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My name is Ringo Hughes!

Facts about me

Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
7 years 10 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 25 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Ringo is a sweet, handsome, healthy and energetic 5 years old boy. He is very timid, but seems to want to trust us and be part of the family. When he arrived at my house on March 1, he was terrified of people and did not want to be touched. He has improved considerably over time, but still is still standoffish. He will come to me to get treats if I sit down, but is still intimidated enough that at times he will not take the treat if I am standing. If you are looking for a cuddler, Ringo is not there yet. He is smart and appears to be mostly house trained, but there is still a little work left in that department and I believe he may back slide with the stress of change to a new home. He loves the yard and knows how to use a dog door. We have a 2 year old energetic boy about the same size as Ringo and they play hard for hours. I believe that Willie is Ringo's moral support. He does like to curl up on a pillow at the the end of the day. I have not really started his training (not even sit). The last few months have been trying to get him to trust us and of course learn not to go to the bathroom in the house. It was suggested to me that the beagle Beatles may have been kept in a rabbit hutch so I have not confined him in a crate except to eat. All my dogs eat in crates to keep the competition for the last few morsels to a minimum. I think that Ringo wants to feel comfortable with human contact, but if dogs are not socialized early, it is a huge obstacle to overcome. I believe that Ringo will eventually feel safe and secure with his family, but it will require time and effort on your part. I just took Ringo to the vet for the first time on June 20 and his first adoption event last Saturday. I was pleasantly surprised at how well he interacted with strangers at those two events. He was a little fearful, but seemed to enjoy the gentle and quiet attention he received. He will require a serene home with parents that make the time and effort to help him adjust. If he is on his pillow, he allows me to pet him and sometimes will come within my reach for pets. Other times, he is just beyond my fingertips. I never figured out how dogs could know just how long my arms are to stay out of reach. He is a sweet guy and so very beautiful. He knows his name and when he is barking at people passing the house, he will stop if I call out.

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland. Inc.

Contact info
Pet ID
P.O. Box 983, Waldorf, MD 20604

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We require submission of an online application. If all requirements are met, we do a home visit and check the vet reference (when it applies). Please refer to our website to see the kinds of questions we ask. We ask for a tax-deductible adoption donation of $400. All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on their shots (rabies, distemper and parvo, bordetella), are heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative, micro-chipped and de-wormed.

Go meet their pets

We do not have a centralized location, but you can visit our website to find out when and where we hold our adoption events (usually twice a month). We also take part in special fairs and events. You can come and meet with some of our dogs then.
If you see a dog on our website that you are interested in, we request that you first fill out our Application and submit it electronically.

More about this rescue

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland is dedicated to helping all beagles in need. Most of the dogs that come into the rescue are hunter rejects, either because they do not want to hunt, or because they are too old or simply ill. Our goal is to rehabilitate these wonderful companion dogs and place them in forever loving homes. We are a network of foster homes and rely solely on the dedication of volunteers. Our motto is: "Hug your hound, don't take him to the pound."