About Roxie the Loving Beagle
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: $75
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Color: Tricolor / Tricolor
- Current Size: 23.7 Pounds
- Current Age: 9 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
- Microchipped: Yes
- Housetrained: Yes
Lucy and her sibling Roxie are looking for home after their lifetime owner developed brain cancer and could no longer care for them. Imagine how hard that must be, dealing with such a terrible disease AND having to part with your pets? It truly is heart wrenching. These two pups are so sweet and full of life. They would definitely love to be adopted together ~ gosh, they're so easy, together they don't equal the work of one puppy! This is what their owner had to say about Lucy: "Roxie is the 13 inch, born January of '04. She's more of the typical beagle type. She loves having her nose to the ground and sniffing. She'll play tug of war and fetch. Being 8 yrs old they still love to stretch their legs and run. Being together pretty much their entire lives I would love to see them adopted out together, but I know that's hard to do."
Foster Update: Roxie is a traditional beagle, she throughly enjoys her daily fence line searches. If I would let her she would stay out all day walking the fence line. She barks at the armadillo, the neighbors and anybody walking by, but she listens well and stops when I tell her to. We have a couple of tree stumps in our yard and she loves to jump up on them and survey her kingdom. She also loves to hunt lizards in the lilies. At night I have to go out to get her as she would stay out all night long. Roxie gets along with my four dogs just fine, but she could very easily be the only dog in the house and be fine with it. I feed Roxie 1 1/2 cups of a weight management food, she seldom eats all of it as she wants to go exploring again. She gets treats every day from our neighbor. Roxie would make anybody a great dog and she would do just fine with or without other dogs.
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Beagle is one of the most popular scent hounds because of his energy, willingness, and merry, sweet disposition. The breed probably originated as a cross between the Harrier and other hounds in England. The Beagle has been used in packs, alone, and in pairs, for hunting hare, pheasant and quail. He has also served as an excellent narcotics detection dog and makes a fine family companion. The Beagle is a gentle, sweet, lively and curious dog that just loves everyone! A happy little tail-wagger! Sociable, brave and intelligent. Calm and loving. Excellent with children and generally good with other dogs, but should not be trusted with non-canine pets, unless they are socialized with cats and other household animals when they are young. Beagles have minds of their own. They are determined and watchful and require patient, firm training. This breed doesn't like being left alone. Consider buying two if you will be gone a lot. A Beagle has a loud baying cry that was a delight to hunting horsemen, but can be disturbing to family and neighbors. Beagles have a tendency to follow their own noses. They may take off on their own exploration if let off their leash in an unfenced area. Energetic and possessing great stamina, the Beagle needs plenty of exercise, but a yard of reasonable size will take care of most of its requirements. A brisk daily walk will cover the rest. Always use a lead when walking this breed or you will be running the risk of it disappearing in search of wild game. They have a life expectancy of about 12-15 years.