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My name is Russell!

Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - Russell
Photo 1 - Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - Russell
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Russell's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Russell's Story...
ALL THINGS RUSSELL

RUSSELL IS ONE OF THOSE DOGS WHO WILL NEED AN UNDERSTANDING/EXPERIENCED ADOPTER. RUSSELL’S PREVIOUS OWNER COULDN’T KEEP HIM AND TURNED HIM IN TO THE POUND. RUSSELL WAS OVERWHELMED BY ALL THE NOISE AND ACTIVITY AT THE POUND. HIS HUMANS WERE GONE, FEAR TOOK HOLD AND HE WITHDREW INTO A QUIET PLACE. NO ONE NOTICED THIS HANDSOME GUY WHO JUST STAYED CURLED UP AND WOULDN’T INTERACT IF PEOPLE STOPPED BY HIS PEN. ALSO, HIS FACE IS SALT AND PEPPER, WHICH MAKES HIM LOOK OLDER THAN HIS ACTUAL 4 YEARS. THANKFULLY, A FOR LIAISON NOTICED HIM OVER THERE ALL ALONE. HE RESPONDED TO HER KINDNESS AND ALWAYS SHOWED MANNERS WHEN SHE INTERACTED WITH HIM. HE’D BEEN THERE A LONG TIME, AND THAT’S NOT GOOD FOR ANY DOG. SHE SUGGESTED HIM TO FOR AND THANKFULLY PEOPLE STEPPED UP TO FOSTER RUSSELL AND GIVE HIM A SECOND CHANCE AT THE LIFE HE DESERVES.

ONCE OUT OF THE SHELTER, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT RUSSELL DOES HAVE A FEW ISSUES. THEY ARE ALL MANAGABLE, BUT POTENTIAL ADOPTERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF THEM. SO, HERE THEY ARE: 1. RUSSELL DOES NOT LIKE DOGS BIGGER THAN HIM. THEY INTIMIDATE HIM AND HE ACTS AGGRESSIVELY TOWARD THEM. 2. RUSSELL ISN’T COMFORTABLE WITH SMALL CHILDREN. THEIR SUDDEN MOVEMENTS AND SPONTANIOUS DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION STARTLE HIM AND HE MAY GROWL AT THEM. 3. IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT, RUSSELL WILL NEED TIME TO DECOMPRESS UNTIL HE BEGINS TO FEEL SECURE IN HIS SURROUNDINGS. DON’T RUSH TO GIVE HIM LOTS OF ATTENTION OR AFFECTION. FEED HIM; TAKE HIM FOR WALKS OR OUT INTO THE YARD, BUT WAIT FOR HIM TO COME TO YOU WHEN HE’S READY. ALSO, INTRODUCE HIM TO ANY COMPANY GRADUALLY OR HE WILL GO INTO HIS DEFENSIVE/PROTECTIVE MODE (I’D RECOMMEND PUTTING HIM IN HIS CRATE IF YOU’RE EXPECTING COMPANY – AT LEAST UNTIL HE’S HAD TIME TO FEEL SECURE IN YOUR HOME. 4. HE CAN BE A BIT POSSESSIVE OF THE COUCH AND HIS FOOD BOWL. HE WANTS TO BE THE ONLY FUR BUDDY WITH COUCH PRIVILEDGES AND HIS FOOD IS “HIS” FOOD! IF YOU DON’T HAVE OTHER PETS, IT SHOULDN’T BE A PROBLEM.

NOW FOR THE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT RUSSELL! HE IS A GREAT DOG AND IS VERY SMART. HE LOVES TO PLAY WITH DOG PUZZLES. HE’S GREAT ON WALKS AND CAR RIDES. HIS FIRST FOSTER MOM TOOK HIM ON WALKS ON THE MOUNTAIN, THEN THEY’D GO TO STARBUCKS, WHERE SHE INTRODUCED HIM TO PUPPACINOS – AND HE LOVES THEM! BEST OF ALL, ONCE HE SETTLES IN, HE LOVES HIS HUMAN COMPANIONS AND WANTS TO PLEASE AND BE CLOSE TO THEM. HE’S FUN AND PLAYFUL WITHOUT BEING HYPER. RUSSELL HAS BEEN AROUND CATS. HE’S OK WITH THEM, BUT MAY GIVE CHASE IF THEY RUN THROUGH AND CATCH HIS ATTENTION. HE’S FOSTERED WITH 3 CATS AND HAS NOT HURT ANY OF THEM.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RUSSELL, IT WOULD BE BEST TO DO A FEW VISITS AND WALKS WITH HIM, AND EVEN HAVE A TRIAL WEEKEND BEFORE GOING FORWARD WITH AN ADOPTION.

RUSSELL IS CURRENT ON ALL HIS SHOTS, HE’S NEUTERED, ON HEARTWORM PREVENTION AND HAS BEEN MICRO-CHIPPED. HE IS A NICE, STURDY BOY OF 30 LBS. LOOKING AT HIM, WE THINK HE’S A MIX OF BEAGLE, JACK RUSSELL, AND MAYBE SOME BASSETT OR CORGI. HE IS HOUSE AND CRATE TRAINED, GETS ALONG WELL WITH SMALLER DOGS. HE WILL SLEEP ALL NIGHT IN A CRATE WITHOUT COMPLAINT. HE’LL DO FINE ON A DOGGIE BED AS WELL, OR EVEN TO SLEEP WITH YOU IF THAT’S OK. RUSSELL WILL MAKE A GREAT COMPANION FOR A SINGLE ADULT OR A COUPLE, OR A FAMILY WITHOUT SMALL CHILDREN. HE JUST NEEDS THE TIME AND BREATHING ROOM TO ADJUST TO HIS NEW ENVIRONMENT, AND HE’S WELL WORTH THE EFFORT.
HAVING REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS AND A COMMON SENSE APPROACH WILL GO A LONG WAY IN HELPING RUSSELL HAVE A SUCCESSFUL TRANSISTION INTO YOUR HOME AND LIFE.
TO INQUIRE ABOUT RUSSELL, EMAIL INFO@FORRESCUE.NET

Facts about Russell

  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1929

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Russell, a Nashville Beagle dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Beagle for sale in Nashville, or seeking a Beagle dog from a breeder in Nashville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Nashville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Nashville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Beagle breeders who help with Beagle rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Nashville paves the way for another one to be saved.