Miss Pickle

Miss Pickle

About Me

Meet Miss Pickle
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 7-10 Years

Estimated Weight:  18 Pounds
NOTE: Needs fenced yard with tall fence and no holes or weak spots; may do better with a second dog in the home.

NEW – 29 DECEMBER 2020: Pickle was found abandoned on a country road in August 2020. She may have been part of a pack of hunting dogs because she definitely follows her nose and likes to spend as much time outside as possible. Because she is a digger, her forever home will need to have a yard with a sound fence that she cannot tunnel under — when Pickle is on the scent, she is in the zone, and she is stronger and more resourceful than her age and size would suggest! Pickle loves humans and other dogs. She is being fostered in a home with an American pit bull terrier who has become her good buddy. The two of them cuddle and sleep together, and they also occasionally go to doggie day care where Pickle consistently gets good reports for playing well with the other dogs and loving on the humans. Pickle does not like to be left alone and she does not like the crate (it may have bad associations if the theory is correct that she was a hunting dog who lived in a kennel). She would probably do best with a family where there is someone at home most of the time, and ideally where she is not an only dog.

Pickle’s comfort level around small children is unknown, but her foster family includes a 12-year-old with autism, and Pickle is very gentle and loving with him (and vice versa). She was not house trained when she entered foster care and she has occasional accidents. But she has learned to stand at the back door when she needs to go out, and she also learned that walk times (twice a day on leash) are the main times to do her business. Her pit bull brother is a slower eater than Pickle, and she will finish his food (and he will let her). So in order that she not weigh 500 pounds and he not starve to death, they get fed in separate rooms which has worked very well.

Pickle is an extremely sweet and affectionate little creature who could be a good addition to a family with some stay-at-home members, some experience with retraining country dogs, and a sturdily fenced yard.


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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?

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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:   Miss Pickle
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Female
  • Age:   Mature (6-9)
  • Size:   Small
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