October 8th, 2011 Posted in Rescue | Comments Off
Well yes, I am talking about a color… but this color is wrapped around a package filled with love! Rosie is a wonderful mature dog.. the absolute best kind to adopt. She is 7 years old. Rosie is a sweet and easy-going dog who would make a wonderful family pet. She gets along great with other dogs. Rosie is a purebred redbone. Redbones are known for being very intelligent. If you can appreciate a good dog you’ll love Rosie!
Her foster mom says -
“Rose gets along with everyone. She is a sweet girl. She shows no signs of aggression, nor is she particularly submissive – or dominant, either for that matter. She just is. And that’s perfect for a multiple dog household. She discovered an open, empty crate and immediately claimed it. She knows what the doggy door is and how to use it. She tips the scales at around 70 – 80 pounds. She’s one of the nice big old style houndy Redbones. I doubt Rose would do well with cats…her hunting drive is too strong. She does not have a loud, clarion voice. Hers sounds kind of strained. Unless she’s in “hunting mode”, you really don’t hear a lot out of her.”
Pet home only. Fenced yard required. No exceptions. No invisible fences.
Please click on the application on the left if you’re interested in adopting Rose.
Please note: Rose is being fostered in Alabama.
August 9th, 2011 Posted in Rescue | Comments Off
Meet Brian… a young redbone coonhound currently being fostered in Maine. We believe him to be approximate 1 year old. Brian still has a lot of puppy in him and loves to run and play, but is also extremely sweet and affectionate. He gets along well with other dogs… but due to his rambunctious nature would do best with other dogs of a similar size. We are not sure how he is with cats, but the shelter in WV that he came from reports that Brian walked past cats quietly.
Brian is neutered, fully vaccinated, and on heartworm and tick prevention.
Notes from his foster family – “The amazing thing about Brian – people meet him and fall for him. He is extremely photogenic, and really great. He’s a sweetheart and I don’t think he will have any difficulty finding a home. Brian clearly lived with a family before. Our guess is he was adopted, trained not to “go” in the house. He likes being outside, but he likes knowing there is a human nearby. We have three couches in the living room, and all of the dogs are welcome wherever they want to be. He has a preference, and has at one time or another slept peacefully next to each of the other four.”
“He loves other dogs, so it would be best if he had a comparable-sized companion with whom he can dance. His spirit is strong – he genuinely loves life.
He does chew stacked wood – will knock a log off, perhaps for an after-dinner toothpick, and chew away if his human is not quickly observant. He loves to run in his fenced area. He loves having his tummy rubbed, if he initiates it. He loves mealtime. He loves his humans”
October 5th, 2009 Posted in Rescue | Comments Off
Goldie is a gorgeous little purebred redbone. The vet said she is around 1 years old but she still has a lot of puppy in her. She is spayed, heartworm tested and vaccinated. She is small, only weighing 35 pounds.
Goldie is VERY sweet, gentle with kids, and is easy to walk. She loves snuggling and likes to give kisses. She loves to run and play, and LOVES every person she meets. She’s good with most dogs… a bit exuberant with her playing, so she would do best with dogs who don’t mind that activity level. She is a people dog, so would be fine as the only dog in the household. She can not live with cats. Pet home only. Fenced yard required. Please click on the application on the left if you’re interested in adopting Goldie!
More pictures of Goldie…
September 2nd, 2009 Posted in Rescue | Comments Off
Update: Russell has been adopted by his foster mom!
Russell is one of those dogs that just gets to you! I don’t know how such a gorgeous representation of the redbone breed ended up in a shelter. Russell was brought into Greene County Animal Control in TN as a stray, and had very little time there before he was to be killed. They say he is less than a year old, and a very happy dog! He loves people, and gets along great with other dogs. All he wants to do is play! Russell is still in TN. He would do best in a home with another dog.
July 2nd, 2009 Posted in Rescue | Comments Off
Update 7/9/09! Ruby is being adopted by her foster family! Congratulations Jocelyn and Andy!
Ruby is a WONDERFUL dog. 7 years old, purebred Redbone Coonhound. She is a small redbone, weighing 50 pounds. She is not trained as a hunter. She is absolutely fantastic with children. Outside she is active and lets her nose lead her, but indoors she is very quiet and calm and likes to just cuddle up and sleep. She gets along great with other dogs, is house-trained and crate-trained. Ruby was born missing one eye. Her eyelid has been surgically closed. She is not bothered by it nor in any pain. Ruby is in a foster home in New Hampshire. She lives with 3 other dogs and is getting along well. Her foster Mom writes “Great dog. well-adjusted. eating well. drinking better. running fast; snuggling close. It is amazing that out of all of the dogs, the one with the disability is the one requiring the least care! She is VERY happy with whatever she chooses to do, and is directing herself more often than not. She is fabulous.” “Ruby adjusts to new situations in record time–seeing the other dogs’ behavior and acting accordingly. Inside the house, she acquiesces, but doesn’t cower. She is very comfortable snuggling her humans, and on rare occasion has snuggled the other Redbone. Outside, she loves to run and is very fast. She is very good at whatever she chooses to do. She sleeps very well. She asks to go out by going to the door. She thumps her tail when she is enthusiastic about something (and this dog has MAJOR joie de puppy vivre). In fact, if we weren’t told she was 7 years old, we would think her just a year or two at the most. She still has her girlish figure.” “After her initial feeling out the new situation, her appetite came back strong and hardy. But she doesn’t eat for sport like some dogs. If she is hungry, she will dine with verve. If not, perhaps an occasional soft snack, but not to kill time. She is not food-motivated. In fact, she needs little motivation to do the right thing. She just is a good girl and remarkably sweet. Ruby will do well with a calm home environment, and with at least one other dog with whom she can interact. Her new owners will be very lucky people indeed.”
July 1st, 2009 Posted in My Dogs | Comments Off
This was the my first redbone coonhound, Liza. In 1987, she was left in the woods near Amherst, Massachusetts by her owner/hunter, because she was not good at hunting. It took the animal control officer a few weeks to catch her. I just happened to walk into the town shelter the day before Liza was scheduled to be killed. They gave her to me free, relieved not to have to end her life. She was a great dog. This site was created so you also can save a life, and find a great dog too.