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Luna Marie Baldwin (now Willow): We have now had Willow for a year. She has come a long way and still enjoying 'retired' life and all that is offered.

We have figured out that Willow definitely does not like fireworks of any kind. We found this out while vacationing at Walt Disney World at the Fort Wilderness Campground. She travels with us and generally loves the experiences she has as we head to different locations in the RV. But we were unable to console her at all during the vacation as the nightly fireworks went off. We felt horrible for her and she would curl up in the bathroom. We would try to hold her and comfort her but she felt more solace in laying in the bathroom, so that is where we allowed her to be during this time. We have also determined she is not a fan of thunderstorms or, bizarrely, our fridge when it makes odd noises making ice. Although she is getting better about the latter.

This past spring we had a new deck and patio put in and she loves hanging out on the patio with us. She likes to lay on her pillow, under the couch, or sometimes on the stone. She loves being outside and laying in the grass as well. She is a good listener. She putts around with us whenever we are working in the flower beds or mowing. Willow also enjoys hanging out on our daughters bed and refuses to sleep anywhere else at night.

All and all she has acclimated well to her new home. Just wanted to let her know she is doing just fine.

Oliver Williamston (now Ollie): Who is Oliver?
He is a very handsome 8 year old beagle whom my husband and I adopted from the Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland. We had lost our former beagle and were looking for a new family member. We went to Pet Value where the rescue group was bringing in some dogs for adoption and one of the ladies in the group spoke with us and told us about Oliver. My husband and I live in a condominium and were looking for an older dog who was housetrained and on the quiet side. Oliver fit the bill. He is not only sweet tempered but is gentle, never barks and loves people and other animals. He found a place in both my husband's and my heart immediately. He is a little spoiled, likes to sleep in bed, goes for walks several times a day (we have no yard) and has several doggie friends. We are so glad we contacted the rescue group and they trusted us with this precious little man. Our thanks go out to the Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland.

Ceelie Stafford (now Keelie): Keelie is doing great and settling in nicely. She's getting used to her new life and enjoys walks to the playground with our two kiddos. She happily allows everyone to love on her. She is a super "chill" doggie and nothing seems to phase her. Our daughter, in particular, seems to have claimed Keelie as her own!

Uno Russell (now Hank): Hank is fitting in so well with our family. Every night, our boxer mix, Chelsea, goes to sleep first. Even though Hank has his own bed, he always goes over to Chelsea's bed and curls up with her instead!

Rio George (now Ringo): I just wanted to thank you and your organization for our little guy, Ringo. He is doing GREAT and we've really enjoyed every minute of him so far. It is obvious that his foster family took exceptional care of him - he is wonderfully behaved with children and other dogs and he has yet to have any kind of potty training accidents. And he is so cuddly!

You and your volunteers have been organized, efficient and responsive - the adoption process was easy and non-stressful. Thanks for all you do for Beagles in Southern Maryland!

Reba Scottsville: Reba loves her new home and brothers. She enjoys snuggling with her beagle bro Ralph, and barking at all the scents in her new big yard. She told her mom that she hates thunder, but luckily laying in her moms arms is the cure for that anxiety. Her most favorite past time is going for walks in the 18 acre field behind her house that tons of wildlife run through. Oh the scents! Reba is thriving and so happy to have found her forever home.

We couldn't be more thrilled with our new addition. She is the sweet little girl we were looking for. Thank you so much BRSM! Your organization is amazing!!

Tim Amelia (now Pippin): Pippin is doing great in his new home. He loves spending time with the other dogs and with the kids. As you can see, the feeling is mutual. His favorite words are "treat" and "food", followed by "play" and "run" - no surprises there. We are thrilled to have him in the family.

Merle Washington (now Pearl): We are calling her Pearl now. She has tried all the beds out in the house and seems to like them all. So far yesterday was the only time she had an accident in the house, today 0 accidents! And she had a bath this evening and after that she was a different dog! She literally started running around the house and chasing after the cat! It is really funny!! She has a proper grooming appointment on Tuesday of next week but I had to get all of the mud buddies off of her. I think she knows this is her home now and were going to take care of her! She seems to be happy! And our other dogs aren't even to jealous of her!

Foxy J (now Annie): Annie joined our family in June 2017. While we knew Annie was battling health issues such as a heart murmur and arthritis, follow up visits with our vet revealed a mass on her liver, kidneys, and spleen. As of now, Annie is not in any pain so our goal to give her the best life possible from comfy dog beds, walks around the yards, homemade meals, time with her beagle sister Etta, and a recent family trip to western NC. We thank BRSM for rescuing Annie and Alison for fostering her.

Pepper Northhampton: Pepper is doing well, though still easily startled by simple things around the house. Put a bag in a new place, and she will not pass by it. Helps us be a bit more tidy. :)

Not quite accident free, but we are getting close. Well, mostly we need to make sure we get her out on schedule. She has given no sign yet that she needs to go out. No biggie - the two rugs she pees on are really old anyway.

Not food crazy, but she has embraced getting a treat after she goes out to potty.

She loves Otis, the guinea pig. Licks him, like he his one of her puppies.

We love her so much, quirks and all.

Gretchen Garrett (now Chloe): Hello everyone at the BRSM. You knew me as Gretchen Garrett but my Dad said I needed a prettier name so he changed it to Chloe. I just wanted to thank everyone who helped get me from the shelter to my wonderful new home. I live with two other BRSM Alumni and we are all spoiled rotten. Life was great after I learned some manners. Apparently getting in the trash and getting on top of the dining room table is frowned upon.

My hair has grown back some. I love when they pet me and tell me how soft I am. My Mom loves when I give her hugs by putting my head under her neck. I try to steal all of the attention from my brother and sister. I have lots of pretty dresses, sweaters and toys. I am telling you I hit the jackpot with this family. They tell me all the time how much they love me and they are so happy they adopted me. See you at the Beagle Bash!!
Love, Chloe

Harry Henderson: Harry has been amazing - we are still learning new things everyday as his personality unfolds before us but we absolutely adore him - even when he gets a little stubborn :). He loves to cuddle and the kids love to give him big hugs and get lots of licks. He fits into our family lifestyle very well and we are happy to have found each other!

Thank you for your parts in making our family complete! :).

Snoopy Rothschild Hughes: Here's a pic of our little boy who can now jump on sofas. (He came to rescue a bit pudgy.) He goes up and down all 3 flights of stairs in our house, including the narrow, pie-shaped ones to the 3rd floor. Thanks so much for all you do.

Dory Columbia: Here is our nifty little 8-yr old. When she first came to us, she was only 20 lbs, with fur that seemed dusty and dull. She was also unlike any of the other beagles we ever had - very quiet and a careful eater who never gorged herself. She's still quiet, but now uses her voice to remind us when it's time for her to eat. She apparently can tell time pretty accurately. She loves all the other neighborhood dogs and is very affectionate towards dogs and people. Rabbits fascinate her, but so do turtles. She's become very curious about everything she comes in contact with. She introduces me to all sorts of people - she's a wonderful ambassador. Because of her, I've managed to pass my last stress test with flying colors! After our last beagle passed I thought we were through with dogs. I'm so glad we were wrong about that! Thanks for picking out our perfect new pet with us.

Octavia Hughes: Today marks a year that Octavia arrived here so wanted to give you an update.
Medically, we’re almost all-clear. Octavia stopped scratching and the hair on her belly has grown back. She also stopped wearing the Thundershirt…which is good because she put on a few pounds and it would be a tight fit right now. Earlier in the year we had a few scares: twice it appeared she was having some sort of seizures and we ended up in the emergency room where they kept her for observation overnight both times, and she was fine a few hours later. Extensive neurological tests came all back normal so the medical consensus right now is that she was dehydrated since both days she did a lot of running at the community park, and she didn’t drink a lot of water. (She seems to drink very little on her own….we switched her to all dry food and are adding some sodium-free broth to her food and water bowl, and that seems to help).
Octavia has integrated very well. She sleeps on either the couch or the bed. Lucy and her get along, while she is afraid of Little Miss, our 18 year old three legged, deaf cat. But she mainly ignores Octavia so there are no issues there. Octavia loves to be outside and in the yard, especially now that the salamanders are back in the area. She has become the world’s greatest salamander hunter and one of these days she’ll prove that by actually catching one (not sure she would know what to do, if that happened). In addition, she became an official “brewdog” after she supervised me brewing some beer. (An english style ESB, or “Extra Special Beagle”). Her hips and read legs are still stiff but she can move and run quite well despite those limitations, but only for short distances. She can only keep up with the big dogs in the neighborhood for a short time, but she really enjoys the interaction. After all that activity, she likes to have her snack, plunk down on the couch, and snore a few hours away.

click here to see Octavia's passion for salamanders

2016: Things are going well with Octavia as she gets adjusted to her new home. We’ve been working with her vet to get her scratching under control, and it has been promising so far. Wash her about once a week and we leave her Thundershirt off until she is completely dry. She can go a little over an hour without scratching, and much longer when wearing her shirt.

She has been exploring the neighborhood, and has most of the local kids (as well as the adults) wound around her little paws. Gets along with the other dogs, but they pay more attention to her than she does to them, because there is sniffing to be done. The dog next door and Octavia have come up with a joint “snack dance” whenever they think there is the possibility that they might get one. She has added chasing salamanders and squirrels to her repertoir

Denver: I just wanted to take a moment to say hello and give you an update on Denver. We adopted Denver back in the summer of 2013 and from the moment we brought him into our home he stole all of our hearts. His should be the picture in Webster's dictionary next to "unconditional love". I don't think he has an angry bone in his body and he loves everyone he meets (including his two cat roommates). He is my constant companion everywhere I go and I wouldn't want it any other way.

We were a little hesitant adopting an older dog, but it has been one of the best decisions of our lives. Denver will never be Best in Show, fastest dog on the planet, or win any beauty contests, but he is number 1 in all of our hearts. My best buddy has been through a lot over the past few years (thyroid problems, megaesophagus, bad hip, blind in one eye) but he has never complained. We do our best every day to repay his unconditional love and ensure he is a happy healthy Beagle.

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you again for the opportunity to meet and adopt this amazing dog. I don't think there is a good way to measure how much he has come to mean to our family, but I can say that he makes all of our lives a little brighter with each wag of the tail and rub of the belly.

Claudine (now Deeny): Here is a recent picture of Claudine, aka Deeny, who was rescued through BRSM in 2011! She is living it up with her puppy brother and 16 month old human sister these days, getting lots of belly rubs and snuggles. :) Deeny's human sister thinks she likes to wear hats.

Mollie Henderson: Mollie is such a love. She and our other dog, Colt, have become fast friends. We are thrilled to have her! We are working on her boundaries, though. Caught her on the kitchen counter top eating the cats food today!!! LOL...she's crafty.

Zoe Saint Mary: There was a Zoe sighting in the neighborhood. Her family just moved to a house near one of our volunteers. They have had her since Dec, 2005. She's lookin' good. Its obvious they still love her as much today as the day they got her.

Lance Henderson: Lance came to us as a foster but we quickly fell in love with his sweet disposition. Like a typical beagle he loves food, long walks and lots of snuggles. We adopted him within weeks as he completes our rescued trio nicely.

Blondie Floyd: So far things are going better than I could have hoped! She's a very sweet dog and is adapting very well. She's still getting used to sleeping at night, but we let my daughter sleep on the couch next to her in the crate and that helps her. Thank you for everything.

Freddie Webster (now Tucker): Every day something is new:
April 2nd, on the day we took him home, we purchased a bully stick. Tucker took it outside, hid it, later on retrieved it and ate it all up. Now the young lady at PetSmart said it would last awhile... WRONG
April 3rd, he started to hide stuffed animals around the house in plain view thinking no one would see them; he would look to see if we were watching him. If we were caught looking he would take it somewhere else in the house.
April 4th, he started to jump on the sofas in the living room only. He started to hide his toys again. He now likes to jump up and hit us on our legs with his paws.
April 5th - the mother lode. Now he has decided to jump on every couch and now he lies down with Kathy during the day. He loves going in his crate taking his collection of toys, chewing on his deer antler.
There are many other funny things he does. What a bundle of joy he has brought to our lives. Thank you so much.

Pimento Pepper (now Dexter): Dexter's settling in nicely in his new home - likes to chase the cats a bit too much, but we're working on that. :-)

We are currently enrolled in puppy training with Pawsitive Paul's Training, which is more for us than for him, but he likes to play with the other dogs there, so we're all happy. He loves all people and other dogs, and is a joy to have in our home.

Rica: Rica has bonded well with our dog, Corabeth, and seems well adjusted to our home and other dog, Rosie.
click here to see a video of the fun

Rocky Caroline: We had followed Rocky’s story on BRSM for a while—he and his brother Sammy had been pulled from the shelter Labor Day weekend of 2016, but then their foster commitment fell through and they were stuck in crates at the vet for months. At the beginning of their veterinary adventure, our first dog (also a BRSM alum), Rooster, was rapidly declining in health. We couldn’t take on another dog while all our energy was going toward Rooster’s needs. When Rooster did pass away (the day before my birthday, in October of 2016), the grief was too great to immediately take in another dog. A couple of months later, I was getting anxious for the click-click of claws on the linoleum again, although the rest of my family wasn’t certain they were ready to open their hearts again.

Enter Rocky, stage left! Patti got in touch with me just after the holidays in December, knowing that we were currently without a dog. Rocky had had a brief time in a foster home in October, but he had not gotten along with the other dogs in the home, which led to his return to the vet. Yet he loved people and was a favorite at the clinic. Would we be able to foster him as a single dog? Well, it broke my heart to think of him in that crate, so I rallied the family. “It’ll be temporary,” I said, “just until we find him a permanent home.”

Within hours of Rocky coming to our house, my husband and daughter began the “let’s keep him for ourselves!” campaign. So yes, we were record-time foster failures! Rocky just fit in from the get-go. He loves people, toys, and food, in that order. Stay still too long, and you’re liable to find his head or paw on your knee, or, should your face be within range, your cheeks thoroughly kissed. He’s not terrific with other dogs, but sometimes he is chill with them (or at least can control his barking around them!). (Don’t worry, he won’t be crashing the Beagle Bash!) He’s an absolute love with people, especially children. He defers to the outdoor cat. We love our Rocky, and, as you can see from the picture, he’s been sharing the love too.

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