Añejo Mockingbird

Used to be this place was mostly about music and pop culture, but it's slowly morphed into a launching pad for finding our foster greyhounds new homes. So be it. We love the hounds and are more than happy to use our modest little blog page to reach out and snag some attention for these greyt dogs... Oh, we'll still post the occasional odd music review or rant at the state of the Redskins from time to time, but they'll hafta take a back seat to the dogs 'til further notice

Location: Pennsylvania, United States

Music geek who appreciates everything from power-pop to indie-rock and most everything in between. I especially dig Reggae and its predecessor, Ska.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sally pics!

What a great pupper! So cute!

Sally wants a home, so get crackin' and get your application in.

Monday, June 12, 2017


This very pretty girl is Sally. She is almost 7yrs old and is a very sweet girl. Sally has a lovely personality and would be a fine addition to anyone looking to expand their hound pack. She would also make a fine companion as a single dog. She loves people and attention and she has gotten along well with the resident hound as well as other dogs who've come to visit. We're not recommending her to homes with cats as she has a high prey drive.
She walks well on the leash, listens well and is smart. If you've got some space in your house and your heart for an older girl please give Denise a shout and we'll set up a meeting.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Say hey to Will Silver!

 The handsome fawn hound you see is recent arrival, Will Silver. He just turned 4-yrs-old on New Year's day. Will is a large hound and will probably weigh 85/90lbs once he fills out. Will is smart, outgoing, and curious. He definitely likes to get into things and places to check things out!
 Will had a bad crash when he was on the track which resulted in some torn ligaments in his back left leg. The ligaments were deemed unrepairable so the leg was left to heal on its own. He has no issue using the leg, tho he occasionally picks it up while standing or skips using it momentarily. Again, he walks perfectly fine with all four legs and other than the occasional moment, it's not something that's all that noticable.
This boy has a wonderful personality and would be great in an active household. He likes and wants to do things. He's a little more active than most hounds and will need regular exercise and owners with a firm hand to keep his curiosity in check.
He gets along fine with our resident hound and should be fine with other dogs. He's not been cat-tested but assuming from the way he goes after squirrels and things, we're not recommending him for homes with felines.

If Will sounds like he'd be a good fit in your home, give Denise a shout and we'll make arrangements for a visit.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Here's Trooper!

The very skinny but very cute boy you see above is Trooper. Trooper is in need of some TLC, as he's underweight and a bit dinged up on a few places. After he regrows the hair on the back of his legs and eats his way into a few more pounds, all that'll be left are a few scars which we think gives him character.
Trooper is very sweet, but he's also on the shy side. He's not a spook by any means, but he's not confident about seeking out human contact yet. We've seen a change in his confidence over the few days he's been here and we're hoping to see improvement on a daily basis. As of now he would be a great fit in a home that already has a dog or two. He follows Radio, our resident hound, all over and takes his cues from him, as such he should transition nicely into any home with hounds in place.
Learning the ins and outs of home life has been going well - he has been out for some leashed walks although we haven't tackled steps with him yet.
We think Trooper will be one of those great, late bloomers that so many of the shy hounds turn put to be. And while we think he'd be better off in a home with other hounds as of now, that could change as he builds his confidence up.
If you think Trooper might fit in your plans, please give Denise a holler and we'll schedule a visit.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

We all love Lucy

Lucy is a gorgeous 3-yr-old brindle girl who is confident and sure of herself. She's only been here a couple of days but she already has the run of the house. She's had no issues whatsoever with adjusting to house life.
Lucy has been eating and sleeping well and has already learned how to drag all the toys out of the basket and spread 'em all over the room!
She enjoys walks and will probably be an excellent jogging companion. Early indications are that she's probably not going to be cat-safe. She's had no issues getting along with Radio, the resident hound, so should be good to go in a household with other dogs.
We got her to do some outdoor concrete steps and she handled them with ease. House-training is going splendidly, she's very smart and adaptable so she'll be ready for her forever home in no time.
She's a fantastic hound, so give Denise a shout if you're interested in seeing her.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sam is ready to rock and roll

Sam is ready to hit the road, folks. He's learned all the stuff he needs to know and is ready to walk out of our back door and march confidently through your front door! Someone is gonna get themselves a super companion with Sam.
Sam is fully housebroken, can do steps, walks well on the leash, eats well, sleeps well, gets along with other canines of all sizes, and is a fun, well-behaved hound. Sam is probably not cat-safe, however, so those with kitties should look elsewhere.

Just look at that face! How handsome is this guy? Sam will fit into a wide variery of homes, so please give Denise a shout if you're interested. I can answer any questions with a phone call. Sam's ready to rock if you're ready to roll him on home.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sam's here!

Yep, we've got another handsome black hound to place in a forever home!
This is Sam. He's 3-yrs-old and is sweet and smart. Sam gets along well with other dogs of all sizes. He spent his inaugural weekend with us in the company of Radio, the resident hound, a Jack Russell terrier we were dog-sitting, and my brother-in-law's mixed breed. Sam did fine with all three. Sam has rapidly taken to foster living. House training is going well and he's transitioning nicely into the daily routine. Sam should get along well in most environments, either as part of a pack or as an only dog. Sam does well in the kennel and he's just about ready to have the run of the house while we're out. 

Sam walks pretty well on the leash and while we haven't attempted steps yet, we doubt they'll be an issue. We don't know if he's cat-safe yet, but he has gone after a few rabbits and squirrels in the back yard so we are leaning towards not cat-safe, but nothing's set in stone. Sam's only bad habit so far is some occasional counter-surfing. We're working on that and it shouldn't be an issue.

Those are just some quick impressions and as always, if you'd like to see Sam, please give Denise a shout and we'll get the ball rolling. He's a handsome fella with a nice disposition and is in pretty good shape for a hound just off the track. Oh, he's about 70lbs for those wondering.