English Pointer - Hudson - Medium - Young - Male - Dog - Please Contact (Wood Dale)
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English Pointer - Hudson - Medium - Young - Male - Dog
Check out Hudson's photos Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150173726271923.305182.101389461922> . How about a much needed update on Hudson. I just love this dog--he has learned to trust me and I-him and we are buds. Hudson was a sick little camper when he came in and now he is doing so well. All of his issues be it physical or emotional can most likely be attributed to being infected with Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever infections (from tick bites) which appear to be gone. He loves other dogs--is so playful and he also loves to cuddle on the couch. Hudson would do well in a home with a playful buddy and he is so deserving of his forever home. 8-02-10 We've had quite the journey with our Mr. Cuddily Huddily. His behavior started to change a few months into foster care and testing and retesting for tick borne illnesses showed nothing. He did have some behavior issues that continued to get worse so we started treating him anyway as sometimes that alone will help their immune system kick into gear. Low and behold- 2 months after we started doxycycline, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever did show up. At the same time- the President of IBR- mua- took him into foster care to help access his behavior issues. When I got him--he had some urinary incontinence and he also had a very difficult time seeing the tile floor. He would creep into the kitchen towards the back door and act as if he was walking on hot coals. We see this a lot in the RMSF dogs as it can affect their vision and depth perception. That issue seems to have resolved after 3 months on medication as has his bladder control. Huddie does get overly excited with food and sometimes he will growl and wag his tail at the same time. I started some agility training with him using food and toys and while he still gets a little obsessive over food--he is doing better. Our recent dog park romp was a complete success. He was great with every dog he met, and he came when called and had a fantastic time. I think daily outtings to help get him more exercise would be very good for him. Huddie has so much potential but he will need a very confident dog savy adopter with a good obedience background. In the right hands--Hudson would excel in anything and given his eagerness to please--he would be a lot of fun. He is getting better at playing fetch now that he can actually see the ball. He was sick for a long time and the damage is done--but with more work and TLC--he will be a great companion. I do think a home with a very dominant playful dog would be the best for him too. He is very respectful of my 11 year old Setter and she let him know she was boss when he came in :O) and he plays great with my Corgi clients especially as they herd him around the yard. Hudson on You tube! Listen to those cicadas! Click here to view HUDSON'S BLOG <http://ibrhudson.blogspot.com/> Hudson is a very handsome Orange and White American Field English Pointer that was rescued from euthanasia is an over-crowded Illinois shelter. He is doing well in foster care-- great with the other dogs and kitties! We do think he has suffered from past abuse so need a kind patient foster home for him. We would prefer to keep him in an adult home only.
Due to the fact that these dogs have come from shelters or abuse or neglect situations, and unless we have tested these dogs on upland birds and feel they are confident and ready to work as a hunter with families where they will be trained with kindness and patience, we will only adopt to pet homes.
All adoptions include vaccinations, fecals and deworming, microchips, spaying or neutering, collar, leash and an information adoption packet. All dogs and puppies are also tested for Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever via a $100 blood test. On average nearly 83% of our incoming dogs and puppies from the Midwest are testing positive to one, two or all three tick borne illnesses. If caught early- these diseases are highly treatable. Infected Dog and Deer Ticks are all over the Midwest and United States
Breed: English Pointer
Petfinder ID: 15274824
Pet has been spayed/neutered
Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc | Addison, IL
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