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Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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Winslow arrived at our shelter in December 2018 but spent most of his time in a foster home until his adoption in April 2019. He now has a new home, a new sister and a new name, Thurber. From his Petfinder profile: “Winslow is an American foxhound with an estimated date of birth of June 2012 and weighing about 50 lbs. Currently in a foster home with several other dogs, Winslow is doing well, showing he has good house manners and getting along with the other dogs. However, he hasn’t shown any inclination to play with the dogs and, since foxhounds are normally highly social dogs, this leads us to believe that up until now he wasn’t in a situation where play was allowed or, perhaps, possible. In the house, Winslow is quiet, very tolerant, and gentle. But outside Winslow is primarily a tracker, ready to follow a trail, so his new owner will have to be vigilant that on walks or in the yard he is not able to escape to chase whatever wildlife he smells. A dog the age of Winslow is past the puppy stage but still has plenty of energy and exuberance for life, and lots of affection to give his people. So far Winslow appears to be housebroken.”

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