HeinzRescue Me ID: 19-01-22-00245

About Heinz

Saint Bernard / Basset Hound
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Heinz is a handsome 4-year old Saint Bernard/Hound mix who was brought to the HSOV on July 15, 2018 by a Good Samaritan who found him on Eighth Street in Marietta Ohio. We're not exactly sure what breed(s) might be in this unique-looking guy's family tree since several possibilities were suggested (Hound, Basset Hound, Boxer, Saint Bernard, Collie, and Shepherd) :) Heinz has a brown short smooth coat with white markings on his chest/paws, bowed front legs, a rather long body, a long tail, and a symmetrically-marked face with short floppy ears. He has a friendly outgoing personality and is quite the social butterfly. Heinz weighs 55.3 lbs when he arrived on July 15, 2018 and definitely needed to gain a few pounds to fill out his slim, trim physique :( Heinz was in a foster home for a few days after after his 3-day stray hold was up. His foster mother at that time told us that Heinz loved to ride in a car and that he knew how to 'sit' and 'shake paws'. Heinz took treats gently from her and greeted her with a gift (usually a toy) when she came home. He loved to play with toys :) Heinz slept nicely at the foot of her bed and would lay his head on her lap for loving attention He turned out to be housebroken and got along great with the dogs he came in contact with. In summary, his short-term foster mother said that Heinz was just more dog than she could handle, and he was a little too rough with small children :) She had been looking for a smaller dog, and this is the only reason that she returned Heinz :( She knows that Heinz will be a wonderful companion with someone who can work with him to teach him good manners. Our kennel techs and volunteers are in love with Heinz and cannot understand why this fantastic guy is still in our shelter. One of Heinz' favorite volunteers (Kathy Wilhelm) faithfully walks him each time she is at the shelter, and she helped Heinz with new photos on Christmas Eve afternoon (December 24, 2018). Heinz is even more handsome these days since he has gained several pounds. He didn't jump on the scales that day but we'd estimate he weighs approximately 70 lbs now. Heinz looked magnificent wearing his royal blue scarf. This big boy has a real zest for life (as well as attention, play-time, and treats).

Contact

Humane Society of the Ohio Valley
Washington County
90 Mt Tom Rd, Marietta, Ohio 45750

Rennelle 740-373-5959; Amber 740-525-1973

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Compatibility

  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Kids and Adults

Personality

  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament

Health

  • Vaccinations Current

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