I've been adopted!
Age: 2 years
February 14, 2012 – Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! It’s RobinLee here. I noticed that I have not been able to get my foster-human to update my information in almost a year. Well, things have changed a lot!
I am still a little shy, but I’m not afraid of people anymore. As a matter of fact I will even go up to people to see if they want to give me a treat (I know how to “sit” for them) or pet me. I still want a quieter house, and people who will give me a bit of time and space to get to know them and trust them, but I really like to snuggle and give kisses once we’re all comfortable.
I can be crated by myself now, I don’t have to have another dog in the crate with me, anymore! That’s not to say that I won’t still object to being crated and to you leaving, but I settle down pretty quickly. And I DO need to be crated, or at least in a room some where I can’t get into anything, I do get nervous being alone and I sometimes get too nervous to remember what I am and am not allowed to chew on.
I do need another dog to help me be comfortable and to teach me “the ropes” in the new house, and younger kids would be too much activity for me, but I’m good with other dogs, and cats. I do get a little pushy sometimes with the other dogs, I even sometimes try to steal their treats, but I do that a lot less since one of the other dogs in the house got really mad at me for it, and I ended up with some stitches because I didn’t listen when she said “no”, but I was really, really good about not fussing at the stitches.
So, do you think you have room in your home (and heart) for me?
02/28/2011 - Hi there, RobinLee here. I'm still in my foster home and I've come a long way from the sick, scared little beagle girl I was when I first arrived, so I thought I'd update everybody, 'cause I would like to find my forever home.
I'm still pretty shy, but I like treats and if you talk gently to me I will come take one and even let you pet me - but under my chin, please, people reaching over my head still scares me, but if you start under my chin and work up to ear-scritches..... Oh how I like that!
I LOOOOVE other dogs and play a lot with the puppy (now 9 months old) in my foster home. She used to be my size, but now she's a lot bigger, but bigger dogs are OK, so are smaller ones, it's just the people that make me nervous. I think I need another dog in my new home to help me be comfortable, I sure hope you have a brother or sister for me!
I really don't like to be alone (without another dog), and crating me was a bit of a challenge at first, but my foster-human found out that I don't mind being crated if I'm sharing the crate with another dog. Sometimes I'll even be OK alone (not for long, though, please!) if I get a "puzzle treat" when the humans leave. A "puzzle treat" is something that I have to work at to get the goodies out of - sometimes it's a Kong, sometimes it's a neat rubber ball that I have roll and step on, stuff like that.
I'm pretty nervous when we go somewhere, but again, if people don't rush up to me and push me into being pet I come around and sometimes even approach somebody.
I probably wouldn't be very good in a home with kids, they don't seem to understand that sometimes a girl just needs to do things at her own pace. I wouldn't hurt them, but they move fast and scare me and then I need to go find a quiet place to recover.
I will sleep in a crate (with another dog) at night, but if you let me, I like to sleep on the bed. I like nights I get to sleep on the bed with my foster-human and some of the other dogs. If I'm having a "nervous" night, I might wait until the human goes to sleep (or at least until they're still) and then I sneak up onto the bed, down by the feet and in the far corner, but I do like the bed! I even stay there if I feel that I'm getting pet. I actually LIKE being pet when I'm feeling really safe and secure.
I walk pretty well on leash and I actually LOOOOVE car rides, although I'm not so fond of being left alone in the care even for you to run in and back out to pay for gas, so I pretty much do the pet-store trips where I can go in, or to the doggie-park where I get to get out and play or, when I'm really lucky, a walk (OK, a sniff) on some of the local walking trails.
So, if you're looking for a quiet girl who can kick up the energy-level for outdoor activity and you are willing to be patient while I decide that I'm safe, ask BREW about me, I'm sure my foster-human would be happy to tell you more about me and answer any questions.
Arooo for now!
October 13, 2010 – Umm, hello, excuse me, yes, me, down here. I’m Robin (also RobinLee). I’m a pretty shy beagle-girl. Probably about 2 years old. I was in a shelter ‘cause they told the people where I lived that they had too many dogs and had to get rid of four of us. I’m not sure what the criteria were, but they picked 4 of us and away we went. At the shelter I heard talk about ‘backyard breeder’, I’m not sure what that means, but I do appear to have had at least one litter.
My companions were all adopted pretty quickly, but I was too shy to let the people who came through see what a sweet girl I am, I was afraid to even look at them. Then one day I started coughing, and the people at the shelter thought maybe I’d do better in a home. Lucky for me a B.R.E.W. volunteer had been through and reminded the shelter staff about B.R.E.W., so they called and asked if I could become a B.R.E.W. dog, so here I am.
I’ve been in my foster home for about 5 weeks now. It took a couple of weeks to get my cough and upper-respiratory infection cleared up, next I had to be spayed so that I don’t have to worry about having any more litters. That’s an awful lot to go through in not very long! I only had a couple of accidents when I first got there, but I was really sick and sometimes it just took too long to get the other dogs out of the way since I wasn’t supposed to have contact with them until I was better. I haven’t had another accident since I got better.
I currently live with 6 other dogs, all but one of them beagles, and that other one is a puppy. I like playing with the puppy and sometimes the other dogs. I really, really want to be comfortable with the two-legged house member (you know, the one that feeds me and gives out treats) but I’m not quite there yet. I will sometimes sneak up and get a quick pet or lick fingers or toes, but then my courage gives out and I need to put some space between us.
I get along OK with the other dogs except at night when I’m tired and get settled into a spot. Then I get grumpy and growl at the other dogs if they walk by. When I get grumpy like that the two-legged housemate usually makes me go into my crate – which I don’t then mind because I’m tired. I like my crate when I choose to be in it, but I can get really loud if you put me in and close the door when I don’t want to be in it, especially if it looks like you’re leaving, but I’m still a bit too curious about EVERYTHING to be allowed run-of-the-house.
I would probably do best in a quiet home with another dog and a fenced yard – do you have space in your life (and heart) for a little girl who needs understanding but is trying hard?
Meet Robin Lee. Her rescuer said that she's shy but not unworkable. Robin Lee was actually quite happy leashed in my car waiting for the tow-truck (nothing wrong with my car, a friend's car broke down and she called for a ride while I was getting Robin). She just needs more postive association with people. She got quite animated upon seeing my guys.
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