UPDATE - 10 DECEMBER 2017 (from Doc's foster family): The Doc is in! Doc is a pleasant, laid-back boy who can make himself comfy anywhere. He loves the warm bed and the full bowl. Doc is a pleasure to walk on the leash and he will poop and pee while being walked. Doc keeps his nose close to the ground but never pulls on the leash. His house training needs some work. He will stay quietly in the crate with a stuffed kong. Doc has comments for every occasion; last night I woke him up for the midnight duty and he went Blah! Blah! Blah! in a high-pitched voice with dismay. Then I fastened the leash to his collar, and he voiced his displeasure but went out, lifted his leg and was back in bed in no time! But he is quiet on walks. He is so loving. Doc enjoys being scratched and rubbed. He gets along with other dogs as long as they don't come near his food bowl. Doc's ambitions are: 1. To be a champion counter surfer, 2. To climb every mountain, and 3. To pee on every tree.
INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: Doc is an 8-9 year old neutered male who is fully vetted and ready for the good life. He and 8 other older beagles were left at an old abandoned hunting shack. Fortunately the Surry County Animal Control in Virginia received an anonymous tip, and all beagles eventually made it to rescues. Doc is friendly and good with other dogs. He seemed to be quite interested in a tennis ball. He is available for fostering or adoption.