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BECKY

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Thank You for visiting our beagles for adoption! A picture may speak a thousand words and a sad beagle tale might pull at your heartstrings but...how do you know which beagle is the RIGHT beagle for YOU? By submitting an Adoption Application, of course! By filling out an application, we learn more about you and what beagle would suit you best! Keep in mind, too, that the beagles posted here are those lucky enough to land foster families with us. We hear about other beagles in need practically on a daily basis. Sadly, there are never enough foster homes to take them all in. So, even if you're not sure if you see the Beagle of Your Dreams posted on our site today, don't let it stop you from sending us your application! Perhaps, fostering a beagle in need interests you. If so, we welcome your completed Foster Application as much as we do receiving adoption inquiries! Whether you're looking to adopt, foster or simply learn more about our special work on behalf of homeless howlers, give us a HOWL today! We're always wagging our tails in anticipation of your heartfelt messages!!!

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On May 24th, I got the email I knew would come eventually. It was from Becky's foster parents, Leanne & Guy, otherwise known as the Pet Repair team. We couldn't fix Becky's worn out body, but when our sweet girl pawed her way into heaven, that heart of hers was as fit as a fiddle. That's because of her foster family. They filled her heart with more love than I'm sure Becky ever thought possible. All my love goes out to you, Leanne and Guy. You really did fix our Becky and now she's sharing that happy heart making heaven even more heavenly. 

PUPdate as of March 9, 2011:

We knew this day would come but you always hope it's far off in the distant future. Our dear delightful Becky is now showing signs of kidney failure. Our hearts are broken. All we can do is continue to provide her the very best care thanks to her incredibly devoted foster parents and hope that she can still have some happy times before we must say goodbye. Please keep Becky in your thoughts as we embrace this life for as long as we can.

PUPDATE as of April 5, 2010:

It's been a while since we filled you in on our Becky Butterball. She's not much of a butterball anymore! Becky has lost a ton of weight and looks wonderful! If only we could say that about her health. There is no denying it. Becky has kidney disease which means she will eventually worsen. We just don't know when, but we're hoping for much more happy times shared with this bouncy girl. Her incredible foster parents are more than willing to care for her permanently if we can't find that special someone to brave the storm that's sure to come. Becky does not require any medication but she must remain on her kidney diet in an effort to keep her in good health for as long as possible. She also needs to attend the vet fairly regularly for checkups. Like every beagle we're here to save, she's well worth the trouble. Tremendous thanks and love go out to her foster family for all they're doing for Becky.

June 29, 2009

The Most Adorable Pupdate Ever!

We thought you'd enjoy this little pupdate from Becky's foster daddy:

Becky butter ball. The sweet faced girl beagle who will break the hearts of many beagle boys. Although she did not make the cut for 'The Biggest Loser' she has proven to many that she should have had at least the chance to participate in the great weight reduction show. Her foster parents, Leanne and Guy, have taken to making a K9 version of the show where she is the star attraction, and in this case sadly, the only contestant. She has been put through her new exercise and diet regimen over the past 1.5 months with much success and is moving toward that trimmer and leaner beagle. On a good week, she manages approx 2.5 KM of walks per day, 2-3 times a week. During her hectic daily pace, she still manages time to work on her tan and when the sun proves too much for her, she will spend time lurking in the tall grass or snoozing under the overhead cover of our pink wiegela.

When she first came into our home on May 15, she made the floors sag under her 52 pounds of girth. By May 23, she was down to 50 pounds and as of June 27, she is testing the scales at 46.2 pounds. She is rather headstrong and Leanne is convinced she has a hearing problem as she only seems to hear things once in a while. Her hearing seems to work fine at 07:00 AM and 06:00 pm when the dinner bowls chime. At other times, however, our 17 year old canine has better hearing than her.

Sincerely,

Guy - Becky's foster dad

May 25, 2009

A FEW WEEKS IN THE LIFE OF BECKY BOOP!
Please enjoy a little pupdate from Becky's Foster Daddy below: 
Where to start……….. This big bouncing baby beagle is settling into her new foster digs with minimal fuss. She is very well house-trained! Even from Day One, she knew to go outside without much prodding. Her first day alone with the three permanent four-legged residents while her foster parents were at work was also a non event.  She has been getting lots of exercise, mainly with her twice daily walks (less than 1 km a day to make sure she doesn't overdo it) and the constant trips up and down the stairs between the basement and the kitchen hoping to catch any food scraps that may have curiously jumped off the kitchen counter onto the floor.  When we first got her, she weighed 52 pounds. On May 23rd, she got her toes done at our vet's and weighed in at 50 pounds! Slowly but surely, she's on the road to becoming a regular-sized happy healthy beagle!  Her current favourite thing is to hunt down the squirrels or birds that drop by our back yard. She lurks in the grass hoping to catch one of these hapless creatures only to be outsmarted each time. When she tires of these adventures, she falls asleep in the bright sunshine and/or in the coolness of the grass under a shady tree.  The only small problem with this large but adorable butterball is her new found trick of flipping the toilet seats up to grab a quick drink. Naturally, I would much prefer if she just brought me the water bowl tucked between her teeth to make her point. But alas, maybe it's just that she likes to look at her reflection. She sleeps with little movement during the night but she can snore up a storm 'til she moves her sleepy head into a new position.  Becky also likes to play with the other dogs and seems to especially enjoy testing our Quince. She's no delicate flower as she can ruff-house with the best of the bunch - Quince and Holly - with no problems or post-play ill will. These three troublemakers chased after each other forever at Toto park this past weekend.  So, to sum things up here at the old Dog Repair Shop, Becky Boop is one very happy lump! Yours Truly,Becky's Foster Dad

May 5, 2009: Happy Yappy Pupdate for Becks!
We're thrilled to share the good news with all of you! We've found the perfect foster home for Becky! So she'll be making the trip from Timmins to Toronto this coming weekend! Please keep her in your thoughts as she makes the transition from shelter to loving foster home and in the months ahead as we help her to gradually lose those unwanted pounds so she can finally blossom into the bouncy beagle she's meant to be!!!!
Read Becky's story below... April 22, 2009: Introducing...Becky
The Beagle Hotline never stops ringing at BIG ON BEAGLES. And when our foster homes are full and we get an email about a baby girl like this...well, you can just imagine how hard it is not to try. Becky is estimated to be about 6 years old. She weighs in at 53lbs which is very sad for a beagle since beagles are meant to bounce right on into their teens. She can't do that right now but she sure can cuddle up to anyone willing! Becky is yet another dog that a beagle rescue like ours is meant to help. She needs a dedicated foster family to help her shed these unwanted pounds that not only make it hard for this beagle to bounce but cause such a serious health risk if neglected for much longer. As you might have guessed, Becky is reported to be a beautiful bundle of beagle love towards humans, dogs and cats. Is Becky tugging at your heartstrings like she's managed to tug at ours? Then, don't keep her waiting. Let us know with your Foster Application TODAY!!!