Meet Lou
Animal ID 43703126 
Species Dog 
Breed Rottweiler/Coonhound, Redbone 
Age 5 years 8 months 23 days 
Gender Male 
Size Large 
Color Red 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Charles Smithgall Humane Society 
Location Building B 
Intake Date 1/29/2020 
Adoption Price $180.00 
Meet Lou
Poor Lou needs a loving home where he can feel and be safe. In a strange tale of neighbors gone crazy, Lou was going to be euthanized to prevent him from being killed by his terrible neighbor. Makes no sense to us either! We just know that Lou was going to lose his life in this terrible battle! Luckily the vets' office couldn't put a healthy and sweet dog down. They called us to see if we could rehome him. Say no more! Of course we'll help. Lou arrived at our shelter on January 28, 2020.
Lou is a wonderful dog. He's a five year old Rottweiler/Hound mix. He is 83 pounds of pure love. Lou has the body of a Rotti, but sports a gorgeous red coat. His eyes are so earnest. They show the worry that he feels at being homeless and in an unfamiliar place. Lou is sight-impaired, but not completely blind. He'll need a containment fence to ensure he remains safe and his new family will need to introduce him to his surroundings with patience. Lou is trying hard to adapt to the strangeness of the shelter. He's scared and timid. Since he can't see you that well, he follows his ears listening to the sounds around him as he tries to adjust to where he is. We're slowly showing him around and getting him used to his kennel and his exercise yard, making sure we keep him to a consistent routine. Our greatest hope is that he finds his forever family soon so he can begin to relax again.
Lou travels well in a car. He's strong on a leash. He follows his nose and wherever it goes so does Lou and his handler. He's sweet with everyone he meets. Lou is house-trained and has wonderful manners. We don't yet know how Lou does with dogs or cats and will test for potential adopters.
If you're looking for a calm and loyal companion, come meet our Lou. He's a terrific dog who just needs a warm and welcoming home to make him feel safe and loved.
Lou is fully vetted, neutered and micro-chipped.
Call 706-865-4135 for information on additional health services provided as part of the adoption fee. If interested in one of our puppies or dogs, please submit an application online or at the shelter. Applications can be submitted online at:
Once an application is submitted online, you will receive an email saying your application has been successfully submitted. If you don't receive this email within 24 hours, please check to make sure all application fields were completed or please call our shelter at 706-865-4135. All adopters must complete an approval process which involves a reference check with current/recent vet and a brief home visit if located in the immediate area. We do permit out of state adoptions. Adopters MUST come to the shelter to transport their new family member home. We do not ship nor do we transport them to their new homes. Adoption policies and application procedures are detailed at the shelter website: under tab All Adoptable Animals.
Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) is a No kill shelter. Animals in our care remain safe with us until adopted. Resident animals are primarily owner relinquished and also accepted from local Animal Control. The facility usually is operating at capacity with a list of animals waiting for space to open.
Adoption hours are Thurs and Fri 1-4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun 1-4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
Location: 4823 Helen Hwy. 75N, Sautee, GA 30571, Phone: 706-865-4135
Our shelter in Sautee GA is located about 3 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in northeast GA.