Ruff Ruff! My name is Mason
|Breed:||Beagle||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||5073659-1997|
I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
Homes with doggy doors will NOT be considered for ANY Tails of Hope dog.
Mason and his brother Dixon were found roaming the streets in Maryland. This sweet boy stuck with his brother and led him around safely- Dixon is blind and wouldn't have survived without Mason's help. The boys ended up in the shelter, curled up together in fear. They quickly became favorites of the staff, and it's easy to see why.
Mason was very nervous when he first came into foster care- he was obviously not used to being around nice people and was very shy. In just a short time he grew to trust people, and now he follows his foster mom all over the house and even snuggles with her on the couch. He is good with other dogs but his favorite friends are cats- especially if they don't mind being used as a pillow! Mason loves stuffed toys and having his ears rubbed. He likes to run around the yard and roll on his back to kick in the air. It will take him some time to adjust to a new family, but this sweet, gentle boy is worth the wait!
Mason will require a fenced yard to keep him safe. He is just a little boy who is ready for his forever home- do you have room in your family (and on your lap) for this little sweetheart?
Mason has made fantastic progress with house-training and will happily wear a belly-band indoors. He will need a family who can be patient with him as he continues his training.
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Rescue Group Info...
Tails of Hope is not a facility - we are a network of foster care providers. The address is merely a P.O. Box in Mt. Airy, MD.
We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization which rescues dogs from high kill shelters that face euthanasia. The dogs may have correctable health or behavioral needs which we address before they become available for adoption. We provide a safe place for them while they await permanent homes, and we free up much-needed space at shelters.
Tails of Hope does not take dogs from the public (owner surrenders).
Tails of Hope promotes healthy, safe and responsible pet guardianship.
We focus on educating the public about the need for spaying and neutering pets and meeting their pet's nutritional requirements.
We educate on the health dangers of over-vaccinating.
We emphasize why training is so important and what is involved in being a responsible pet guardian.
We also feature bite-prevention presentations for children and adults; teaching the correct way to approach a dog.
Tails of Hope is not a facility - we are a network of foster care providers.
Please go to our website at http://www.tails-of-hope.org/info/events to see events and also our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tails-of-Hope/66164439725?ref=hl for continual updates on events and our foster and adopted dogs.
.PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU COMPLETE AN APPLICATION!
If you meet the requirements listed below and are interested in adopting, please complete our adoption form here.
Tails of Hope is not a facility or shelter. Our rescued animals are placed in foster homes until they are adopted.
We do not let anyone visit our dogs in out private foster homes without an approved application first.
It generally takes one to two weeks to fully process a submitted application. The volunteer who will be processing your application will contact you by email. Please email that volunteer at any time if you have questions or concerns. Please be patient during this process, as we are all volunteers.
No animal will be adopted to a home with unaltered pets. Tails of Hope promotes healthy, safe and responsible pet guardianship. We focus on educating the public about the need for spaying and neutering pets. One of the key values which Tails of Hope operates is that all animals in the household must be spayed or neutered before we can adopt to that family. This is in accordance with our mission to stop the breeding and disposal of the unwanted pets and the overpopulation of pets being euthanized in shelters.
You must be at least 25 years old to sign our contract. Please do not allow children to submit an application. You must be either the home owner (name on the deed) or your name must be on the rental lease.
We will not adopt animals outside our geographic area of the Baltimore/DC Metropolitan area and parts of Southern PA. Some consideration 60 miles (an hour commute) from the DC Metro area will be considered on a case by case basis.
You must be ready to adopt - Tails of Hope cannot hold or reserve dogs in foster care once you've been approved to adopt. Once a dog is adopted into an approved home, we are able to rescue another dog – so our foster space is very valuable.
Since dogs rescued by Tails of Hope have lived a life of neglect from owners leaving them 8-12 hours a day or longer, no dog will be adopted that has time alone for more than 4-6 hours at a time per day. A midday break is required by the owner, a neighbor or dog walker if left more than 6 hours a day.
Dogs adopted from Tails of Hope may be required to attend positive reinforcement, basic obedience class in the adopter's area.
The use Doggie Doors will not be approved. Use of these doors leaves your dog unattended and unsupervised and risks the danger of being stolen, injury and escape.
NO TIE OUTS or tethering of dogs outdoors is acceptable. If there is no fencing, the owner must be able to walk the dog on a leash at least 5-6 times a day for exercise and for the dog to relieve itself.
***Invisible Fences will not be approved for any dogs. We NEVER adopt to homes with Invisible or Electric Fences.
We NEVER adopt to homes that use shock collars. Shock collars typically malfunction because of failing batteries or a fault in the transmitter. An animal can suffer from first, second, and even third degree burns if wearing a defective shock collar.
Physical Trauma: Shock collars can reach levels of 7,500 volts. This voltage level can elevate an animal's heart rate and actually cause physical injuries.
Emotional Trauma: An animal's personality may change from the use of a shock collar. For example, an animal that once had a stable temperament may become more aggressive.
NO application will be considered for a dog where there are children AND no fencing. We will consider homes with adults and no fencing, depending on the dog. No dog is to be tethered outside or have use of a doghouse. We adopt companion dogs to be members of the family - not "outside dogs"
Small dogs are not typically good with young children and are considered on an individual basis.
NO puppies or small dogs will be placed in homes with toddlers.
If you adopt a dog elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible.
Our Adoption fees:
The fee includes spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, and heartworm testing for dogs over 6 months of age.