Breed: Hound & Labrador Retriever Mix
Age: Est DOB: 2016
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown
House trained: Yes
Adoption Fee: $500
History: This sweet and goofy guy needed rescue from an unfortunate situation. He will melt your heart and is hoping to find a family of his own! He would not be good match for a family for small/young children.
A note from the foster: This fun loving youngster is really hoping for a permanent place to call home. He hasn't had the opportunity for that kind of stability yet in his life. Lanky, or "Lankford Plott" as his trainer affectionately named him, is a big, goofy handsome pup with the most expressive face and eyes. We believe he is part Plott Hound and does have many of the characteristics of that breed. He is extremely smart, inquisitive, social, and does sometimes have a mind of his own. He has been practicing very hard on his manners and social skills and has caught on quickly. Lanky is really fun to work with and is proud to show you his skills at: sit, down, wait, back, "place", kennel, and most recently greeting you with a bow. Leash walking is a work in progress, but he has really improved considering he didn't seem to know much about that when he arrived. He is quite strong with a strong hound nose, so that is something to keep in mind. He can become very focused and away you go! He does great in meeting other people and dogs while out walking though. In our home, Lanky has been living with two larger dogs and one cat. He loves having the company and would appreciate opportunities in his new home to socialize and have playtime with other dogs. Lanky's other favorite things include: toys, sticks and logs, cozy pillows, hanging out with his people, and going for long walks/hikes/or runs. Obedience training, games or some type of "work" that will challenge him mentally are a favorite too and will be very important for him. Lanky is an outdoorsy boy so the city life in a busy neighborhood would really not be for him. He definitely likes spending time outside, so a secure yard to keep him safe is important as well. A home without young children would not be suitable at this time as Lanky still has spurts of puppy rambunctiousness and has also shown occasionalprotectiveness around his crate or toys. Lanky is house trained, kennels well at night, and rides nicely in the car. He is just a great dog overall for the right person and is very deserving of a home that has dog experience and can provide firm leadership, structure, and boundaries as he continues to learn and gain confidence. Lanky would really like to find that special person or family who is looking for a lifelong partner to spend time and adventure with him