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Laycee (Guardian Assist)

Treeing Walker Coonhound

 
Medium  |  Female

Fremont, CA

 

Laycee is a loyal loving energetic Tree Walker Coon Hound mix. Due to cancer of the foot her left hind leg was amputated but you would never know about her disability. Laycee is highly mobile and loves to run on her three legs as if she still has four. She jumps up onto short platforms 2 feet high and can go up/down staircases without hesitation. She is smart understands commands and even attempts to signal to her owner she needs something. For instance if she is hungry or thirsty she will nudge your hand. Laycee gets really excited when her owner is putting on their shoes knowing that they are getting ready to go out..... and of course she wants to go too. At times she will put her paw on the owners foot to indicate she wants to go with. She is a great car dog and can travel for hours contently on a seat or the backseat floor. Laycee loves to be walked and as a coon dog sniffing every tree bush etc. and thus can take some patience if you are in a hurry. But usually she will leave the scent for another time if you say 'lets go'. Laycee also understands when you calmly say: 'you have to stay' and she will go lay down in her bed. Laycee has never had an accident when left alone even for many hours. She does get excited and will pee if petted right when you come home. So it is best to say hi to her and let her settle down before giving her pets. At the time my family adopted Laycee we had a Lurcher and they took to each other right away. I was amazed at how they interacted. But unfortunately our Lurcher grew old and suddenly Laycee was alone and lonely. She has also been in a house where other dogs where resident at the time she visited the house. She got along with the owner's dogs but she can exhibit Alpha Female behavior if she is the resident dog when others visit. So from my observation I would only recommend adding her to an existing dog family or a family who only plans to have one dog (Laycee). I have witnessed her coon behavior with cats when they run away but for her it is about the chase and nothing more. Working the 'Leave it' with her on more opportunities will add to understanding - she will get it. Laycee eats fast and so we recommend a bowl that will slow her down. Laycee is not a chewer. She does attempt to get out when she needs to and will claw at the door to get relief. So best not to leave her long periods (+8 hours) of time. We have not witnessed Laycee's behavior with small children but she is so sweet and playful that at worst she would ignore them but more likely like to play. As for new adults she will bark once or twice when the door bell rings and then she will become submissive rubbing up against the leg of the 'new petting friend'. If you are interested in Laycee please fill out the FFR dog adoption application and the Guardian will receive it. Guardian will contact potential matches to discuss Laycee answer any questions and set up a visit. We are asking for $100 donation to FFR at time of adoption.

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Fremont, CA

(510) 794-4703

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