Elvis is a gorgeous 2 year old black and tan coonhound! He is neutered, microchipped, heartworm negative, and up to date on all of his shots. All that he needs now is his forever family to scoop him up!
Several months ago, Elvis was found in Elizabeth City and taken in by a man from Virginia. He was fully vetted by this man and taken care of for about a month before he was turned into the shelter. Elvis wasn't at the shelter for too long before he was adopted. Unfortunately, he was returned. Although he played well with their other dogs, he played too rough with their pet pig.
Elvis caught the eye of a second family, and he was adopted again. Unfortunately, he was returned a second time. He was with his second family for two weeks before they brought him back to the shelter. Why did they bring him back? He was too "huntive". Elvis sniffed the ground and pulled on his leash. Sniffing is completely natural for a hound and leash pulling is easily correctable with a little training.
I enjoyed my time with Elvis today. It was a little hard to photograph him though. Why is that, you ask? All he wanted to do was lean up against me and get some love and affection. I have to admit that I loved every second of it. Here he is leaning on me:
How cute is that? Speaking of cute, Elvis is one smooth talker! He has that quintessential hound sound that is quite endearing. Although I did hear him bark, it was not excessive by any means. It was just normal dog talk. I love that hound sound!
Now Elvis is ready for his forever family! He is great with kids and other dogs. One family had a cat that he did well with. His only limitation would be no livestock. During Elvis's brief stay at his adoptive homes, he was house trained. He also knows sit and lay down. Elvis (like all hounds!) is very smart and very trainable. The staff recommends that Elvis goes to an active family preferably with a fenced in yard to run and play in. Elvis just needs a loving family to give him a chance. Won't you give Elvis a chance?
Please share Elvis's story so that his forever family can find him. He will be forever grateful! Thank you for helping a hound!
If you have any questions about Elvis, please visit the SPCA's website, or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.