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Jasper Hughes: When Jasper was in the animal shelter, he was too scared to eat. The shelter contacted BRSM with an urgent request for foster care. Jasper’s foster parents responded to BRSM’s request and picked him up a few days later – the same day that Jasper left the vet. Jasper was still so scared that he didn’t want to get out of the cage in the transport car and just huddled by his foster mom’s feet instead of doing his business. Jasper wouldn’t eat any treats during the rest of the drive – he was in a dog bed in his foster mom’s lap for about an hour without moving. When Jasper got to his foster home, he was still very scared – he couldn’t control his bodily functions. He probably had never been in a house before because anything reflective was unsettling – how could that other dog move every time Jasper moved?

Jasper met his foster brothers Paco and Caleb, and soon everything changed. With a little bit of space from his foster parents, Jasper greedily ate a bowl of kibble. The next day Jasper was already coming out of his shell. Jasper was playing with toys and his foster brothers regularly. He was still apprehensive around his foster parents, but his personality was starting to shine. Within a week, his foster parents turned into forever parents.

Jasper is a gem. He loves walking and playing with his foster brothers or by himself with toys. Sometimes Jasper collects toys and piles them up in a dog bed. Rawhide strips are fun (so long as he can keep it away from Caleb).

Now the same dog that was too scared to eat is helping get food out of the container and jumping around until his food bowl hits the floor. Jasper walks pretty well on a leash and reflections are no longer an issue. Jasper loves to cuddle – either with his brothers or his people. Jasper is a perfect example of what can happen to a dog with some TLC, kibble and a warm bed.

Luna Marie Baldwin (now Willow): Willow is a complete love bug and would prefer to be with someone 24-7. She loves to give hugs and enjoys snuggling. She loves to hide under the covers whether in our daughter’s bed or in her own bed (picture attached shows how she will put the covers over her and then lay down). She has been a quick learner with an easy-going personality. She was quick to learn our normal day to day life activities; when Georgena is going to school (I think Georgena is her favorite in the family), when John and I go to work and enjoys when our son, Chris, comes home occasionally from college. She has learned her backyard but on warmer days prefers to go on walks all over the neighborhood. She shows no emotion one way or another as she walks by other dogs in their yards as they bark at her. She also enjoys the ‘chase’ as we run after her in the backyard until she decides it is time to lay down from exhaustion.

She has gone camping with us in our RV and seems to be handling this well. She enjoys the new sites and smells. While is Disney World this past December we did find out that she is extremely afraid of fireworks (Disney sets them off three times a night ). That was difficult to manage. She has handled loud noises in our home just fine (construction of a remodeled bathroom, people coming in and out to fix HVAC system, etc.). However, when the refrigerator cycles to make ice cubes, she gets very anxious. She tries to hide in the bathroom upstairs and has also peed in the house because of this. We have also learned she doesn’t like when the wind blows and makes the front screen door make a subtle sound. She remains anxious about these for a good half hour or so. We are working with her on these, as neither one of these will going away.

We were advised that she was around six years of age when we adopted her, but our vet stated that with her clear eyes and how healthy she seems, he feels she was more around three years of age when we obtained her. We are glad to say that she is healthy and doing well.

Marigold Baldwin: Marigold (aka GoldieGirl) is doing wonderfully! She makes a nice addition to our two other BRSM alums Bingo (formerly Gibson) and Daisy (formerly Hailey). We call them the Threegles or the Three Amigles. She has a gained a bit of weight so she doesn't look so skinny now and we think (fingers crossed) that we have licked the ear issues. She loves her walks, her toys, and hanging on the sofa with the other two. She actually tries to play with our cats but they don't seem to know what "downward dog" means. She is very attached to my son and gets to sleep on his bed at night! She is very polite and waits her turn for treats. She knows sit and stay which is more than I can say for my other two!

Nemo Columbia (now Guy): Guy finally tested negative for heartworm and has become officially ours! As a retired couple, we are thrilled to have added him to our three cat family where he's become the "sidekick" my husband needed, both inside the house and working on projects outside. And thank you Patti from BRSM for your diligence in finding every possible escape route out of what we thought was a securely fenced yard. Now our Guy thoroughly sniffs everywhere in it each day, then comes inside to be our big cuddly boy. He loves to take his naps pressed against my husband, snoring away. Of course he snuggles in bed with us at night. Meanwhile life has become much more interesting for the cats, each one having a unique way of greeting him as they pass by, Guy respectfully dipping his head and looking away. He is our joy!

Snickers Webster: Over the years I have had a number of beagles that melted my heart but none so much as Ms. Snickers. Jax (our black lab) and Ace (our beagle rescue from 2014) are not very vocal and Snickers is showing them how it's done. When she comes in from outside time she lets one know how excited she is to see you. (Music to my ears.)

Her favorite playmate is Jax. The first time she felt comfortable enough here to play she pretended to be the 'big dog" and jumped around like a cricket and nipped at Jax's front paws. Jax was totally confused and would look over his shoulder at me as if to say 'What am I supposed to do with this?????." Now they seek each other out for tug-o-war with the ropes and Snickers, with her 15 lbs, just doesn't realize that she has no chance against Jax with his 100 lbs. She does jump in though as if she's a big dog.

My favorite time with her is when I get home from work at 3:00 in the morning. She will be snuggled on the couch at the top of the steps and she has me trained to start the belly rubbing. She rolls on her back and coos as I commence the obligatory activity. I think she would opine that my training is complete.

Thanks again and you can count on my forever support.

Zoey Hughes (now Lucy): Lucy is doing better than expected in her new home. She loves her mom, Jessica, shadowing her everywhere. Loves to go for walks, sprints and long smelling trips around the block. She has had no shaking, trembling or hiding in her new home. In fact, when Jessica gets the leash Lucy makes a bee line for the door. She likes best to lay and sleep turned up side down. It seems she likes being an only dog a lot ! She really does look like a happy girl !
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Snoopy Warren: I have been with Snoopy since late October and we were able to finalize his adoption last week! He is the sweetest and snuggliest beagle. He loves to curl up with me when watching TV and like any beagle he LOVES to eat. Snoopy is rather laid back, but once you get him outside he has so much energy and will sniff everything in his sight. One of my most favorite things about Snoopy is his love for people, he is extremely friendly and loves getting pets. Snoopy is loved by all, whether they are family, friends, or anyone we meet while going on a walk.

Snoopy brings so much joy to my life and I am very grateful for the Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland for bringing us together!

Baxter Carroll: We adopted Baxter in March of 2009. Here is a picture of him with his two doggie siblings, Puppy Chow and Ginger. They are all best buds. :)

Prince Dino: I adopted Prince Dino a little over a month ago and we couldn't be happier! He's a little sweetheart and a little love bug. He's very vocal (even for a beagle) but we have found a solution that works for both of us and our neighbors! Everyone that I met and dealt with at the rescue has been wonderful. I'm grateful to Kristen and all of the leg work and time she spent to bring Dino and me together. She was very familiar with the dogs that I was interested in meeting and she was always accessible, even when she was sick. She went above and beyond and it's obvious that she loves what she does for the rescue. Shari and Ron, Dino's foster parents, were great! I think they knew before I did that Dino had a forever home with me.

Thanks again for introducing Dino to me. I absolutely love him to pieces and I am pretty sure the feeling is mutual. Oh, and he's not spoiled at all!!

Emma Halifax: A "pup-date" from Emma Halifax:
I adopted Emmy in June 2015 and she is doing great! She has lost some weight (which she needed to do !) and enjoys her large fenced in yard and daily walks. Here she is Christmas Eve waiting for Santa!

Lily Walker: Just wanted to give you an update from over the years of our doggies that we adopted from BRSM over the years. Our 1st was Katie Barbara. The next year along came Lucy Tatum. Katie was sweet like a mama to her puppy. After a good few years, she crossed over the rainbow. Lucy was so lonely, we had to get a buddy. Here comes Lily Walker. We were very excited a couple years back when Treeing Walkers actually became a recognized breed! As you can see from the picture, the livin' is easy for pups in this house.

Rufus George: Here's a picture of Rufus George and his new brothers, below (Anton, 17+ years, Buddy, about 10 years & BRSM alumnus 2009, and Beau, about 11 years & BRSM alumnus 2010). Rufus is doing really well adjusting to his new life here. He is "all puppy" and has basically 2 speeds, stop and go-go-go! He likes to play with his toys and his new brothers and investigate the yard every day. Then when he gets tired he is a big cuddly boy. He's very smart and the older boys are helping him to figure things out, particularly Beau. He is also the only beagle we have ever had who fetches, which is a surprising delight. He brings a lot of joy to our days.

Tia Rock: As the holidays are here again, I just wanted to touch base with you both & let you know how well Tia, Amelia, and Jayda are doing.

All 3 girls are healthy & happy. Every day they enjoy scarfing down their food in an instant (typical beagles), lounging in a big beagle bunch on any of a number of pieces of our leather furniture (preferable to the 3 dog beds we have for them), and going on long, long walks (see the attached picture of them all harnessed up and ready to go). We love them to pieces, and they seem to feel the same way about us.

Thank you both for all you do for the Beagle Rescue and for helping us find our 3 furry family members.

Vorena Hughes: Holiday Greetings from Vorena Hughes! While she may not be showing it in front of the camera, she has bonded well in our household, especially with her brother Howie.

Heidi Amherst (now Maggie): She is an angel, sweetest little girl ever and loves everybody! Maggie has some health issues but who doesn't, right?? She has a younger brother named Blair. He is a Shih Tzu and is 4 yrs old. Maggie just turned 10.

Headly Hopkins: When we first brought Headly home, he was super shy and scared of everything. But he instantly took to our other rescue dog, Dixon, and he was able to warm up to us very quickly. He loves wrestling and chasing his dog brother around the house, playing with toys, and running outside in the yard. He also loves to nap and is the best snuggle bug! We are so thankful to have Headly as part of our little family and to give him the life he deserves!

Kat Caroline (now Abby): She is thoroughly enjoying her new pampered lifestyle. The sweetest dog ever!!

Coco Webster: Coco is settling in well. We are getting the night barking under control. Coco is training us for living with a beagle and all that entails. (!) I have been chatting with an experienced beagle owner at work and am learning a lot. We will be keeping in touch with you about "Life with Coco".

Ruby Tuesday Morning : Things have been great! Bob and I really are so happy to have Ruby. She's a lot of fun. She has so much energy for a 9 year old dog! And she is a very good dog. :) It's so weird to have a dog that isn't always trying to climb into the fridge. She's definitely claimed a spot on our couch now - although she will only get all the way on when no one else is on it! Otherwise she will keep her back legs on the ground, like she's not really on all the way.... Thank you very much for introducing us!

Buddy Hill: Buddy is settling in wonderfully in his new home :) He loves following his nose in the back yard, going for long walks, playing with his cousin, and napping. Buddy sometimes get sad when we leave so we spend a lot of time practicing what we learned in obedience class to keep his mind busy and focused. Every day we see a little more of the real Buddy, like the beagle who dug a hole in the back yard looking for something or the Buddy that darted out the front door. We're all getting to know each other and figuring out our new schedules. We're very happy to have Buddy!

Daisy Baldwin: This has been an amazing week for our family! Becky and Casey did a fantastic job fostering her and it shows. She got right into our car, just as Becky predicted, and loved the car ride. Alice and I talked about who would drive and who would be with Daisy. We decided, for safety reasons, that I would be slightly more able to focus on driving and not stare at our beautiful new puppy the whole way home. That turned out to be true, but only barely.

We have taken her for a trail run nearly every day, this puppy LOVES the woods and runs like crazy! Luckily, we do too. She’s a power house on the trail, but then takes a power nap once we get back. She doesn’t always have to nap right away. Sometimes it’s important for her to keep an eye on the woods. Those squirrels can’t be trusted you know…

After our trail runs, and especially with all the rain this week, Daisy comes in a bit damp. We have a towel near the door that we expected we might have to fight with her to use, but she surprised us. Rolling around in the towel is one of her favorite games and it’s just so cute! She loves the towels so much that they’ve become snuggle spots.

Last Friday we attended an event in Annapolis called Canines and Cocktails. Alice and I were super excited to finally go to one of these with our own dog! (Yes, we have been the weird people who go to these events to pet other people’s dogs…) We invited one of our friends over with her Pomeranian mix to meet Daisy. They had a moment at first, but quickly became buddies. Daisy also had a great time at the event meeting lots of other people and dogs. No one could believe she had been with us for less than a week which speaks well of how well socialized she was by Becky and Casey.

Later today, we’re planning to go into Annapolis and introduce her to Paws Pet Boutique. It’s the local shop that sponsors Canines and Cocktails so we want to support her business. Also, we saw on her website a set of lead, collar, and tag all with a matching daisy pattern. We expect a cuteness overload and hope to be featured on Paw’s Facebook page.

Thank you so much for making it possible for Daisy to come into our lives!

Sparkle Garrett (now Ellie): My name is Sparkle Garrett (Ellie). I found myself without a home back in August of 2015. BRSM rescued me and found me a foster home in Virginia.

I settled in to my life in Virginia and started a daily routine of chasing squirrels and following my nose around my yard. My foster family took me for a long car ride back to Maryland one day in September, 2015 called Beagle Bash. Soon after that party, where all of us hounds looked alike, I was becoming popular and my foster family realized I was going to find a forever home very soon. I knew they were happy that so many people wanted to love me, but my foster family realized they already did--they became what people call "foster failures" and adopted me. They gave me the name Ellie, which means "shining light." Deep down, we all knew that I was already home, where I belonged, forever.

Chili West: Everything with Chili is amazing! She is learning some new tricks and has her appetite back. Our girls just love and adore her and Chili the same. I call her my little shadow. I have been running 3 miles with her every morning and although there is a lot of sniffing and exploring, we manage to make the whole run. Thanks so much!

Maddie Garrett: Maddie originally came to us as a very fearful foster who BRSM rescued from a very bad hoarding situation. She was the most timid dog we had ever had in our home. It took her weeks to feel comfortable taking a treat from us, months to get comfortable with interacting with new people, and even more months to be able to safely walk on a leash without escaping the harness at the slightest sound outside. But from day one, Maddie loved our other dogs and easily followed them around the house looking to them for guidance on "how to be a dog". Maddie has blossomed over her time here as foster dog and hardly resembles at all the scared little beagle we first met. She is curious with new people and warms up quickly, she is housebroken (no small task for a dog with her background), loves cuddling on the couch, knows how sit and sit pretty at meal time, and even occasionally now leads the pack instead of following it. It became clear to us that Maddie had chosen us as her forever family so we adopted her after 7 months of fostering. Maddie is a happy, amazingly resilient little dog and it has been wonderful to watch her blossom into a real beagle. Every morning when I hear her little tail thumping excitedly as I wake up, I'm grateful for the joy she brings us and that BRSM saved her!

Jasper K George (now Kemper): He has fit right into the family and has stolen my husband's heart. They are the best of buddies. He is a little slow getting around but I do believe this was from the heartworm treatment. I understand that the needles they use can also cause some type of paralysis and he does have a little trouble getting around. But we're working on it. Kemper is the sweetest love ever

It is been such a wonderful experience dealing with your rescue. Thank you so much .

~ Saving Beagles Since 2001 ~
P.O. Box 983
Waldorf, Maryland 20604

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