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Bennet Hughes: Bennet came to us as a foster in March 2014, and we quickly fell in love with him. His gentle demeanor, big dark eyes, and warm snuggles won us over. We long thought that we would be a one-dog family, but my husband and I soon found that our hearts expanded in a way we hadn't expected. After a few weeks with Bennet we could hardly remember a time without him, and we knew that we had to make him a part of our family. These days, he spends most of his time napping, using his signature sad eyes to score treats, and following his sister Sidney around the house. His tail wags furiously in circles when you talk to him, so much so that we call him "copter butt." He's not much on toys, but he loves his pillows--he'll jump on the bed or couch and push them all into one big pile and then climb on top! He is such a sweet, happy guy, and we can't imagine our lives without him.

Paolo K George: Paolo transition into the house is a success. However, the first week was a little difficult. Paolo was very anxious. He was scared of everything, and would just to sit in one corner of the house and bite one of his paws, making a very weird and uncomfortable noise. He peed and pooped everywhere. And when we were cooking, he would go crazy trying to reach everything on the kitchen counter. But thankfully, things got better. Our other dog, Koko, helped Paolo a lot in his adjustment to the house. Paolo was constantly imitating Koko’s behaviors, like pretending they were sleeping when in reality they were begging, and playing with their toys when we were watching TV. And every time Paolo did something wrong like jumping, Koko growled at him, telling him that was a wrong thing to do. There were times where they tried to fight, but we controlled it with a “pet corrector” that works pretty well on them. For potty training, we started by taking Paolo out every two hours, adding more time to it every week. And every time Paolo was biting his paw and making that weird noise, I gave him a bone to chew. And no more paw biting so far. Now, everything is better. Paolo and Koko are good friends. They do everything together. They go out four times per day. They eat two times per day. They also eat lots of treats and share bone and toys. Sometimes there is some trouble between them, but “Pet corrector” comes to rescue them. Koko sleeps on one side of our bed, and Paolo at the other side in his crate. In the mornings, Koko gets up and sits next to Paolo’s crate, waiting for me to let Paolo out. Paolo loves to sleep on the bed in the mornings and on the couch in the afternoons. He is also getting more comfortable with the cat. Koko and Paolo get equal attention, making sure neither of them dominates more. Everything Koko gets, Paolo also gets it. They guard the house together and bark together. They also play in the creek behind our house, and I think Paolo got really sick because of it. But now he is much better. Koko is also learning from Paolo. Because of Paolo, Koko now knows how to chase the ball and squirrels.

Paolo has a story with a happy ending. Paolo finally found a home!

Viggo Howard (now Copper): Copper has been adjusting to his new home fairly well. He can be a handful at times but we've enrolled him in puppy classes (more like people classes...but you get the idea) and we've puppy proofed the house. Well, I'm not sure a home can truly be 100% puppy proof, so we watch him like a hawk! Laney (formally Hayden, BRSM) didn't really appreciate having Copper around at first. She had grown very attached to her big brother, Grant. She was very sad (as were we) when Grant lost his battle with cancer and passed away. However, she is accepting Copper into her world a little more each day. In fact, she has taught him how to relax and enjoy the sunshine, even though he's supposed to be outside to go potty! I, on the other hand, am currently locked in a battle for my favorite chair! We will try to keep you updated on Copper's progress as the weeks, months and years go by. Thank you all so very much for the work you do to rescue these wonderful dogs!

Diamond George (now Sadie): Since coming to her new home in Baltimore City almost a year ago, Sadie has flourished! She started off as a timid, unsure little girl, but is becoming more and more confident every day. Thanks to a neighborhood full of other dogs (many of which are beagles), and lots of friendly neighbors, she has plenty of opportunities to practice her social skills. Sadie loves her days spent taking long walks in the park sniffing, scenic car rides, going to the beach fishing, trips to visit her grand-humans in New York, and taking lots of naps. Sadie enjoys getting her belly rubbed, dancing to klezmer music, and rolling around in piles of laundry. She especially loves it when her human sings to her and throws a tennis ball around the house!

Putter Halifax (now Martin): Rough life!! As you can see he is very comfortable in his new home lol.

Marjorie Rutherford (now Maggie): For nine months, Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland has allowed us to foster Maggie in our home. We adopted her. Maggie, the sniffing hound whose tail wags every time there is a scent around! We have never had a beagle that wants to play with us as much as Maggie! She is a gentle hound, with obvious maternal instincts, and a friend. Thank you Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland for bringing Maggie into our lives!

Skip Hughes: We are thrilled with Skip. He's been with us a little over three weeks and is settling in nicely. He has had several anxious moments especially with his first trip to the vet with us, but with the help of a Thundershirt he did great. He now cuddles with us on the sofa and loves to have his ears rubbed. He enjoys the backyard and tries to keep up with our Jack Russell, Carter, and surprisingly enough he gives Carter a run for his money. He loves his chew toys and keeps himself occupied for a long period of time. Skip has brought us so much joy; he is such a sweet boy. We are so fortunate to have Skip; he has truly been a great addition to our family. Thank you for all the good work this organization does giving great dogs another chance and families an opportunity to adopt them.

Lil Preston (now Lillie): Lillie is a great addition. We are so happy and we think she is too. She is a lover, and her tail wags so much that sometimes we think it is going to fall off. The kids are in love with her. Mornings in our house used to be tough, but now the kids can’t wait to get up and dressed so that they can play with Lillie. Even Charlie, our elder beagle, is warming up to her. I actually captured a picture of her sharing his bed with him yesterday. We take her on daily walks and she snuggles with us at bedtime. Lillie loves to sunbathe, sleep on top of our clean clothes, and play with the kids. Thanks again for everything. We are very happy and we know that Lille is too.

Annabelle Hughes (now Annie): She is such a love and has adjusted really nicely with our family. She loves to give hugs and wants to cuddle all the time. We live in the woods so she is having a lot of fun barking at squirrels and other noises. Her favorite place to be is our window seat. She will stare out the window until she gets tired and then fall asleep in the sun. We love her!

Izzy Preston (now Mitzie): Things are going great with Mitzie. Here's a picture of Dave holding her. She loves to be picked up and held and then falls asleep while being carried around. She is a joy and we are all very, very happy. Mitzie is a loving, gorgeous girl and we are so glad to have her in our family.

Ambrosia Hughes (now Abby): Abby joined us in the winter of 2015 and instantly filled our home with her gentle but outgoing energy. It took her a few days to get used to the stairs, but she soon found herself following the family from room to room. She has been a great little sister to her beagle brother Josh, who we rescued several years ago. Josh is an older fellow, but the two play like puppies as they roll around and nibble on each other. We look forward to many years of Abby's friendly and playful personality.

Putter Halifax (now Martin): We first heard of Beagle Rescue from a friend who posted a story on Facebook. I reached out and talked to Donna who filled me in on Beagle Rescue and the dogs that were rescued. Donna did a great job matching us with the perfect dog that would get along with our other dogs. All of the volunteers we worked with were caring and went above and beyond to make sure the dogs found a good home. We changed Putter's name to Martin and he is getting along great with his two brothers and the rest of the family. He is affectionate, has learned to sit and come to the door if we shake the treats. Linda did a great job housebreaking him and he hasn't had any accidents. We love having Martin as part of the family and I think he loves being here.

Melton: We adopted Melton back in August 2008 and I believe he was 8 months old. He is now 9 yrs old going on 10 and one of the best, most affectionate, goofy dogs I've ever owned. Everyone loves him! He has been a big brother to many foster dachshunds who have come through our home since 2006. He's currently a big brother to 3 miniature dachshunds. He loves to chase the squirrels in our backyard and bark at them while they run across the power lines. He doesn't like thunderstorms or fireworks at all! He still has a pretty good amount of energy but claimed the recliner in our living room as his domain. He will look at you and whine if you're sitting in it.

I just wanted to let you know how he is doing and we thank you for all the work you do.

Lucy Lou Baker: Lucy is wonderful! We are in Beagle heaven here. Ellie and Lucy are like two peas in a pod. Ellie was our spoiled only child, so it took her a few days to get used to having another pup around that got as much attention as she did. It was totally worth the pouting because Lucy is an amazing sister to Ellie. They run and play together, it's great and exactly what we wanted. That's not to say that Lucy hasn't upset things. She's our little wild child and needs her boundaries to make sure she doesn't get into trouble. I think she's catching on though. We're just grateful she gets along so well with Ellie and the cats. Everyone seems really happy.

Lady Caroline: We adopted Lady Caroline in early 2009. She was 4. Five years later, she’s 9 and doing fine!
Here she is, basking in the sunlight.

Fuscia (now Scout): It only took a few days for Scout to earn her new name! She constantly has her nose on the ground, under the furniture, in the closets, looking for adventure - and socks. She loves socks. Her big German shepherd "sister" Azzura (oddly enough the same name as her mom!) is a more than willing playmate. They can be found together running around the back yard chasing each other at full speed and taking turns destroying all the sticks they can put their mouths on. She has learned which cats want to play with her and which ones to leave alone. She's 5 months old now and about 95% potty trained which is great since she has taught herself how to climb over the baby gate we have to keep her in the kitchen.

She definitely keeps me on my toes! Twice daily walks are a must. And she's a real love bug. Beagles are such cuddlers! She sleeps in her bed next to mine and when the alarm goes off she's allowed up next to me to get that last 15 minutes of snuggle time before mom has to get ready for work.

Thank you for entrusting her to me. I really missed my old beagle buddy Charlie Brown who passed away last year of old age at 14 years. Scout has become a wonderful and much adored part of our family!

Bert Beagle: On January 19, 2015, we made the journey from Pennsylvania to Baltimore with Jed (who we adopted from BRSM in January 2011) to meet Bert Beagle. Bert was spending time at the Academy Hospital in a crate after being returned from a previous adopter and we were hoping to help out by fostering him. Before we knew it, we were on our way home with Bert. A few days later, I was pretty sure that he had found his forever home……..with us! We have since adopted him and he is now, without a doubt, in his forever home!

He is such a sweet, gentle soul. He loves to sit and look out the window, to take walks, to play with his squeaky toys, to take a nap in front of the fireplace, or to run in and out to the backyard with big brother Jed. I think Jed told him there are always biscuits when they come in, so they go in and out quite a bit!

We thank BRSM for rescuing these guys and giving them a chance for a life filled with love. It takes very special people to foster and do what all of you at BRSM do, day in and day out. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much! And a great big AROOOOOOO from Jed and Bert!

Luna: Luna is doing pretty good so far. She hasn't had any issues warming up to the new home. Even though she was super scared and afraid of everything, when she got comfortable she really came out of her shell. She does pretty well in terms of energy and is always very happy to get outside. I went out fishing and took her with and interfaced well with her surroundings. I have kept her on her old diet with the foster and pretty much got a pretty good potty schedule. With that said, if she has to potty she will not cooperate well. She takes a lot of time finding the spot she wants. When she does her business though she hasn't had issues keeping up with the light jog through the paths and woods out here. The picture must a testament to how happy she is. Her tail is just a blur, from wagging.

Jayda Hughes: Jayda has fast become a contented member of our fun family. Tia and Amelia--our two other beagles from BRSM--treated her as a long lost sister from the minute they met. And Jayda was just as thrilled with her two new sisters. All three beagles could soon be spotted as one big beagle lump, lounging together on any number of the dog beds or sofas around the house. Jayda has also become much more relaxed around people. She now greets all family members with a spunky wiggling hind end and even lets strangers pet her on her daily walks. We are so happy to have Jayda as part of our family, and we think she is equally happy.

Keifer Henderson (now Cody): Cody is bonding with all human and canine members of our family, including fellow Beagle Rescue alum, Bessie Roane. He loves going on long walks and snuggling on our laps. He is definitely a doer and loves to be involved in whatever is going on. We are so happy that he is a part of our family!

Beagleslee (now Beasley):
Hi Everyone- My name is Beasley (formerly Beagleslee.) I feel like the luckiest guy in the world and I let my mommy, daddy & big brother know every day how much I love and appreciate them. They tell me all the time that I’m such a good snuggler and they can’t believe what a sweetheart I am, after ALL that I’ve been through since being picked up in Kentucky in June. I’ve had every test imaginable, been fixed, spent almost 14 hours in a kennel on the drive to Maryland, stayed with 2 foster families, I’ve been on antibiotics for my ears & mouth, then had my teeth cleaned with 3 having to be removed, but I’m just as happy and as loving as ever. Eddie, my big brother, is also a beagle & we have the best time ‘hunting’ together on our walks, wrestling at least once a day, playing tag and guarding our yard. He’s really nice & shared his toys with me, before mommy & daddy bought me some of my very own. He even lets me nap on him several times a day, but of course when it comes to food, sharing goes out the window! During the summer, my favorite is our garden! Mommy laughs & calls me a little thief, but I just can’t help ‘sampling’ several tomatoes a day, even if it means climbing up through the cages to get the best red ones at the top. *YUM* I want to thank everyone at BRSM that made my adoption possible, THANK YOU, you guys are the best & I hope that all of my old roomies have the same good luck that I’ve had! Xoxo –Beasley

Tucker Caroline: Tucker came to live with us on December 23rd from West Virginia. He was not leash trained and very fearful of everything. It only took Tucker two days to figure out his leash and he warmed up to his new family fairly quickly. Tucker's favorite place is curled in bed between his new Mom and Dad! He also has an older four legged brother, Les, that he enjoys spending time with and following around the house! Tucker is a work in progress but he is fitting right in and we couldn't imagine our family without our Tuck-Tuck! Thank you, BRSM!

Azura Hughes (now Zuri): Zuri is now living in Arlington, VA with me and enjoys long walks (more like runs), sleeping, and of course her food! She is coming out of her shell a little more each day indoors. Outdoors, she loves keeping that nose to the ground like a real hound. She is very friendly with all the dogs in the neighborhood and is loved by all the people that meet her. She even met a couple of beagle buddies when we were at the park yesterday. She is such a sweet beagle and so happy she is in my life! Thanks!

Ginger Spice : We received a little update on Bambi & Ginger, who were both adopted over 5 yrs ago.

Here are Bambi and Ginger, snuggling on the couch together. Ginger is wearing the stylish purple coat.

Star Baldwin (now Sammy): Sammy cleans Duke's ears and feet. At first she would steal each toy Duke would pick up. Now Duke is "speaking up" and getting toys back---but mostly they play tug of war his toys (that one will bring the other intentionally.) Quite interesting and fun to watch!!

Thank you!! I know it was the right decision for me.

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Waldorf, Maryland 20604

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