Happy Hounds: Sophie

November 15, 2016

Sophie came to our house as a foster dog. She was with us just a little more than a week before we knew she was meant to stay. Our then 10-year-old beagle, who we had had since a puppy, likes other dogs but never seemed to really bond with any of them. But he took to Sophie almost immediately, letting her snuggle with him on the couch. This is NOT something he does not do with other dogs, and we were shocked to see it happen not once, but several times over multiple days. Just as Tobey seemed to accept Sophie as his companion, she quickly made her way into the rest of our hearts.

 

Over the past six months, Sophie has gone from a dog who was so nervous around new people that she spent two days watching us from a safe distance, tail tucked down, to loving family member. She greets us with a toy and not just a tail wag, but an entire wagging body, whether we’ve been gone for 5 minutes or 5 hours. She approaches strangers who come into her home not with fear, but with hope that she’ll receive pets and treats. When Sophie first came to our house, she wouldn't go outside unless someone went with her and stood outside with her. Now, she loves exploring her yard for new and familiar scents and will ask to be let out just to run around the yard, head down, sniffing away. She gets VERY excited when it’s time to head out for a morning run. And when it’s time to slow down for the night, she loves to snuggle under the covers with her people. Sophie has learned to play with toys and with her beagle brother, to sit and wait patiently for her meals, and comes in from the yard when she’s called. She’s a smart girl who loves to be rewarded with treats and kind words.

 

Sophie brings us so much joy and makes us smile every day with her sweet, loving personality and her joyful exuberance. It warms our hearts that she’s learned to trust us and grown to love us. We’re so grateful that we had an opportunity to bring this sweet girl into our family. We love her so much. Thank you Seattle Beagle Rescue for rescuing Sophie and helping her get to us and her forever home.