BREED: Black and Tan Coonhound
ADOPTION FEE: $200
Our goal in this rescue is to find forever homes for every animal we bring in. Sometimes they don't find a family of their own, and spend their last days in foster care being loved by their families there. But most are adopted and cherished by an amazing network of kind souls who understand a rescue animal's needs: first and foremost, stability. Many of these poor creatures have had their whole lives turned upside down (and others start living their very best lives once they enter into foster care). Either way, their most basic emotional need is to know they're home: once they know they're safe, they can start figuring the rest out. This is why we have an adoption application, and why we screen potential adopters to make sure each placement is the very best fit for everyone involved, so that our old friends can truly have a FOREVER family. We try so hard, and place so much trust in the people we send our animals to. And this time we failed.
After nearly a year in his "forever" home, Grover is being returned to our rescue. He has not changed, he has not had any major issues. He's just suddenly not the right fit. This gorgeous boy is 100% hound dog, and we made no guarantees beyond that. He is sweet, gentle, a friendly doofus. He is big, awkward, hard-headed. A stubborn and busy boy who loves attention, adventure, and food. He was a year ago, and he is now. He is also dog and cat friendly, house trained, and was crate trained during his time in foster care (his current family states he is not ok in a crate, but not good to left alone loose in the house either.) He is great in the car and likes to go for walks, but would benefit from a front-clip harness and basic training. His current family states that he seems anxious, but they have not explored options for medications, training, or behavior modification. Grover is currently being treated for ear infections and has been in need of entropian surgery since coming to our rescue (this was supposed to be arranged by his new family, and paid for by the rescue. We are hoping to have the surgery completed before his next and FINAL placement.) While Grover may have some special needs for his care, we are committed to working with an adopter to make sure he is happy and healthy, as we do with ALL of our adopted animals. Having problems? Don't wait until you are ready to give up on the animal you promised to love forever: let's work together to make sure we're doing all we can for your new family member. If you can't make this commitment to Grover, please do not apply. We really don't want to put him through the stress and sadness of losing yet another family.