PET OF THE WEEK: Princess is looking for a forever home

Princess, a redtick hound, is patiently waiting for a new home. Kaley Toy/Daily

WINCHESTER – Princess, a female redtick hound, is waiting for a new home at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter.

Judy Myers, animal caretaker, said Princess is between 8 and 10 years old but still gets around very well for an older girl.

“She still has a lot of spunk for her age,” she said.

Princess, who was found as a stray on Feb. 9,  is a mellow dog that still likes to cuddle and play. She also likes to sniff around, which is common among hounds. Princess also walks well on a leash.

“She loves cuddling with her blanket and stuffed animals,” Myers said.

She said Princess would be good with anyone, but would probably do best with an older family without young children. Princess is good around other dogs, but may not be happy around excitable puppies.

Since she was a stray, the shelter gave her a name,  Myers said.

“Every morning when I would come in and turn the light on I would say ‘Good morning Princess,’ so I just kept the name.”

Princess is also featured on the shelter’s website in a video.

She is not spayed so her adoption fee is $100, but she is up-to-date on vaccinations.

For more information on Princess, contact the shelter at 161 Fort Collier Rd, Winchester, call at 540-667-9192 or visit its website, http://tiny.cc/zzmv9x.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com