Harper – Adopted July 2021

Harper – Adopted July 2021

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Meet Harper
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 1 Year

Estimated Weight:  28 Pounds

UPDATE – 26 JULY 2021: Harper is in her third week with us, and it has been pure joy. So far, we have discovered that she is not shy around dogs and wants to become buddies with every one of them. Harper is doing great with our young pup, Shelby, and they both walk in tandem when outside. They both play well together when indoors and respect each other’s space. She loves to give kisses, follow her foster folks around the house, and lounge on the top of the couch.

We’ve discovered while she is still a bit apprehensive with meeting people, Harper is becoming more open to approaching them. Everyone she encounters loves her face and remarks on her “cuteness.” Harper has done well in the big city and seems not to fear anything.

We have observed that Harper does need some housetraining, loose leash walking, and obedience school; however, she learned how to ‘sit’ in the past week. In addition, she continues to get very excited when it comes to squirrels and announces her enthusiasm when seeing them.

Harper does have “alert barking” issues, but we are reducing that and attended virtual training this week. She loves to discover, and we try to take her for at least 30-minute walks three times a day as she seems to be building her endurance to do a long walk. She pants and drools a good deal on hot days so that a few extra paper towels may be necessary for clean up, along with plenty of water. After every walk, Harper nods off for a bit, and it helps to calm her down.

Overall, Harper is a ball of energy and will be a great dog. She will need to go to a home where her new family will need some patience and work with her on a few things. We think that she will do very well with other dogs and kids. However, as mentioned, Harper is a bit shy around strangers, so it may take her a bit to warm up to you. With a bit of love and TLC, Harper will be a welcome addition to any family.

UPDATE – 16 JULY 2021 (from foster family): Harper joined us last Saturday. She acclimated very quickly and seemed at home within a few hours. Harper is a lovely, happy pup who just had her first birthday in June. She’s very social indoors with people and dogs. She loves to follow her foster family around the house and wants to be part of all the indoor activities. Also, Harper has gotten along well with our resident BREW alum pup. Outside, she’s open to meeting new dogs; however, she seems a bit timid meeting new people. Harper has done well walking around the neighborhood and also the park nearby. She gets very excited when seeing squirrels and likes to let everyone know!

Harper loves food and is curious in the kitchen. She enjoys chewing bones, lounging on the furniture, and snuggling with her foster family. She has not been crated in her time with us. She does seem to exhibit some separation anxiety when someone leaves the house. However, we’ve found if she’s occupied, it’s less of an issue. She does well tolerating a bath and puts up with ear cleanings. Harper enjoys looking out the front window. She also likes to show off the famous beagle bark and howl when people walk by or when she hears a noise outside. Although she’s had a few accidents inside, she is improving with regular trips to the yard.

UPDATE – 10 JULY 2021: Harper is headed to a foster home, so we will see how she adjusts to being back in a house.

UPDATE – 7 JULY 2021: Harper is now fully vetted and available for fostering or adoption.

NEW – 4 JULY 2021: Harper (aka Dixie) is a young, tall female beagle who is kid, cat and dog friendly. She was an owner surrender to BREW because the family could no longer care for her. She is a super sweet girl, but she isn’t too excited about her current situation at the kennels. She is used to being in a home, so we hope she can find her forever home soon. She will be available once she is seen by our vet.



Q:  Can you tell me more about a specific dog?  Is s/he good with kids / housetrained / good with cats/ etc?

A:  What we know is in the write up.  Our knowledge about any dog that is not in a foster homes is limited.  Once approved, our adoption coordinators will work with you to match you with the right dog.

Q:  Can I meet a specific dog?

A:  We’re sorry, but you must be an approved adopter to meet our dogs.  Pre-pandemic, dogs could be met at adoption days, but you still had to be approved to adopt from an adoption day.

Q:  How can I adopt a specific dog?

A:  You must submit an adoption application and be approved to adopt.  You can do that under Adopt – you can also learn about the adoption process there..  It will take about two weeks for an adoption coordinator to get in touch with you.  Please keep in mind that dogs that are available now may be adopted in the meantime.  But we are always getting new dogs.   You can see them on our website.

Q:  Can I add another dog to the list on my application?

A:  We don’t hold you to the dogs you listed on your application.  It gives us an idea of what you are looking for.  Plus it will let us know if someone is interested in one of our special needs / hard to place dogs.

Q:  I indicated that I was interested in a specific dog on my application, but I see that s/he has been adopted.  What happened?

A:  We do not hold dogs.  Applicants in the queue before you are being approved and may adopt the dog you are interested in before you are approved.  But we are always getting new dogs in and your adoption coordinator will help you find the perfect match.


  • Name:   Harper
  • Breed:   Beagle Mix
  • Gender:   Female
  • Age:   Young ( 7 months - 2)
  • Size:   Medium
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