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Posted 1 year ago | Updated 2 days ago

My basic info

Bull Terrier/Plott Hound
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:



This gentle and loving boy is a 5 year old, bull terrier/plott hound mix and weighs in at a healthy 84 lbs. Initially adopted 4 years ago, he was sadly returned because the toddler developed an allergy to him. 


Owen has allergies too! Like many dogs (or at least like mine!) Owen is allergic to all poultry, and his fur will come out and he will be itchy if he is given any food with chicken, duck, turkey, or their eggs. He is on a great diet of fish and potato and is enjoying a soft and lush coat.


Owen loves children. Despite his size, he was an absolute gentle giant with the baby of the house. He knows all of his commands, and he will pull sometimes when he gets ready for a walkie. This is trainable, of course! He loves to be outside sniffing all the things! Owen lives with and does well with male and female dogs his size and smaller. 


Owen is a nice, nice boy who would be as happy laying next to you as he would going out on an adventure. He is great in the car and is very forgiving of his chauffeur's off key singing.


Owen’s adoption donation fee is $350, which includes spay/neuter, routine vetting and a microchip. You can apply for Owen by filling out our online application, which is found on our website  Please email us at with any questions.

May 20, 2024, 4:25 pm
Tara's House Animal Rescue, Inc. - Columbia Chapter

Contact info

Pet ID
8775 Centre Park Drive, #258, Columbia, MD 21045
Donation - Support Us page

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

1) Submit Online Adoption Application
•Complete your adoption application online at by filling in all required information, including your veterinarian information, landlord, etc. If you do not currently have a vet, please indicate the vet you intend to use for your new dog. When all questions are answered, click “submit” to send to our Adoption Committee.

2) Initial Telephone Interview
•Within 3 - 5 days after online submittal of your application, a Tara's House representative will conduct your initial interview by telephone if our Adoption Committee decides to pursue your application. If your adoption application was submitted in person during a monthly adoption show, we will review your application and conduct the initial interview in person on the spot.

•While we try to contact everyone who applies for a pet – sometimes a pet that enters our adoption program is so popular that our limited volunteer resources are simply unable to contact each and every one. We apologize in advance that this is occasionally has happened.

3) Reference Check
•A Tara's House representative will call all references, especially your vet and landlord (if applicable), if we wish to proceed with your application after the initial review.

4) The Home Visit
•If Tara's House finds all references give positive feedback and every other requirement has been met to this phase of our process, one of our Adoption Committee members may contact you to arrange a brief home visit. We will ask you to demonstrate a day in the life of your potential adopted dog and evaluate the environment and conditions for the dog. If you have a glowing vet reference or otherwise demonstrate in the phone interview to be very dog experienced, we may waive the home visit.

5) Adoption Approval
•Our Adoption Committee convenes - usually virtually - to discuss your application as we worked through each phase of our process. From this collaborative review, our Adoption Committee will make the final decision on your application and inform you of their decision in short order.

•If approved, you will receive an “approval email” from our Executive or Deputy Director.

•We do not release any information collected from references, the home visit, or any other source used to make our decision on applicants.

•If you are approved to adopt a Tara's House dog, you must sign and submit to Tara's House our legally binding adoption contract along with our adoption fee (payable by check made to 'Tara's House), as well as make arrangements with the applicable foster home to meet the particular pet within three days following our notification that you have been approved.

• Our Adoption Contract can be downloaded from our adoption center at You may also download our Adoption Checklist, which will help you prepare what to look for and do once your adopted pet is home.

Our adoption donation fees are as follows:

$280 for dogs and puppies
Approved adopters for senior dogs (8 years +) will receive a 20% discount off our adoption donation.

Refund Policy: Adoption donations are not refundable under any circumstances, but are tax deductible.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

check our website for our monthly adoption show date!

More about this rescue

Tara’s House is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to rescue and provide care and compassion for our pets while working to place them in permanent, loving homes. The pets we rescue arrive at Tara's House from rural, high kill shelters with little to no funding for their own adoption programs. These shelters rely on Tara's House and other rescues to save these adoptable pets from certain euthanasia. It is a sad fact - pets find their way to shelters through no fault of their own. Today, many are innocent victims of the current financial crisis; families simply cannot afford to keep them. We believe in giving these shelter pets a second chance. At Tara's House, we provide our pets with the vet care and love that they need to thrive. We then help them find "furever" homes. We receive no government funding; we operate solely on private donations and volunteer efforts. With 4-5 million pets euthanized in the United States each year, our team of volunteers is dedicated to helping those pets that we can, and to making a positive impact in the life of each pet we rescue. Please - opt to adopt!