Our friend Kris Maurer runs the Orvis Fly Shop in Sevierville. He as his wife Mara found this beautiful young dog and they are trying to find a good home for her. Her name is Ginger. Here is Kris' story.
My wife and I recently stayed at a cabin in Townsend. Upon our arrival we found a stray. Not just any stray but the sweetest dog I have ever encountered. She was favoring one leg and was pretty skinny. We loaded her up and took her into Maryville to Countryside Vet Clinic. We had her boarded and checked out by the vet, Monica Webb. She ended up having heartworms and we have had the first round of treatment taken care of and she is fully up-to-date on all of her vaccines.
Her name so far has been Ginger and she is a Redtick/Plott/Hound mix. She is the sweetest dog we have ever met and very eager to please. She walks well on a leash and should train easily. The vet said she is around two years old.
What Ginger needs is a good home or farm with plenty of room to run and not have to be crated during the day. She loves to chase squirrels and could be trained to be a good hunting companion.
She has an appointment on March 1st which she needs to be dropped off for between 8 and 9 am. This appointment is for her second round of heart worm treatment and will have to stay over night. The second round of treatment will run $200 and includes the treatment boarding/everything. She is also not spayed which will run $125 and this could be done two weeks prior to her appt on March 1.
I would love to keep this dog, but she needs room to run and we cannot afford to fence in our yard this year and my wife and I work many long days and it kills me to crate her all day. If you think you have a home for Ginger please call my cell at (865) 274-8695.