Reasons why we love this dog…
He's so affectionate
He's used to home life
He loves to play
I am a:
I would like:
A quiet home environment
I would not like:
To be walked in busy areas
My favourite thing is:
Fuss and attention
Loving but worried
Adult only home (no children)
Needs to be an only dog
Not cat trainable
If you adopt Finn (or any of our dogs), you will be entitled to receive FREE behavioural support from our qualified team of behaviourists for any issues you might need help with during his/her lifetime. Further information will be given when homing Finn. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
At almost nine years old, handsome Finn is a more mature gentleman (as you can tell by his distinguished facial hair) but still loves to play and have fun! Finn is a sweet, affectionate boy who thrives on fuss and attention, but can be very worried out on walks.
Although Finn originally came to us as a stray with no history, he has spent the last year living in a loving home environment. His adopters have described him as the perfect dog inside the house; Finn is housetrained, settled at home, well-behaved and loving towards people he knows and trusts. He loves to be fussed and groomed, and spends a lot of his time relaxing on the sofa!
His anxieties outside of the home sadly forced his adopters to make the difficult decision to return him into our care, so that we could continue his training and find the right environment for him to thrive. Finn is very worried about encountering unfamiliar people and dogs on walks – he can be reactive (barking and lunging) and show defensive behaviour if he feels his personal space is at risk. With support from his handler, Finn is now very manageable on walks in quiet areas and rarely reacts (as long as he feels he can trust his handler to keep him safe). Finn is looking for a home in a rural area, or a quiet suburban area where he will not have to meet a lot of new people/dogs on his walks.
Finn does enjoy the company of polite, gentle dogs, as long as he is introduced to them in the right way. He is not a fan of dogs who are more boisterous or full-on, and needs to be the only dog in his new home – but social walks with specific doggie friends are fine, as long as they’re reasonably well mannered. Finn has plenty of canine friends here at the Devon Centre, and is especially fond of sighthound girls!
Finn travels well in the car, but we know from experience that he struggles to cope with adventures in new places, feeling much safer in familiar areas. He cannot cope with being taken along on holidays, so his new family would need to arrange care for him at home.
Despite his challenges, Finn is an absolute sweetheart who all the staff at the Centre have fallen in love with. He’s such a character and never fails to make us laugh! If you think you can offer furry Finn the safety and security he needs, please get in touch.
Please read our latest Covid guidelines before you apply to adopt this lovely hound.