Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Local News

September 30, 2012

PET OF THE WEEK: Catahoula Cur with apparent good taste is available for adoption

By Ellen Hargle | Special to the Index

Blue is this week’s Pet of the Week. A 1-year-old female Catahoula Leopard dog, or Catahoula Cur, Blue was brought to the shelter as a stray, roaming near Natty Flats Smokehouse – she has good taste.

This medium-sized beauty has a slick “blue” coat (which resembles a blue merle in other breeds) with tan legs and white markings.

Blue very well could be a full-blooded Catahoula, named after Catahoula Parish in Louisiana, for she has the breed’s hound-like ears along with the coloring, body size and shape. She also has luminous eyes that are mostly golden, mixed with light blue or green. The breed is known for having “cracked glass” or “marbled glass” eyes, which Blue has.

Bred for stamina in herding, Catahoula Leopard dogs are extremely agile and athletic. This breed is characteristically loyal, loving, intelligent and full of independent thinking, which means they need consistent positive training and reinforcement. They definitely need a yard with a secure, high fence.

Initially shy, Blue loves attention from humans she will quickly grow to trust. Shelter staff said she gets along well with other dogs. She would make a great running companion or a nice addition to an active household. As loyal and intelligent as she seems, Blue would likely make a great protector for her new family.

To adopt Blue or any number of dogs and cats, contact the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter at (940) 328-7752. The adoption fee includes a rabies shot and spaying.

Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read