My name is Grimes and I am NOT an oversize Beagle. I am a proud Treeing Walker Coonhound. My breed originated in the South and we were bred to track raccoons – that’s where the name “Coonhound” comes from. We would then chase them up trees. Well, there is not a big demand for dogs who chase raccoons up into trees, so I’m counting on you to keep me busy.
I am one of six puppies who recently arrived at Animatch. We are having the time of our life – running, playing, roughhousing. But it will soon be time for each of us to go our separate ways with our forever family.
I haven’t practiced much yet but apparently, I have a “bugle” like bark. It seems that we use it when we are on the run and chasing raccoons. It’s not a sound that is much appreciated in apartments or condos, so I’d much rather live in a house with nice neighbours. Because I like to do a lot of nose work, I would really appreciate doing some activities that will use my keen scent skills. A fenced yard is very important since once I pick up a scent, nothing else matters. Thanks to this keen nose, your yard will be free of dangerous squirrels and raccoons!
Don’t let anyone tell you that a hound is stubborn – independent thinkers maybe! Let’s do training and I promise to be a quick study and make you proud. A pocketful of liver treats is a great incentive. Think of all the time you can save with this wash and wear coat of mine – more time for outdoor fun and games.
If you are ready for the love and also the work, time, patience, expense and commitment required to care for me for my entire life, I would welcome your application form! Please do your research on my breed.
Please note that due the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to all applicants and ONLY those being considered will be contacted. We thank you for your understanding. The adoption application link is posted below and the adoption process is outlined on the website. Animatch asks that you read the Adoptee’s bio in its entirety before applying to ensure you meet the requirements for the dog.