Two-year-old Butter would have died in the small southern shelter where he was dumped, but thanks to a heroic group effort, his life was saved. Sadly, his original rescuer is now too ill to take care of him properly, but she loves him very much, and we've promised her we'll find this sweet boy a real, "forever" home.
Butter has tested positive for heartworm, and will be treated before he heads north, so he won't be traveling this way until the end of October. Here's what his current foster mom says about him:
Butter came from a shelter in North Carolina with a code red designation. He was out of time. A small NC rescue pulled him, and I took him in to foster. A group of volunteers raised heart worm funds to further ensure his safety. I've had him for three weeks and have grown to love him. He has mixed well with my dogs, playing and sleeping with them. He prefers dogs his size or smaller but had no real issues with the larger ones once he got comfortable. Sometimes beagles can be sort of independent but this guy is a cuddlier. He likes to be close to available humans and selected dogs. He seems to be mostly house trained, just a couple of missteps. He's not crazy about being crated but tolerates it for small periods, an hour or so. He's very treat motivated. He's young so he has been known to chew things he shouldn't. But all in all I think he's a super dog. I will miss him terribly and am so grateful that you are finding him the perfect home. Hounds are my favorite dogs, and this is a good one. He will be a lovely pet for some lucky person or family. Butter is about 2 yrs old and 27 lbs.
Want to learn more? Please e-mail us at AlmostHome4Dogs@yahoo.com or stop by an upcoming Meet & Greet ... and let us know if you can help little Butter! (Local adoptions preferred — Philadelphia and tri-state area [South Jersey and northern Delaware] only.)
PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTACTING US! We are NOT a shelter: All of our dogs live in private homes with foster families. Come and meet the Almost Home dogs and their fosters at our Meet & Greet events, where you can learn more about our wonderful dogs from the people who live with them, find out which dogs are on their way and when they’ll arrive, and fill out an application to adopt or foster.
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We do not have an online adoption application; to request an application, e-mail us at AlmostHome4Dogs@yahoo.com. To speed e-mail processing time, be sure to note the name of the dog you are inquiring about in the Subject line. For Meet & Greet times and locations, visit our home page, where you also will find information on our adoption process and fees.
FOSTER FAMILIES ARE LIFESAVERS!! Can you open your heart and home for a few weeks to homeless shelter dog? Remember, by fostering a dog, you save TWO lives — that of your foster dog, and that of the dog who takes his place in the shelter! Come to a Meet & Greet and find out if fostering is for you — there's no reward quite like the feeling that you've saved a life ... or two!
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