Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound Dog

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Muskingum County K-9 Adoption Center finds satisfaction in providing the best care for their animals and always has a furry friend that is in need of a welcoming home. 

K-9 Adoption Center Volunteer Doug McQuaid introduced us to Elvis, who ain’t nothing but a hound dog, yet he’s the K-9 Adoption Center’s Dog of the Week.

“Today we have Elvis. He is a coon-hound mix. He’s been with us since March. He is housebroken, rides well in the car and never meets a stranger,” McQuaid said. “He would be great with anybody. He’s very friendly, loves treats and affection. He’s just a super dog.”

McQuaid mentioned that hounds walk with their nose to the ground and can provide a healthy pull on the leash, but routine walks would prove to be beneficial and enjoyable.

The K-9 Adoption Center is located on the East Pike next to the Sheriff’s office and staffed by deputy dog wardens who run across these animals randomly.

“So if your dog has come up missing, please, we’re open 7 days a week, give us a call. Give us full information about your dog, your name, number and so forth, so we have a way of reaching you. We may have your dog at our facility,” McQuaid said. “Our mission is to have your dog reunited with your family.”

If you would like to meet Elvis or have recently had a dog turn up missing you can call the Muskingum County K-9 Adoption Center at (740) 453-0273.

Matthew Morris
Matt joined WHIZ in 2014 as a part-time radio board operator. In 2018, he graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism's Carr Van Anda program where he earned an Outstanding Entrepreneurship award for his Photo-Journalism work at area speedways. Matt is a native of Morgan County who is familiar with the layout and history of Southeastern Ohio.