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Meet Dixie
Status: Fostered by Current Owner
Estimated Age: 5 Years
Estimated Weight: 35 Pounds

NOTE: Needs quiet setting with no young children; fenced yard preferred; history of anxiety around loud noises or when left alone; women preferred; can’t be left alone for more than 2 hours.

NEW – 30 NOVEMBER 2020: Dixie is a gorgeous female beagle/hound whose current owner says she needs a quieter home with less activity than where she currently lives. The family rescued Dixie from a high-kill shelter 3 years ago after she had given birth to 11 healthy puppies. Dixie came from the rescue with severe anxiety issues, and she is still spooked easily by loud noises or when she is separated from her human. Dixie’s current home has active children and dogs, so there is more activity and noise than Dixie can handle. The owner would like to find a quiet home for Dixie where she can relax and start healing again. Here are some comments provided by her current owner:

Dixie would thrive in a quiet home with minimal foot traffic or visitors. She would prefer to live with a solo older adult woman who may be working from home or retired. Someone who is home a lot and is willing to be patient is a must to help her overcome her anxiety. Dixie would LOVE a fenced in yard to run and stretch her long hound legs since she is not used to being leashed. With time she will probably do well on the leash once she trusts her person. Dixie is super sweet and cuddly once she gets comfortable with her human. She seems to feel most comfortable around women.

Dixie is fed two times a day- 1.5 cups of dry food with some ground beef or canned food mixed in. Dixie likes someone to stand close by as she eats. She isn’t a big treat eater but when she has one, she takes it with her and hides from everyone while she eats it. She gets a teething dental stick (from the vet) every evening after dinner usually. She is housetrained but will have accidents in the house if there is a noise outside and she won’t go out. Or if she is out in the yard, she will want to come back in without going. Sometimes she needs reassurance when there are loud noises so leash walking in the yard usually works.

Dixie will bark at visitors until they are gone but she doesn’t just bark
like some Beagles tend to do. She currently lives with 3 other dogs and 2 cats. She would do well with another furry friend but it might be best for her to be the only dog to start so that she can get one-on-one attention and settle in and become a happier and calm dog. She is not crate trained. She will hurt herself in a crate and tries to get out of a room/ bathroom if she is confined. She is a very sweet and loving pup once she trusts you. She will ask for pets and want to snuggle on the couch or in bed with you. Her anxiety is high and therefore needs a quiet place to rest her sweet head.




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  • Name:   Dixie
  • Breed:   Beagle/Hound
  • Gender:   Female
  • Age:   Adult (2-5)
  • Size:   Large
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