Lorretta is a true survivor! After being picked up as a stray, she found herself in the back room of a high kill shelter in NE Georgia. Very few dogs leave the back room. The public is not allowed there for various reasons which baffles rescues, volunteers, and the public, but this is a conversation for another day. Sweet Loretta had her babies in this shelter – on a cold concrete floor with a thin sheet to keep her and her newborns warm. Thankfully, DRDR was told of Loretta’s situation and after visiting her, we had to save this little family, but we/she needed a foster family. Luckily, after a lot of begging, a foster stepped up. Momma Lorretta was emaciated and trying to feed 10 puppies when she was just skin and bones herself. We, unfortunately, lost one puppy a few days after Loretta arrived but after multiple deworming’s, treatment for Coccidia, terrific veterinary care & good nutrition, the remaining nine are thriving. Loretta is a beautiful Redtick English Coonhoud who prefers snuggling with her foster family while watching TV. She is very curious about the TV. She just stares and tilts her head when it’s on. One of the joys of fostering is watching an abandoned, unloved dog discover life indoors with a human family. Lorretta LOVES her thick, comfy bed. She will lay there for hours. Her past bed was most likely the cold ground. Lorretta is super smart as survivor’s tend to be. Our vet estimate’s her age to be five. She is spayed, microchipped, UTD on vaccines, and HW negative…whoop whoop! She is gentle with people, other dogs but does not like cats. Loretta is crate trained and has not had an accident in the house. When her foster family is not home, she is crated. She walks well on a leash but will pull when she catches a scent. Her foster family lives in the country so there are lots of scents for a coonhound to enjoy – she is most excited at night so we recommend not letting her outside without being on a leash or unsupervised in a back yard. She is not a fence jumper or digger but once she catches a scent, she focuses on the impending hunt; however, it’s not difficult to coax her back to the warm house. Lorretta is a sweetheart and would make a wonderful companion for any family as long as there is not a cat. If you are interested in adopting Loretta, please submit an adoption application at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org Go to the Adopt Me page and scroll to the bottom.