Roscoe is a very sweet and gentle older Treeing Walker hound around 7 years of age and weighing about 55 pounds. He was found in rural MO. after being hit by a car. As a result of being hit, Roscoe had to have his back left hind leg amputated. He had his leg amputated shortly before coming into rescue in January, 2017 and has learned how to navigate without his leg. He is very determined and is doing wonderfully although the laminate floors make him skid and slide at times! He is sometimes hesitant to go up stairs, but he is gaining confidence with that as well. He walks well on a leash but short walks are best due to his amputation. Roscoe had to have some teeth extracted also, so he’s not really into nylabones or other chew toys.
Roscoe would prefer a quieter home. He is fine with children. He gets along with other dogs and cats. Roscoe is an independent, easy going fella, and he would be comfortable being the only dog or just as comfortable having other dogs around. Recently, he has started to run and follow the other dogs. He will also bark at them while they play, so it may be good for him to have some other canines around to give him confidence. Roscoe’s favorite things are treats, lying in the sun, treats, head and neck rubs, treats, howling at sirens and more treats. I think Roscoe feels most comfortable outside as he was probably an outdoor dog, but he definitely loves to be inside to sleep at night or if it’s cold out.
Roscoe is potty trained but his foster home has a doggy door, so he would need time to establish a new routine if his new home does not have one. Roscoe loves his crate and feels very safe in it. He sleeps in his crate every night. The door is left open to the crate and he has access to the rest of the house, but he feels comfortable there. Roscoe is still very timid and learning that he can trust people. He is trying to be more brave and connect with his foster family. He will need some time and patience to trust when he goes to his new home. Roscoe is definitely one of the sweetest and gentle hounds his foster family has ever fostered.
Roscoe can also be trusted to not be crated while left at home alone. He is not destructive and just relaxes.
Roscoe is current on vaccinations, been heartworm tested and tested negative and is on heartworm prevention. He is neutered and micro chipped. He is fostered in MO., but travel can be arranged for his adoption to get this sweet guy to his new home!
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