March 16, 2009

Ten puppies available! Try to choose just one

Why adopt just one puppy when you could adopt ... um, ten?

OK, ten might be a bit much (look at all the flak the Octomom is getting just for eight!), but when it comes to a litter of puppies, it's almost impossible to choose among them.


Countryside Humane Society has a litter of ten 8-week-old Treeing Walker Coon Hounds. Their mother is a Treeing Walker in residence at the shelter; their father ... well, he's somewhere, the cad.

The pups are social and playful, who will grow up to be large sized, active dogs. The shelter also has three German shorthair mixed puppies available.

The fee for adopting a puppy is $150, which includes spaying or neutering, vaccinations, worming, microchip and more. With any animal adopted under four months of age, a deposit is required, which is refunded when the animal is brought in a four months for neutering.

Countryside Humane Society is located at 2706 Chicory Road, or call (262) 554-6699.

And for those of you who already have a female dog, keep this in mind: Spring is often the season for the births of puppies and kittens. Countryside Humane Society has a "Prevent a Litter" program: Racine County residents may bring in their eight-week-old litter of kittens or puppies and surrender them for $10 -- and the shelter will spay the mother for free, as long as she is current on vaccinations.


  1. LOL but how big are they going to get?

  2. @uglymichelemobilefan
    large sized, active dogs.

  3. Size: The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a shoulder height of 51-69 cm (20-27 in) and weighs 23-32 kg (50-70 lbs). Treeing Walker Coonhounds have large ears and lips (‘flews’). They have large shoulders and straight, thin legs. Treeing Walker Coonhounds have the appearance of a large Beagle.

    Coat: The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a smooth, short-haired, glossy coat which is bicolor (tan and white or black and white) or tricolor (tan, black, and white).

    Character: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is friendly, confident, and very energetic. It is devoted to its master and eager to please. Treeing Walker Coonhounds thrive on attention and require a large degree of human companionship. They love to cuddle. Treeing Walker Coonhounds tend to bark and howl frequently and may drool. They are considered to be among the finest Coonhounds for treeing competitions due to their quick speed and excellent scenting ability.

    Temperament: The Treeing Walker Coonhound gets along well with children and other dogs. It will become mischievous if not given proper exercise.

    Care: The Treeing Walker Coonhound requires only an occasional brushing. Treeing Walker Coonhounds have a lifespan of 12-13 years and face few health problems.

    Training: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is easily trained as it can learn by example. It is highly intelligent and can learn to manipulate simple household objects, sometimes to its own purposes. The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a strong natural instinct for treeing and will disregard most commands when on a scent.

    Activity: The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a very high energy level and requires a long walk or jog every day. Treeing Walker Coonhounds also enjoy swimming. Their favorite activity is chasing a scent. As they have a strong tendency to follow a scent at a high speed, Treeing Walker Coonhounds should be walked on a leash or exercised in a fenced-in yard to prevent them from running into traffic. Some are capable of jumping fences as high as six feet, so proper precautions should be taken. Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not recommended for apartment life due to their high energy level.