(UPDATE: 11/22/10 Great news! Banjo was adopted today!!)
Beautiful Banjo is one of 35 lucky dogs rescued from an “alleged” puppy mill in North Dakota by the ASPCA and transported to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. You can read about the rescue operation here.
Banjo of the soulful countenance is a neutered, two-year-old purebred Treeing Walker Coonhound. That’s right. A Treeing Walker Coonhound! An awesome name for an awesome breed that’s intelligent, loves (and needs) exercise, and adores people.
Despite Banjo’s rough start in life, he’s progressed really well since arriving at HSBV and working with their trainers twice a day. True to his breed, he’s slowly gaining confidence in himself, and learning to trust and understand that good things come from people. Banjo, also true to his breed, is friendly with other dogs.
Banjo is a special boy who needs a special forever family that is willing to continue working with him to build his self-assurance and trust in people. If that’s you, you won’t be on your own. The HSBV Training and Behavior Center will provide complimentary support in order to ease Banjo’s transition into your home and his new life.
HSBV is taking great care of Banjo while he’s waiting for his forever family to adopt him. Their veterinarians surgically repaired Bajo’s lower eyelid for a condition called entropion. His prognosis is good, but he still has sutures in the lower eyelids that need to be removed under sedation. This can be performed at the veterinary clinic associated with the Humane Society of Boulder Valley at no cost to his adopter. These sutures need to be removed on 11/29/09. Also, BVHS is treating Banjo for an ear infection. They don’t not know if he’s had ear infections in the past, so he might be prone to them in the future. But, that’s not a big deal so long as his new people keep his ears clean, which is pretty much all there is to grooming Mr. Banjo. Well, that and a nice brushing occasionally, and, of course, toenail trimming.
If you are interested in this sweet dog please call 303-442-4030 during HSBV regular shelter hours to speak to an animal welfare associate.