Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Help a Hound: Farrah



Meet Farrah!

Farrah is a beautiful hound that is ready to find her forever home!  She is currently up for adoption at our local shelter, the SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina.

Farrah is about 1 1//2 years old.  She is a hound mix and has the beautiful red tick coloring.  Farrah is stunning!  She is spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative, and up to date on all of her shots.  All she needs now is that perfect family to fall in love with her!

The second I saw Farrah, I was in love.  Her beauty and sweet demeanor were irresistible.  I just had to meet her and learn her story.  The wonderful staff at the shelter granted me the privilege to tell Farrah's story.




Farrah was named after Charlie's Angels actress, Farrah Fawcett.  She certainly is a beauty!  When Farrah first arrived at the shelter, she came in with three other hounds.  Although Farrah is still at the shelter, her three friends have been adopted.  Hooray for happy endings!

Farrah has also been adopted.  Twice.  Unfortunately, she was returned both times.  She was returned for being a hound.  She sniffed the ground too much and pulled on her leash.  Neither home gave her more than a week to acclimate to her new surroundings.  Farrah's short time in her adopted families has shown that she is great with kids.  She also is great with other dogs.  Farrah only had a couple of potty accidents in her first home, and she was good with being in her crate.  Hopefully the third time will be a charm, and Farrah will be in her perfect forever family!

I spent about 45 minutes with Farrah at the shelter.  She was a little timid when I first entered her kennel, but I saw excitement in her eyes.  After throwing her a couple of treats, I was her new best friend.  I put a leash on her and took her for a walk.  She was so excited to get attention.  While she did pull on the leash a bit, it was nothing compared to how my chocolate lab used to pull on the leash.  Not to mention she had been in her kennel all morning.  She just wanted to stretch her legs.  Leash pulling is very easy to correct with a little training and consistency.  My lab doesn't pull anymore, and Farrah will be able to learn as well.  Hounds are very smart!  (And cute!)




Farrah and I went into a pen out back so she could be off her leash for a few photos.  The pen was great!  It had a pool for Farrah to lounge and splash in as well as a lovely stuffed Santa toy to play with.  It was great to watch Farrah play!  She was such a happy hound! 



 


It was so hot out there that I have to admit I was a bit jealous that I couldn't get in the pool, too!  She was completely adorable to watch play.  After she cooled off in the pool and played a bit, I grabbed some treats for her.  I decided it would be a perfect time for a mini training session on how to sit.  And guess what?  She was a genius!




After only a few minutes of working with her, she sat like a champ!  All it takes is a little time and consistency and hounds can be trained just like everyone else.  I see a bright future for Miss Farrah!




I had a wonderful time with Farrah.  It was hard to leave her.  As you all know, hounds are near and dear to my heart.  Please share Farrah's post so her forever family can find her.  Thank you for helping a hound!

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For more information on Farrah, please visit the SPCA website or you can e-mail me with any questions you may have at fourpaws0504@gmail.com.


6 comments:

  1. Oh, I love hound dogs! Farrah seems like a great, fun dog. Big deal, a little leash pulling, been there done that, they make lots of great leashes to help with that along with training. We have Beagles now and both were pullers. I would love to have another kind of hound dog some day. I hope Farrah finds a wonderful home soon. Sharing her.

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    1. Hounds certainly are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing her, Jan! I also hope she finds her forever home very soon :)

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  2. I hope Farah finds a loving home soon.

    Sheba.

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    1. Thank you, Sheba & Ian! I do, too! She is a great girl :)

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  3. She is beautiful! I love the pics of her in the pool! Hope she finds a home where they will take good care of her and not return her! Thanks for joining the blog hop! It's great to have you on board! Will share:)

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    1. She certainly is a beauty! I also hope that she finds her home soon. She is still available as of this morning.

      I am glad to have joined the blog hop! I already have my post ready for next week :)

      Thank you for sharing Farrah!

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