ErnieRescue Me ID: 22-10-30-00136

About Ernie

Bluetick Coonhound / Treeing Walker Coonhound
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Ernie's journey has been one of transformation and triumph. He was found in a dire situation, alongside several other dogs, left to fend for themselves. Despite his challenging past, Ernie has shown remarkable resilience and the capacity for love. He's come out of his shell and is ready to embrace the love and care he truly deserves. He's learned to trust again and now enjoys gentle pets and belly rubs, showing his appreciation with a wagging tail and soulful gaze. His affectionate, goofy nature will quickly melt your heart, and he's eager to become your loyal companion. Ernie is about 3 years old and 45 pounds. If you're ready to open your heart to Ernie and provide him with the loving forever home he deserves, please fill out an application so we can set you up with a meet and greet! Update: Ernie tested low positive for Lyme's/Ehrlicchia, two common tick borne diseases. He has already completed a short dose of antibiotic and is ready to head on home with you. Ernie is currently available for adoption We do NOT ship our animals. All adoptive families must travel to us to meet their adoptive dog/cat. Applicants must live within a 2 hour radius from Sparta/Andover (07871/07821). Please understand that we are an animal shelter and thus unable to say whether the dogs are housebroken as they are not in homes. If you are interested in adopting, we encourage you to please submit an application on our website today so that we can try and process and pre-approve any potential adopters prior to our next adoption event. PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION. WE ONLY ACCEPT ADOPTION APPLICATIONS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. ANY OTHERS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Application link here: Adoption Process: 1.Fill out an application 2.Meet & Greet 3.Adoption contract & adoption fee Ernie's adoption fee is $250. This also covers all age-appropriate shots, spay/neuter, vetting & microchipping. **If you are coming to an adoption event to see a certain dog/cat, please email ahead of time to make sure that dog/cat will be there that day. Please email 1-2 days before the event, as some animals are placed during the week and our list is constantly changing. For a list of upcoming pet adoption events go to: One Step Closer Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the extent allowed by law. If you would like to make a donation to help us rescue more animals please send donations to PO Box 248, Sparta, NJ 07871. Please make your check payable to O.S.C.A.R.. Thank you for helping us save as many lives as we can. Don't forget to 'Like Us' on Facebook Follow us on Instagram:


One Step Closer Animal Rescue, Inc. OSCAR
Sussex County
Sparta, New Jersey 07871

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