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Wesley is a three-year-old, 35 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 photo graph 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, calm, and well-behaved. He is generally a mellow dog with some excitable moments. Wesley is quite content to just be chilling with you, lying on a pet bed nearby if there is not much going on. He 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 tend to jump up at me several times 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 dog that I fell in love easily with because he is such an easy dog to have here at the rescue.
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, 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). He is still a bit afraid of the flap of the dog door, but I regularly keep a door open at all times, or, he holds it until I walk dogs out. He is great with all dogs, big and small and never acts in a jealous or competitive manner. He enjoys recreation time, but so far, he has only shown a minimally playful side. 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. They cannot 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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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