Penny and Walter (Bonded Senior Pair) – Adoption Pending
Estimated Weight: Penny, 12 Pounds; Walter, 32 Pounds
NEW – 16 JULY 2020: How can you resist this beautiful pair of senior beagles? Tiny Penny and Walter need to find a new home. Their current owner has a young son who has developed serious allergies to the dogs. They have had to make the very heartbreaking decision to re-home these beautiful beagles. We would like to keep them together. Here is what the owner says about these two:
Penny is our old, tiny lady — a little tri color beagle mix, probably around 13 years old and 12ish pounds. We have had her for about 3 years. She was pulled from a shelter in a neighboring county on the day she was set to be euthanized, and we don’t know anything about her history for sure. Based on the shape of her body, we assume she didn’t have a great life and was probably in a cage and used for making lots of puppies. (She has luxated putellas in both of her back legs, so she often runs around on three legs, but it doesn’t seem to cause her any pain or even slow her down.) She is the absolute sweetest little dog I’ve ever met. She is at her happiest getting any kind of attention, a true cuddle bug. She loves to curl up in your lap and just be close. She is incredibly gentle and trustworthy around kids and all other humans. She has started resting more these days. But other times, she is running and jumping and prancing like a puppy. She gets along well with other dogs. The tricky things about Penny are that she does bark some and she can’t control her bladder at her age. She really tries and you can tell she would rather be going to the bathroom outside. We have a doggie pee pad on the floor by the back door, and she pees on it most nights (never anywhere else). She does not chew but will try to get at any food within her tiny reach. She is unlike any creature I’ve ever known.
Walter is a tri color beagle mix, probably about ten years old and about 32 pounds. We adopted him from a local shelter about five years ago. I believe he was likely a failed hunting dog and was abandoned or ran away (he gets scared by loud noises). He has a very warm personality. He spends his days cuddling with Penny, and loves to play outside in our backyard with our son. He loves our son, particularly because Walter is incredibly food-motivated, and our son loves to put food directly into his mouth. He is very gentle with children and all other humans. He gets along very well with other dogs. He is a happy dog and will follow you around everywhere so as to not miss out on any food or attention. He’s definitely one of those animals that picks up on your energy and mood, and he will cuddle right up to you when he can tell you need it. He was our first baby.