BREED: Some sort of Hound
ADOPTION FEE: $250
Ah Liam, another puppy disguised as an old hound dog. You'd think we wouldn't be surprised by this kind of thing anymore, but sometimes it's just tough to get a good evaluation when a dog is stressed out in a crowded shelter. So when we're told there's a sleepy old hound in need, we say yes, and are often surprised by puppy energy and puppy manners. So here we are again! Thankfully Liam is sweet and cooperative with all members of the dog/cat pack, loves new people, and is gentle and loving. We're sure his new family will appreciate his energy more than we do here at the retirement village.
The bad news for Liam is that he is heartworm positive, so as of May 5th his puppy antics have been put on hold: he needs to remain calm throughout his treatment, so running and romping are out of the question for a few months. Once he's cleared of these horrible (and easily preventable!) parasites, it will be business as usual and this wild man can resume his playing and exploring. We are hoping to find him a family who can take him now, and get him to our vet for his last two injections (at our expense), which are given on back-to-back days. If not, Liam will stay with us for the duration of his treatments. Either way, we are happy to have this goofy guy in the pack.
Liam had a few accidents when he first came to us, but appears to be house trained. We leave him loose in the house when no one is home, to avoid howling. He has been trustworthy with the cats and dogs, and despite some counter surfing he has not damaged anything other than some cardboard (he and foster friend Eugene have a weird obsession with the recyclables.) Liam likes going for walks but could use some leash work, and rides well in the car. He is safe with children and will not chase off a burglar. Other than the heartworms, he is in good overall health and just needs a little TLC to look his best. He's a petite fellow so don't let the pictures fool you: 45lbs is our goal weight, and he has a few pounds to go. There's nothing like the love of a good hound dog, so please consider making Liam the next member of your family!