Hudson – Adopted January 2021

Hudson – Adopted January 2021

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Meet Hudson
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 2 Years
Estimated Weight: 25 Pounds

Note: Likes to have a friendly dog buddy in the home; timid around loud noises and busy streets.

UPDATE – 23 JANUARY 2021 (from foster mom): Hudson has been here for a week and has settled in nicely. He is a sweet little guy with huge paws and long, silky ears. He looks like he has some basset in him. He loves to cuddle with people and dogs alike. The resident beagle is a little unsure of his affections, but he is slowly winning her over. He’s very sweet and calm when inside. He will happily nap and laze around with my senior beagle most of the day. The only time he gets bursts of energy is when there is food around. He just can’t control his body when it’s meal time. He wiggles and jumps and then literally inhales his food in a matter of seconds. He is working on sitting before getting his meal, but it’s hard to learn when you’re so overwhelmed with joy about food.

Hudson is still very timid outside. He is on high alert whenever we go for walks and the sounds of the city are still overwhelming to him. I say that he has doggie ADD because he is very distracted by the sounds and sights around him and sometimes can’t even concentrate long enough to do his business. It sometimes takes multiple long walks and finding a quiet street in order for him to go potty. He’s able to concentrate much better and will do his business more quickly early in the morning and late at night when there are not as many distractions. He has only had a couple of accidents indoors, so he is doing very well on housetraining. He gets along well with other dogs we have met on walks and with my own beagle. He’s very gentle. He would love to be in a home with another dog, as he is a bit more confident when he has another dog to go on walks with. The outside is not as scary when he has a friend by his side to show him how to behave. He follows my dog’s lead a lot. When she goes to take a drink of water, he follows and takes a drink too (out of the same bowl). He takes correction from my dog well. She’ll give him a little growl if he’s sniffing her too much or being too cuddly. He responds immediately and backs off. He listens to her more than he listens to me. He needs to work a little on house manners. He doesn’t understand “no”, he jumps up a lot to see what’s on the kitchen counter, and he hasn’t learned many commands yet. He is very food motivated, though, so training should come easy.

UPDATE – 16 JANUARY 2021: This handsome long-bodied beagle is now in a foster home. Let’s see how he does living in a home in the city!

UPDATE – 31 DECEMBER 2020: Hudson is now fully vetted and available for fostering/adoption.

NEW – 29 DECEMBER 2020: This handsome boy is Hudson, a 2-year-old beagle boy who weighs around 25 pounds. He’s friendly and good with other dogs. He was a stray at the Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter in Virginia, so his history is unknown. He will be available soon.





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  • Name:   Hudson
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Adult (2-5)
  • Size:   Medium
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