Macie- Adopted's Info...
I am housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with cats.
Macie- Adopted's Story...
Okay, it's official, Macie is the Cutest, Sweetest Beagle on the planet, you can't help but fall in love with her when you meet her.
She is about 2 years old, and is a beautiful (just look at her pics), purebred, wrinkley faced, tricolor beagle.
She is "Special Needs", but only because she was allowed to do what all beagles would love to do, get critically overweight (have you ever met a beagle who didn't love to eat?).
When I got her, she weighed 44 pounds, and should weigh 25-30 pounds, she was literally about twice the size she should be. It doesn't appear to be from any health problems, as after just a few weeks of diet, and a little exercise, she lost about 5 pounds, and has a visible waistline..
She still has a ways to go (about 10-15 pounds), but it will just require that she stays on a diet, and gets exercise.
I see no reason why she shouldn't go ahead and get a new home, just because she's overweight, that doesn't really effect anything but what she eats.
She is good with cats, and I think she'd be awesome with kids, but she does show some signs of previous abuse. For the most part, you wouldn't think so, but she can be a little handshy/startle easily sometimes, so toddlers might scare her, but kids about 6 and up would be great.
She has turned out to not really like other dogs. Basically, she'll tolerate them, but doesn't show any interested in playing with them. When they try to play with her, she'll growl at them and walk away. She has never hurt another dog, and I don't think she would, but she is a little grumpy with them.
However, if the other dog(s) will just leave her alone, she co-exists peacefully with them.
Really, I think, she's so incredibly people oriented, that she just couldn't care less about another dog, she just either wants you paying attention to her, or to play with her toys.
She is housetrained, she just needs a basic schedule. She does go potty on a leash, but prefers a fenced yard.
She does not do well when crated during the day. She would do best with either someone that stays home for whatever reason, or a fenced yard to be in during the day.
She is a very playful dog, and although believes anything can be a toy, once she figures out what things are her toys, she leaves other things alone.
If you're looking to just have one dog, that will be happy as the only dog, who is super cute, has never met a stranger (but will alert you to someone at the door etc.), loves going for walks, and to play and cuddle, she'd be perfect for you.