Ruff Ruff! My name is Charity
|Breed:||Beagle Mix||Color:||White - With Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||3519818|
I am already spayed, good with kids, and good with dogs.
My life so far has been bereft of any kindness, but I hold no ill will, I just thought it was the way my life was meant to be. But in mid- June things began to change when a rescuer took me home from the shelter. They gave me the name Charity. I am not sure what it means but it sounds pretty. A nice person gave me a big meal, a warm bath, and a nice clean, soft bed to lie on. I was overwelmed with gratitude. Maybe not all human beings are unkind.
In my past, people have been very unkind to me and I get so very scared whenever humans are near. The new people here seem very nice but it is very hard for me not to be afraid. At least I have stopped trembling whenever they are around and I am feeling a tiny bit more relaxed. I do enjoy my new doggie friends here - they are all very nice to me. There is a big lab that curls up with me at night and makes me feel safe. I am really beginning to feel cared for, but I still feel there is something missing. I have a lot of love to give, and am hoping that the something missing, will find me soon. But for now, I will wait here in this place, where my belly is full and my bed is soft and there are many gentle hands that are trying to reassure me that everything will be ok. They tell me that I am safe and that they will find a family to love me. They tell me my future is going to be full of nothing but love and kindness and for that I am grateful.
UPDATE! 9/16/11: Charity has been spayed and is luckily heartworm negative! She is making such amazing progress in her foster home. She LOVES to run around the yard now playing with her foster pals Lady Ann and Phoenix. She is starting to trust and will even get close enough for a few head scratches before she scampers off again. She is doing so well that we hope to bring her to the next dog park adoption meetup so she can meet the gang! With a little more time and patience she is going to make a very good companion.
UPDATE Feb 7, 2012: Charity continues to make amazing progress! She is a far cry from the terrified girl that she was when we got her to the confident playful girl she is now. She loves to play and antagonize the beagles in her foster home and Phoenix is her favorite target! He tolerates her like an annoying big sister. She roams the 6 acres property where she is living but always comes back like clockwork and has the daily routine down pat! This week she even came up and allowed some head scratching and a good back rub! WOW! Sounds like a little thing but for this girl who always keeps her distance it was an amazing breakthrough moment! She hopes to make her debut at and adoption meetup event very soon....
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Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused and neglected Beagles so that they can find permanent, loving homes.
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