#1531 Verve

Adoptable
Medium-size, Male, Adult Basset Hound x Labrador Retriever,
Verve is up-to-date on his shots and has been neutered. Verve is currently being fostered in Churchton, MD.

Hi!
My name is Verve and I’m part of the 90s singers and songs dogs. I came North to my OPH Foster 5-3-19.
I’m guessed to be a Bassett hound/lab mix, I am shaped like a Basset but have the color mixes of a Chocolate and Black Lab, but that’s easier to see if I meet you. I am estimated to be about 6 years old. I’m a sweet loving gentle boy, I’m low energy and so far in my foster home I’ve loved and been friendly with every dog I have met, every person I’ve met and even the 2 and 3 year old kids next door. I currently weigh about 28 lbs but am trying to gain a few pounds.
I’ve made my way north in search of my new family. Is that with you! If so apply today! I won’t be available long! I am a very unique and special dog!

I’ve stayed in my foster home for a little over a week and have learned to go down stairs, which scared me at first, and I am working with my foster Dad on going up stairs. I have done it a couple times but I’m still nervous of them. They are new to me, especially ones with spaces between the stairs I can see through. I haven’t made a peep since being with my foster family. I do get scared when I am picked up. I’m trying to be house trained, but have had a few accidents in my foster home and crate. I love to be outside and walk on a leash well, but at times I get carried away and want to go faster than my hooman, but then I remember and come back to them. I’m learning new things every day, and very happy to learn more!

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. The dog was treated for the disease prior to transport north. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH’s heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable.
Read more about heartworm disease here here