Published: February 2, 2012
I've Been Adopted!
Google is a precious girl. She came to me skinny, losing hair from malnutrition and taking meds for lyme disease. I put her on puppy food and fish oil for her skin. She slept for the 1st two weeks and I was beginning to think she had lost her spirit. She was just getting better when the 4 beagles(my two and Luke, who's been adopted and Google) surrounded a groundhog. Only Google was bitten on her ear before I got a hold on them and the groundhog escaped.
Delaware state law required that she receive another rabies shot(she had just had one in January) and was quarantined for 45 days. She could go out on a leash, but she was not available for adoption until after April 12th, which is the end of her quarantine. Google is now available for adoption.
Since then, Google has regained her spirit. She is a happy 3-4 year old beagle girl. She had some dental work done this (teeth cleaned and some pulled). She is so much fun. She is a little skittish while walking if cars pass or large trucks. She definitely does not like traffic. She is quiet in the house and learned the routine quickly. She knows when it's time to eat and when to go to bed. She is house broken and enjoys playing with other dogs. She is friendly with people and enjoys children. Her favorite thing is eating and getting treats. She is learning not to jump up to get her treats. She knows SIT, but doesn't always obey. She knows OFF and responds to that better.
I do not need to crate her while I am away, however, she likes to get into the crate with the door open to rest. She is not a chewer, but enjoys rawhides and other appropriate chews. She is a gentile little girl, but shy about giving kisses. She does enjoy having her belly rubbed and being scratched behind the ears. We had to work up to this because she was not used to being petted. She now will come and ask for attention. She has been great with my dogs, my daughter's dog and my dog walker's dog and with our latest foster, Crusoe. She is a very friendly beagle and loves to run and play with all the dogs. She will stand at the fence and bark at Bennie next door. She just can't figure out why another beagle won't come over and play. She has tried digging, but only when Bennie is out.
She enjoys counter surfing, but just say "off" and she gets down. I think she would benefit from obedience classes, as she wants to please you so much. I know she is a quick learner and a truly special girl. She can be a little skittish with loud noises that surprise her. I have found that ignoring the noise and her, results in a quick recovery.