Ruff Ruff! My name is Hans the Happy Plott Hound
Hans the Happy Plott Hound's Info...
|Breed:||Plott Hound/Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Brindle||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||212968|
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and not good with cats.
Hans was among a group of dogs that Judy rescued from the SPCA of North Brevard several years ago. He is a very sweet Lab/Plott Hound mix and has a beautiful brindle coat. He was adopted from us by a loving family, which grew to include another dog and a new baby. Since the baby's birth, Hans (now called Jack) became very protective and did not like the other dog being around. He would do best in a home where he can be the only dog. Here is what we know about Hans:
- Leash Manners - Hans can be a lot to handle on leash. You need a gentle leader or choke/slip chain to keep him close by he will take off ahead of you in an instant.
- Crate/House Training - He is completely house broken and does not need a crate for any reason. We can leave him alone all day while we are at work and the house is just the way we left it.
- Socialization - Hans would benefit from continued socialization with other dogs to work on his social skills. He can be very overprotective around other dogs. He loves to chase squirrels and on occasion has caught a possum so he probably would not do well in a home with cats or other animals that may incite his prey drive.
- Energy Level and Exercise - Hans has a high energy level. He is described as a 'ball of energy' and always in a good mood. He LOVES squeaking toys but will rip them to shreds to find the squeaker in a matter of minutes. He loves nylabones and playing tug of war with rope. He likes some of the Kong toys, but gets bored with them very easily -- so he definitely needs a home with a lot of activity, exercise, and stimulation.
- Daily Structure and Schedule - Every night he sleeps on our bed and when I leave for work, he usually hops up to my pillow and sleeps next to my husband. He is a good, clean eater and drinker, we referred to him as the 'hoover'.
- Temperament - Hans has an alpha/dominant personality and requires a strong, confident owner who is able to be in control of his behaviors.
- Obedience Training -
- Behaviors - He won't really beg for human food, but he will lay close by just in case something drops or if you're not watching he'll try and sneak a bite -- but he won't jump up on counters. He still jumps up on new people when they come to visit and often barks like crazy when cars and/or trucks are outside our home.
- Personality Quirks - He is a very loving and sweet dog. He's a cuddle bug and loves to sit on the couch next to you with his head in your lap. He also likes fetch but only indoors, as outside he gets too distracted by the birds, squirrels and other noises.
- Ideal Home - Hans is perfect for an active individual, couple, or family (preferably no small children). He loves to give kisses and just play! Jack needs to have a large fenced in yard to run. He has never shown much interest in young children, in being near them or playing with them so we would not recommend a home with young children.
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Rescue Group Info...
We are a private, non-profit rescue located in Sanford, Florida, dedicated to the rescue cats and dogs. Many of them come to us with medical needs. They are doctored to the best of our ability and resources.
Our most urgent goal is to rescue animals that are abandoned or in distress, update their vaccines, and find good new homes for them. But we attempt to be more proactive than that. It is our heartfelt desire to prevent any animal from the need to be "rescued." With that vision in mind, we take a three-prong approach through the education of pet owners and the general public about:
- proper care of animals, including correct diet of good quality food, fresh clean water, daily exercise, and lots of love
- spaying and neutering companion animals (dogs and cats) in order to prevent euthanasia and over-population
- low-cost spay/neuter clinics and wellness centers in their local community
Although many of our pets are cared for at our facility in Sanford, many others are in private foster homes. To arrange a meet, it is best to first complete an online adoption application so that we can set up a meeting. You can access complete information on our pets plus the adoption application on our website, www.petrescuebyjudy.com. Adoptions are held at our Sanford Adoption Center as well as our Oviedo Mall Adoption Center. Please visit our facebook page, facebook.com/petrescuebyjudy, for a full listing of events where PRBJ is represented.
You can get full information on our pets through our website, www.petrescuebyjudy.com. You may then complete an online adoption application. After being processed, we will arrange a meet with the pet at our facility in Sanford. Our adoption fees for cats are generally $75-$150; for dogs $100-$350. We also have a Seniors For Seniors Program to promote the adoption of senior pets by senior citizens.
We limit our adopting families to the Central Florida. We're sorry but we do not ship pets.