Runt – Adopted February 2021

Runt – Adopted February 2021

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Meet Runt
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 5 Years
Estimated Weight: 21 Pounds

NOTE: Timid – needs a second, more confident dog in the home; would do best in a quiet environment with no young children; seems to do best with females.

UPDATE – 9 JANUARY 2021 (from foster family): Runt is a sweetheart and is looking for just the right home where she can continue to gain confidence. This is her first time living in a home, and she is still very timid and scared of pretty much everything! When she first came to us, she spent most of the time cowering in the back of her crate, but each day, she’s gotten a little braver as she’s learning what it’s like to live in a loving home.

She is still very nervous when being approached and will run away or cower, but given patience, she absolutely loves nothing more than to snuggle on the couch (or in the bed!). I’ll place her blanket next to me and she’ll eventually jump up with me and lay down. Once on the couch, she loves to lay with me and get belly rubs, but it’s getting her to come close that takes patience. She is an excellent nap companion (as long as you don’t mind a little snoring). She is more fearful of my husband and definitely prefers females. She’s not at all aggressive (in fact the complete opposite) – just scared and needs someone to be patient and let her come to them.

Runt absolutely loves being outside and exploring our yard (just check for a secure fence!). This is where she is happiest and most relaxed as her tail is up and wagging as she sniffs and explores. She has gotten much better on a leash and does best when walking with her foster siblings. Make sure you hold the leash tight, as she is still easily spooked by noises and will try to run if startled (and boy is she fast!). She does great when meeting other dogs on our walks. She actually seems to be more confident with other dogs than people.

She is doing well with house training and while she doesn’t yet alert that she needs to go out, with a regular schedule she has had very few accidents in the house. She would do best in a calm, quiet home with a more confident dog. She often takes the lead of her foster brother and sister and would love to have a fur sibling to continue to learn from. Although she has been fine when meeting kids in the neighborhood, I’d recommend a home with no young kids as fast/sudden movements and loud noises can be frightening to her. Runt just asks for patience as she learns to trust and promises lots of snuggles in return!

UPDATE – 24 DECEMBER 2020: Runt went to a foster home this week, so stay tuned as we learn more about this shy gal.

NEW – 17 DECEMBER 2020: Runt is a 5-year-old female beagle who was born in February 2016. She was surrendered to BREW with 4 other beagles (Rotzy, Tater Tot, Gypsy, and Ginger) when her owner passed away. Runt was intended for rabbit hunting and hasn’t had a lot of socialization, so she is a little shy. However, she is gaining confidence daily and seems to do better with another more confident dog. She just needs time and patience to learn what it means to be a family pet. She is  fully vetted and available for fostering.


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