Ruff Ruff! My name is Charlie
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
Other Pets at Shelter...
|Breed:||Treeing Walker Coonhound/Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||5414487|
Charlie was pulled from a kill shelter in NC - one that uses a gas chamber and Charlie was scheduled to be in it the morning we pulled him. Charlie was born deaf, which made his chance of being adopted there zero. The truth is, though, that a deaf dog can do anything a hearing dog can - except hear. Many hearing dogs are taught commands using a combination of voice and hand signals. Deaf dogs are trained using just the hand signals. Charlie has been with a foster who has not only worked with him on housebreaking, but has started him on learning commands using hand signals. What he needs now is a forever home with a loving family. There are wonderful resources available for owners of deaf dogs, including on-line forums, informational websites, and other owners of deaf dogs. Charlie is beautiful - he has the blue eyes of a Catahoula, with the spotting pattern of the Treeing Walker Coonhound, except that some of his spots have the gradiated color of the Catahoula. You have to meet him to understand just how sweet and loving this boy is!
Rescue Group Info...
I have loved animals since I was a child, and am especially fond of hounds. I have five rescue dogs of my own - all hounds, and three cats - all found as strays and were unable to find their owners. I am heartbroken daily as I see the number of beautiful hounds dumped at high-kill shelters, especially in the south. Many have been used for hunting and have had virtually NO vetting. Hounds make wonderful family pets and I want to save as many as we can. As Hearts and Hounds Rescue grows we will be taking other breeds, including cats.
In addition to saving dogs and cats from kill shelters and finding them homes, our long-term goals include increasing community involvement. We will be starting childrens' groups - Hearts and Hounds KIDS and Hearts and Hounds TEENS.
Strack and Van Til
1515 U.S. Highway 41
Schererville, IN 46375
Friday, October 5, 2012, noon til 6pm
Safe Trick-or-Treating Event
Tri Town Safety Village
1350 Eagle Ridge Drive
Schererville, IN 46375
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 1-5pm
Walt's Food Center
1218 Sheffield Avenue
Dyer, IN 46311
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 8am - 6pm
Adoption fee for most dogs is $150 (dogs are fully vetted, spayed/neutered, and will be microchipped). Adopters will be be required to sign an adoption contract, including a return to rescue policy should they not be able to keep the animal. We will check references, including the adopter's vet, and do a home check. We currently don't have fosters to handle cats, but when we do the adoption policies for cats will be basically the same as for dogs. Adoption fee for cats will be $100-150.
NW Indiana and into IL - as a new rescue, we are limiting adoptions to within 50 miles of area code 46375, but will expand our area as we build our volunteer force.