You have a decent career job, friends who are good enough to throw back a few beers with on the weekends, and a nice home in a state you love. You may or may not be single, but it’s fine either way because there’s always Tinder. Yet, despite your apparent success, there’s something missing. Ah! Yes, a dog. We’ve done our due diligence and found the perfect rescue dog for residents of all 50 states. This week, you Jersey boys and girls need a dog as loyal and rock star as you are.

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…American Foxhound
Hey New Jersey! If you live in the Garden State and are struggling to choose the perfect dog, we’ve got you covered. You need a dog that has Bruce Springsteen’s all-American appeal and Bon Jovi’s rock star spirit. A dog that’s independent like the many New Jersey innovators that have come before. You need a running partner to enjoy mornings on the beach down the Shore and cut down on exorbitant auto costs (the highest in the nation, dang!). You need a dog that at its core is loyal and resilient like true Jersey boys and girls. You should look no further than an American Foxhound.

The American Foxhound is a rock star in its own right. Some are bred to function in a band or pack, sticking together on the hunt. Others are independent, happy to have a sole companion. When an American Foxhound picks up a scent that interests him it’s very hard to call him off. They are not great with authority, so you must assert dominance upon getting your pooch. But Jersey is a breeding ground for independent thinkers. It’s the state where Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, phonograph and motion picture projector. The Les Paul, salt water taffy, baseball, professional basketball, and college football were all born in New Jersey. New Jersey celebrates free thought and expression, and has the most diners in the world. In essence, there’s something for everyone there.

Were an American Foxhound a rock star, what would be on its rider? Space and exercise! They are not suited for cramped quarters and need exercise. They’ll probably wanna skip the mall and hit the many beaches or big green spaces that the Garden State has to offer. American Foxhounds aren’t just great running partners, they’re great family members. They are loyal, good with kids and very gentle.

If you’re interested in adopting an American Foxhound of your own, here are some great resources to get you started.

New Jersey American Foxhound Rescue Resources
New Jersey Foxhound Rescue
Adopt a Foxhound
Adopt an American Foxhound



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