Maybe you've had no reply from the 100+ people who've viewed your post because nobody can understand it. In particular, what is 'the information you need'?
You've already got the meaning of 'couldn't give two hoots'. Possibly the owner is saying he would like to have a dog that... <whatever>' - maybe one that doesn't bark so loud. But it's not clear to me either what Jack London wrote or what you want.
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