My name is Dudley!

Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in Drumbo, Ontario - Dudley
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Facts about Dudley

  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: PDR271
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed (if required), and micro-chipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.

We at PDR firmly believe in the importance of obedience training, regardless of breed or size of dog, and have a clause in our adoption contract requiring adopters to attend and complete a basic obedience course at a facility of their choosing. Only in certain circumstances will we waive this clause, so please be prepared to attend dog school should you wish to apply for a dog through our program.

For more information and adoption applications please consult our website at

Let me introduce you to Dudley. He is a beautiful chocolate, tan and white 8 year old Beagle. He weighs 30 lbs and is the perfect weight for a dog his size. Dudley came to us from a rural pound where he was left as an unclaimed stray. How anyone could abandon dear Dudley is beyond our belief. Dudley was in rough shape and needed a lot of TLC and some great vet care, but he has transformed in to the most beautiful mature guy and he is now ready to find love and a wonderful forever home.

Dudley was initially adopted out through our program to a wonderful couple who loved him dearly. But it became clear over time that Dudley wasn’t a big city dog…he was adopted out to Toronto and although he loved the parks and the smells on his walks and made a ton of doggie friends, he was never quite able to settle in. Dudley became anxious and nothing the adopters did would work to help him settle. As much as they loved him, the reality was he wasn’t happy there and the hard decision was made to return him and give him the chance at a home where he is truly happy.

Dudley is now being fostered in a rural setting and loves it. He is back to being the calm, happy boy that we knew he was. We will be looking for a rural or subdivision home for Dudley where he can have a good sized fenced yard to explore as smells are his biggest pleasure in life. He loves nothing more than being out in the yard sniffing away.

The nice thing about Dudley being a mature dog is he is nicely laid back. He’s very quiet and calm in the house. He sleeps in his crate at night with no problem. As a matter of fact he really likes his crate. He snoozes in there during the day and every once in a while comes out to lie in a different area but spends the majority of his time in his crate for snoozes. He likes the peace and privacy of his crate for rest time.

He’s fully house trained and will sit at the door to let you know he wants to go out. He has a cute quirk in that he does a little growl type sound when he’s lying down and relaxing. Kind of like us letting out a sigh. He’s not a fan of loud noise. He doesn’t like the vacuum and walks away when it gets close to him.

Dudley requires 1 or 2 good brisk long walks per day. He absolutely loves his walks. Contrary to how relaxed and settled he is in the home, when he gets outside he is all Beagle and loves to walk and explore smells. You would never know he is 8 years old when you see him out on a walk. He runs most of it and always wants to be off exploring. We call Dudley the “off the beaten path” dog as he never wants to walk on the trail; he is a true adventurer, if there is long grass he wants to be in the middle of it. He is nose to the ground the whole way and is in his glory getting all the smells along the walk. He adores wooded trail walks and never wants to stick to the trail; smells are so much better off to the side. We walk him with an extendable leash so that he can make the most of his sniffing opportunities but still be safely leashed. It’s important that Dudley never be let off leash as Beagles are known to get on the track of a smell and run off. We are looking for a family for Dudley that enjoy walking as much as he does and will ensure that he gets out every day for a long walk or two, and who have access to parks and wooded trails as these environments are so much more stimulating for him than simple sidewalk walks. That’s not to say every walk needs to be in a park or in the woods, but regular access is needed.

He seems to not be a fan of toys as we’ve tried a ball, a squeaky toy and chew toys but he doesn’t seem to be interested in any of them. It doesn’t seem like he was played with in his previous home. It was only recently that Dudley showed some playful spark and did a quick “zoomie” around the house, running and play-bowing. The nice thing about him being mature is that the zoomie was short lived and he then he went back to resting. Dudley still has some spunk, but he is well past his crazy puppy activity level. I think he would love to have a family with some older (over 9yrs) kids; he’s very sociable. But a home with young children would be too active for him. Dudley rides very well in a car. He sits in the front seat and looks out the window. If it’s a long ride he’ll settle down on the seat. He is a great travel companion and would love a family that would take him in the car with them on adventures. Dudley doesn’t have any food aggression and you can handle his dish when he is eating without issue.

It took Dudley a few days to warm up to us but now he comes to us and jumps on the couch to be with us. He loves to be loved. Massage his back or stroke his neck or scratch his chest, he loves it all.

He has a sad look on his face but once his tail starts wagging you know he’s happy. And he is happy a lot now. He is such an easy boy to love. He asks for little, just some love, good food, and chances to explore.

He is social with other dogs and would do fine in a home with another settled or mature dog who doesn’t wish to wrestle, but he wouldn’t enjoy a rambunctious dog to share a home with. We would prefer a home with another dog for Dudley to buddy up with as he does enjoy the companionship of his dog pack members and he is such an amiable guy, he gets along with everyone. He really enjoys going for walks with the other dogs in his foster home. If you have a sweet natured dog that you feel would enjoy the companionship of another dog in the home then Dudley may just be the perfect fit. Dudley is also being fostered with cats and he is quite cat friendly and doesn’t bother them at all. Our cats are used to dogs though and don’t bother him as well. Dudley would not enjoy a cat that would freak out and go after him, but if there was a cat that would accept his presence in the home then he would be fine with that.

One thing of note with Dudley is that our vet found he has a heart murmur. This murmur does not slow Dudley down at all but it is something that his new family will need to be aware of. With heart murmurs like Dudley’s, it is best to avoid over excitement, and luckily Dudley is past the age of getting too worked up over anything, so it’s been easy to manage. Dudley now has a clean bill of health and is being fed a quality diet to shine up his fur and benefit his health. He should have many more years to love his new family. Beagles are a long lived breed and many reach their mid-teens so with any luck and continued great care Dudley is just middle aged!

We don’t know how Dudley ended up as an unwanted stray. He’s such a great dog. He is a wonderfully affectionate, obedient, loyal and don’t forget house trained, beauty of a dog. He meets kids in the park and loves the attention. He has been nothing but gentle and sweet. He’s a dog you don’t need to worry about when kids approach quickly when you are out with him, he is always just his sweet self. He likes passersby to acknowledge him. He also loves all dogs. Some he just sniffs and moves on and others he takes longer to get to know. Anyone looking for a gentle, laid back, loveable and absolutely devoted companion, Dudley is your guy.

About Pound Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

My name is Kim and my husband’s name is Jarett. We are a married couple that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing dogs in need. Individually, and as a couple, we both have been rescuing and fostering dogs for many other organizations for a number of years. From this experience came the skills, knowledge and connections needed to make starting our own rescue a reality. Having done the work for others for so long and loving the experiences we’ve had, we came to the realization that we can do even more for dogs in need by branching out and having our own rescue group and dedicated team of volunteers. From this fledgling idea Pound Dog Rescue was born and it has grown significantly! It is truly amazing how many good people want to help us save dogs. Pound Dog Rescue would be an impossibility if we didn’t have our team of dedicated volunteers offering their unique and valuable skills and abilities to help grow the rescue. It’s amazing how many animal lovers there are in the community who will donate their time and efforts when they know it goes to such a rewarding cause; to help save dogs. To this date we have received overwhelming support and we know that Pound Dog Rescue and its legion of dedicated supporters will make a positive difference in the lives of many dogs. WE WILL SAVE DOG’S LIVES. And that is why we are here, pure and simple.

We get a lot of questions about our rescue when we talk to people so we thought we would take this opportunity to answer some of the common ones.

Where does Pound Dog Rescue get its dogs from?

All of our dogs come from low-income, low-resource animal control facilities (aka “dog pounds”) in Ontario. These facilities do not have the funding for fancy adoption wings with teams of volunteers and staff. These facilities are minimally staffed with over-worked employees. The dogs have a kennel to stay in that is usually dark and loud and chaotic. These facilities are holding kennels for all of the strays and owner surrendered dogs of their counties and townships. They don’t get to pick and choose the dogs they take in. By law, these pounds must take in any dog that is stray or abandoned. Because of this, kennel space fills up quickly and space runs out. Sadly, without rescue, many of the unclaimed or surrendered dogs will be put down to free up kennel space for the next dogs arriving. This is why we at Pound Dog Rescue will only take in dogs from these facilities. These dogs have very few options, the lucky minority gets adopted, and the others face certain death without rescue. It’s these dogs that we focus on and are dedicated to saving.

Why do we need rescue?

Rescue is needed because sadly, not all dogs live long, happy lives in loving forever homes. Many dogs end up in homes of irresponsible owners who don’t provide them with the training, socialization and care needed to live a happy life. For no fault of their own many of these dogs end up in a pound situation, all because they had the misfortune to be owned by irresponsible people. Sadly, many people still don’t spay or neuter their pets and breed them without any thought to providing quality homes for the puppies or proper care for the mothers. This adds to the already over saturated dog population and takes homes away from dogs already in a pound situation. Because dogs don’t get to choose their owners, rescue is needed. Once in rescue, we choose their next home for them. We strive to make certain that none of our rescue dogs end up back where they came from. We do this by having potential adopters fill out applications and we conduct home visits and interviews and do background checks. We take the extra steps needed to make sure we are sending our dogs off to loving, forever homes.

How does the rescue process work?

We have established a long standing and trusting relationship with a rural Ontario animal control facility. We select most of our dogs from this facility but we are open to helping any low resource pound. We take pictures and do write up’s of all of the dogs available to go to rescue organizations and we forward this information in an email to various different trusted rescues across Ontario. We work hand in hand with a large number of rescues to save as many dogs as possible. We at Pound Dog Rescue not only rescue dogs for our own organization, but assist and facilitate the rescue of dogs to a number of other trusted rescue organizations. We evaluate the dogs in need of rescue and we select dogs based on temperament and the criteria our available foster is looking for. We look to match dogs with fosters. We will never force a foster to take on a dog that they are uncomfortable with or ill equipped to handle. Once selected we have the dog vet checked, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped, and spayed or neutered if required. The dog will then be placed in a preselected foster home to live on a temporary basis where it will be loved and cared for. While in foster care the dog will receive training, socialization, and handling all the while being observed and assessed for behaviour. This way we really get to know the dogs in our care and can confidently determine what will be the best forever home for each individual dog. A successful adoption applicant for a specific dog will have a meet and greet with the dog and it’s foster in the foster’s home. This way the applicant can talk directly with the foster who has been caring for the dog to learn first hand about the dog’s routines, quirks and mannerisms in a home environment. We fully believe that the foster parent knows the dog best and they are an integral part of our adoption procedure.

Is there something wrong with dogs from pounds? Why are they there in the first place?

For the most part the dogs that end up in pounds are there for no fault of their own. A lot of them were owned by people who were irresponsible and let them run loose and when apprehended, did not bother to claim them from the pound. Many come in because the person that owned them either selected a breed of dog that did not suit their lifestyle, or they expected a dog to come fully trained and didn’t want to, or know how to, put the time and effort required into training their dog. And unfortunately, many end up in a pound because they became inconvenient for their owners and the pound is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to dispose of their dog. Some end up there because their owner passed away or had a crisis and were no longer able to care for their dog. We have seen almost every breed of dog in the pound in need of rescue…from the smallest of toy breeds to the largest of giant breeds and everything in between. We have seen many purebreds and just as many mixed breeds. There is no breed of dog that is exempt from being abandoned, lost or unclaimed. We have rescued and fostered countless dogs in our years of volunteering and we have never yet encountered a “bad” dog, or one who had an issue we couldn’t work through. Again, these dogs can’t help who they are owned by. We at Pound Dog Rescue work to educate the public on responsible dog ownership and fully encourage and insist on applicants researching and being educated on the breed of dog they are applying for. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a beautiful Border Collie in the pound having been turned in because he was “too active” or a gorgeous Newfoundland Dog having been turned in because he grew “too big”. Unfortunately these are true stories and real excuses people have used to abandon their former “best friends” at the pound. How about the black Lab who was turned in because the owner redecorated her house and he no longer matched the decor? We aren’t kidding. It happened. So, the answer is no, not all dogs in a pound have something “wrong” with them. Most are there because of things they have no control over, like their breed, their colour or who the person was that happened to pick them out of their respective litters at 8 weeks old.

We thank you for caring enough to consider rescue. We hope you will choose to adopt a rescue dog. Rescue saves dog’s lives and gives dogs a second chance at finding a loving home. And if you want to save a dog and adopt through rescue, as we like to say around here…..There ain’t nothing like a Pound Dog!!!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

donations can be mailed directly to address above.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are cared for in foster homes, and therefore, not available for general public viewing.

Our Adoption Process...

Prior to filling out an application on a dog make sure you have read that dog’s profile in its entirety and do some research on the breed(s) of dog you are considering. Make sure that this dog will suit your home and lifestyle. If you wish to proceed please fill out and submit an application online. Alternatively you may print the completed application and mail it to us. It is also a good idea to send us a quick email letting us know to expect your application. Be very thorough in filling out your application. The more we can learn about your family, home and past pet ownership the better. Also, be honest with yourself. Do not apply for a high energy dog if you are not already a very active person. A dog will enhance your life and be a willing partner in your activities but a dog will not change who you fundamentally are. A perfect match will be a dog that suits your current lifestyle and activity level.

Upon receiving your application an Adoption Coordinator will speak with your veterinarian if applicable so please place a call to your vet advising them to expect our call and authorizing them to speak to us about your veterinary history. The next step is for an Adoption Coordinator to contact you to set up an interview and in home visit. Should everything go well we would ask that you contact your references and advise them to expect a call from us. The final step is a meet and greet with the dog at the foster’s home where you can see the dog in an environment where it is comfortable and at ease. The foster will be able to answer any questions on the dog’s behavior, training and routine and you can make the decision if this is truly the dog for you.

Through this procedure we may determine that the dog you applied for is not a good match and we may make suggestions on dogs in our program that would be a better fit for your home. The decision is yours though and we would never push a dog on anyone. We can also keep your application on file and with your permission contact you when a dog we feel would be suitable for you comes up for adoption.

Should your application prove successful we ask for a $400 adoption donation made payable by cash or certified cheque to Pound Dog Rescue. This fee helps defray the costs of veterinary care, upkeep, grooming and transportation for our dogs and is only a small fraction of the total cost spent on each dog in our rescue program. Once you have adopted a dog through Pound Dog Rescue you become part of our family! We love hearing updates about our dogs and receiving pictures! We will always be there for you for advice and support will do whatever we can to make sure you are happy with your new dog.

We the volunteers of Pound Dog Rescue thank you for considering a Pound Dog to adopt and look forward to hearing from you.