adventures and cuddles. The #1 thing on my wish list…aside from a loving family of course…would be a big fenced in yard to explore and spend time in. I LOVE the yard at my foster home. It has all kinds of great smells in it and I can spend hours just roaming around sniffing, and lounging in the sun. I’ve been told that I have to add in that the fence in my yard needs to be a higher one, over 4ft, as I will jump a shorter fence. I see nothing wrong with that but my rescue group is a stickler for having me safely confined and not letting me run the neighbourhood on my own. Stupid rules. I would also love to have a person take me for walks every day. I just adore my walk times as I get to sniff and explore the world outside of my home and yard. For hounds, getting to sniff stuff is the greatest joy ever. You should try it! My foster mom uses a Gentle Leader head halter on me when we walk as she says I pull otherwise. Now, I see nothing wrong with wanting to get to sniffs faster, but if wearing the Gentle Leader means I get to go for walks and my foster mom gets to enjoy them too, then its ok by me.
I am a happy girl and love my time being goofy with my toys or my foster dog sister. I’m also told that I am so pretty…not to brag or anything, it’s just what I am told over and over so a gal comes to believe these things. So for my photo shoot I tried to copy all the sultry super model poses to show off my true beauty. No goofy smiles for this aspiring model…that’s not how the pros do it. Don’t you love the ones with the pink blossoms in the background? That was my favourite location to have my photos done at as the smells were amazing. Do you think I captured my best looks? I know my photos don’t show my goofy side but trust me when I say, I’m a ham and will make you laugh!!
So I came into rescue as I ended up in a pound after being found roaming on my own. Me previous person didn’t claim me. That’s ok though as I gotta say, it wasn’t the greatest home. I came to my foster home knowing nothing of being in a house so that was a huge adjustment. What luxuries a house has!!! Pillows and couches to sleep on, so many toys to choose from, people to pay attention to me and offer my pets and cuddles. It took some time for me to get used to all the sights, sounds and smells of a house but I’m fully adjusted now. No more outdoor living for me! I’m a house dog now! And boy do I love my house. The couch needs to be bigger though as I sometimes fall off when I try and get a good back scratch going on it. I still love my crate though and prefer it for my quiet time. I go in my crate when my family isn't home and this is where I rest until they get back. I would like to have a crate in my forever home too please, it really is my comfort place. I also like to hoard my toys in my crate…such fun!
I am living with my foster sister dog. She’s cool and we play a lot. We particularly enjoy running and wrestling in the yard. I would quite enjoy having another dog to play with in my adoptive home, but I would be ok as well being the only dog. I would like to have dog friends though as I enjoy canine companionship. My sister and I get into a lot of fun stuff and drive our foster parents crazy at times..it’s so funny! My foster mom says I have to mention that I shouldn’t have a cat or other small animal in my forever home though. I hate that I have to put that in because I think chasing and tormenting a cat would be so much fun!!! I try and chase all the bunnies, cats and squirrels I see on my walk. If it wasn’t for my leash I’m sure I would catch them all. My foster mom wrecks a lot of my good times in the name of “good behaviour and manners”. I hate that. She just doesn’t understand what good fun is.
I am good in the car and travel well now. You have to be careful not to open the door quickly and let me dart out though as I will try if given the opportunity. I enjoy going new places and experiencing all the smells at new places. Sometimes we go to pet stores to let people meet me. The whole time we are there I’m focused on the door as I just want to get out and smell the stuff out there. But I understand I have to put in appearances for my adoring fans. Super models have it tough I tell ya. I let everyone come up and pet me and will even nudge in and cuddle with the people I particularly like. I am gracious greeter and don’t jump up on people or knock people over. I’ve met children, adults, and elderly people and been great with all of them. I would require my forever home people to be active adults though as I need to be active and live an outdoorsy, adventurous life. I wouldn’t like a home with young children as the noises and energy level of young kids will scare me. Having only recently adapted to house dog life I prefer a quite home without a lot of activity indoors. I quite like my quiet times as well and am quite open to cuddling with my people and giving affection back. So after a busy day of backyard time, walks, play and meal times I like to wrap up the evening with some good couch time, cuddling with my family. I used to be scared of men but I have come a long way in that regard and have come to understand that the men in my life are nice and kind and are alright by me! I even greet men on my walks and at pet stores now as I have really come out of my shell. I just hadn’t had the chance to experience much in my previous home so I have had to learn all about the world and people around me in my amazing foster home.
What I am hoping for with my forever home is people who will love me and care for me and give me the security of knowing I will never be abandoned again. I want to attend obedience school with my new family and continue my learning to be all that I can be. I love experiencing new things, so am always up for the next adventure. What I will offer you is a constant companion and best friend who will accompany you on walks and car rides and protect you from squirrels and bunnies…and skunks…(don’t get me started on that story…not my finest moment and lesson learned..stay away from the black and white kitties). Are you looking for a loving, funny, goofy Houndy girl? Do you like dogs that are big enough and athletic enough to do whatever you would like to do but small enough to be portable and not take up too much space? That me! Do you want a unique looking, super beautiful dog that gets comments all the time on how good looking they are? That’s me! Do you want a dog to accompany you on trails, hikes, runs, bikes..you name it. That’s me!!! And finally, do you want a quiet, calm indoor companion you can cuddle with? That’s me too. If I sound like your perfect match send an application in to my rescue and they’ll be in touch. Then you can tell me all about you! Can’t wait to meet you!!!
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, dewormed (if required), and microchipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.
We at PDR firmly believe in the importance of obedience training, regardless of breed or size of dog, and have a clause in our adoption contract requiring adopters to attend and complete a basic obedience course at a facility of their choosing. Only in certain circumstances will we waive this clause so please be prepared to attend dog school should you wish to apply for a dog through our program.
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