Tryon NC – Tryon Hounds and Foothills Humane Society have formed a unique partnership to work together on the important mission of rehoming retired foxhounds.
Homeward Hounds, the Tryon Hounds’ rehoming program, has been established to prepare hounds for a stress-free transition from life in the pack to life as a pet in a wonderful forever home.
“Tryon Hounds is dedicated to the health and welfare of every hound”, said Beth Blackwell, Tryon Hounds’ Huntsman. “It is a great honor and responsibility to care for each hound for their entire lifetime. This responsibility includes finding loving homes for the hounds that are no longer active in the pack”, added Blackwell.
The Homeward Hounds program starts with Tryon Hounds Huntsman, Board members and volunteers working with each individual hound to prepare them for the transition from hunting to companion animal. The proper training and continued socialization will ensure a successful transition into the home.
“We are delighted to work with the Tryon Hounds’ Homeward Hounds project”, said Bill Coleman, Executive Director for Foothills Humane Society. “We share the same core values and recognize that the management of the adoption process is paramount to the success of the adoption”, added Coleman.
There are many hounds that have hunted in organized packs that have transitioned to wonderful, loving pets. Tryon Hounds and Foothills Humane Society together are dedicated to making this the norm rather than the exception.
About the Tryon Hounds: Foxhunting is the cornerstone of the Tryon area’s rich equestrian heritage and it all started 95 years ago with the Tryon Hounds. Established in 1926 and recognized by the Master of Foxhounds Association in 1936, the Tryon Hounds is one of the oldest and most prestigious hunts in the southeast. For more information about Tryon Hounds, please visit www.tryonhounds.com. For more information about Homeward Hounds, please visit www.homewardhounds.org.
About Foothills Humane Society: Founded in 1957, our mission is to shelter and care for stray and surrendered companion animals within our community; prevent cruelty to animals; reunite lost animals with their owners, adopt animals to qualified homes or place them with reputable rescue organizations; and educate the public about responsible animal ownership and population control.