American Foxhound (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Medium
Hi friends! My name is Harvey and I’m a 100% purebred American Foxhound with love in my heart and a bounce in my step. If my very handsome (and not at all goofy) face caught your eye, but you’ve heard rumors about hounds, let me set the record straight.
One of the biggest misconceptions is that we need acres of land and hours of exercise. Would I love those things? Absolutely! (Seriously, if you have acres of land and hours of time, call me!) But a long morning walk filled with interesting smells is usually enough to carry me through the day. Also, I’m kind of a couch potato, so snoozing in the afternoon is one of my favorite pastimes. If you give me daily exercise, mental stimulation, and play with me, I’m pretty much good to go!
Hounds have a reputation for being strong-willed and stubborn, and I’m no exception. Right now, I’m a teenager and I can be a brat sometimes. But here’s the secret: If you understand that I need consistent leadership, positive training, and gentle correction, you’ll be rewarded with an affectionate, happy, goofy, sweet, and mostly well-behaved dog. The trick is to love me and give me structure at the same time. When I trust you, I want to please you. It takes a little effort and patience, but when you know what makes me tick, it’s impossible not to love me.
My perfect home would have a big, fenced backyard to explore and a playful canine companion—preferably not too small because I’m a big fella. Since life isn’t always perfect, I could also thrive with an active person who likes walking, hiking, or running. As long as I get appropriate physical and mental exercise and lots of love, I’m pretty adaptable.
Because I was bred to sniff and chase, I’m not suited for off-leash activities (including dog parks) and I’m not great with young children or cats. The things I am great at include: walking nicely on a harness, sticking my head out the car window to let the wind blow my ears, basic obedience cues, napping on the couch while my person watches TV, and belly rubs (getting, obviously, not giving—that would be weird).
I’m crate trained, potty trained, heartworm negative, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and did I mention that I’m very handsome? You can learn even more about me at Instagram.com/adorkableharvey. I’m currently being fostered (and utterly adored) in Fort Myers, FL (Lee County).
For more information on our adoption process, visit the Adoption Information page of our website: ewenityfarmsbch.com
More about Harvey
Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Goofy