Amy Jamieson
May 29, 2015 01:30 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Coach, a beagle mix currently living at Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Hartville, Wyoming.

Coach came to the Kindness Ranch in August of last year from a research facility on the East Coast where he was used in dog food testing.

“All of our animals come from research facilities, at different ages and with different levels of socialization, but Coach was a friendly, happy-go-lucky dog right from the start,” says companion animal manager Stephanie Bilbro. “Since arriving at the ranch, Coach has appointed himself the official greeter and makes sure nobody gets in the door without the proper ‘hello’ howl.”

A favorite with visitors to the ranch, Coach has even had a few sleepovers with guests at their rental cabins. “His antics also provide the staff with great photo ops, and he even has his own meme,” she says (see it below).

Like any senior pet, Coach, who turns 8 on June 1, has a few minor health issues to be mindful of. In addition to hypothyroidism, he has arthritis but it doesn’t slow him down one bit. His favorites in life are walks, riding in the car, doing a little backyard hunting and going “anywhere his little legs can get him to!” Bilbro says. “And of course, he loves napping on the biggest, softest bed he can find!”

If Coach’s sweet face has stolen your heart, contact Kindness Ranch at 307-735-4177. To learn more about their adoption program, visit the rescue’s website.

Click here to meet last week’s adoptable pet, Elvis.

Adopting a pet is an amazing experience – and a big decision! Before bringing a pet into your home, it’s important to consider your family circumstances and do your research.

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