Friday, December 11, 2009

Harold will be making TWO public appearance at Homeward Trails adoption events this weekend. When: Saturday, Dec 12
12:00 to 2:00 pm

PetMAC Arlington
822 N. Kenmore Street
(corner of Wilson Blvd, near VA Square)
Arlington, VA 22201
Blvd, near VA Square)
Arlington, VA 22201

When: Sunday, Dec 13
12:00 to 2:00 pm

Dog Paws University
940 S. George Mason Dr.
Arlington, VA 22204

Friday, December 4, 2009


Harold will be making a public appearance at a Homeward Trails adoption event at Profeed in Vienna, VA.

234 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180

Saturday, Dec 5
12:00 to 2:00 pm

Things to know: Harry will not be talking to the media about his tennis ball collision. He will, however, discuss it with any prospective adopters.

Harold And the Tennis Ball

Harold has been doing well lately, but there was an incident involving a collision with a tennis ball at the dog park. He, unwittingly stepped right into the line of fire. The impact shocked him--he yelped--we were not sure he'd ever go near a tennis ball again. It rained and that prevented us from going to the dog park for a day, so everyone was on pins and needles wondering how he'd act the next time. Turns out, Harry hopped right back into the proverbial saddle--no fear of tennis balls. He's such a champ. Nothing's going to get him down. Please consider making this brave guy part of your family.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Harold Defies the Odds

I wish I could say I wasn't guilty of noticing drawbacks more than advantages. How does one become inclined to notice the bad things that a dog is not doing? I realized when I was preparing dinner the other night that Harry chills out on his dog bed chewing on his toys. He doesn't beg, he doesn't counter surf, and when I sit to eat, he doesn't bother me then either.

Harry has been so easy to live with, and while I was well aware of that, I hadn't given much thought to all those little things that most dogs do that he doesn't, because he's so low key. Furthermore, hounds are known for their food seeking behavior. Harold has defied the odds politely giving me my space to prepare and eat a meal.

Harry truly is an angel. He has as much or as little energy as you want him to have, and he's as affectionate or as independent as you want him to be. He's very responsive and adaptive to the people around him. Please consider giving Harold his well deserved forever home.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Harold's First Autumn

Harry is a young dog. We're not sure exactly how old he is but probably a year plus a few months. It occurred to me that this is his first autumn--at least as a grown dog. This explains why he is so fascinated by the falling leaves. He cautiously watches them and then gently approaches as they hit the ground to take a sniff.

Fall is such a wonderful season, and Harry has been so great about reminding me of that. He really has inspired me to take time to smell the roses--or the leaves as the case may be. Harry is so sweet and he and other dogs like him have a strange way of helping us put things in perspective.

Harry would love to find a family that he could cozy up to as autumn rolls into winter.

What's Harold up to these days?

So Harry has had such a good few days. He loves going to the park and hanging out with the other dogs. He likes to try to get other dogs to play. Earlier this week he was playing with a Scottish Deerhound. If you've never seen one of these, they are enormous. Harold thinks it looks more like a human in a dog costume, and with Halloween right around the corner, it's not that far fetched. It was cute to watch, but when Harold got the big dog excited he realized he got more than he bargained for and started playing with dogs more his size.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's hard not to smile when Harold is around

Harold really would make a terrific pet. He has the funniest facial expressions. He always seems to be looking up from under his eyelids. He's also funny when he sleeps because his legs go in every which direction and he grumbles and groans as he shifts positions. I like to think he's dreaming about his forever home.

The greatest thing about having spent time with Harold is how much he's opened up over the last month or so. He's come into his own and is so much more happy-go-lucky than you'd ever know if you only met him once. Come meet "Harry" this Monday evening at LaundroMutt in Adams Morgan.