Burton is quite the lover. He loves everyone, and just wants attention. He even plays with cats.
Last Updated: Dec 28
- Arrival date: Dec. 7, 2019
- Breed: Black & Tan Hound
- Sex: Male
Puppy, Young Adult, Mature, Senior
- Weight: @ 49 Pounds (should be 60-70)
. 54.8 pounds 12/18
- Spayed/Neutered: Not yet
- General Health:
Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
- Temperament: Friendly, affectionate, gentle.
- Gets Along with: People, Dogs, Cats
- Crate Trained: Yes
- Housebroken: Working on it
- Departure date: Undetermined
Picked up as a stray on November 30th, this poor boy was skin and bones. He needed some serious groceries!
Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.
Dog to Dog Behavior
Dog to People Behavior
House Dog Training
4Health Salmon & Potato recipe, 1¼ cups with 2 Tbs Coconut oil 3x daily. Down from 1 cup 5x daily now that he’s looking good.
In chronological order, newest at the bottom. Some pictures are linked to a more detailed Doggy Tale about that update, click those to open the related story.
He loaded up easily and rode well in a transport box from FAS to PMFC. Initial meetings with the PMFC gang went smoothy, Bandit really wanted to play with him. I think the two of them will get along well. But I was wrong. Bandit is too “enthusiastic”, Burton is not strong enough to match him, so Burton retreats. He likes Buddy Beagle, though!
That night, he crated easily and settled in right away.
Sunday afternoon I let him play with Josephine (who declined) and Buddy (who followed Burton around calmly). He’s doing exceptionally well at getting along with others.
I took Burton to FAS for his parvo booster today. It’s COLD out so I let him ride in the extended cab of my truck instead of using a transport box in the back. I have a shell over the bed so there would be no wind, but there’s no heat back there so it would still be 29° in there. He did well. He also behaved at the shelter, even played with a couple of hallway cats.
Burton is looking much better. Being a big, lanky hound Burton should be … lanky. But not scrawny like he was. His ribs, spine, and hips no longer show through in sharp relief and he is building muscle in his legs. His cough has cleared up too.
But he is still the sweet, gentle, affectionate fellow Burton has always been. He will make a great family companion.
He still attacks his food like he hasn’t eaten in days, and he has become quite strong – and can pull like a tractor on a leash. Using a front clip helps deter that. He has not torn up the bedding in his crate and he LOVES going inside at night to sleep.
He likes to explore and will be a wanderer if allowed to run loose. Burton is ready to seek a forever home.
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