(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Not good with kids,
Spayed or Neutered,
Sadie is one of the cutest, yet shyest 4-year-old beagles that you'll ever meet. We don't know her history other than she came to us in March from a local animal shelter who found her in a ditch as a stray. She was terrified of humans (she would literally freeze in place when anyone approached her) and sudden noises or movements scared her. But thanks to her loving, patient foster family, Sadie is learning to trust people to the point where she now is a "cuddle-bug" with her foster mom, and beginning to warm up to the rest of the family as well. She still jumps at sudden or loud noises, but now recovers quickly and goes back to what she was doing. She's also recently been spotted on a nanny cam running around the house, throwing her soft toys around, then pouncing on them and wagging her tail with pure joy. So, we know that her playful self is in there. All she needs is the time, patience, and her own space to feel secure enough to let it out more often.While she's been working on trusting humans again, Sadie has become attached to her confident doggie sibling and is learning from him that it's OK to be a dog. She loves to follow him around the yard when no one is near her - sniffing, rolling around, and playing, whether it's with toys or leaves that she finds. And now, even though she loves the security of sleeping in her own crate, she will often join her doggie brother on the couch while no one is looking. Even though Sadie enjoys being outside, she is not ready to be on a leash just yet, so walks are not possible right now. Therefore, a secure fenced yard is needed to make sure she can safely enjoy outdoor time. Sadie has come a very long way in overcoming her fear of humans, but she is still a bit skittish and suspicious of them. What she needs now is a permanent, loving home where her new family will give her the space, understanding and patience she needs to feel comfortable and accepted as she is. And once she does, will give her the loving affection she desperately craves. In order to create a predictable environment for her, it would be best for Sadie to live in a home without young children. And a second, older dog in the home to show her that humans can be kind and trustworthy would be a plus. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com. And, if you are the one who can provide Sadie with the safe, happy life she deserves, please fill out an adoption application at www.henricohumane.org.