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  • HOUND; Sleek cream jacket, red saddle and hip area, red ears, wide, white stripe running up face. 47lbs
  • ARRIVAL: January 2013
  • HISTORY: Winston was pulled from a high kill shelter when his time was up.

Red and white and velvet to touch!  And those ears beautifully frame his expressive face! We wonder, could this guy be any better looking?  Winston’s beauty goes way beyond his physical body – just ask the staff and volunteers out at the sanctuary, and they will tell you he is as sweet as they come.

Winston’s path through life has not been an easy one to be sure.  CFC stepped up to offer a safe haven for Winston when he found his time was up in a high-kill shelter. He had treatment for heartworms and, upon arrival, needed several meals a day to put on some much needed weight.  While Winston loves interacting with other dogs, he is a bit shy when first meeting humans (some of us can be kind of scary sometimes!); but with all the attention and loving he gets at CFC, Winston has made great strides in gaining confidence. Life with a hound offers some of the most pleasant and joyful interactions you can get from an animal, and these dogs are as a rule especially resourceful, sometimes crafty, and often have a sense of humor. Check out Winston or one of his friends in the sanctuary!

A Word from Winston 

“My name is Winston, and folks will tell you I am as sweet as they come. They might also tell you that I can be a bit shy when we first meet, but I am making mighty strides in gaining confidence around folks. CFC has taught me that folks only want to love on me. They tell me I am extremely handsome and very distinguished looking. After all, I am on my third girlfriend (the other two got adopted!)

Volunteers I am attached to are greeted with wiggles and jiggles of delight!  Even though I have been here for eight years; however, I am still skittish with people I do not know.  I love other dogs, and hanging out with them gives me a great sense of security and comradery. Get me into a large arena where I can run, and stand back! I am beauty in motion – my ears fly back and my long legs carry me at breakneck speed!   I love playing with toys, too.”  

What Winston Needs in His Home – Winston needs a very dedicated owner with a lot of extra time at first, because he would need multiple visits at the sanctuary to become accustomed to a new person.  Then he would need a stable, routine schedule with lots of love and understanding once home. Even though he has been here for eight years, he is still skittish with people he doesn’t know. He might go off his feed for a while until he knows he can trust you. But then, you will have a dedicated friend!

Update May 2017:   Winston has another girlfriend, Rosie.  Molly has been Winston’s steady girlfriend since his arrival but newcomer Rosie was looking for a playmate/playdate and Winston seemed to be the perfect match.  Immediately, they hit it off and you could almost hear Winston asking, “Where have you been all of my life?” The two had a grand time running and playing and nicely sharing toys.   Youthful Rosie nearly ran him into the ground but alas Winston held in there til they both collapsed in exhaustion!

Update May 2018:  Can you say PLAYTIME!  Check out Winston having a blast in the video below!