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Bluetick Coonhound / Mixed (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Medium
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UPDATE 2/12/23: A few years ago, 1 1/2-year-old Blake thought he was just cruisin' around and checking out the scene, but he ended up at animal control waiting for someone to claim him—no one did. Today, he is still waiting for a home he can claim as his own.
This clean-cut, 4-year-old, 50-pound Border Collie/Coon hound (DNA revealed) came to Almost Home in October of 2020. His coat is a painting in black and white with expressive touches of bronze. Blake is shy at first, but if you take the time to show him you are no threat, he will become your faithful friend. He is very good on lead but has a quirky habit of wanting to protect the world from trucks. At the end of the day, Blake patiently waits to have a favorite chew bone, then settles down on his bed for a calm evening.
Because of his handsome looks, he was adopted quickly when he first arrived. Sadly, his adopters felt compelled to return him because he was too playful rough (nipping and scratching) with their young grand kids, causing the children to be afraid. This was a difficult decision for his caretakers as they said he was well-behaved in the house and lovable with them.
In their home, Blake had a large, confined area of underground fence and enjoyed being wild and crazy in the yard, sometimes tearing up the landscape a bit if he became especially exuberant. They said that he was a good car sidekick and didn't mind if you were near his food or chew toys. They also let us know that Blake might play over zealously with some dogs that don’t enjoy that style of romp. These caring folks made sure to let us know that they loved Blake and felt that he will be an outstanding housemate for the right home.
Blake is a favorite with Almost Home staff because he is quiet, clean, willing to change his room whenever needed, appreciative, playful, and most of all lovable. Being crated for reasonable amounts of time is no problem for him. He is not only beautiful of physique but also of soul. A little tilt of his head and a tentative tail wag is hard to resist. It is indisputable that he has a special way of expressing himself with his body and eyes.
The best home for Blake is one with no children under 12. A securely fenced yard is a necessity (invisible underground fence is ok). Blake needs to be with understanding people who will keep his mind and body occupied. Blake is a sparkler, ready to become the light of someone’s life.
More about Blake
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats
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