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Larry arrived at the shelter along with his two brothers, Ernie and Charlie, in the spring of
2015. At intake all three showed signs of long-term neglect. They had no social skills and absolutely no idea what to expect from humans; Larry was terrified of humans and would fall to the ground legs splayed in all directions in their presence. The 3 were malnourished and infested with worms and fleas; they also had a very established pack-hierarchy where Larry ranked lowest on the totem-pole. Monroe SPCA immediately took-on and treated the 3 Beagle Brothers for worms and fleas and additionally started treating Charlie (canine pack-leader) for bilateral ear infections. Sadly Charlie contracted Parvo from which he died within days of intake; Ernie hit the jackpot and was adopted soon after intake. And Larry remained behind needing months to move from terrified of humans to suspicious of them. It would take him nearly 4 months to find a level of comfort where he could simply stay standing in their presence – that’s extreme lack of socialization and a lot of fear and mistrust.
Ever watchful but definitely more comfortable with humans now, Larry is another labor of love and definitely a work-in-progress, but absolutely worth the effort. Still somewhat suspicious but seemingly grateful for the care and attention, Larry continues, quite successfully, to work on developing his social skills (this will continue to be a work in progress for some time). Larry attended several off-site events with Monroe SPCA over the summer and while still pretty reserved with people, he enjoys being able to just hang-out watching everything going on around him without being the center of lots of attention. Larry also loves car rides. When out and about he’s now even relaxed enough to use that keen nose of his for some trailing on lead. In apparent good health and a robust, healthy weight now, Larry has been treated during his shelter stay for a URI and Giardia, and he is now awaiting his turn at the joy of joining his forever family and knowing that familiar sense of belonging again - this time though where humans are the pack-leaders. Could that be you?
Extremely sweet and mild-mannered, but like we said, definitely shy and reserved, Larry has a solid work-ethic and nothing will set him up for success and build his confidence faster than a responsible, caring owner with calm, patient leadership skills willing to provide a home with lots of routine, structure, companionship, and love. Whether through training and socialization, being taught new tricks, or interactive playtime and adventure seeking in the backyard, this guy needs an outlet for that Beagle nose and work-oriented mind-set. Without a doubt he will enjoy and excel in obedience, and most likely, trailing too. Calm, quiet, gentle, and laid-back, Larry has modest exercise needs, and he would love to end each day’s activities curled contentedly at his owner and pack-leader’s feet. Not sure of his place in the world yet, but worth any extra effort needed to help him find it, Larry will look to his family members to guide him and help build his confidence. A sincere, attentive, and intelligent dog, this little boy is at heart a love-bug and he is ready to start the next chapter of his life with his loving forever family who he will quickly become loyally devoted too.
Larry is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, low-active to moderately-active lifestyle. Larry enjoys the company of other dogs and finds comfort in their presence, but he will also be overwhelmed by extremely active-busy dogs and easily bullied by dogs with dominant personalities, so a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs will be necessary prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be assessed at the shelter at this time.
Come meet Larry at the Monroe County Animal Control Shelter located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.
For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.