found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Hector was deposited at the Maricopa County pound when his owners didn't want him anymore. Rather than return him to the breeder, they dumped him off and- by the good graces of someone who figured he'd make a great pet- he made his way into the "adoptables," unlike so many other deserving animals. Thanks to a rescue group, he got pulled into breed rescue- or, more precisely, a rescuer who deals with foxhounds of the American variety. He came down with bordetella, so it'll be early in the New Year before he can get put into a home (or at least a home with other dogs).
After flunking out of the show biz because he was too large (and had developed a pressure sore on his chest from being caged on concrete his entire life), Hector made his way to Phoenix. Frankly, he'd do better off somewhere that he can run- acreage up north, or at least as a working dog. He craves interaction, but isn't hyper. He has made great strides in his housebreaking, and he should complete that soon as he's pretty darned smart. He plays *very* well with other hounds, and he really likes people. He might be a good choice for agility, according to one trainer who has worked briefly with him.
Hector was born two years ago this month, so he's still young, energetic, and playful. He weighs 76 pounds, and is VERY underweight. If he needs another 15 pounds like we think he does, he will weigh in at 91 pounds. Due to his size, he would be a poor choice for homing with small children. It is unknown how he will act around cats or smaller dogs, but he has proven to be very tolerant of medium-sized dogs. He may not do well with small dogs simply because he doesn't realize how big he is. He has learned how to use the dog door, and he's doing well at learning "manners" like what food is and is not his.
This breed is exceedingly rare; only 17 were registered in 2007, the least of any AKC breed. Not 17 litters, 17 individual animals. Of course, having been neutered, that really doesn't matter. His pressure sore remains; two individual vets have checked it, and they both note it is not malignant. It will probably clear up on its own once he's given cushier digs. His bordetella needs to clear up, so that's another week or two at a minimum (sorry, no "dog under the Xmas tree" for Hector). He isn't a picky eater, so I expect his weight to return quickly.
In short, the only thing he needs is a suitable home- and the screening process will be rigorous, including a home visit, proof of veterinary care of existing pets, and a follow up after 30 days to see how well he's fitting in. You will have to agree in writing that he will be returned to rescue and not dumped in a shelter if he does not work out for whatever reason. The fee is not important, but to defray expenses incurred in his rescue we would be asking $200. This will include Maricopa County licensing, as well as proof he has been vaccinated for rabies, bordetella, and 4-in-1 or whatever the heck it is for canine vaccination at MCACC.
Please call if you are interested. Hector needs to find his new home by the end of the year or they will try to return him to the original breeder, who may not want to take him back. 520-744-4457 or 520-275-6173 or email Aaron at email@example.com
This is a courtesy posting per Arizona Beagle Rescue. Please contact Aaron or call the phone number!!!