I’ve Been Adopted!
Age: 3-4 years
July 29, 2013: Leah continues to be a lovely, affectionate beagle. She is learning some more commands like “wait” and “don’t sit on Hoosier”. She loves to run and to cuddle and will jump up on any available lap any chance she gets. Whenever there are hugs or food available, Leah is right there. In fact sometimes she gets a little pushy and needs to be reminded there is plenty of love and treats for everyone. She exhibits no food aggression but will protect her food from a potential poacher.
Leah is completely housetrained and enjoys the outdoors under any conditions. She chases birds, her foster siblings and anything she thinks might play with her. Leah likes to dig and has tried to dig out of the yard. She’s also willing to climb anything she can in order to get to a good smell both inside the house and out in the yard.
This is one of the smartest beagles I’ve met. She knows if something she wants to do is on the prohibited list and will wait for a chance to do it while alone in a room. For that reason, Leah is crated when there are no humans at home. She doesn’t like to go in and we do the wheelbarrow – lift the front paws in, pick up the rear end and walk her into the crate. She will howl as though inconsolable for a few minutes then calms down. When we get home she waits patiently to be let out.
Leah is very cooperative and will potty on the leash. She loves riding in the car, only becoming impatient if not moving. Smart as she is, she doesn’t quite get waiting for traffic. Told to quiet she will nap in her crate.
Children are a great source of cuddling and treats and play. She is very good with them. I’ll just repeat she should not be with toddlers unless closely supervised as she moves quickly and could play a little too rough for smaller children.
Other dogs don’t bother Leah at all. She will play with them or cuddle or ignore them. Right now she shares the house with the resident female senior beagle, another senior foster sister and a senior foster brother. She’s the youngest of the pack. Any disagreements among them are quickly dealt with and she goes on as though there had never been an issue.
Leah is a great dog who would love an active family that likes to walk and play. She does need to be crated while alone until you and she reach a time that you are comfortable giving her the run of the house unsupervised. This is where she ran into a problem with the previous adopter who wouldn’t crate her until she learned the rules.
If you want an adult, beautiful, smart wonderful beagle to share your life, Leah would love to meet you.
January 26, 2013: Leah first came to us in early September, 2012. She was adopted in December but was returned in January, 2013. The adopter was unable to deal with the steps necessary to the retraining of an adult dog.
Leah is a young adult beagle. She is very active and agile and is interested in everything around her. She thinks it her duty to explore everywhere. Although ~30 lbs she still wants to be a lap dog and will happily cuddle.
Leah is very affectionate with people and other dogs. She loves to roll around on her back and her long legs flail around with abandon. She wants to play and will grab anything she can get and run away, hoping someone will follow her. Her two foster sisters are seniors and couch potatoes that either ignore her or send her away most of the time; she doesn’t give up but keeps going back to try for playtime
She has not yet been tested with children. Given she doesn’t seem to recognize her own strength, she should not be around smaller children without constant supervision. Leah will stay in the crate but doesn’t like it and has to be urged to go into it. Once there she is quiet as long as there is someone around; if I leave she tends to howl and bark.
Leah is food driven; she is learning to sit for her meals and treats and will follow me while I feed the other dogs, then follow back into the kitchen for her food. She is not above grabbing food from any source and is a typical beagle in that respect. Leah is very smart and if bored can get into trouble.
We have a dog door into a fenced back yard and Leah likes being able to go out at will. She was housetrained when she came here and had accidents only when I wasn’t paying attention to her signals. She will walk and do bathroom chores on the leash. She wants to check out everything around her and needs leash training. She likes riding in the car in her crate.
While we don’t know where Leah came from, she was immediately at home in the house; none of the normal household noises bother her. She is not afraid of thunder and is good when my resident senior beagle gets scared. Leah likes to sleep on the bed or cuddle up in the numerous dog beds where she can see the household.
Leah will make a great addition to a couple or family who are active and willing to spend time with her.
Leah is a 3-4yr old black/tan female that is fully vetted. She is friendly and good with other dogs but was a stray in Madison Co. so her history is unknown.
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