Breed: Bassett Hound Mix
Approx. DOB: May 15, 2020
Weight: 37.5 lbs
Energy Level: medium to high energy
Adoption Fee: $500.00
-fully secured fenced yard
-if children in the home, must be 10+ years old and respectful of a dog’s boundaries
-another playful dog in the home approximately 25 lbs
-must complete positive reinforcement behavioural training session(s) through a SCAR-approved trainer
Shorty’s my name and playful’s my game! I’m just a young boy, learning all about the big, exciting world around me. I love my foster family, their dogs, and even the resident cat. I’m not too sure whether the cat enjoys a good chase now and then, but on my part, it’s all in good fun and we’re good pals.
If we were to meet for the first time, you would find me very friendly (actually, I prefer the word “charming”). That’s because of my good nature and my happy disposition. I am so content in the company of my humans, but I do give them their space at night while I sleep on my very own dog bed. I believe there are much smaller versions of humans called children, but I haven’t been lucky enough to interact with them yet. The only humans I don’t feel too comfortable with are the ones called vets and I tend to get a little nervous when I’m with one. So many things are new to me and I must confess that I am a little scared of riding in a car.
I am learning lots of new things with my foster family, such as doing my business outside and which items are ok to chew on. I do love shoes and socks. The smells! The textures! But I am very obliging when the humans want them back and don’t make a fuss. My foster parents often call me a “Floofy Goofball” because I am such a happy dog, and because my thick fur produces about 40 lbs. of floof every day. I don’t mind being bathed, and I LOVE being rubbed and brushed. I am still a puppy and sometimes make mistakes and have accidents, but I am very smart and tend to learn new things quickly. I know my name and understand basic commands, like no, be nice, and sit (sometimes). They are also teaching me how to walk like a gentleman on my leash. At home, I am often in the company of humans which I really like. I will go into a crate for short periods while the humans are away, but I am so much happier when they return. I do enjoy my crate and will go in there for some peaceful rest even when the humans are home.
Would you enjoy throwing tennis balls for me to chase? Are you looking for a doggie pal to keep you company without crowding you in? And, do you have a young’ish, playful dog my size for me to have lots of fun with? If yes, you could be the lucky family that gets to live with me, a friendly, independent dog who loves to give kisses and snuggles.
All dogs available for adoption with Second Chance Animal Rescue Windsor-Essex come fully vaccinated, including lepto, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and heartworm tested (and are on heartworm/flea preventative while in our care). At adoption, adopters receive a 6-week free trial of pet insurance.
SCAR does not have the resources to adopt animals to the United States and we can only adopt within a 200 km radius of Windsor, Ontario. Please do not apply if you do not live in Ontario, within 200 kms of Windsor.