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Wesley is a 3-4 year-old, 40 lb., Beagle mix rescued from the Devore Animal Shelter. You could not find a nicer dog. Though he may not have that typical Beagle look that Beagle people are used to seeing, he definitely has the friendly and totally non-aggressive personality that most all Beagles have. Wesley IS different, but trust me, I cannot take this dog anywhere without people stopping. They love him instantly - he is definitely so much cuter in person (he tends to photograph very serious looking) and his personality, whereby he approaches all people with love, wins people instantly. Wesley is warm, endearing, a hugger, and a GREAT medium size. He is the color Merle, which is an uncommon color; only certain breeds carry that color gene. This is one reason I believe he may be mixed with Catahoula Leopard Hound. I find his coat color pattern to be striking.
Wesley is obedient, mostly calm and well-behaved. He is generally a mellow dog with some excitable moments. He is typical Beagle in that he can put his paws up on counters to look for food. But when I tell him to get down, he does it. Wesley is quite content to just be chilling with you, lying on a pet bed nearby if there is not much going on. He enjoys chewing, like on a hard toy such as a Nylabone, or antler. He LOVES to lay on the big bed with the humans. Because Wesley is such a mellow dog, I hope that whomever adopts him does not mind if he gets up and chills on the big bed with his people or person while the people are watching T.V. or just lounging, as some nice bonding can go on there, however, it is not required that he sleep in the bed at night, though he if he did, he would hardly move a muscle.
Wesley is a quiet dog and most of the time I am unaware of him being here. Sometimes, he alert barks which is a plus for many people. He does have the habit of jumping up at me over and over if he is happy to see me, but it is just his nature to tell me how much he loves me. This is a training issue. He walks OK on the leash but does better with a prong collar to prevent him from pulling. Wesley is a low energy dog with no interest in high activity; he is fine with just light to moderate walking.
Wesley sleeps quietly in an appropriate-sized wire crate at night without making a peep. We do crate dogs at the rescue for eating, sleeping, and if I have to leave for a bit, but Wesley does not have a huge need for it. He is not destructive or a chewer of things other than toys and rawhides (he LOVES rawhides and antlers) and is also quite potty-trained (he has never had an accident in my house, nor has he ever lifted his leg inside the house to mark his territory). For a good while, he was afraid of the flap of the dog door, but I regularly keep a door open at all times; otherwise, he held it until I walked dogs out. Now, he is no longer afraid of the flap and I have seen him go in and out of the dog door, following suite with the other dogs here. Wesley is great with all dogs, big and small and never acts in a jealous or competitive manner. I think it would be a great fit if he were matched with a little dog, as I can just see it. He is with a lot of little dogs here at the rescue. He enjoys recreation time, but so far, he does not interactively play with other dogs, or participate in the ball chase game. Rather, he stands outside happily wagging his tail. I have on occasion seen him carrying various toys around in his mouth, but overall, he does not have a playful nature. We have not tested him around kids, but I feel that he would be fine with kids. We have no information about how Wesley is with cats.
All adopted dogs MUST BE primarily indoor dogs with outdoor access for play and potty. At no time can they be excluded to the outdoors away from the people, and all dogs must sleep inside the house. Wesley can be placed in a home with almost any dog - another dog in the home is always nice, whereby the two dogs can keep each other company when folks are away from home, but another dog is not necessarily a requirement, as long as Wesley does not have to be alone much of the time. In that case, it is nice when people have a two-dog household. Wesley is a great dog who found himself stray, lost, and in the shelter. He is a keeper in my book. I would put Wesley in the category of: Companion Dog.
Wesley is neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), front-lined, dewormed, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in Wesley, please contact Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at: email@example.com. The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue until you have first submitted an interest via e-mail. Please visit my website at: http://www.angelsheartdogrescue.com and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process and fees; thank you!
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