Look what we found! (anyone looking for a small dog to adopt?)
Last weekend we were visiting my parents when we had the chance to save a starving, wet, and frightened little beagle.
Nayoung and I decided to foster him, and named him Dexter. Dexter has been to the vet and he's been checked out. He got his first set of shots, some flea, tick and worm medicine and a clean bill of health. As of this moment he still needs to be neutered.
Dexter is 5-6 months old and he is currently 16 pounds (Beagles are generally 22-25 pounds once full grown). Dexter is submissive with other dogs, and great with kids and strangers. Our cats aren't brave enough to come out and meet him yet, but my mom's cat slapped him and he just bowed down.
Nayoung and I are working with him to teach him basic commands and good manners, like not to jump up, how to walk on a leash, and not to poop in our house. He's also being crate trained, and doesn't bark or whimper for very long (less than a few minutes) once he's put away for the night. In the few days we've had him he's already progressed leaps and bounds (figuratively, of course!).
As both a beagle and a puppy he's certainly energetic, and can follow his extraordinary nose to into trouble if not watched. But if you're willing to put in the time effort, Nayoung and I think you'll be rewarded with a great pet.
So, if anyone knows someone in the Atlanta area, or however far you're willing to drive, that wants a new companion, please let me know!
Dexter calmly riding in the car for two hours...