Leela – Adopted April 2021

Leela – Adopted April 2021

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Meet Leela
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 3 Years (will turn 4 on July 13th, 2021)

Estimated Weight:  20 Pounds
NOTE: Needs beagle-experienced owner; no children; fence must be at least 6 ft tall; no cats.

UPDATE – 19 APRIL 2020 (from foster mom): Leela has me a little perplexed. She came to her foster home with some issues identified by her initial adopter – she went to them straight from her home of almost four years. So, of course, I was expecting to see these issues. But her behaviors were consistent with a dog coming into a new home and would not have set off any alarms for me had I not been forewarned of issues. I can’t imagine what set her off in her first adoptive home.

If not for the issues, I would be saying Leela is almost perfect. It seems the handling issues I noted earlier were just a matter of her not knowing me as she now lets me grab her collar and direct her where she needs to go. She loves playing with the other dogs. I have one dog that can be annoying to the other dogs, and she will put him in his place but in an appropriate way. Leela is very agile – she jumps baby gates with ease and can get over the four foot chain link dog run fence. Leela will escape the run into the bigger yard – with a taller fence – run around (big zoomies are possible) and then come back into the dog run when she is done. She needs walls, doors and high fences to contain her. But I love watching her jump.

The dog I was expecting is not the dog I have. If you are interested in Leela, let’s talk! Here is a cute video of Leela playing with some of the residents dogs. Leela and Friends

NEW – 11 APRIL 2021: Leela was surrendered to BREW by her owners due to the wife’s health issues. Leela went straight to an adoptive home where she did well at first but had some issues with her humans and other dogs after the first couple of weeks. She came to a foster home and has been doing really well. Leela does well with the other dogs in the house – four adults and two puppies. We had a skittish dog visit today and she did not like him at all (no injuries). I’m not sure if it was his lack of confidence or because he was in her space. Leela also doesn’t like to be “manhandled” – such as grabbed by the collar. I’ve learned just to pick her up when I need to move her. Because of this aversion to mishandling, she wouldn’t be good in a family with children. But she is a cuddler. In her original home, she spent a lot of her time on the couch cuddling with the woman. She is used to having company and would do well with someone who is home most of the time. Even when eating, Leela likes to have company. We understand that Leela also used to go into the woods chasing after deer and would always come home after a few hours. She did get over the 4 ft chain link dog run fence in her foster home, but was not able to scale the higher outer fence. Lesson – she will try to escape.

So who is the perfect human for this beautiful beagle girl? First, you need to be patient with allowing Leela to acclimate to your home and lifestyle. Second, you should be around most of the time to keep her company. Third, a yard with a secure fence is a must.

Questions?

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:   Leela
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Female
  • Age:   Adult (2-5)
  • Size:   Medium
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