Dogtown: What’s this Ruckus?

Mara Segal

Sweet Ruckus is so unusual-looking that we are just amazed that he has not found his forever home yet! Could it be that his name gives people the wrong idea about his personality? ruckus copyThis colorful boy is about two years old and may be a cross between a Bassett Hound and a Bluetick Coonhound. Or he may be a Queensland Heeler and Bassett; hard to tell!

Either way, Ruckus is an affectionate dog who just wants to live his life on the outside of a kennel. He loves to go for a walk if it means he gets to use his nose for collecting all that interesting dog data. He also enjoys chasing balls in the play yard or just snuggling in for pets. He is quite car-savvy and always moves off the road when cars go by.

Ruckus acts loud and excited in his kennel (perhaps the source of his shelter name?) but quickly settles down and is very responsive on a walk. Ruckus is friendly and curious about other dogs; he is also able to walk quietly with another dog if that is what is requested. Come meet this eye-catcher today! He is neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and ready to go home with the right hound-lover.

IzzyIzzy is also a striking-looking dog with her shiny dark brown brindle coat and lovely soft eyes. Izzy came to the shelter a very timid little girl but has blossomed under the gentle handling of staff and volunteers. She is an easy walker, which has quickly endeared her to the volunteers and is very good with other dogs.

Izzy is just a young dog, about a year old, and will make a great companion for someone who can treat her right and continue to build her confidence. She is a medium-sized dog with a slender build, a nice size for a house dog.

Izzy is spayed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Come meet Izzy and see for yourself what a sweet and gentle girl she is!

Both Ruckus and Izzy may be seen at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter at 980 Lycoming Ave., in McKinleyville near the airport. Please call (707) 840-9132 for information on these or other dogs or cats at the shelter. The shelter is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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