Shiloh is an amazing dog – everyone who meets her seems to agree she is wonderful. She is extremely affectionate and loves to give very gentle hugs. However she also is extremely energetic and has no concept of living in a house. She hates being crated, and can break out of most crates, but leaving her loose means she’ll redecorate your house in a way you won’t particularly like. So far she’s eaten a bag of Doritos, knocked my camera off of a very high table onto the floor, chewed up a few things, and relocated several small objects such as TV remotes to various areas of the house. So we’re working on crate training, as well as house manners. She loves other dogs, and is fine with the cats. Did I mention that she has a very loud baying Coonhound bark? It can be heard for miles around. This is a desirable characteristic for a hunting dog, but not so much for a pet dog in a home with nearby neighbors. That is the reason she came back to my house from her other foster home.
Shiloh has come a long way in the past four months. This is Shiloh when she was first found:
|Shiloh only weighed 36 pounds at intake|
|Even her ears filled out!|
When she has her mouth closed, I think she looks quite regal. But she usually has her mouth open, like this: