A Beagle by another name...
This is Katie. She's a 13" Beagle who came to us thru the Tails Network and Peace for a Life Animal rescues. Terry, who founded Peace for Animals, knew we were willing to foster and gave us Katie's story.
Katie was in Ruin Creek animal shelter down in North Carolina as a stray. She was on the short list to be put down. So the transport volunteers took her from NC to NJ, and that's where we met her and Terry.
At first she was mostly just scared all the time. If you moved to quick she would nearly have a heart attack. Despite this it was evident she did not have an aggressive bone in her tiny little body. It also seemed like this creature never knew affection either. She got along just fine with our Italian Greyhounds and could care less about our cats. For some reason my wife started calling her Katie and it stuck.
Little by little her personality emerges and she is quite a character. Mostly she shadows our one male Italian Grey, Pants. It's pretty fun since she is short and wide and he is tall and skinny! Now, you can be find her snuggling with each of our three IG's.
At the moment I am getting the feeling we will fail at our foster with her since my wife is getting way too attached. She is one of the sweetest dogs we have ever known and I find it hard to believe that she was days away from being put to sleep. She makes the funniest noises and has replaced our deaf kitty, Tilly, as the silliest critter in our home.
For all of my friends who rescue or foster, keep up the amazing work! For those of you considering an animal for your home, please consider rescuing first. There are dozens of rescues in our area... Operation Ava, Green Street Rescue, PAWS, Delco SPCA, and many others. In another post I will share some info about our Italian Greyhounds as well as full size Greyhounds and rescues...