A Hound named Stax has been adopted at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Hound (short coat)
Primary Breed: Hound
Age: Young
Size: Large
Color: White
Sex: Male


Stax is a goofy, lovable hound dog who loves going new places and smelling new things. He is wonderful in the car and only pulls a little bit on leash when he sees interesting things like insects and lizards. He has a big bark and is reactive to people, but he either loves everyone right away or within several minutes of being around them (especially if they have treats). He currently lives in a kitchen at Dogtown so he can practice meeting new people every day.

Born in 2016, Stax is most at ease when he can be around his people on a comfy couch. Otherwise he whines a little bit until he settles down. When he meets new dog friends he can come on a little strong, but once he gets a good sniff in, Stax is generally happy just hanging out and having a fellow dog friend to sniff around with.

Stax has anxiety and would do best in an active home where he can keep his body and mind busy. His previous person said that he showed aggression toward other dogs in the home and that Stax ate clothing and toys and has had to have surgery to remove obstructions. He has not shown these behaviors at the Sanctuary.

Stax has lived with cats in the past and passed a cat test at Sanctuary. However, he prefers his feline friends to be indoors. Once they are outside they become more interesting.

Stax will need a patient person who is willing to continue helping him work on his challenges, such as overcoming barrier reactivity, learning to ignore lizards and insects and keeping all four of his feet on the floor, even when there is something interesting on the counter.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.