We adopted Rae Ann in January 2006. We had lost two coonhounds the previous
year to liver failure and cancer. We truly love Coonhounds and didn't feel
our lives were complete without one.
I saw Rae Ann's picture on the Coonhound Rescue website and I was excited
that she was being fostered in Atlanta at a friend of mine's house!
When I contacted Coonhound Rescue, I was told that Rae Ann had some pretty
serious medical issues. Rae Ann was a product of bad breeding and she had
elbow and hip dysplasia. My husband and I were still very interested in
meeting Rae Ann, as we have dealt with many health issues in the past and we
were sure we could help this girl.
When we went to the foster home there were two beautiful girls that were
available for adoption. I think we both knew instantly that Rae Ann was the
one for us! She was just a big, sweet, puppy!!
We took her home that day and she was immediately a part of our family. She
loved our other dogs and they took her in to our pack right away. She is a
really good puppy and although she is 80lbs at 9 months, she is very gentle
and well behaved. She loves to play and run around the yard, but, she also
loves her rest and relaxation time too!
We know that as she gets older she may have some complications with her
hips, but, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to keep her happy and
She will soon be starting obedience training class and when she has
completed that, we will test her for pet therapy. Her disposition is
perfect for helping people.
We love her and we are so thankful to Coonhound Rescue for taking her into
their program and helping find her second chance in life. If it weren't for
them, she never would have had the opportunity to be a part of our lives.
Kimberly, Gary and Rae Ann Petunia!!!