UPDATE - 4 JULY 2016: Rex is XL extra large (tall!), high energy, and good with kids and other dogs. He is crate trained, has a clue about house-training, and potties on leash. Rex would be good for an apartment if he was always supervised, if not supervised, he should be in a crate, but he would do better if he had a yard to run in, Rex still has some maturing to do as he likes to get into things and he likes to chew. He is afraid of thunderstorms. He is very loving!
15 JUNE 2016: Rex was adopted but sadly his adopter's allergies became so bad that he couldn't stay, and Rex is now back on the market.
Rex's first Days in his foster home - 5-8 JUNE 2016: Day 1 - Rex had his first day of being fostered. He is an adorable boy who weighs 33 pounds and is 20 inches tall; he can just step over the other beagles if he wanted but he wouldn't do that! Rex is the picture of polite courtesy, putting up with Funnel Cake's bawling in his face all day then he rough-housed with Faneuil. Rex allows himself to be picked up and carried around, put in the bathtub and bathed then squirted with bug spray, all with placid composure. On the leash, his manners bring his foster mother to tears: he never pulls and he is easily directed when he smells something good or sees a squirrel. Sometimes he just turns around to see what I am up to. Rex is the friendliest of dogs- he grinned at everyone at the park and got lots of pats. I suspected separation anxiety so gated him in to the kitchen with a peanut butter kong when I went shopping, only to come home and find him grinning on my bed.
Day 2 - The house was dangerously quiet when I got home tonight. I found that someone named Rex had freed the doggy treats from the lazy Susan. They were spread about the kitchen floor and all the beagles were laying there, munching greedily. Rex was so proud that he made his foster siblings happy. Rex has yet to bark in the 36 hours that he has been here.
Day 3 - Rex has spoken. Fans of the beagle aroo will be suitably impressed with his high lonesome sound. Though rare, Rex's bark ranges from urgent to plaintive. If you need a meal prep admirer, Rex will plank his head on the table to ask "what's for sups?" Rex has many puppy ways, he likes to chew and he can play tirelessly.
Day 4 - Rex loves sitting in his foster mama's lap, and he adores kids!
First impressions: Rex is a 2-year-old neutered male beagle/hound. He was an owner give-up and comes completely vetted and has been on heartworm preventative. Rex is playful, mild mannered, moderate energy level, fairly quiet, and would be a great jogging/walking companion [UPDATE: we've found that Rex is actually HIGH energy!]. He is house-trained, crate-trained, and previously slept in the bed with a young boy. He is the sweetest dog and is great with children and other dogs! One negative (but this one applies to many beagles!) - Rex cannot be left out unattended because he digs and escapes fencing. Although he has been an only pet, Rex may be more content and benefit from having a playmate. This terrific guy needs a safe area to run and play - could it be with you?