Age: DOB Approx. 10/3/16
Breed: Basset x
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $400.00
From the Foster:
Meet LD (Long Dog)..or Powder officially (though he’s never been called this with us). This little 40 pound hound/who-knows-what mix is a honey. In true hound form, he leads with his nose and is a bit stubborn about moving on without a good and sufficient sniff. Part of his charm I say! He loves to explore in the backyard and is content to quietly sniff about. Now that the sun is shining, add basking in the sun on the deck to his list of favorite things.
While Long Dog is happy to explore in the yard and needs play, he’s equally happy to snuggle in for a nap and watch Netflix. He has two resident dog brothers (a big and a small) and enjoys traipsing about the yard with them. He really loves to play. This is one easy-going dude. He’s happy to let the resident dogs be in charge around here and yet quietly confident at the same time.
Long Dog is going to fit right in...just about anywhere I think! He loves people, big and small, and has been easy friends with all the dogs he’s met. We also have a resident cat. He’s a little unsure about the cat and a little too interested. I’d say no to cats for this guy.
We are progressing nicely with leash manners—he’s so eager to explore that he likes to take the lead walks. We are making good progress here!
LD will do best in an environment where someone will put the time in for training-he loves to train! He’s super smart and redirects beautifully, if sometimes stubbornly. LD needs someone who will be diligent about socializing him with other dogs-he thrives in these situations and wants to play! I think he’d love another dog in the house who wants to play, but it isn’t crucial as long as he can socialize. A yard is a must for this guy. He likes to zoom occasionally and explores endlessly.
Did I mention he’s house-trained and crate-trained? He goes into his crate during our mealtimes and initially when we left the house. We quickly learned he does great left out, so no crate necessary.
He’s a catch, this guy. If you’re looking for a chill but playful buddy who’ll walk, nap, explore, or quite frankly...whatever...he’ll be a good fit for you. Long Dog is easy to love. As my good friend said so beautifully, “He’s gold.”
Powder was recently treated for heartworm disease. Please let SHH know if you have any questions!