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GUINNESS! American Foxhound & Terrier Mix Philadelphia, PA

  • Senior
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black , White / Cream

About

Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Guinness does have some considerations to keep in mind - she is deaf. It doesn't affect her except that she won't hear you calling her in the yard. She does respond well to hand signals. Guinness also has arthritis in her hind-end which makes it hard for her to put on muscle in her back legs and sometimes affects her ability to lay down. She adores a comfy orthobed! She should remain on joint supplements and would benefit from physical therapy as she continues to age.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

Meet GUINNESS!

MEET GUINNESS!

Wow, this super special girl has really captured our hearts and we're sure she'll capture yours! Guinness was brought to Philadelphia's animal control shelter as a stray this past summer weighing a fraction of what she should have. She was emaciated, anemic and covered with thousands of fleas. It's amazing that Guinness had survived to that point. But she did! And she has continued to recover and become stronger and stronger. And now she is a whole new dog!

Our best guess is that Guinness is somewhere around 10-12 years old. She is what we like to call an "epic mutt"! She's tall and thin with some houndy, labby, and terrier features. Her foster family splurged on a doggie DNA test which showed she was 50% American Foxhound with a little of this and a little of that mixed in. Whatever she is, she sure is special!

Guinness has gotten along with every animal we have introduced her to - large dogs, small dogs, and cats! She is currently living with 3 other large female dogs and has spent time with another foster family who has cats, small dogs and young kids. She doesn't really look to play with other animals but is completely content sharing her space with them. Guinness has a gentle nature, mild-manners and an easy-going disposition. She loves attention and is happy to meet new people. We have only ever heard Guinness bark once! In addition to her lovely personality, Guiness also still has some spunk left in that old lady body! Once she became healthy and comfortable, she began galloping around the yard like a puppy! She may not be able to play for long, but it's quality over quantity. 

Guinness does have some considerations to keep in mind - she is deaf. It doesn't affect her except that she won't hear you calling her in the yard. She does respond well to hand signals. Guinness also has arthritis in her hind-end which makes it hard for her to put on muscle in her back legs and sometimes affects her ability to lay down. She adores a comfy orthobed! She should remain on joint supplements and would benefit from physical therapy as she continues to age. Guinness has had a vestibular episode which leaves her head at a bit of a tilt. While her teeth weren't in bad condition which makes it difficult to estimate her age, we did recently have them cleaned. Other than that, all of her diagnostics have been unremarkable for a senior dog!

Guinness is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is also heartworm and lymes disease negative. Interested in adopting her? Visit www.cityofelderlylove.org to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at info@cityofelderlylove.org!

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  • American Foxhound
  • Senior
  • Female