Meet Ferdinand!

He’s a 3-year-old male bloodhound mix who’s been a daily doggy at Happy Dogs at 23rd and 1st since January 2015. Named after Ferdinand the Bull from the children’s book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, Ferdinand the Bloodhound’s credo is the same as the Bull’s: “Stop and smell the roses.”
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Yours would be, too, if you’d started life out like Ferdinand the Bloodhound did. Adopted from a shelter in Tennessee at 9 months old in January of 2014 by his parents, Kate and John, Ferdinand quickly lived up to his namesake’s credo. A lover of the lazy Saturday or Sunday, this dog knew how to relax. And he knew his life in NYC was the one for him!

Ferdinand stops to enjoy the snow.

Ferdinand stops to enjoy the snow.

What’s life like at Happy Dogs for FerdHis favorite thing to do is sleep. When he’s awake, he plays with his best buddy, Napoleon, who’s a little Pomeranian.

Napoleon and Ferdinand = best friends forever.

Napoleon and Ferdinand = best friends forever.

Loves: Other than Napoleon and sleeping and lots of snuggle time and the occasional nap in Mom and Dad’s bed? Chasing his own tail in the park. Also: grass and the outdoors and running around in circles off-leash. Oh and sniffing, eating, and sleeping some more. Oh, and bully sticks. Oh, and peanut butter. (He loves a lot.)

Ferdinand doing what he loves most.

Ferdinand doing what he loves most.

– Sarah Dohrmann