Hi, I'm Freckles! I’m adopted!
Beagle Pointer | Senior | Male | Medium
You know the saying “Three strikes and you are out”?
Strike 1: Freckles previous owner decided to steal his parent’s rent money and their car and then took off without him! He was then turned into a local shelter.
Strike 2: At the shelter, they noticed he had a growth in his ear. A major misdiagnosis by the shelter vet of a cancerous tumor that had spread down his ear meant that he was immediately scheduled to be euthanized. However, a couple of the shelter volunteers worked to get him into rescue. Luckily, the ear growth was easily removed and the biospy confirmed what the rescue’s vet suspected – that is was due to untreated ear infections and not even a tumor at all!
So now sweet Freckles is healthy and ready for adoption. He is around 9-10 years old and weighs about 35lbs. He is a super easy dog – laid back, fully housebroken, great in a crate (although probably doesn’t need one), good in the car. He generally does OK meeting other dogs, but at the end of the day, would like to come home to having the house to himself. He walks well on a leash and probably would be OK without a fenced yard. He likes to bark to let you know people are near the house, but being a beagle mix, he doesn’t have the traditional beagle howl.
Strike 3: Well, that hasn’t come yet. That would be if he never found a new home. Please don’t let Freckles strike out! Freckles is thrilled to be out of doggie jail (unlike his former owner) and is
looking to leave that life behind. Can you be the one to give him a new start?
- Good with kids: I'm probably OK with older kids
- Good with dogs: I'm OK greeting other dogs, but I'd like to be an only dog
- Good with cats: I’m good with cats.
- Fenced yard: I do not necessarily need a fenced yard.
- Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: I need a single family home
- House trained: I am already house trained.
- Crate trained: I am already crate trained.
- Barks when left alone: I don't bark too much when left alone.
- Chews inappropriate items: I do not usually chew inappropriate items.
- Activity level: I’m pretty laid-back.
NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.
I am not expecting to attend the next adoption show, February 28 at the Bowie PetSmart (the show has been canceled).