It's Hooch the pooch who loves to smooch! An eight-year-old Mastiff mix, Hooch was surrendered by his owner to the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on March 31st. And what were the reasons for Hooch's surrender? His age and skin condition. So now Hooch's life was on the line at the shelter. It didn't help that he is a larger dog, weighing in at 77 pounds.