About Hudson Hawke-sponsored
- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Brown/Chocolate with Tan
Hudson Hawk came to us on 3-11-13. His owner did call the shelter when he was lost but didn't really want him back because he is so active. His mix is Doberman/Chocolate Lab. It surprised me to know he has been with us for nearly a year. It is TIME for this guy to find a home.
He needs some training, but he is a really good dog.
When I had him in the office for his first pictures, I had to put the shutter speed like a fashion photographer hoping to get a good shot mid- jump.
His first video in the office
With a dog named Brett:
Went to snip on 4-18-13. Weighed 61 lbs at that time, tested negative for heartworms and has been on monthly preventative.
In the play yard
When he first arrived, this is how he acted in his kennel when he saw us.
Hudson with a dog named Betsy
A trip to the play yard with Bettye
Hudson playing fetch -- he LOVES playing fetch
Hudson has settled down some although when he sees us, he does jump up and down until we either take him out or we are out of his sight.
I had forgotten I put him out with other dogs -- we don't do that now. He and another dog had a "tiff" at the gate when it was time to go in, so I quit putting him out with other dogs after that. Probably unfair to him -- will try again when I have someone to help me supervise.
He pulls some on leash -- may fence fight if invited by another dog, but it is not his mission. He does LOVE to race up and down the fence line on one side while another dog races with him on the other. He can do this for a long time and if he doesn't want to come in, he will just avoid you catching him until he is ready. When I go to get him, he'll play a little "dodge" to keep me from putting the lead on him -- I think it's a game he plays.
He usually is in one of the larger, covered outside kennels with a dog house, but when the weather is bitterly cold, or when we have room, he gets to move to an indoor kennel and he seems to really like it.
When he is in the play yard and he knows his food is in his kennel, he will run straight back without a leash because he LOVES his food.
When I had him in the hallway to take pictures, a cat in a bottom cage hissed and spit at him (A LOT) but he totally ignored the cat. I don't think he wants to hurt anything -- but his bigger size and energy might cause him to do harm without intending it.
I really think if Hudson could get into a home situation with a fenced yard where he could run and exercise and someone to play fetch with him until someone wears out (it probably won't be Hudson), he would make someone a great pet.
Help us find that person for Hudson's sake.