Good with dogsHousetrainedmaleyoung
Published: March 31, 2011

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 1 year

Gender: Male

11/7:  Howie is a love and a fickle boy.  When he first came to us, he was nervous about getting close and being carried or held.  Now, he loves to cuddle, but on his terms.  He doesn’t like it when he is being petted or cuddled to closely – such as your face in his face, unless of course it is his idea.  When he is uncomfortable he will make little moans and groans.  Many times they fade away as he gets comfortable – this is generally accompanied by a slow closing of the eyes.  But other times he gets upset, barks a bit and squirms away.    He loves to run up to one of us and give us several kisses on our face – often he will then settle down next to us.  He is more comfortable with close cuddling if the other dogs are involved.  He is slowly, slowly shrinking his comfort zone.

Howie also seems to think that Howie, Howie, Howie means show me your belly.  He will do it over and over – probably because he gets belly rubs each time!

Howie is super playful.  He and foster brother Hershey spend a lot of time chasing each other around the yard, wrestling and playing with toys.  Howie also get along well with the other dogs in the house and is very respectful toward the alpha female in the house.

Howie loves meal time, walks, treats, playing, meal time, Hershey (another Brew foster), treats.  You get the picture. He has learned to sit for treats, but mealtimes still get him to do the wiggle dance.  Howie loves food so much he even steals the koi food from the fish pond (see video clip).

Howie isn’t a barky boy.  He does bark when he wants in from outside or if one of the other dogs is becoming pesky, and sometimes joins in if the others get going.  But he can explore all the smells outside without letting us (and everyone else) know when he finds a smell.

Other good things about Howie – he is housetrained, isn’t destructive, and is gorgeous!

Check out Howie and his buddy Hershey playing. Hershey appears first - he's the black and brown boy. Howie is the freckled dude!



Sponsored By: Deb Szymanik - Sponsoring this handsome little guy in loving memory of Frasier

4 Responses

  1. Hi, this is Douglas, Howie’s forever Dad. I adopted him on January 1st 2012, and it’s one of the best decisions I ever made. I had Nigel from BREW, who passed on December 11th. Howie not only filled the hole in my heart, he brought me more joy than I expected. We are getting along great. He’s trusting me almost 100% now (he has anxiety). He snuggles, kisses, oh and loves his puzzles! He also loves music, especially Dave Koz and Barry Manilow on “Moon River.” That’s our song. 🙂 God Bless You, BREW Beagles!

  2. Deb Szymanik

    I love the video of Howie. Two of my beagles also enjoyed eating the fish food out of our pond; although they didn’t seem to enjoy it as much as Howie does. Gotta love his beagle spirit – if he falls in the pond, he just climbs out and continues his fish food quest. He is just adorable.

  3. Howie had a great time at BeagleFest. He won a T-shirt for the most ticks (spots).

  4. Christina

    Met Howie yesterday at Beaglefest and he was such a cutie!! And way handsome…

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