39 Rocky Ridge Rd, Fairfax, VT 05454
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Last October I had the unenviable task of putting my dog down. She was an old rescue hound that lived a hard life and was just happy to have a safe quiet home to live out her remaining years. After her passing I was in no hurry to get a second dog. Eve was just a sweet little girl and the thought of replacing her seemed blasphemous. That all changed after meeting Rex. Upon opening the door to his foster home Rex walked right up to me, sniffed my face and leaned against me. After that first meeting I knew he would be my next dog and I would be his people.
Rex is easily the biggest Greyhound I have ever seen. A lean 80 pounds and standing 30″ at the withers he is massive. So tall that he can stand on all fours and rest his head on the kitchen counter. He’s also one of the most unique Greyhounds I’ve ever seen with his Roman nose, Tiger Brindle coat, huge ears and mostly missing tail. In his first day in my home he has started to settle in. He loves his people and is a constant shadow following me around the house. He also is not scared of the camera or the shutter noise (this is a big plus in my books). All in all I think he is going to make one amazing companion, even if he does like to sneak food off the counter.
For those looking for a hound I strongly encourage you to visit your local rescue society or animal shelter. Having lived with 4 rescue dogs over my lifetime I can easily say they are the best pets I’ve ever owned. They know and are truly grateful for the second chance they have been given. To quote Mark Twain; “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.”