Status: Up for Adoption
Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound
Age: 5 years and 2 months
I have been at FOHA a very long time and, admittedly, I have not fared well. Initially, upon arriving at FOHA, I was a very well-mannered, loving dog. But, the years take their toll. Now, you will often see me exhibiting great stress by spinning in circles but, thankfully, medication helps alleviate this stress. Of course, this is not the solution – instead, the solution is finding a home where my person/family will demonstrate patience as I learn to adjust and settle into new surroundings.
But, hey, all is not gloom and doom – to the contrary. I walk very well on a leash and often have the opportunity to participate in FOHA’s Tails to Trails program, whereby, each week, six to eight FOHA dogs are taken to an offsite location and enjoy a three to four mile hike. I love strolling in the woods and taking in all the wonderful scents. Also, on occasion, I get to participate in FOHA’s Doggie Social program which allows me to walk and hang out with other dogs.
There are several FOHA staff and volunteers who understand my quirks and, as a result, currently enjoy my gentle, good nature. Perhaps, with proper introductions, you, too, can personally see these wonderful qualities and welcome me into your home. Believe me, I desperately want to revert back to the gentle, trusting dog from years ago – I just need to be given the opportunity and time to do so. I need to be in a home without children and with an experienced dog owner.
This dog can only be adopted within the Washington D.C. metro area.
If you are interested in adopting a FOHA dog, please review our Adoption Policies and complete a Dog Adoption Application
Colt is sponsored by Margaret Owen Spiak: In honor of the fabulous hound that he is.
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