Rasco – Special Needs

Rasco – Special Needs

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Meet Rasco
Status: Living at our private kennel
Estimated Age: 5 Years

Estimated Weight:  25 Pounds
NOTE: Has a grade 3/4 heart murmur; would do best with a single woman who has no other pets or children and has beagle experience; does great on a leash!

UPDATE – 30 MAY 2021: Unfortunately, we are needing to find a new foster home for Rasco due to his occasional snapping at the children in his current foster home. As we mentioned below, Rasco is great with his favorite human but doesn’t enjoy the company of young children.

UPDATE – 29 MAY 2021 (from foster mom): Are you a patient person that is tired of living a kidless, manless, dogless life? Are you looking for your shadow- someone that will follow you around and love you forever and a day? Then Rasco is your guy!!!!

Rasco is still struggling to figure out his place in his new pack. We have learned that once he has chosen “his person,” Rasco can act jealous and protective of that person which comes across as aggression towards kids, other dogs, men. He is much more comfortable interacting with these groups outside than in his own inside space. Rasco is house trained and prefers the soft comfort of furniture to a crate. He walks great on a leash (see video, Rasco on a Leash) and enjoys being outside (see video, Rasco). He is not particularly food motivated and doesn’t show any signs of food aggression.

Sometimes his baggage gets in the way, but we know that the perfect adopter is out there.

UPDATE – 23 MAY 2021: Rasco went off to a foster home, so let’s see how this boy adjusts to living in a home!

UPDATE – 14 MAY 2021: Rasco is now fully vetted and available for fostering or adoption. Our vet said he has a grade 3/4 heart murmur, so he needs to go to a home where his humans understand he has a heart condition that may worsen with time. No one knows. He is a sweet boy who has no idea he has a heart problem!

NEW – 7 APRIL 2021: Rasco is a good-looking boy who was an owner surrender along with his sister, Teeney, and his mom and dad, Lucy and Stud. They all lived in kennels and were allowed to run free all day on a huge farm. The owner can no longer care for any of them, so they came to BREW. Rasco is friendly and good with other dogs. He will be available soon.


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