Home Adopted Doogie *
Doogie * Popular Good with DogsPotties on a leashWorking on HousetrainingLikes to ride in the carHigh Energy
Gender: Male Age: 6 months Status: Adopted

Don't let Doogie's size fool you. Small but full of energy, Doogie is up for anything at any time! Play? He's on it. Chase a tennis ball? Ditto. Go for a walk? You bet. Car ride? He can't hop in fast enough. Down, sit, stay? Well, Doogie will need to continue his training course, but he's smart and willing and DOES understand "no," even if sometimes after a pause he resumes the undesirable activity. (Currently Doogie is working especially on learning not to nip so much when playing.)

In short, Doogie is a typical 6-month-old-or-so puppy. His foster family has great confidence in him. He has delighted us by the fact that he ALWAYS comes when called. (Also, he often comes to see us when he hasn't been called!) Unlike his foster sibling (who usually takes a sniffing, circuitous route when called), Doogie makes an enthusiastic beeline. He is always eager to see you.

Doogie weighs only 13 lbs 8 oz and likely won't grow to be very big. He gets along well with his much larger beagle foster sibling, who is teaching him when it's ok to roughhouse a little and when enough is enough. Doogie is gradually catching on!

Doogie loves to be petted; he makes a funny growly purring sound when he relaxes into a tummy rub. He loves dog toys of all kinds, as well as rawhide chews, which he hides all over the house. His adopting family will need to keep shoes and other enticing objects out of Doogie's reach until he's a little older.

He's a great sleeper. He's been sleeping through the night on a dog bed in his foster parents' room. Housetraining is going pretty well. Doogie has had only a handful of accidents inside the house since arriving a few weeks ago and goes potty on leash and in the yard. He's a dream in the morning-he goes out and immediately does his business before heading back inside for breakfast.

To summarize, Doogie is a funny, loving little guy who we believe will bring a lot of fun and happiness to a new home. Never underestimate the runts of the litter!

NOTE: Dog may be located in any of our six volunteer states (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, MI).

Please read our Standards for Adoption and the information about beagles and puppies before you submit an adoption application. Remember that owning a puppy is a full time commitment and you must have the time to commit to a dog that will be with you for 12-17 years. Beagle puppies are cute - but they are very challenging. Puppies may eat your apartment (no refund of security deposit); people who are gone for more than 5 hours at a time will need to make dog walker, neighbor or doggie daycare arrangements; and for families with very small children, puppies will chew toys, shoes, blankets and hands, feet and other important parts of your child's anatomy.