SOS Beagle Rescue: Tennessee
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Tennessee - Knoxville
Squirrel
Age: 2 yrs.
Sex: male
neutered

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Squirrel learning to live the life of a loved pet after coming in with ďsisterĒ Rabbit.

This boy is 1-2 years old and shows the emotional scars of being raised most likely in a hunt situation. The whole world outside a beagle pen has been eye opening and scary. Itís disgusting to me that so many hunters feel socializing or handling with kindness a hunt beagle will ruin them. What it does is make them semi feral and when lost or dumped they are next to impossible to help because they donít know to trust. I have seen way too many bad hunter/breeder beagles to last a lifetime so just cut it out already. Treat your dogs with some benevolence for heaven sake. Donít even try to state your case, you have scarred these dogs most likely for life, created an uphill battle for those of us trying to help them and shown your true lack of humanity.

Thankfully Squirrel and Rabbit were found and we have been helping them. Rabbit transferred to our NJ chapter where she has an adopter waiting.. Squirrel was lucky enough to last with Savannah and Janeís these last many weeks and is taking it all in, learning from their friendly dogs, getting the house life, loving walks and slowing making progress. He will need a commuted adopter with another friendly dog hopefully, a safe fenced yard and the patience to help him continue healing.

Foster mom Savannah shares this:
We havenít taken him on a car ride then walked yet. He is getting better and better with each walk. I just donít want to make him feel like we are throwing him to the wolves and then he doesnít want to go on a walk or car ride again. I was really considering maybe taking him by him to lakeshore early one morning where thereís not so many people. And getting him eased into going out. Maybe even just sitting and watching people?

He use to freak out if he saw a stranger but now heís ok with them at a certain distance. I think heís starting to realize not everyone is out to get him. And he gets weirded out if we stand still too long. Still perfectly fine with cars passing and even walking by people mowing their lawn. But he just cannot get over the loudness motorcycles! All our dogs have martingale collars.

He really has been a tough nut to crack but he is slowly realizing that things arenít so scary. He doesnít cower in the back of the crate anymore and comes out by himself every time to go potty! He LOVES being outside and gets excited when I let them in the big yard. He even likes to play fetch with Koda. Heís let my mom (foster grandma) pet him and even goes up to her. I think he has biases against men or at least it takes longer for him to trust a man.

Heís also been very consistent with his potty training. Weíve had very few accidents but heís been having a good streak of not going in the house now. He hasnít gone in his crate ever.

Squirrel weights around 26 lbs, is healthy and happy just needs the right family.

Contact Beth of SOS Beagle Rescue at 865-607-1990 email: bethsosbeaglestn@gmail.com
TN-44755

Tennessee - Knoxville
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Contact Beth of SOS Beagle Rescue email: bethsosbeaglestn@gmail.com
TN-4231203

Tennessee - Knoxville
Teddy
Age: 3 yrs
Sex: male
neutered

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We have to say it. Teddy is just one regal looking Beagle. We think he knows it too. Think of the older King, a statesman and in charge. Teddy has those vibes.
Around 27 lbs, ~3.5 years, he has been with us a while giving us the chance to get to know him. Teddy came to us a bit overweight and we tried our normal diet techniques. without accomplishing much but making him HANGRY. You see Teddy is a curmudgeon, a tad more stubborn than the normal beagle boy, think old basset? Teddy wants what he wants and isnít afraid to push the envelope to get it. This worried us a bit but volunteer Jonathan saw something in the stubborn more seasoned than his years boy. Not only did we do thyroid bloodwork as thyroid can make dogs cranky but also hooked him up with a trainer. Jonathon sponsored his training and has been working with him since through evaluation and pointers the last few months. They go at least twice a week on long walks at Lake Shore and car rides, both of which he loves. He has made many new dog friends on these outings and some humans too.
We do know this, with Teddy, if he doesnít want to go into his kennel he wonít and will make his displeasure known by a look, maybe a growl and a head swivel. He has scared a couple volunteers with this but since his food change to Royal Canin Weight loss, a high filling, lower calorie food he has become a lot less hangry. A couple food pieces in the crate, to the gate and he is more like thick putty in your hands.
He dances for a walk when he sees his harness and leash. He does pretty well with the other beagles that come and go but lets the whippersnappers know he is a BOSS.

He loves chews, is pretty reliable in his kennel on a schedule and we feel once had a home either an owner that let him rule the roost.
Teddy is seeking the right home, one that will continue the work and an owner that he can respect and vice versa. An experienced dog owner a must, would love a fenced yard as he enjoys being out on a nice day. Active that walks, he would love a walking partner. He likes kids when he meets them but we feel small children day to day may not get his signals or understand when he needs his space.

Contact Beth of SOS Beagle Rescue at 865-607-1990 email: bethsosbeaglestn@gmail.com
TN-35555

Tennessee - Knoxville
Angel
Age: 3-4 yrs.
Sex: female
spayed

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Angel- lemon beagle
Very sweet, elderly owner found dead in home, she was locked in 2-3 days w/owner before found.

Cherry eye has been repaired.
She was traumatized at shelter w/noise etc, but extremely sweet so shelter reached out to SOS.

Contact Beth of SOS Beagle Rescue at 865-607-1990 email: bethsosbeaglestn@gmail.com
TN-271555

Tennessee - Knoxville
Becca
Age: 4-5 yrs.
Sex: female
spayed

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Looking to adopt an Envigo beagle? Becca was raised with the same lack of socialization and actually worse conditions spending the first two years literally wired shut in a beagle lot with bags of food tossed over the fence. We had to literally cut the rusty wiring and climb over to get her out. That was 2 years ago and she was almost 2 years old then. Immensely grateful for her committed foster Johnna. Search: Becca SOS Beagles Tennessee for her story.

This beagle is sponsored by: Terry Friedemann and Peet Hickman in honor of Lacy and Mia Valbracht/Kelley Ryals and

Contact Beth of SOS Beagle Rescue email: bethsosbeaglestn@gmail.com
TN-2343196

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