Hi there, I'm Buddy! The name suits me well, because there's nothing I'd rather be than your buddy. My foster home has another dog and a cat, and I get along with both of them just fine. If you don't have other pets, that's fine too, because it's the people I like the best. I'll be right next to you on the sofa and I might even try to get on your lap. My foster parents make me sleep in a crate at night because I take up too much room on the bed, but if you have some room to spare, that's where I'd like to sleep.
Early this year, my wife and I had to put our beloved Bentley to sleep. He was only 2.5 years and had suffered from an epileptic seizure to which he never fully recovered. Needless to say, the family was devastated as he was a major part of our family. One evening while relaxing on the couch watching TV, my wife and I started watching YouTube videos on different breeds of dogs. We probably watched upwards of 20 videos and finally came across the mighty Beagle. As we watched the video we couldn't help but miss our Bentley, he was a Walker Coonhound. As curiosity got the better of us, we checked local adoption agencies and rescues to see what the options were for Beagles. This is when we came across Seattle Beagle Rescue and found Swarley's picture. We loved his soft eyes and long floppy ears, you know what I'm talking about. After a few email exchanges and some phone calls, I met Swarley's parents and Swarley himself. From the beginning, both parties knew that this was indeed a good situation for Swarley. After a home visit and an introduction to the kids, Swarley found a new home and we as a family were able to fill a giant hole in our lives. We will always love Bentley and will cherish the time we had with him. As I type this, Swarley (who is now names Sammy), is laying on the couch sound asleep with his favorite pillow.
Thank you Seattle Beagle Rescue for taking such great care in finding good homes for this wonderful breed. My hope is that others may read this story and find similarities within their own lives and will look into the possibility of adopting a Beagle. They are GREAT dogs!
Lucy found her furever home!
Thanks for our beautiful little Lucy. She loves her walks, her toys, and getting into mischief. We are so lucky to have her in our family!
UPDATE: Feb 6th, 2014
Hello everyone! Buddy here. I've had so much downtime lately, I had time to learn to type!
I saw the vet for a follow-up and she says we're in a wait-and-see period. I'm presently decreasing my dose of prednisone, and next week we'll see how I do once I'm steroid and pain-killer free. The best part is that I can start taking short walks and I don't have to be in a crate anymore!
Dr Kline says I'll do best in a home that has no stairs to run up and down, and no rambunctious dogs or children who might aggravate my condition.
Hope all is well with all of you, and thank you for your support.
Your friend, Buddy
UPDATE: Jan 27th, 2014
PLEASE help sponsor Buddy one of our rescue beagles that is currently at the ER. He has been experiencing severe pain and will need an MRI and possibly surgery (which may come to $4000). We are hoping that crate rest and the steroids will help him improve without the need for surgery, but we still need your help.
Thank you to our Sponsors for Buddy!
Adam & Monica S.
“In Loving Memory of Max and Ozie” – Joyce W.
"The Ayers' Flock of Beagles" – Dawn A.
“In memory of Mindy”- Amanda L.
“Crazy for those Beagles” – Rachel P.
“Love Buddy” – Kristina M.
“Get better soon Buddy” - love Daniel and Andrew
“In memory of our beloved Pancake” – Daniel B
“In Loving Memory of my best friend Shorty” - Debi F
“With Love, Prunella and Waldo” – Max E
“In Loving Memory of Romeo” – Peggy M
“Get well soon!” - Maya, Lizzie, & Rosie
“In loving memory of my Buddy & Georgie” – Melissa M.
“You will never be forgotten Tumbo!!!” for Gail H from John H
As of Feb 9th, 2014 Seattle Beagle Rescue has received $1,300 towards care for Buddy! All of us at Seattle Beagle Rescue appreciate your generosity and we would like to thank everyone for helping us help Buddy!
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