Hello SCARSdom Hi! I am Dixie. I am a Coonhound and if you think you know hound breeds, I will still surprise you, so have a read through my little write up and see what you think. I need exercise - lots and lots and lots of exercise! My idea of a fun day is an 18 mile hike - uphill - with a loaded backpack followed by running at full speed downhill afterwards. Okay, my foster mom says that might be an exaggeration, but not by much. If you are training for a triathlon or marathon, I would be all in to be your training partner! A daily walk or playing in the yard just won't make me happy. Kennels and crates are NOT my happy place - I need to run like the wind! Let's talk about my nose not doing its job, I never use it, I just like to run fast with my head held high while I'm off on adventures. I am 4-5 years old and have NO recall and at this stage, foster mom says I may not want to learn that now. Let me off leash and I will be gone. Even in a fenced area, I will not come if you call me. Treats? Nope. I will still be over on the other side of the space as the spirit moves me. I really am a sweet gal but I will never be that cuddle up on the couch, play with the kids, kind of pet. My foster mom says I have definitely been through some "stuff" in my life and it does show in my ambivalence but I am not mean or aggressive or shady, I just do my own thing. With time, there is hope that I will learn to love and appreciate my human. Cats and small dogs have been known to peak my interest - the give chase kind of interest, so if you have them and they run, it might be a deal breaker. I have some anxiety and having a dog in the home that is at least my size that I can take cues from is helpful or a person home all the time. I can clear a 4' fence easily, so a yard with a 6' or higher fence is needed to help me stay put. Kids are not out of the question but I will, in my exuberance, likely knock them over so age 5+ is necessary for their own wellbeing. I was debarked in my last home so while I still love to bay like a coonhound, it is a sad whisper now, but I will exercise my right to bay none the less! If you are still reading, it seems you might be interested in a unique challenge! I am more about the rescue side of things than the pet experience and I am just hoping there is someone out there who will love me - crazy quirks, high energy and all. My foster mom thinks my ideal home is with a runner/biker/roller blader that loves to make a mile and can maybe take me to work with them or works from home or have a canine companion. If you think you might be it, my application screener and foster mom would love to hear from you!
Available for adoption

Fenced yard required

Good with dogs

Good with kids ages 5 and up

House trained

Must have another confident dog in the home

No Condo/Apartment Homes

Adopt Me!
Animal Type(s): Dog
Gender: Female
Color: Grey
Approx. date of birth: February 4, 2017
Breed: Coonhound
Weight: 40 lbs
Intake date: February 2, 2021
House trained:
Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we may deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.