January 16th, 2021

*THIS DOG IS NOT BEING RE-HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POST ONLY; PLEASE CONTACT JAYATI AT JAYATI.RAMAKRISHAN@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE DETAILS*

Meet Louie! He is a handsome 9-month old bloodhound, pit bull and lab mix who would make a great addition to a loving family with lots of space and a little extra patience. Louie is a joyful and friendly pup, and wants to be with his people all the time. He is super affectionate and loves to sleep on the bed or sit on the couch with you if you let him. He is learning how to walk well on a leash, and loves playing fetch with a ball or a rope toy. We have not taken him to a dog park yet because he is not yet neutered but he has played really nicely with neighbor dogs, and wants to be friends with everyone who walks by. He also loves to dig!

Louie would do best in a quieter neighborhood without a lot of foot traffic. He is extremely interested in other dogs and people, and if he sees them walking by constantly, he will sit and bark or cry because he can’t play with them. He will also bark every time he hears a doorbell or senses someone at the door. He would thrive in a rural setting with lots of space and another
adult dog, preferably a female who can lead him. He should go to a home without cats or kids younger than 13.

He is extremely food-driven and will do anything for a meaty bone or string cheese. He also loves carrots, apples and sweet potatoes. Food is a huge motivator for him, and it’s important to have lots of treats of different kinds when you take him on a walk, or anywhere new or unfamiliar. Louie is a highly social dog and craves constant interaction. When he gets frustrated or overstimulated, he can be bouncy and mouthy. These episodes have gotten less frequent with training, but it’s important to be aware of it and to continue with the positive reinforcement training while always having ample treats on hand to practice. We also use a crate for him, which has been important both for giving him a quiet space and for preventing him from getting into things when left unattended. Louie is highly trainable and picks up new lessons quickly. We have been working with him on basic concepts as well as impulse control. He would benefit hugely from going to a more structured training class.

Louie is up-to-date on all his shots and will be neutered this month.
We adore Louie and are sad to rehome him. Due to an illness in the family, we are not able to give him the level of attention he needs and deserves. It’s important to us that he go to a home where someone is willing to put in the effort to work with him. If you are interested, please send an email to Jayati at Jayati.ramakrishnan@gmail.com.







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