Birdie (HW+ Main Campus)
Animal ID 47778877 
Species Dog 
Breed Coonhound/Mix  
Age 5 years 1 month 
Sex Male 
Size L 
Color Red/White 
Spayed/Neutered Yes
Site Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive 
Location Canine Clubhouse (Kennel 1) 
Intake Date 05/22/2021 
Stage Available
Who's big, beautiful and in need of a place to call home? Birdie that's who! This five-year-old Coonhound is absolutely stunning and has a smile for all who come to meet him. Birdie found himself at the Kentucky Humane Society when a Good Samaritan found him as a stray. Unfortunately no one ever came to claim Birdie so now he's ready for a fresh start with a new family of his very own. When Birdie arrived at KHS, he was definitely in need of some TLC. The poor guy was skinny, had scars all over his hind limbs and back, and he also tested high positive for heartworms. He spent time getting the care he needed from our vet team and now he's better than ever! While Birdie is still heartworm positive and will need to come back to KHS each month for treatment until he is negative, KHS covers all treatment costs and heartworms are not contagious to other animals. Birdie will need to be kept on a low energy lifestyle until he is negative though. Birdie has spent time with other dogs and older kiddos and has done very well. He didn't appreciate sharing his squeaky toy with the other dogs but who can really blame him! When the toys were out of the picture, the dogs got along famously! Birdie will need help in the house-training department, as he is still learning where is appropriate to go or not, so a patient family would best for this Coonhound. If you're an active, outdoor loving family who is looking for a worthy companion, look no further than Birdie! Birdie is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Visit to learn how to adopt him.

I spent some time on the road, but a kind person took me to the Kentucky Humane Society. I am finished with my rambling ways and am ready to find a loving home.

This dog has been diagnosed as heartworm positive (HW+) and is undergoing treatment. While under treatment, there are certain exercise restrictions as well as a requirement to return to the shelter for further treatments until the dog is heartworm-free. An adoption counselor will be happy to explain the process of adopting and more about the parasite that causes heartworms. Due to the need to return for monthly treatment after taking a HW+ dog home, the adopter must live in one of the following counties to be approved for adoption: Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer, Henry, Trimble, and Shelby counties.

30 Days of Pet Health Insurance

Did you know that every Kentucky Humane Society adoptable dog and cat comes with 30 days of health insurance through MetLife Pet Insurance? Ask an adoption counselor for details. 

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