One of our longtime volunteers describes two-and-a-half-year-old Lacie as “an unusual hound.” She has a very calm and laid-back personality and is positively delightful to be around. She likes being near you but won’t bowl you over or annoy you by trying to jump up on you.
This beautiful foxhound mix prefers to enjoy your company indoors rather than outdoors. She never wants to linger outside in the exercise yard and willingly and promptly comes back in and heads straight to her kennel. Given her choice, she even prefers her kennel as a place to potty, so if you welcome her into your family, you’ll definitely need to spend some time working on housetraining with her.
She does walk well on a leash though. Lacie loves having both hard and soft toys to play with. We do keep an eye on her with soft toys because she likes to chew them up, but fortunately, although she destroys the toys, she hasn’t shown any inclination to swallow them. An enthusiastic but messy eater, Lacie definitely enjoys her food. She consumes her meals quickly and completely as soon as they’re served rather than saving anything to be finished later.
We’ve noticed that Lacie’s terrified of loud noises, so she definitely needs to go to a home that will provide her with a calm, quiet environment. From what we’ve seen of her behavior, she should adapt nicely to a household with children. A canine companion (or companions) should be fine too. We don’t know what her reaction to cats would be, but she’s so laid back that she’d probably even do fine with feline housemates.
Lacie’s been with us for a while because she came to us with heartworms and is just finishing treatment for them. Now that she’s healthy again, she’s ready to go home with her “furever” family.
If you think Lacie would be a good fit in your household, you can request an adoption application for her either by emailing email@example.com, calling 757-787-7385, or picking one up at the shelter between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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