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Skipper Henderson : Skipper is doing great! He loves to eat fruits and vegetables, though he is not fond of lettuce. He is kind to his beagle sister Jane. I think he knows this is his forever home and he's at ease now.




Satchel Rock: Hello, my name is Satchel. I am about 6 ys old and I've been with my forever family for 4 of those years, and I am a beagle's beagle.

I live with my humans, Mike and Stacey and my beagle brother Barkley, who I quickly let know I was the alpha. Luckily he didn't mind, and we've been inseparable ever since.

Like I said, I am a beagle's beagle. Leave food out and I will get to it. Ever "misplace" a whole loaf of bread? It's like I can't help myself. I have to inhale the food as fast as possible. But my downfall is I can be coerced into doing most tasks with just a Milk Bone - even taking a bath. Ugh.

I love being outside and going on walks, sniffing everything. My favorite are scent walks, where I'm allowed to lead the way and follow any scent I find. I am high energy and very adept at finding gross items my humans wish I would leave alone, like that mouse my humans wouldn't let me keep. I think they were just jealous.

Like most beagles, I am very intelligent, and a little stubborn. I don't care for games like fetch or performing tricks. I like a challenge and this can put a bit of a strain on my human relationships. Put me in the back yard for a few minutes? Well I climb fences, dig under them, or just open the latch and strut out. It was advised that I should be kept in a crate until I settled into my new home, but I don't do small spaces. Mike bought me a 6'x6'x4' chain link fence enclosure. I wasn't a fan, and so began a game of chess, or at least chess moves for me, and checkers for my humans. The first day I pushed the chain link away from the frame and slid out. The humans cable tied the the chain link to the frame tight, the next day I broke the cable ties and slid out again. The humans doubled up the cable ties. I couldn't break that, so I climbed the 4' fence and was out. The humans responded by adding a roof to the fence. The next day I opened the gate door. The humans responded by bungee-cording it shut. I noticed the hinges of the door weren't tight so I pushed them out and was free. The next day the hinge was tightened. The humans thought they won, but I had them right where I wanted. I proceeded to manipulate the chain link and bend it so that I made a hole of twisted metal in the middle of the fence and got through. The next day the enclosure was disassembled and I had free reign of the house ever since.

BRSM said I have the "markings of a party beagle." It's completely true. Whenever we have guests I make sure to make my rounds and garner as much attention as possible. I love humans. Even more so if I can get them to rub my belly. I am especially fond of the ladies. Mike said I need to be a little more subtle, and that I tend to be a little to forward with my affections. I love kids too. I never mind when they poke, or prod, or pull me. I've even been known to fraternize with cats (just don't tell the fellas, if that got out it would ruin my reputation).



Maple Wilson (now Luchita):

Dear BRSM Family,
We had so much fun this week end.... we went for a bunch of walks and smelled everything and stopped and scratched our backs in the grass.... we played in the back yard and pounced on the hostas...I know there's something under there! (My new Mom will send you a picture of me peeking out from the hostas... I'm just too cute)...My Dad makes yummy chicken soup (just a little broth and chicken on my food :) .... then we went to go meet my new Grandma and had lunch with her in Reston Town Center and soooo many people came up to me and said how precious I was and my new Mom told them all about Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland and my Grandma fell in love with me and let me jump on her bed...(She should adopt a brother or sister for me)... Then we went to Petsmart and got a little name tag to put on my collar so everyone will know where I live now and also got some squeeky toys and treats... then we went home and went for another walk with my big brother and boy I am tired... I miss you and love you and my new family loves me very much.

Maple sugar... but now they call me "Luchita" :) and I'm learning a few words in Spanish. :)




Luke George: Luke has been doing well. It took him a few weeks of adjustment time but he is doing well and he is spoiled. He loves water as we have a little pool out back. We have a lot of outings planned for the summer. He goes to the dog park with his beagle sister Abby at least once a week (as long as its not to hot outside.) He loves to lay on the back of the couch to watch when we come in. He really enjoyed his first Easter. The Easter Bunny came to see Abby and Luke. All in all, Luke is fitting in very well in our home. He sleeps in bed every night with my son and he has his spot on the couch and Abby has hers.




David Ridgely (now Louie Bluey):

We could not have picked a better friend for Walter, even though we worried at first because of the size difference. They are absolute play monsters and they LOVE each other. However, we do think Louie convinced some kind soul that he was a beagle when he is really partly some other kind of hound too. We call him the Louisiana Lemon Hound.




Sweet Tater Pie (now Buddy): When we adopted from BRSM about a 1 1/2 yrs ago, we got a very sickly boy that had been named "Tater". We are so grateful BRSM rescued him, and started him on a path to healing. Heartworm is an amazingly expensive disease; in addition, you have to limit the dog's activities.

But, we stuck with it, and have been blessed with a wonderful friend. We call him Buddy; he has enriched our lives and our retirement! Thanks to each and every one of you!




Fiona (formerly Rosalee): I adopted Fiona in the spring of 2013 to replace my lemon beagle Wish. Fiona is very individual. She is friendly when she wants to be and hides in the closet when she wants privacy. When she wants to be sociable she makes a flying leap to my lap to become a lap dog. During storms she obeys the weatherman by going to a small inside room without windows. When I first brought her home she wore a path around the inside edge of privacy fence. She tried to climb a domed doghouse and slid off. Now she prowls the yard as a mighty hunter of geckos, frogs and bugs. She is camera shy which made her unhappy at the Beagle Bash where lots of folks had digital cameras. With the passing of a bigger beagle she became alpha dog. That just means she has first choice of any food that falls on the floor. Fiona is also a search dog. When we searched a neighborhood for a lost dog, Fiona sniffed every mailbox and yard and barked at other dogs. She is loyal to her furry friends. If another beagle objects to nail clipping Fiona will bark at me to stop bothering her friend. She often sleeps with me but wants me to pet her before letting either of us go to sleep. Sometimes she sleeps with her eyes open but not looking at anything. As I write about her I stop, pet and love her instead. She is a wonderful beagle and great find. Thank you to her foster for letting me adopt her.




Marco: We have had Marco for a year and a half now. He is doing really well. He is a great dog. He and Ceelie Charles get along really well. She is his princess. He follows her around and makes sure her ears and runny eyes are clean. Marco still loves his toys. He runs around the house and yard with them. He has been a great new addition.




Chase Upshur: Chase is doing remarkable well. He has been to the Vet just for a Well Being Check-up and for the shots he needed. He enjoys running around the yard like a nut, he's eating real well (Kibbles N Bits) or if we give him some can food (Pedigree) since it's soft for his teeth.




Mr. Wiggles (now Freddie): Just a note to let you know that Freddie is doing very well, and has put on weight as well as acquiring some self-confidence. He is loved by all in our family, and (kind of) by our pug, Cleo (Cleo wants to be the boss, and Freddie basically lets her be the boss).

Thank you again for helping bring him into our lives!



Geordi Nottoway:
Geordi is a lovable, playful guy. He is SO smart. He figured out how to use the lazy susan cabinet in my kitchen to get to loaves of bread on the counter! He hoards toys so that Dude, his beagle brother, will come play with him. He loves long walks, belly rubs and gives great kisses. What won me over though was on the first full day I had him, I wanted to take him for a car ride, and he refused to get in the car. I knew it was because he had found home and didn't want to leave. He will be with me for life :)




Janis Joplin (now Schatzi): Here is a photo I took recently at a park after she went in the pond. She met and played with some nice dogs on that walk. Schatzi will be 2 in June. She is the sweetest, most adorable beagle ever. My son, Christian, is 21, and he is crazy about her. We take her on long hikes. She has truly made our family complete. We loved her before we got her just from her photo and video. Schatzi has exceed our expectations. She went through her puppy stage and kept us up, but we loved it. Now, we can't get her out of bed in the morning. She sleeps under the covers with her head on my pillow. Thank you so much for giving us Schatzi.




Weber Upshur:
Weber is so sweet and loving and eager to please! He's already part of the family! We love his energy and friendliness and we are all entertained by his loud "BARROOOOOOOs." We LOVE him so much!




Bailey Downs: Bailey is wonderful. Better than wonderful! She is all settled in and part of the family. We can’t imagine ever being without her.

No accidents now – she just needed to set up her “spots” and routine and get over all the foreign scents. No barking or howling. Her nose gets her in a tiny bit of trouble, but we know to keep an eye on her. She follows me everywhere, so if she is suddenly not with me, then she is up to something. Bailey is getting lots of walks with us, so she has even lost a tiny bit more weight and we see more of her “girlish” figure.

She goes gleefully into her crate in order to get a special recipe frozen Kong – and she runs so energetically into it that the entire crate slides! She isn’t in there long since MWF she is out with Jordan and Sat and Sunday with us – so Tuesday and Thursday are her longer days (minus a mid day walk) but she sure loves it. She is super spoiled between all the TLC she gets and her special bacon broth soaked elk bones and the aforementioned Kong treats and she gets flax seed in her dog food for her dry skin and to make her coat shine – so she even loves the extra nuttiness of that. All of our neighbors love her and she even has dog buddies. She is so sweet. She is never the barking dog outside, but is the one who loves everyone. We are so happy and so blessed to have her! We cannot comprehend for a second that her original owner would have even considered taking this wonderful dog to the shelter! Now, the hardest part is knowing that I can only save one and that there are other equally loving and amazing dogs who are being sent to shelters!

We are so grateful to Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland for completing our family. Bailey is beyond loved and we have you all to thank for bringing her into our lives.



Bonnie Baldwin (now Bonnie Belle): I started fostering Bonnie in October 2012 and adopted shortly thereafter. While with you guys, she had one cancerous lump removed and within her first 8 months with me, she had two additional cancer lumps removed. However, Bonnie will be cancer free for ONE YEAR in June! So I just wanted to send a follow up picture. Here is Miss Bonnie Belle (formally Bonnie Baldwin) and her brother Sherlock sun bathing.
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12/30/13: I wanted to send a picture of my entire beagle family. But three beagles don’t sit together and look in the same direction at one time. Here is the picture of Bonnie that I adopted October 2012. She is an absolutely amazing dog.
Bonnie had one mammary cancer lump removed while she was with you guys and two more removed in her first 9 months of being with me. When she went back for her second surgery with my veterinarian, the veterinarian removed her entire mammary gland in June 2013 and this has been Bonnie’s longest stretch being cancer free. Now Bonnie is enjoying the cozy and cancer free life. She likes chewing on bones and laying in the sun but her favorite pastime is belly rubs. Every day begins and ends with Bonnie kisses. Her brother, Sherlock, is still trying to get her to play with tug-a-war with him and I think one day she will. Bonnie also has a foster sister, Copper, who is blind, but she is more of Bonnie’s pace and they bond over sleeping together.



Seraphina (now Godiva): Here she is at 5 months. A handful, but a sweetheart. We all are in love with her.


Jenna George (now Zoey): I rescued Zoey from BRSM last November after my previous beagle, Paige, past away all too abruptly.

Zoey has come a long way from being a nervous and frightened puppy to a dog that just wants play and cuddle. And eat and eat and eat... She goes to the dog park on a regular basis and she is the kind of dog that gets all of the other dogs excited to play. She loves to be chased!

Of course I miss Paige but I'm so happy I was able to give Zoey a good home where she is loved.

Someday soon I hope to be able to rescue another beagle from BRSM so Zoey can have a friend, other than Scratchy the cat.



Frankie Baldwin: We kept his name because he is older and we didn’t want to change everything for him. He seems to be doing well. He absolutely loves our backyard. He goes in and out of the house all day long and loves chasing the bunnies and birds. He loves having his spot on the couch and looking out the window as we come home.

Frankie is still getting used to the house rules and not jumping up at us, but he and our toddler have some learning to do regarding each other. I am sure it is just a matter of time and patience. Frankie is getting his first bath and nail grooming tomorrow so it should be an interesting afternoon.



Rocky Baltimore (now Jax): We absolutely love him! We have re-named him Jax and it really seems to fit him. Since we brought Jax home, he has been nothing but a joy to have around! He is a complete lap dog, and has taken to climbing in my lap in the evenings to watch TV. He has two canine brothers, Harley, who is the other Beagle Maryland rescue and Bear a malamute. Jax and Harley have quickly become best buds. They share the couch most days, sleeping it away, and LOVE to chase each other everywhere. Bear was a little wary at first, but he is coming around and Jax absolutely LOVES him and continually tries to get him to play.

We’ve come a long way in getting him house trained, and in the last few weeks has had almost no accidents in the house, he is very smart. He is definitely a hound and within the first few nights at home, managed to fence a opossum almost every night for a week. Thankfully the opossum has decided to take his nightly travels by another route. He is a digger and a chewer, but so far he’s only dug holes in the middle of the yard, he probably hears the moles, and he hasn’t chewed on any furniture –knock on wood – just shoes and clothes.

He’s beginning to learn the finer points of treats and he’s learned very quickly after he goes outside he’ll get a treat and if he runs to the goodie cabinet, he’s likely to get a treat as well. Harley’s been a wonderful teacher, and Jax is picking up all of Harley’s tricks. He’s also beginning to learn basic commands like sit and fetch and drop it (which comes in really handy when he goes after shoes). As you can see from the attached pictures, his second favorite thing to do is sleep on the couch!




Kristoff Hughes (now Bruce Wayne): We renamed him Bruce Wayne since he is a charmer, but always finds his way into trouble, much like the comic book character, Bruce Wayne AKA Batman. He is a very fast learner and was (mostly) housebroken pretty quickly! He is a big chewer (on bones, great. On shoes, not so great) and absolutely LOVES toys. He loves them so much he's always trying to bring them outside with him. He also loves to play fetch. He also loves to eat poop. That's really the biggest behavior issue we're dealing with right now. We're working on the "leave it" command with varying levels of success. I think our next step is having him on the leash even in the back yard when going potty.

He gets along very well with our older Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and they love to cuddle each other at night. Bruce is a big lovebug just like his sister. He also is a major chow hound and will try to pull the food right off your plate! He is smart, sometimes too smart. He found out he could climb on the chair to get onto the kitchen table once so we always keep a close eye on him.

Overall, he's a very good family dog and has adjusted to home life very very well. We're pretty sure he was NOT a family pet before us given some of his mannerisms and how he behaved with different things (very familiar with crates, didn't take much to crate train him), very unsure about things like couches, beds, etc., always wanted to be outside for the first 2 weeks and we literally had to drag him inside during the polar vortex. He just seemed really unsure about being inside like he wasn't used to it. Now he runs around like he owns the place!

He LOVES going on walks through the neighborhood. We have really been trying to make sure he is familiar with the area because he got out the front door twice now. Once was a snowday and I was shoveling. He slipped out when I was walking outside and ran up and down the street and played in the snow. We quickly learned he needed to be kept in the crate or held whenever the door was opened. So then I come home late from work one night (8 pm on a Friday) and he slips out the front door because my husband didn't have a hold on him and wasn't watching him. Thankfully both times I was able to call him and scoop him up to carry him inside. The second time was a real scare since it was dark and he took off running. I couldn't see where he went, but he came when we brought out his favorite squeaky toy. Thank goodness! We got him a pet ID tag from this network that sends out alerts to vets, facebook, etc. but hopefully he won't give us the slip again.

Overall, he's very high energy but when he settles down he loves to cuddle. He keeps us on our toes and we love him (good and bad, although I really could do without the eating of the poop).

He doesn't really like to sit still long enough for us to get pictures of him but we did get a couple which I am sharing with you now. :-)




Mason Monroe: Mason is about 3.5 years old now. When we first adopted him, he was skittish around other dogs. He did not want to engage them. He also had some high anxiety and did not like to be left alone. That is all past now and he loves to engage other dogs and is no longer anxious about anything.

Mason has something other than Beagle in him. We think it is Jack Russel Terrier, but there must be something else still because his legs are quite long. He loves to run. I take him running for 3 to four miles twice a weak. He is a great dog and loyal friend.




Suzie Amelia: We are happy to say that Suzie is adjusting well to her new home and shows improving health. She gets along with our other dogs, particularly Bella, who we have concluded thinks of her as her mother. Bella is our more assertive and aggressive dog, who prevented us from taking in our last foster, Ruby. So it has been surprising to see her let Suzie take over whichever bed she chooses, and on a recent trip to the dog park, place herself between Suzie and some larger dogs, growling at them, even though they did not appear aggressive. Suzie loves running out with the other dogs to take care of her waste necessities since she has learned that she can join them when the treats are handed out when she returns, though she sometimes heads for the pantry before going outside, particularly on cold mornings when she would prefer just to get her reward!


Samuel Clemens: I just adore Sammy. He's my little baby. He is sweet and stubborn and timid and cuddly all rolled up into one. He loves his sister Bette, tolerates his feline friend named Neko, loves to eat - basically has a pretty good life. My husband and I take him to the beach every other weekend. He gets so excited every time we say "beach" - he actually prances and does a little jig with his front paws. Truly adorable. We love him dearly.




Alouette: When Alouette was rescued in 2007, she had a severe case of glaucoma. Her eyes did not improve on the treatment with medicines, and the veterinarian determined she was unable to see at all. At the time she was very skittish / anxious, and the vet believed this could be due to pain from her condition. At the vet's suggestion, Alouette underwent a procedure to remove her eyes, which turned out wonderfully. She became calmer, happier, comfortable with our other dogs, and able to navigate our entire house and backyard without any assistance. She even enjoyed the trips to the dog park. Attached is a photo of her with with her best buddy, Buckley (another rescue).

Sadly, Alouette had developed cancer in 2013. After a hospitalization and drug treatment, her condition initially improved. Unfortunately, there was no lasting cure and Alouette passed away a few weeks later. But she knew complete love and happiness for 6 years.




Crystal Hughes: Hi everyone. This is Crystal. I wanted to let you know how happy I am in my new home with my new family. I have a plush bed that I like to lay in that’s right in the living room where all the action is. The couch is even softer, but I only sleep up there in the middle of the night when no one can catch me. Every day I go for a walk in the neighborhood and check out all the new smells and I also like to lie down in the backyard and munch on a rawhide bone. I’ve learned that I will always get a treat if I ask to go out into the backyard, and I even get one if I just go out and turn right around to come back in. My family is always happy to rub my ears and my belly and give me hugs.





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