ADOPTED ON 01-03-15 – – Sally is a survivor – it is tough for us to understand how dogs wind up in the awful situations they do and many of them will possess a strong will to survive. Sally is one of those dogs; she was picked up by animal control on February 25th when she was just a baby, only 6 months old. We can only envision how she had to fend for herself alone and we wonder if she was with her siblings and that maybe they had met with an untimely death, yet Sally survived. We can all relate our struggles with hers and identify with her fight to stay alive and meet daily dangers and challenges.
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After Animal Control picked up Sally, she was one of the lucky dogs at the pound was taken to a loving southern foster home, she was in overall good health. Her southern mom takes good care of her and makes sure that she gets all the love and kisses that Sally wants. Her mom tells us ”she likes lots of pet rubs on her head and ears which is good because she has long ears.” She adds “Sally is a great dog and takes things as they happen, watches everything and takes all situations in stride.” This conveys her trust and confidence in humans and we know she understands that she doesn’t have to worry anymore.
Sally’s is mostly low-key but will play and run with other dogs, then she will lie down and chill out, she has a moderate energy level. That indicates to us that she has a stable personality because dogs that play and continue to get more excited and not know when to stop can get into difficulty situations. It is kind of like kids running up and down stairs, we all know that if they don’t stop, “Someone will get hurt.” She posses that fantastic inner switch to know that it is time to stop. On especially hot days in Louisiana, she likes to soak in the kiddie pool.
Sally sometimes seems a little cautious when she first meets people but that is because while she was on her own, she needed to make sure that new things she met were not a threat—this is when she learned how to be a survivor. She will let you know if she is not sure of someone or something, but you just need to remind her that it is OK and you are in charge.
Sally gets along very well with other dogs. She has not shown any signs of aggression towards other dogs. If she and another dog want the same toy, she just lets the other dog have it. Only a few times has she objected, she is usually very passive, laid back and does not get upset. She runs up and greets her fosters 10 year old niece and does not try to jump. We don’t know how she is with cats however, her new family will just need to let her know that she has to accept the cat—but we know cats communicate that very well to dogs. She has no food issues but is not sure about the lawnmower—in time, she will adjust to new things. We have to remember; she doesn’t know if that thing making all that loud noise is a bear or monster ready to attack. She will need some help with housetraining however that is very common when dogs go to new homes and have to learn new rules. She is good in the crate and walks well on a leash—her southern foster works with her everyday.
Sally is a beautiful dog, she has long legs and a long, lean body. Even though she is tall she is not very heavy at only 42 lbs. She can curl her long, lean body into a tiny little ball. She would love a big backyard so that she could run if she felt like it, a pool of water for her to soak in on really hot days and she would be a great companion to another dog; she is dog social dog, which means she likes other dogs. She needs a family to show her lots of love and affection. If you like long walks or a running buddy, Sally would love that. Her southern foster mom captured her personality so well, she told us that, “Sally is a dog that she pictures walking down 5th Avenue with a diamond collar around her neck.
ABOUT THE BREED
The mature male Plott Hound stands 20 to 25 inches at the withers and weighs on average 50 to 60 pounds. Females stand 20 to 23 inches in height and average 40 to 55 pounds. Their smooth, glossy, thick coat provides protection from wind and water and requires minimal grooming. The coat can be any shade of brindle, solid black or black with brindle trim
Plott Hounds originated in the Hills of North Carolina where they were used to hunt bear and wild boar. This makes them sturdy, fearless hunting companions and excellent family watchdogs. They can live in an active household with people who love the outdoors. They enjoy hiking, running and romping in the yard. They are generally friendly toward strangers and enjoy the company of older, well-behaved children.
They make excellent jogging companions and enjoy trotting alongside bike riders. They make excellent hiking and camping companions, acting as both comrade and protector. They are a snap to train and at home, obedience training goes quickly and smoothly.
Plotts are not well suited for families with small children. They do fine with children over the age of ten, who understand and respect the dog’s boundaries. They were designed to hunt bear and wild boar, this makes them fearless.
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
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WATCH VIDEO OF SALLY: Sally is a beautiful dog, she has long legs and a long, lean body. She can curl her long, lean body into a tiny little ball. Her southern foster mom captured her personality so well, she told us that, “Sally is a dog that she pictures walking down 5th Avenue with a diamond collar around her neck.
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