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5 Comments to “Triscuit - English Fox Hound”

  1. Laura HP says:

    Haha that's Triscuit! At least that's what we called her at the Running Room event, unless there's another foxhound. We had a cracker theme going on.
    She is hilarious!

  2. deva says:

    I am curious as to how hounds fare at TAS in terms of adopter interest? I know that at many shelters they get even less interest than the large black dogs who are so often the last to be chosen. It would be encouraging to see more people consider hounds as good family pets - certainly, I am seeing more of them in my suburban setting.

  3. Fred says:

    Hi deva, barking and howling is the main concern when it comes to Hounds. Not all Hounds are barkers but the ones who are won't be adopted out to anyone living in a situation which might cause disturbance to the neighbours (because then the neighbours complain and the dog ends up back at TAS). That's pretty much the rule for any vocal dog, not just Hounds. The Hounds which have come through TAS have all be adopted out successfully, as far as I know, but they don't seem to get a lot of them. TAS does gets its share of vocal dogs however and just have to be more careful with where they are homed.

  4. Unknown says:

    Yes, thats triscuit. We adopted her eight years ago and she is wonderfull. She is now a perfect pack momma to two other (mostly) beagles. She has a large yard and loves to trot and track on my fathers very large property. No regrets adopting her from TAS.

  5. Unknown says: has been nine years of holding triscuits secret. She isnt a fox hound. She looked like one when we picked her up but she kept growing. She is a......basset hound crossed with an american bulldog. And she is still an amazing dog.

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The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

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