My name is Laura!

Beagle Dog for adoption in Des Plaines, Illinois - Laura
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Laura's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Laura's Story...
Laura is a 4 1/2 yr old 16 pound pure bred beagle. She comes up for pets and affection and loves to be talked to, but is a bit too independent to ask to cuddle on the couch. She does like nice thick cushions and moved herself out of her beagle size crate with a blanket into one of the big dogs’ crate with the deluxe dog bed! When we all settle in for a bit of TV in the evening, in that big crate is where she will settle. It is not surprising that Laura is comfortable in a crate, she lived in a cage until she came to ROAR. Laura retired from a research lab in early Nov. As a matter of fact, Laura needed the urging of her friend, Nellie, to get her to venture out of her crate and into the grass for the first time. But once she got the hang of having her feet tickled, she was elated. She really enjoys playing with her beagle friend. Laura does tend to take the upper hand in their play and would probably be happier in a home with a dog who is not too dominant.

Laura is confident and independent in some things and nervous in others. She loves to follow me upstairs and even into the attic and basement. She just seems to really appreciate having so much room to move about in. When she dashes across the yard at full speed, I just have to laugh! Yet when I bring out the harness and leash for a walk, she tucks tail and tries to hide. We are working on building her confidence in this area. She would be happier in a forever home with a yard secured with a fence. Once she gets out on the road for her walk, she does great. She has even gotten used to the occasional car passing by. However, if we run across a neighbor who acknowledges her, the tail tucks under again. She just needs time and patience to help her meet new people including children and dogs while on the walk. She does love tummy rubs and attention.

Laura is normally very quiet. But she gets so excited when she hears me wake up in the morning that she does cry for me to hurry most mornings. She does a little happy dance as I let her out of the crate and we head for outside. She loves to run and play out in the yard and readily takes care of "business" in the grass too. To be honest, if it is raining, she might use the deck instead of the yard. Not so much fun to be outside when it rains. Anytime I call to get her in the house, she comes running. Especially if it is meal time. Having her whole life drastically change didn't bother her appetite any. She has sturdy constitution.

Laura seems to have taken it upon herself to help me mulch up all the leaves. She loves to chew and rip them up. Of course doing it one at a time doesn’t help me very much. Sticks are pretty fun too. Hard rubber toys, rope toys, and antlers are all pretty nifty. She has only had hard toys that could be sanitized until she came here. Laura has tried to chew a forbidden object or two, but responded by never doing it again once corrected. She is ready to please, just tell her how. Laura has learned "sit" and is working on "come-sit". Being food motivated helps her learn new things quickly.

Adoption Fee is $250 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the adoption fee is appreciated and helps us continue to rescue dogs.

To consider adopting, fill out an online application: at
This allows an adoption counselor to contact you for questions and to arrange a meeting for your family and the dog to meet.

Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. If you do not hear from us within a week from sending your application, email us at to remind us and make certain we have your application.

Foster Home Location: Antioch, IL

Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit or call 1-866-597-2424.

To help reduce the financial and health risk, this dog also comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit or call 1-866-375-PETS.

Facts about Laura

  • Breed: Beagle
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Roll Over Animal Rescue, Inc. (ROAR)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Laura, a Des Plaines Beagle dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Beagle for sale in Des Plaines, or seeking a Beagle dog from a breeder in Des Plaines.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Des Plaines already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Des Plaines breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Beagle breeders who help with Beagle rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Des Plaines paves the way for another one to be saved.