My name is TRIPP!

Beagle/Basenji Mix Dog for adoption in West Milford, New Jersey - TRIPP
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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

TRIPP's Story...
Tripp arrived on October 27th. He is one and a half years old and 40 pounds. He is tons of fun to be around. It’s all fun and love which is reflected on hs smiling face! Tripp arrived at his new foster home with some anxiety at first, in the form of a certain unsettledness but that quickly dissipated after just a few hours. He’s a sweet, gentle boy with a zest for life and fun which is evident in his joy in running and playing. He gets along beautifully with other dogs and loves to chase and be chased (my guess is he’d be the star at the dogpark!) He is respectful of those dogs who want nothing to do with him (i.e the older, resident dogs), giving them their space. He follows his foster mom around like a proverbial “puppy dog”, always looking for guidance and a reassuring pat yet not in a really needy way.

Tripp loves to be outside, not alone, but with people and/or other dogs. His nose is constantly working as though trying to find out as much about his surroundings as possible. He is completely housebroken, exhibits no food aggression (actually wags his tail if petted while eating), is very gentle when taking treats, knows sit, down, wait and come. He really looks to his human for leadership and happily follows. He is very friendly with strangers (both human and canine) and he loves nothing more than a good romping/running/playing session followed by a nap snuggled up to his human’s side.

UPDATE: 10/31/12 Tripp is a fantastic dog! He just loves everyone, including children and is so eager to please. His enthusiasm does need to be curbed when greeting people as he does jump up to greet, albeit gently, and he does pull on the leash but takes correction well. He’s just so happy and ready to go! He comes when called so he’s been allowed off leash in the woods, which he simply adores! He runs and runs, frequently looking back to be sure he hasn’t ventured too far from his person and turns on a dime when called. He does require regular exercise and the payoff is a very well mannered dog in the home. He has the run of the house and shows no signs of inappropriate chewing or messing. He is calm and very much the snuggler...he is allowed to sleep with his foster mom which he/they love...he really wants to be close to his person. He does whine when he’s first left home alone but can always be found sleeping on his bed upon returning home. Tripp would make a great agility dog and would probably learn tricks quickly. He is very athletic and can jump high; when leaves were blowing around he jumped after them, catching them in his mouth...can’t wait to blow bubbles for him, I suspect he’ll have a blast with that! Tripp is the perfect dog for someone who likes to be active outdoors but likes a mellow dog in the house. His tail wags constantly and he is very attentive to his people. He loves to go anywhere in the car; it means he gets to be with his people. This boy is wonderfully enthusiastic and his enthusiasm is contagious...he’s sure to keep you smiling! UPDATE: What an incredibly sweet, adorable dog Tripp is. A self declared “non dog” person told me even she thought he was “appealing”. He has the most expressive face and is so tuned in to the people around him, as though he wants so much to understand and please. He is so puppy like in his play yet mild mannered in the house. He has a particular love of catching things from the air like blowing leaves, falling snow or just a ball. I can’t sit down without him snuggling up next to me. He wants to be a part of the family and included in everything, especially tv/movie watching; nature and dog shows are his favorite! Tripp is a wonderful, fun, funny, sweet and lovable companion and would make a great addition to anyone who will allow him to really be a part of the family.

If you are interested in seeing additional photos, please friend Sheryl's Den on Facebook. If you are interested in adopting, please complete and submit an application. Be sure to list the dog's names that you are interested in on the first question within the application. Please be sure your application is complete. The 1st question asks which dogs you are interested in.

This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously!

Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled after your application is approved. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.


IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.

We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.

***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****

Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt or within 20 days after your adoption. Your coverage will begin at midnight following your activation. The first month is only 5.00. If you choose to continue the pet insurance the cost would be 14.95 a month thereafter. Pet insurance protects you from the expense of vet care. No need to worry about unexpected expenses. Details: Use any veterinarian, pay your vet, send claim form to PetFirst, meet the 50.00 deductible, receive your reimbursement check in as little as two weeks. If you would like further information, you can contact PetFirst at 1-877-291-PETS.

Facts about TRIPP

  • Breed: Beagle/Basenji Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

TRIPP, a West Milford Beagle/Basenji dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Beagle/Basenji for sale in West Milford, or seeking a Beagle/Basenji dog from a breeder in West Milford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in West Milford 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 West Milford 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/Basenji breeders who help with Beagle/Basenji rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in West Milford paves the way for another one to be saved.