Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Esmerelda Deserves a Wonderful Cat-Free Home
Esmerelda (Esme) is a regal beauty. She is a Treeing Walker Coonhound, rescued from a high kill shelter in NC. She is about 3 years old and weighs about 45 pounds. She has had a rough life, kept outside and used for hunting and breeding, but you would never know it from her temperament. Esme is a sweet and loving dog. She loves people and will give kisses and snuggle up. She also loves dogs of all shapes and sizes, loves to play and is confident, has no aggression or shyness. Esme is NOT fond of cats - she has a high prey drive and thinks cats are to be hunted. If she senses cats in the home she goes into hunter mode, so she needs to be in a home without cats (or other small furry animals). Esme has started clicker training and is very attentive and loves turkey and cheese as treats. While Esme would love a yard of her own, she would do just fine in an apartment with an active owner who would take her to the park - she does need to be able to walk in a natural environment and sniff around trees. Esme is spayed, up to date on shots, and microchipped. She is a very healthy dog but has a limp because she had a broken leg that healed badly and will need to be on glucosamine and nsaids for a year to allow the joint to heal itself. She was fostered for 3 months with a family upstate who had two toddlers and 4 other dogs and she did very well with all. Please consider giving this wonderful girl the (cat-free) home she deserves. Please email BadassBrooklynFosterDog@yahoo.com if you are interested in fostering or adopting Esme.