ADOPTED ON 12-03-16 – Rascal was found dodging cars near a country church after having been dropped off there. Apparently the heartless person who dropped him off thought maybe a member of the church would take on the responsibility of a puppy. Well, in fact, one did. A concerned gentleman was afraid Rascal would get hit so he picked him up and made sure he was safely delivered to a shelter.
Rascal was a little skinny, but otherwise healthy, and one lucky boy! He is about 18 weeks old, playful, and very curious about everything. A beautiful Beagle mix, his coloring is gorgeous. He is an active boy who romps around and wrestles with his friends at the foster home and enjoys all the people he meets as well. Rascal is a typical happy-go-lucky puppy and would love a family of his own. He would be thrilled to have a nice, big fenced-in yard so he could chase critters safely all day, then curl up in a warm bed by his family at night.
WATCH THESE VIDEOS OF RASCAL, SEE WHAT A GENTLE SWEET BOY HE IS
His foster mom describes him as an active very curious little fellow, full of life and appreciation that he has a good life. Imagine, Rascal was living on his own and learning quickly how to spot potential food. He was equal to a 4 month old child, shocking as that is, we can’t seem to rap that around our mind that a 4 month old child in the wild would have to hunt for food. Alone, his instincts to let others know of approaching animals that might be looking at him as dinner was equal to a child in the wild crying out for help. So, now he is enjoys playing fetch, rolling and tussling with his playmates and they all get along—he loves to thank his mom when he is resting on her lap. I am sure if you look close, you will see a sweet smile of peace on his face.
This adorable guy is looking for a loving family that will dote on him and treat him as he deserves–a lifetime cherished member. Our rescue works from our hearts for our dogs; it is the least we can do for them because they deserve nothing less. We owe it to our dogs that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve him.
Rascal is ready to slide right into your heart, do you have the requirements of a forever home of his own and endless love to celebrate his special qualities? Now all he needs is many years where he can continue to be a happy and loyal member of a family. Will you open your heart to him and give him the love he so deserves? In return, his companionship and friendship will be with you every day, rain or shine.
This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt
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The following is basic helpful information and does not reflect the personality of dog mixes.
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ABOUT THE BREED
Beagles are always at the top of the list for family-friendly dogs! They are bursting with energy, great with children because of their smaller size, and always willing to play. Extremely good-natured, they have above-average endurance and make great running dogs for casual runners. They also have a unique individual design making them easy to identify. Beagles come in the classic tricolor markings of white/lemon with patches of black and light brown. They can also be found in just two colors of tan and white. Remember Snoopy … yes a Beagle!
Beagles are happy, gentle, energetic dogs that fit in well with any family. They love to feel like “part of the group,” needing an ample amount of attention and playtime. They also love children, and vice versa, proving to be vigorous but gentle playmates.
Fun loving and neither aggressive nor shy, Beagles have a mild disposition making them great companions. In the 1980’s a study was done that gave Beagles the highest excitability rating amongst all dog breeds. Always lively and wagging its tail, small children will instantly love any Beagle puppy that is brought home. Because they are hounds that love to hunt, they follow their nose, which can be a distraction and are bred to move in packs. This can give rise to howling or baying. It is said that Beagles make great companions to cats and they two get along well. –
Beagles are bursting with bravery and stamina they are all happy wagging tails—can be a great source of fun and activity. Protective of their environments without being aggressive with strangers, Beagles will bark if a suspicious person approaches the house, making them an excellent guard dog.
Known to be among the friendliest of the hound breeds. The best qualities in the Beagle are its fondness for exploring the outdoors and its enthusiasm for trailing. This independent is an incredibly tolerant, calm and adventurously playful dog, the Beagle also makes a perfect pet for families with children.
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WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
|Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks||Worm Every Month Till Six Months||Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more||After That Dogs should be wormed every three months|
|1ST DHPP||Giardia Snap Test||BloodTests||Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits|
|2ND DHPP||Heart Worm Snap Test||Antibiotics||Health Certificate|
|3RD DHPP||Parvo Snap Test||Ear & Eye Medication||Skin Scraping|
|Bordetalla||Fecal Test||Flea & Tick Medication||Transport|
|Rabies||Ear Test||X-Rays||Spay / Neuter|
|Kennel Cough Booster||Eye Test||Dewormer||Collars|
|Leptospirosis||Corona Booster||HW Pills||Head Cones|
PUPPY BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
PUPPIES BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.
One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.
3 to 7 Weeks Old
|Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks|
|During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear|
|Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother|
|Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people|
|Will stand up and start walking|
|At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell|
|At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth|
|Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly|
|The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase|
|Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies|
|Rapid growth and development rate at this stage|
|Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance|
|After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella|
7 to 12 weeks
|Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies|
|The first fear period of the puppy begins|
|A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention Average|
|The puppy will start house training|
|At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)|
|The puppies motor skills improve|
|The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it|
|Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles – the hair along the neck and spine|
|Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules|
8 months to 1 year
|Feeding frequency should be considered – reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day|
|Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months|
|The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program|
|The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of and adult|
|Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to’fill out’|
12 months old
|Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.|
|Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.|
12 to 16 weeks
|The first of the permanent teeth will work through|
|Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with|
|At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority|
|Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months|
|The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth|
|Provide them with items to chew|
|The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size|
|The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent|
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
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Every day for with these cute babies is like watching a child open a present, see videos below. Please share with others that might be looking for a miniature shepherd.
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Beagle Quick Facts
- Height: 13 inches
- Weight: 18 to 30 lbs
- Life Average 12-15 Years
- Color(s) Tricolors of White, black, and light brown.
Ideal Human Companions
- City dwellers
- Outdoorsy type
- Small and tough
- Loving and gentle
- Great with kids
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- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
- Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Children need to be taught how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
- No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
- Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
- Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOG
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IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:
- When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
- The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
- Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
- Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
- Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
- The humans must be the onesmaking the decisions, not the dogs.
Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that
- Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time
Schedule Water – Help your dog bee successful
- Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
- Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
- After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
- Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
- Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.
Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s schedule, then gently move it to your schedule.
- Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
- Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
- Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc
One accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water, brush with a soft brush, put a towel on top to absorb the liquid, then take it outside where you want him to go, take it out of the bag and put it on the ground, praise your dog when he goes outside.
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- Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
- Cesar’s House Rules
- How do I stop a dog from jumping?
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