Hi, I’m Newton. Foster mom sometimes calls me Frutin’ Newton, but really I am named after Sir Isaac. I’m a big boy; I weighed 75.5 pounds at the animal shelter and now weigh 72.5. Doctor says my weight is just perfect. I’m not fat, just a huge, cuddly, mushy basset boy. The shelter says I must have had a family as I have perfect house and leash manners. I am fully housebroken with or without a dog door; I’m proud to say it took me less than 12 hours to learn the function of in and out through a flap. I love to go for walks and hiking in the woods. You should hear the snuffling sounds I make when I get a scent. One caution though. I am not proud, but I am a roller. Yup, if I find something smelly there is a good chance I will roll in it. What?? I am a basset, smells are what I do!
Other than that I wait my turn when being fed, sit while I am eating, patiently wait while my toenails are being trimmed and make lots of happy noises when my ears are getting cleaned or rubbed. I do eat a fish based food, it really helps my skin stay healthy and my ears stay clear. Occasionally I like to chew on a toy (or a sock if it’s handy), play with my foster brothers and bark with pure joy when you return home. All around I am just a handsome, gentle, five year old who loves to snuggle and be with you. I am heartworm positive and will start my treatment next week so it will be ten to twelve weeks before I am ready. However, with a mug and manners like mine you know my waiting list will be a mile long. Go ahead and get your adoption application in so you can get your name on my list. Just tell my friends at CBHR you have some physics you need help with and want Newton.
January 20, 2014