I just added a new dog to my rescue today. Her name is Molly and she is a beagle. I think somebody threw her out at the trashcan, but I'm not sure, they may have just dumped her outside my fence. She wandered around for three days and I finally decided she had to be a stray, so I let her in the fence today. I'm just getting to know her, but she seems really sweet and gentle. Unlike most beagles she doesn't jump or act insane. In other words she is extremely calm for a beagle. I just gave her a bath and she did great with that. She is already leash trained. Very humble and submissive with the other animals. Since she's so calm, I'm thinking of fostering her inside, but I say that with lots of the new dogs, so we'll see. Don't have any pics yet, but will try and get some soon. Wish me luck, it's not easy to place a hunting breed.
you are a rescue & you left a stray dog wander around where she could have been hit by a car, kids could have done horrible things to her (as they do) another stray could have attacked her, for THREE DAYS?
I don't know where you are but I don't think I have ever seen a beagle that is as you describe. I was in sheltering for 15 years & we adopted hundreds of beagles out & our contract forbid using them to hunt. They make wonderful pets, have great personalities & rare is the beagle that has any undesirable temperment
I didn't take her in immediately for several reasons. The main reason being I figured she was someone's dog and not a throw out. There are no leash laws in this county and a lot of people in my area let their dogs roam. It's unfortunate, but true. Another reason is she brings me up to fifteen animals at my home because our county has no shelter and only a small humane society that only has foster homes no building. They have as many animals in their program as I have at my home. I only run an independent rescue. Basically they come to my house and I care for them until I can find them a home. It's not a shelter or a licensed rescue or anything fancy, just me and them. They get the essentials (food, water, shelter, spay/neuter, rabies shots, heartworm prevention, training, & emergency care).
I don't mind if people adopt a dog to be a hunting dog, but I usually only adopt to hunters I know or I take a long look at their dog pens and take other precautions. We have actually only adopted out one hunting dog. She was an English Coonhound that now lives as a bay dog. She is the happiest dog I know now. She wasn't nearly as happy and cheery when she was here. Hunting dogs love to hunt and I have seen this first hand. I would never deny that happiness to a dog that wanted to be that way.
I don't mind the critics. That's how I learn to get better and I've heard all types of things. I've been told many things by many different people. I just think what would happen to these animals if I hadn't helped them. This is a terrible county to be a stray animal in and I'm trying to help correct the problem, but there is only so much I can do alone.
To anyone who would like to see Molly, she is listed on TerrificPets under rescue dogs. Thanks for your well wishes, I know Molly will love to hear about her new friends.
Well, bad news. Molly ran away. I guess my help wasn't what she wanted. We got a lot of positive response for her, but I guess it wasn't meant to be. We drove around and looked, but I guess she's off on her next big adventure. We're keeping a lookout for her. I'm not too worried there are lots of good people in this area that will take in a homeless dog, so hopefully she runs to one of them. I'll let you guys know if I see her again. Thanks for being supportive.
That is always a big issue with Beagles. They love to wander, and could careless about being at home. They just decide to make there next temporary home where ever they can get a free meal. Don't get me wrong, I love the breed. My first purebred dog was a Beagle. But they have a wonderlust spirit.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion