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.