I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Gender: Female, spayed
Breed: Black/Tan Coonhound mix
Dogs are amazingly resilient creatures and never is that more evident than when we are called in to remove dogs from a hoarding situation.
Sonar and her sisters/brothers/cousins/parents all lived together from the moment they were born until the moment we removed them from the house (some for years) with a woman and her adult son, yet most of them, including Sonar, had never even been given names. Even their owner didn’t know exactly how many dogs were there by the time we arrived, although we estimate 40 to 60.
Their owners tried to care for them and give them attention, but the dogs were breeding out of control, and their owners quickly became overwhelmed by the sheer numbers. Finally the neighbors called the city to complain about the noise, and we got the call for help.
Despite their less-than-ideal beginnings, all of the dogs quickly bounced back and have thrived both here at the shelter and in foster care. They love attention and run up to you eagerly when you call. They’ve taken to leash training and love to go on walks, tails wagging at the first sight of the leash.
Sonar loves to play. In fact, we had such a hard time getting a good video of her because she was far more interested in chasing leaves and rolling in the grass than in paying attention to the camera. Just one look at her video, and you’ll see how much she loves people.
Sonar also does great with other dogs and cats. Of course she plays great with all of the other dogs who came from her house, but she’s also met the other dogs here at the shelter, and she’s always eager to meet a new playmate. And cats.. .. what dog would turn down the chance for a good long cat sniff?
We believe Sonar is a Black/Tan Coonhound mix, most likely mixed with Australian Cattle Dog, so we’re not expecting her to be too large. She’s approximately 25 pounds now at 5 months old, so we’re estimating she’ll top out around 40 pounds as an adult.
She is not yet housebroken, but the other dogs who were rescued and went into foster care picked up on housebreaking very quickly, so we’re expecting Sonar to do the same once she’s in a home. The key is consistency. We’ll be happy to give you some housebreaking tips to get you off on the right foot.
You can meet Sonar here at the shelter any time during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330–397–8270 to schedule an appt for another day or time. Sonar has already been spayed, heartworm tested, fully vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, so she’s ready to start a new life with your family.