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Soleil available for adoption at MCHS

Mixed Breed (Large)


62.9 lbs

1 years, 3 months

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Meet this crazy cute and sweet one-year-old black-mouth cur named Soleil. Like her name, she is a total ray of sunshine and could easily become your newest best friend. Her favorite activities at the shelter are playing with her dog friends, going on walks, and learning new tricks (she is so smart!). Soleil will always be there to give affection and be a constant entertainment source. She gets along with most other big dogs, but is not compatible with small animals/cats. Soleil would thrive in an active household with lots of space to run and play fetch. If you’re looking for the perfect big family dog, then Soleil is your girl!

Notes from previous foster:
“I love her! While she was here for two weeks, she really wanted to jump up on me, but quickly learned that I did not want her to do that.. she put all her weight on her back legs, like a bear, and then a paw on either of my shoulders, and drew me in for a hug- one of the greatest experiences I have ever felt from a dog.

She really loves people, and apparently has no hard feelings or suspicions for a dog who was abandoned. she is pure boisterous and happy go lucky love! Probably the people who dumped her just had no idea how to be patient with a silly large puppy.

She also seemed to grasp that I am fragile, and seemed to try to lean on me to support me. That was pretty handy for me when going up the stairs, ever so slowly. When she is mature she could be a great service dog?

Soleil is a black nosed hound, who was bred to be a cowdog, hunting dog and family guardian, in the deep south, from the 1700″s.

Soleil liked to play ball, run around with my other dog, and chase. So if you don’t have a fence, she would go after coyotes, deer and anything else that moves. In reality, she would probably play with your dog until exhausted! And the cats would have to hide, i suspect. She is a fabulous dog, waiting for more training, and will doubtless grow up to be a loyal and wonderful companion.”

Cleared by Vet Clare

All animals receive medical care from our vet, Dr Clare Bartholomew. Animals are spay or neutered as necessary, in order to help reduce pet over population. This a full exam, vaccinations, flea and tick control and a microchip.

Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years and are now considered to be man’s best friend. However, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear and there are several theories about how they came to be domesticated.

One theory is that dogs were originally domesticated by early humans for their hunting abilities. Wolves, which are the ancestors of modern dogs, were likely attracted to the camps of early humans because of the abundance of food. As the wolves became more accustomed to human presence, they may have been domesticated and trained to assist in hunting.

Another theory is that dogs were domesticated for their ability to protect early human settlements. Wolves are naturally territorial animals and may have been tamed by early humans to serve as guard dogs for their camps and homes.

There is also evidence to suggest that dogs were domesticated for their companionship. Early humans may have formed close bonds with wolves, eventually leading to the domestication of the animals.

Regardless of the exact reason for their domestication, it is clear that dogs have played a crucial role in human society for thousands of years. They have been used for a variety of purposes, including hunting, protection, and companionship. Today, dogs are kept as pets in nearly every corner of the world and are beloved by people of all ages.

In conclusion, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear, but it is likely that they were domesticated for their hunting abilities, protective nature, and companionship. Today, dogs continue to play a vital role in human society and are an important part of many people’s lives.

Coming soon: common behaviors explained.

Most of our dogs receive Diamond Naturals Dog Food (dry) and Blue Buffalo (wet).

Coming soon: Information about common vaccinations medications, treatments and conditions.