Breed: Hound mix
Age: 3 years, five months
Colour: White and tan
Location: Dog pod 3
Canada’s 150th is a happy celebration; Harley’s 150th is not.
Just look at our girl Harley – an attractive, Hound/Lab cross, white with tan, three years old, weighing in at 50 lbs. Harley was surrendered to the shelter after she fell through a glass window and was taken to a vet. The owner’s would not invest in her recovery and wanted her euthanized. The vet called UCHS and we agreed to pay for her surgery through **Trooper’s Fund** and oversee her recovery. We did not realize that she would still be waiting for adoption for over 150 days.
Harley has made good use of her stay with us and the staff have worked very hard to help Harley become the dog she, and we, know she is. The hours put in with Harley have paid off; her behaviour is completely made over and she is a joy to deal with.
Due to under socialization and lack of correction in her formative years Harley had some issues, but a very different dog looks for her perfect home today. Her basic nature is extremely loving, she is obsessed with belly rubs and getting kisses and relishes any opportunity to play.
Harley has been enrolled in formal training as part of her total rehab and has learned to sit, down, stay, leave it, take it, look (pay attention to me), heel, come, stay from a distance up to 20 feet, stay while handler walks around her in circles, and place (go to bed). She walks well on a leash. She has learned to ignore things that make her feel uncomfortable instead of barking at them.
Harley would make a great companion for someone willing to continue validating the work she has done and who will be happy to work with her correctly any lapses in a gentle and calm manner. Harley is proud of her accomplishments and although she sometimes has the nose of a “hound”; she has the loyalty and gentleness of a lab.
Harley MUST GO to a home without other animals; after her 150 plus day wait, studying and passing training, this very special girl needs a fabulous home where she can enjoy the life that has been denied her for three years.