Adoptable Dog of the Week: Ludwig in Minnesota


Greetings!  I’m Ludwig, as in “Ludwig van Dog-thoven”…but you can just call me Luds. Like the classical music icon I was named after, one day I plan on composing my own “Ode to Joy,” with my happy life in a forever home as inspiration.  What do you say…would you like to be my muse?

ludwig-2If I were to write a musical composition based on my life the opening notes depicting my days in an animal shelter would be somber.  However, the second stanza would be uptempo thanks to my foster family.  They say “Good boy, Ludwig!” all the time…it’s music to my ears!

Perhaps my love of classical music will one day lead me to a career as an orchestra conductor, because when I’m happy my tail waves in the air like a conductor’s baton…and I’m happy practically all the time! It’s the little things in life that make me merry, like meeting up with my barking buddies at the dog park, playing tug of war with a two-legged pal, or just kicking back with my favorite human. Wouldn’t you like to curl up on the couch and listen to some music with me? It doesn’t matter if you like Beethoven, the Beatles or Luke Bryan…so long as we’re together, they’re playing our song!

Adopting Lugwig

Dog- and cat-friendly, and good with older kids (note: he plays a bit too rough for very young children), one-year-old Pit Bull Ludwig is just one of many dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who are one step closer to finding a special someone to love thanks to Secondhand Hounds. Comprised of a network of caring fosters, since its start in 2009 the volunteer-run Eden Praire, Minnesota-based non-profit has united more than 10,500 companion animals with pet parents. Residents living in the Dakotas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are eligible to adopt from Secondhand Hounds.

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Photo Credit: Secondhand Hounds

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.