Available for Adoption
Age: 1 year
Fully vetted & altered
is a one year old who has gone through a lot the
last couple of months. He came from Kentucky and
owes his recovery and surgery to a fellow dog
lover. Patches was hit by a car and had a serious
injury to his back leg. They tried to save the
leg but ultimately it had to be amputated. We
don't know anything about his life before he was
hit. He was fostered while he recovered, and was
described as spoiled and sweet..
is truly amazing how mobile and agile Patches is
with 3 legs. He isn't in pain and it doesn't slow
him down. He shouldn't have any medical complications
because of the leg. He hops in the car and goes
down the stairs to go outside. He is house trained
and goes to the door. He is indifferent about the
cat and curious about the other dogs.
is very sweet and shy at first. He likes to have
a safe place to be and watch life until he gets
the confidence to come out and participate. I have
not had to crate him. He goes outside with me a
couple times a day for a short romp and then takes
a nap. He may become more active as he adjusts,
but I think low key will be his energy level.
are a lot of misconceptions about hounds. I think
Patches is mostly a tri-colored Coonhound. You can
look up the breed but I have included both some
personal and breed information.
Coonhound is good with children and gets along with
other dogs. Training is accomplished with little
trouble, as these dogs are able to learn from example.
They thrive on consistent and ample attention. They
are loving and eager to please, the Coonhound is
intelligent, skilled and confident. They are a nice
mix because if you want to walk they are very willing
to walk for as long as you would like but they really
are couch potatoes looking for warmth and lazing
on a comfortable spot. Coonhounds don't bark much
but they can howl. Mine usually do this to alert
me to something and it isn't often.
only having 3 legs Patches would make a sweet, loving,
gentle addition to a family. He is an easy addition
to our home.
here to view a movie of Patches