The wonderful pet-loving folks over at are celebrating Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month this month by introducing their readers to extraordinary canines who need homes throughout October, including Zelda from (update: Zelda was adopted!). Zelda is a sweet blue tick beagle who just wants to snuggle with someone who loves her! Eighteen months ago, Zelda was saved from doggie death row by the Midwest Beagle Rescue, Education & Welfare of Illinois. She’s been living with the same foster family ever since, and recently had a breakthrough with her anxiety around other dogs. Between 5 and 7 years old, Zelda is completely housetrained and walks great on a leash, but because of her confidence issues, Zelda wears her Thundershirt whenever she’s in public. It would be preferable for her to find a home without small children or other dogs.

“She’s a total cuddle bug, loves her people, she enjoys going for walks, she enjoys food,” says Clausen, Zelda’s foster mom. Zelda gets along with cats pretty well, as long as they don’t go near her food. “She does not like to share,” she says. The perfect owner for this pooch would be a semi-retired person or couple looking for a loyal friend. “Someone that just wants someone to curl up with this winter at the fireplace,” she says.

Read more about Zelda and how to adopt her on her page at