Quick Stats:

Age:  10 years
Color:  Black
Gender:  Male
Manners:  Good
Crate Trained: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Energy Level:  Low
Fence:  Required

Gets Along With:

? Cats
? Children
✓ Female Dogs
X Male Dogs
✓ Men
✓ Women



Adoption fee: $175

Physical appearance: Hickson is estimated to be about 10 years old.  He is black and tan and cropped and docked.  At some point before arriving in rescue he was debarked, so when he tries to bark, it sounds more like a raspy cough.

Personality: Despite Hickon’s age, he will run and play with the best of them.  He is generally calm and well behaved, but he’ll also have some spurts of energy and play with his foster sister.  He needs to be watched when playing because sometimes his foster says he becomes “obsessed” with his foster sister and he needs to be separated to calm down. and not bug her to death.  However, he also has some days where he totally ignores her.  His preferred method of play is to start with a stalk, which then turns into pure goofiness.

Why he’s in rescue: Hickson wandered up to the home of a good Samaritan who tried to find his home.  After a wild goose chase, his owners were found through the microchip, and they said they did not want him anymore.  The good Samaritan thought she found him a home who ended up dumping him in the shelter when they found out he had heartworms.

Manners and training: Hickson knows how to sit, laydown, and will come when called.  he walks pretty well on a leash and when he does try to pull responds well to a correction.  He does well with people, rides well in the car, and is okay in a crate.  He is potty trained but is showing some minor signs of separation anxiety.  He does well with other dogs but will not be adopted to a home with another male.  he will need a slow introduction to any other dogs in the home and be monitored closely so he doesn’t get too obnoxious and learns boundaries.  We do not know how he is with cats.  Since he is very clumsy when he plays, we do not recommend a home with smaller children as he will likely knock them over.

Vetting: All of our dogs are brought up to date on rabies, Bordetella, and combo, negative for intestinal parasites and heartworms, neutered and microchipped before adoption.  Hickson tested positive for heartworms when arriving at rescue and is currently undergoing treatment.  He will complete treatment before being adopted out.