I have a soft spot for hound dogs. Not sure why. Possibly because when I was younger I was given a Beagle mix? What a good dog ...
I know a lot of people who actually can't stand hounds, which to me is a real shame. They are quite trainable if you alter your training style to accomodate the hound's instictual drives. I have found that many trainers don't do this. It sets the dog and owner up for failure. Any time I am given a chance to foster a hound, I always agree (unless I already have a foster on the go!).
Today's featured rescue is Abby. She is described as a "typical hound dog and loves to follow her nose". While Abby gets along well with dogs, she is afraid of cats.
I always wonder what kind of cat interaction a dog has experienced to make it afraid of them. It's common sense for a dog to be afraid of cats ... they do have 5 out of 6 pointy ends, after all.
Abby is located in Blackstock, ON and is being cared for by The Animal Guardian Society. Petfinder ID: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/13087761