Dogwood and Redwood

Befunky collage

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Dogwood and Redwood
Mixed Breed
Estimated DOB: 03/26/2015

Dogwood and Redwood are handsome hound brothers waiting for their furever home!

These boys came to Friends of Strays after one of our rescue partners found them as strays. They are sweet, friendly, yet shy dogs in need of patient families who will help them trust. Sadly, many shelters see a surge in hound dogs this time of year - aligning with hunting season. While we don't know their background, indicators suggest that they are lost or abandoned hunting dogs.

"The reasons for abandonment can be confounding but can range from a dog being gun-shy to not retrieving directly to an owners hand to simply being too expensive to care for. In sparsely populated rural areas, abandoned dogs can roam for weeks or even longer before someone spots them. Generally, once found these dogs do not have microchips or tags. This makes it impossible to trace them back to the original owner."

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Dogwood and Redwood are heartworm positive and are currently undergoing treatment. Not to worry - Friends of Strays will continue to cover the cost of their heartworm treatment after they are adopted, so you only have to provide the love and snuggles! Although they love each other's company, Dogwood and Redwood do not need to be adopted together.

Dogwood and Redwood are neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. You can view all of our available animals, as well as our adoption center hours, at


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