May 7, 2009

Meet Atticus Finch, a Rescue Puggle

On your left is Atticus Finch, a 26-pound male Puggle who was rescued from an abusive environment and turned over to Planned Pethood. Atticus is a bit shy when he first meets people, and flinches when a hand moves suddenly toward him, but he is a gentle and friendly dog after he gets to know you.

Atticus gets along well with other dogs, and he is not a dominant alpha-type. As far as Puggles go, Atticus is on the calmer side, and his shorter legs and slightly longer body suggest either a Dachshund or Basset hound somewhere in the family tree.

His new owners will need to continue to reinforce housebreaking routines, though Atticus seems to know that outdoors is the best place for completing one's business. As of this point we have not seen any significant negative behaviors with Atticus, though his prior training appears to have been minimal at best.

To learn more about adopting Atticus Finch, or to help financially support Planned Pethood's mission to rescue dogs and cats in Northwest Ohio, visit the Planned Pethood website for more information.


Jim Styro said...

I fear that in tough times like these, things are going to get rougher for our four-legged friends. It is a good reminder (for those who are willing and able) to support local shelters, Humane Society, etc.

historymike said...

You are correct, sir. In Northwest Ohio alone we think the number of abandoned dogs is up in the several hundreds so far this year, just based on what we are seeing in local pounds and shelters.

That, of course, does not include the benighted folks who think turning a dog or cat loose in the countryside is a good idea.