Breed:Hound / Treeing Walker Coonhound
Notes: altered, hasShots, housebroken
Leroy is an "infamous" dog in Republic - he spent 2 months running around the city, dragging a piece of frayed rope from his collar. He happily helped himself to food and treats people left out for him, but he resisted being caught... until now! Finally someone at the courthouse was able to convince Leroy to come inside, and now he is past his city impound period and ready to find a new home.
Leroy is housetrained, and is a very smart and attentive dog; we think he is between 2-3 years old. He's some sort of very handsome hound mix, and now that he's at the shelter, we find him to be a very friendly boy. He doesn't understand "sit" "down" "stay" and definitely doesn't understand (or chooses to ignore) "come" - but with his intelligence and his love of doggie treats, we think he will train pretty quickly.
Because he doesn't come on command, plus his "follow the nose" hound tendencies, we recommend Leroy live in a home with a fenced yard, and not be allowed off leash outside the yard for at least the first few months. If you are able to train him to reliably come when called, you could then begin some short off-leash testing; right now, even at a dog park you might have trouble catching him again if he's off-leash!
Leroy is pretty calm, though he will want at least one good long walk or jog or fenced play session each day. We are guessing his weight at about 60 pounds (will know more after his well-check).
Leroy is not the sort of dog who can reliably be left outside for long periods unsupervised; however, he will probably do well left inside for up to 4-5 hours at a time, as long as he has a comfy bed and some chew toys/Kongs.
Like all our adult pet placements, Leroy comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.
Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $75; more gratefully accepted!)
Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!