Number of animals being transported: 1
Breeds, weight, age: Plott Hound, 62lbs, 18 months old, named "Henry Winkler"
Health Condition: Excellent - UTD on shots, neutered
Heart worm Status: Negative
Health Certificate: Yes
Special needs: Boy bits might be a bit tender, as he just got The Snip
Name of Sending Rescue/Parties: Libby's Rescue
Name of Receiving Rescue/Parties: Laura Ann Briggs (Dogs Are People Too on Facebook, coming down from North Bay, Ontario)
Contact information (publicly viewable on forum): 705 498 0108
Are you a 501c3: No (N/A for Canada)
Additional Info/situation: Henry was a Deathrow Dog - only 18mo old, still a baby, really, and good thing he is such a good dog because he dodged the list four times, the shelter staff love him that much! He'll already have travelled from Georgia to Maine, then Maine to the airport in Burlington, VT, so we just need the last leg to his forever home and new friends up here in Northern Ontario. We are totally open to negotiation re pickup (subject to coordination with the Maine transporter), dropoff locations and dates. we'll pick him up pretty much anywhere at or above the canadian border - cornwall would be good, montreal would be good (except if we could not go inside Montréal, that'd be really great because Montréal traffic is for the birds) at a remote border checkpoint, on the Canadian side, it doesn't matter. I put the zip code for Swanton, VT, (which would be perfectly fine, too) because the listing can't accept Canadian postal codes.
I have copied this from dogbreedinfo.com:
"This breed makes a fine companion. Loyal and intelligent, the Plott Hound is quick to learn, quick to love and good with children. Its personable nature is surely not evident on the trail. This large-game hunter and scenthound has great courage. Determined, courageous and proud, it will play chicken with a 500-pound bear or a wild, angry boar."
In spite of the Plott Hound's superlative qualities and undeniable beauty, this rare breed is often #2 on the euthanasia list behind bully breeds and of all hound breeds, Plotts are the first to be euthanised, one according to a contact in a Texas animal shelter. He said it's because nobody wants them, suggesting a few myths that I'd like to take this opportunity to address. First, is the mistaken belief that Plott Hounds are poor choices as family pets - on the contrary, they are *wonderful* with children. Yes, they require outdoor activity, but so do all breeds. Yes, they are single-minded when on a scent, but so are many other breeds deemed "desirable" (in those breeds, it's called "being tenacious"). No, they do not bond only to one person in the family (this completely runs counter to hound psychology, considering they're trained to run in packs for the most part) and no, they are not stubborn and unmanageable. We have experience with a Plott Hound that was rescued last year and, once he got over the shell shock of months in a small cage, he blossomed and now acts as a service dog for anxiety and mobility impairment. He is also best friends with an autistic/oppositional defiant child. No matter what that kid does to him, Laddie will, at the worst, get up and go into another room or he will come to the nearest adult for assistance. Since getting to know Laddie, the child has calmed down and is now expressing new concepts - "be nice to animals" "be soft" "no hurting".