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Nessie D181404

Hound / Mixed (medium coat) / Female / Adult

Details about Nessie D181404

  • ID D181404
  • Adopted for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Coatlength: Medium
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Nessie D181404

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Nessie
Age: DOB Approx. 8/26/15
Gender: Female 
Breed: Hound x 
Weight: 50 
Dog friendly: Yes, should have a dog in the home with her. 
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control with 6 babies 
Adoption Fee: $400.00 


From the Foster:

Nessie is an amazing dog, practically perfect in every way. She’s completely house trained; crated during the day but probably doesn’t need to be; gets along with adults, kids, dogs, and cats; doesn’t bark unnecessarily; and absolutely thrives on loves and pets and snuggles. Her only negative is that she had a hard life before coming to Secondhand Hounds. I don’t know the details, but I could see it when she was too terrified to climb the stairs to go to bed the first night, and I had to carry her. I could see it in the way she’d curl up and move as little as possible those first few days. I can still see it in the way she hates to be told no, and the way she squints at you and scooches closer to give you kisses if you do reprimand her will just melt your heart.

She’s not the happy-go-lucky pooch you might typically think of adopting. When you meet her, she’ll sniff you politely, maybe take some treats, and then go back to hide behind me. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t like you, just that she trusts me—and that’s a good thing. It means she can learn to trust, and will soon learn to trust you too. She reacted to me that way at first, but she quickly learned that she was safe and loved, and comes out of her shell a little more each day. 
Her absolute favorite thing to do is chase the cat; she would never hurt her though, she just wants to play, and the cat is perfectly happy—she even instigates the chase half the time. So while she’s fine with cats, cats who aren’t used to that much exercise might not be fine with her. She would absolutely love to have another doggy friend or two in the home, now that she’s learning how much fun it can be to play with others. This isn’t an absolute deal-breaker though, as long as she has other outlets for fun and play

Nessie was recently treated for heartworm disease. Please let SHH know if you have any questions!