UPDATE - 13 MARCH 2018 (from Pete's new foster family): Is Pete a Zen Master? The question arises when we observe him sitting contemplatively amid the bedlam of a throng of beagles. Nothing is truer of Pete than: Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child. Pete thrashes around out back with his foster brother, then wags his tail wildly when called to a meal after which he reclines sagely on a pillow. Pete adores going outside and loves to take a hike, or as he likes to refer to it, a meditative sojourn. Pete relaxes quietly in a crate if necessary, and he appears to have a good idea of where to go potty. A really loving boy.
UPDATE - 10 MARCH 2018: Pete went to his new foster home today, so we will be hearing more about him soon!
UPDATE - 25 FEBRUARY 2018: We discovered Pete is a fence jumper, so we are back to looking for a new foster home for him. Here is what his temporary foster mom said about Pete while he was a guest at her home for a few days: Pete is a wonderful boy! He is very sweet, loves to cuddle, gives nice little kisses, and escapes. Pete was in his foster home for a couple of days when he decided that Rock Creek Park, on the other side of the backyard fence, looked worthy of exploration. So he went over the fence and explored. Needless to say we had to stop fostering him. He will need a secure fence (mine is split rail with chicken wire) - one where he can't get a foothold or no fence (i.e., walks on a leash). Pete has a nice energy level - not super energetic but not a couch potato either. He played with his foster brothers and was respectful of the old dogs in the house. He also did well with the feline residents. Pete, like any self respecting beagle, loved his food but didn't gobble it. He overnighted quietly in the kennel. And we had no accidents in the house but having him only a week, I wouldn't say for certain that his is house trained.
UPDATE - 17 FEBRUARY 2018: Pete had a good time at our adoption event today. His tail wagged the entire time, and he loved checking out all the people. Pete is now in a foster home, so stay tuned as we learn more about how he does as a house dog.
INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: Pete is an 8 year old fully vetted beagle boy who is ready for the pet life. He has spent most of his life on a chain and then was surrendered to another rescue in Louisa County, Virginia, because he could not be adequately cared for. He’s friendly and good with other dogs. He’s available and ready for a warm and loving home.