Sunday, March 10, 2013

Redbone Coonhound Jingle Will Steal Your Heart

 Meet Jingle, a beautiful Redbone Coonhound dog.

No, you're not going crazy.  No, it's not the first stages of Alzheimer's, nor is it deja vu.  You've seen Jingle before.

In fact, you've seen Jingle twice on this blog.  The first time was in our Q and A interview with Kristi and Glenn Austin about fostering dogs.  The second was in our Follow-up Friday blog post where we gave you an update on Jingle.

Jingle will steal your heart.  She stole mine.

Jingle was found as a stray with her two 8 month old puppies by animal control in Christiansburg, VA.  No one stepped up to claim this little family.  The puppies were adopted, but Jingle remained homeless.

Pulled from the Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care and Control by City Dogs Rescue, thanks to the persuasive efforts of Kristi Austin who volunteered to provide foster care while Jingle was vetted, had surgery and was spayed. Jingle was saved.
Jingle waiting to into the clinic for her vetting.
Jingle is described as "one of the sweetest hounds to come through the shelter (and we see a LOT of hounds!)"

While in foster care with the Austins, Jingle got used to hardwood floors and enjoyed cuddling.
Jingle is 8 years old, a female Redbone Coonhound, and weighs 57 pounds.  She is house broken and crate trained.  Though she is excellent with other dogs, she not fond of cats.  Jingle adores people and does great in the car.

Jingle's tummy is full and the treats keep coming!
Jingle does well on leash and loves to go for walks.  She's playful, submissive, friendly, and shy.  Jingle is a low maintenance dog.
Jingle - on her way to the big city and City Dogs Rescue.
 While in foster care with the Austin's, Jingle learned about hardwood floors and became a foster that was very hard to give up.  Kristi says Jingle is the "sweetest girl.  I look over at her and she starts wagging her tail."

Country girl Jingle gets her first look at the big city, Washington, D.C.
Jingle is now living in a foster home in Washington, D. C.   She is available for adoption from City Dogs Rescue.  View her adoption page here - available dogs are listed in alphabetical order; just scroll down to Jingle.  Click on her and you'll see many more photos.

City Dogs Rescue was formed for one reason: to rescue adoptable dogs in overcrowded and high-kill shelters where resources are severely limited.  They offer a lifeline to as many of these pups as possible.  City Dogs Rescue is a network of volunteers who foster dogs with volunteer families and donated boarding facilities.  By finding dogs permanent and loving homes in the DC metropolitan area, they enrich the lives of both canine and human.

We always feature an adoptable dog on Sunday at Talking Dogs.  They're all special and they all deserve a loving forever home.  However, today's dog is more special to me.

You see, this dog has captured my heart.  It's one of those inexplicable things that just happens.  Like it or not, I feel a connection with this particular dog.   If our lives were in a different place, there's no doubt in my mind that she'd be joining our family.  Please help me network and share to find Jingle that perfect forever home.


  1. What a beautiful girl - I do hope she finds a good home soon! *Waggy tail*

  2. Woof! Woof! SWEET face. Love the name too. Hope she finds her forever home soon. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. This is wonderful, Sue. Thank you so much.

  4. She's definitely a beauty!

  5. She sounds like a real Gem! Hope she finds a new home soon. :-)

  6. Oh, my friends adopted a gal that looks just like her at age 9 and she is still going strong at age 15!! Hope she finds her furever home soon!

  7. Miss our Jingley Girl! We used to walk her at the Animal Shelter in Christansburg. So glad she is doing so well!

  8. She's beautiful. Hope she finds her forever home real soon!

  9. I do hope she finds her home soon...she's a sweetie

  10. She is gorgeous! I hope she finds her forever home soon! We'll pin her picture to our Pinterest page for dogs that need adopted!

  11. She tugs at my heart strings too Sue, if we were in a different place, I'd fight you for her. :-)

    In the meantime, I can share. What a great thing you are doing!!

  12. Just as sweet as ever - hope it is soon for this dear girl.


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