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Male Adult Plott Hound (mixed)

Taco is currently being listed as a cross-post. If you are interested in adopting Taco, please contact Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville at

About Taco

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact for more information or to adopt the pet.

Taco is a goofy, gentle QUIET giant who is eager to please! This big boy is 100% house-trained and loves a good squeaky toy and a nice comfy bed.

Taco was recently rescued from euthanasia and is set on making his remaining years the best yet. Saved from an untimely end, he is truly just happy to be alive (even if he doesn't know how close he was). Taco is approximately 8-9 years old and weighs 89 pounds. There is some debate on his breed. Due to his brindle coloring, the shelter said he was likely a Plott Hound mix. Plott Hound owners and lovers have hotly contested this, so unless Taco submits to a doggy DNA test, we won't know for sure.

He is, without a doubt, completely house-trained and does not bark! Taco is not a fan of cats, so please keep them away from him. As for other dogs, Taco is unsure. Sometimes he wants to play/go see them, other times he is indifferent. As for kids, it was noted that Taco doesn't like them, but if this is true, it's probably the younger ones. Taco would likely do well with older children. 

Taco loves to be where his foster mom is. Even though they live in a smaller apartment, he must be right there behind her. He loves to sleep on the big human bed, and sleeps well all through the night. Taco enjoys a good treat and does not beg for human food. He would do well with some basic training, just so he doesn't pull on the leash quite so hard. 

Taco is up to date on all of his vaccines and is neutered. He is currently living in Winston-Salem, NC, but can be transported pretty much anywhere (within reason), including Asheville, NC.

He invites you to check out his instagram at where you can see his personality shine. Taco truly is a wonderfully well-behaved dog and would make such a fun addition to anyone's life. If you're looking for your next best friend and Taco is it, please contact!



9 years, 5 months
about 90 pounds
Primary Color
Shots up to date
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Not Sure
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats

Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville

9 Old Pisgah Highway Candler NC 28715

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