Approx Age: 3 years
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Buddy is a 3 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound, about 52 lbs., born September 26, 2014. He is a dog in search of a friend. Up until the middle of November 2017, Buddy lived in the same home with the same family that chose him as a puppy. Over the years, the family expanded and the husband’s job kept him so busy that instead of learning to hunt or traverse hillsides, Buddy became a backyard tenant, his best friend the family dachshund. In November the family moved, taking the dachshund but leaving Buddy behind with a neighbor to face an uncertain future. Concerned rescuers took him off the neighbor’s hands and have transferred him to Dusty Paws. They care about Buddy very much and have provided this write-up.
This fellow is smart. When he stops to look at you, he's ready to learn whatever you want to teach. He loves eye contact. He knows what invisibility feels like, and he knows when someone is seeing him. He has never had his own person. He has never been an integral part of a family. He handles it like a gentleman, but he knows. He knows. Dogs know when they're nobody's favorite.
Buddy has the beautiful, intense instincts and characteristics of a full-blooded coonhound. He notices everything and lets you know about it in a voice that sings more often than it barks. He feels everything is his job, so sometimes he sings a lot. He has an inside voice, but he doesn't use it as his default bark, so really close neighbors might not be the best idea. Apartment living wouldn't work at all. Neither would a novice pet owner.
Buddy has the marvelous energy of a healthy, happy boy. This makes him a high-maintenance dog. He'll thrive with an experienced dog person who has the time and experience to work with him and give him the love he's never had. He would do well with a person or family that runs or bikes or hikes or walks. His former family included a five-year old girl and a newborn boy. He loved them. However, as he is an active, long-legged fellow who moves fast and loves to run, older, bigger children would be less likely to get bumped. At the end of a busy, active day, he is the best and friendliest couch potato ever. He’s ready for bed around 7 p.m. and is pretty much done until breakfast next day.
Buddy loves to travel. He loves touch. He loves affection. He loves his mealtimes. And he loves a Frosted Mini-wheat or two dipped in milk before bedtime.
Buddy is good with other dogs. Buddy is good with other dogs. In his temporary rescue home he socialized with dogs of all sizes and ages and is currently in a Dusty Paws home with two other foster dogs.