Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

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Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:41 pm

Dewi is a stunning 5 year old Harrier Hound who came into our care after being dumped from a van on the mountains and doing his seven days in the pound. He has been with his fosterer for a little while now, waiting for the right home for him to come along.

Dewi measures 18 inches to the shoulder. A few people have thought he was a Foxhound but is quite a bit smaller in comparison - and we all know that the most wonderful things come in small packages.

He can still be slightly nervous about certain things and will need some TLC, but we think he will make a great family member for that special family.

Dewi is a wonderful lad, he loves his home comforts, especially the fire and his bed. But he does also like to be out and about walking with his family. He walks well on lead and gets on well with all dogs he meets.

He is currently living in a family home with two younger children, a male Beagle and a cat. We feel he would be happy to live with children over 5, other dogs and cats.

Dewi's new family must understand that Dewi is a hound, his nose plays a big part in his life, sniffing lots of great things! Dewi's nose sometimes will take over, especially in wooded and country areas. In these areas he is not able to come off lead and must stay on a long line or his nose would take him off sniffing. He has been allowed to go on the beach off lead, due to the very limited amount of smells that he could go off and track and he has done well.
He would also be ok to come off lead in other certain areas that are secure. We are asking homes to consider this and understand you will have to make allowances for him and think about where you will be walking him as well as the fact that he will possibly have to stay on lead.

He will, given the chance, jump a fence or a wall. Due to this any home offer must have a secure garden with six foot fencing.

We would like to find Dewi a home experienced with dog ownership, ideally with someone who has had experience with hounds or gun dog type breeds, but we will consider all home offers for this very special little man.

If you think you can offer Dewi the loving, understanding and active home that he needs, please get in touch.

He has been neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped. Dewi is currently on foster in South Wales but we home across the UK.

If you're interested in adopting Dewi, please read our adoption guidelines and procedure;
http://friendsoftheanimalsrct.org.uk/animalsforadoption.html
Before completing a pre-adoption form;
http://friendsoftheanimalsrct.org.uk/dogadopt.html

If you have any questions then please do ask

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:21 pm

Dewi is continuing to do well in his foster home and his fosterer says that he is "a complete little darling with some quirky habits!"

This little boy loves his food and will eat practically anything, he particularly loves apples and raw carrots! He loves winding up the beagle, Alfie, in his foster home by pinching his chewy bones, as soon as Alfie is distracted Dewi is in there eating it himself! This love for food makes him an ideal candidate for clicker training but he would do well with any positively reinforced training.

He loves having his off lead time on the beach and has a great time playing with a ball; he is happy to run like a rocket and chase it around.

Dewi is really benefiting from having a stable routine and as soon as the children in his foster home are in bed he knows its wind down time and he is either flat out in front of the wood burner or is happily curled up in his bed.
He is also great when his fosterer is at work - he has settled into their routine brilliantly and given time in his new forever home, he is sure to do the same.

He loves cuddles and lots of affection, his fosterer's daughter is particulary keen to give him kisses and cuddles and he laps it up!

Dewi is a truly beautiful boy inside and out and will make an absolutely wonderful family pet to any home that can offer him the exercise, stability and love that he deserves. Can you offer Dewi a home?

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by Braveheart on Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:11 pm

What a lovely report on Dewi I wish him well

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:22 pm

"Please everyone don't overlook this lovely boy because he has to be on the lead. We are lucky to live in a quiet cul de sac with a green outside, Dewi loves to run around and play with my Alfie. He makes no attempt to run off, he's just happy to play. Even on a long walk, he is so good on the lead you hardly know he's there. Come on someone, give him a chance" - Dewi's foster mum

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by mole on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:46 pm

That's fantastic !!!... a Harrier hound !!! .... remember seeing one in a photo in my Observer's Book of Dogs which was my bible when I was a kid and was written by Doggy Hubbard who certainly knew his dogs !

Height 18" is spot on ... the oldest English packs date back to 1745 whilst the Welsh Anglesey Harriers date back to 1744. What an ancestry !!.

Beautiful looking lad ..... and there is always a good strong Flexi lead .... wonderful boy .... love1

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:50 pm

Gorgeous Dewi has moved to a foster home in Sheffield Smile Can anyone offer him a forever home?

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by The Dogmother on Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:01 pm

I dog sit for a harrier hound on occaision. He's such a loving gentle chap. Same temperament as a beagle but less stubborn about leaving the food item they've sniffed out Smile Great family pet. I don't understand why a chap like Dewi has been waiting so long Smile

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by R8chl on Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:10 pm

Dewi is doing really well in his new foster home. They are working on his nervousness around traffic and on roads.

He understands that he is not allowed upstairs or on the sofa and doesn’t even attempt to try. He loves his walks in the forest and is a real sweetie.




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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:26 pm


Can you take me home?

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:55 pm


Still waiting for a home

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:38 pm



Our beautiful Dewi is still waiting for a forever home

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Thu May 10, 2012 10:00 pm

Reserved Smile

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by The Dogmother on Thu May 10, 2012 10:01 pm

Fantastic news. Fingers crossed. He looks a lovely boy.

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Re: Dewi - 5 year old Harrier Hound - Good with kids over 5, cats and dogs

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:12 pm

Now re homed Smile

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