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Forrester's adoption page photo shoot. Picture by Suzie Wolf Photography.

Forrester from his adoption page photo shoot. Picture by Suzie Wolf Photography.

Last weekend we returned to Raleigh, North Carolina for a long weekend to celebrate my Ph.D. graduation on May 10. I’ll have a post on that later once we get all of the pictures from those that had cameras. However, in addition to the big celebration, we also came home with a long time friend. Forrester was our foster dog for over two years with the Triangle Beagle Rescue of NC. We really enjoyed him as a foster dog, and we had hoped that he would eventually find a forever home after we moved away last December. Unfortunately, nothing worked out so Stacy and I made the decision to adopt him and bring him home with us to Seattle. He’s too good of a dog to be a foster dog bouncing from foster home to foster home in his golden years. Here are some pictures we have of him, mostly from his time with us as a foster dog.

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The rescue knew that we had to pay to fly him back to Seattle, and because he had been with the rescue for so long they decided to wave the adoption fee for us, which was much appreciated. He handled the flight back to Seattle like a champ (with some help from some “doggy downers”). Overall, flying with a dog was pretty seamless, despite a delayed connection flight. He and our other beagle, Maisie are very familiar with each other, so they adjusted to living with each other again pretty quickly. He still has great hearing, great eyesight, and healthy joints, despite being a 12 1/2 year old dog. It’s too bad more people don’t consider adopting senior dogs like him. We are happy he’s part of our lives again.

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Stacy, Maisie, our foster dog Forrester, and I went to the Triangle Beagle Rescue’s Beaglefest 2012 today. Beaglefest is TBR’s annual fundraiser event that they usually hold at the Sunny Acre’s Pet Resort in Durham, NC. They have a series of pens that allow dogs to go off-leash like they would at a dog park.

Some people and beagles waiting to enter the off-leash pens

Some of they things TBR offers at this event include a $5 lunch (hot dogs, chips, and soda), a bake sale with both human and dog treats, activities with suggested donations, a silent auction, a beagle-related goods sale, and a bunch of contests.

Stacy teasing Maisie through the fence with her hot dog and chips

We brought some of our homebrew spent grain dog treats for the bake sale. We made these last weekend when I brewed two batches of homebrew. I helped grill the hot dogs. We also bought some homemade dog treat cookie cutters from the beagle-goods table. We’ll probably use these for the next time we make spent grain dog biscuits for the dog bake sale instead of just cutting them into squares. We also bid on some items at the silent auction, but we don’t know if we won on any bids though.

A bunch of beagles gathered at the gate to the off-leash pen

They had a bunch of contests for all of the dogs again this year. The contests included best howl, longest ears, softest ears, best kisser, best trick, biggest non-beagle, smallest non-beagle, and a few others. Maisie got 2nd place in the best trick contest. She wasn’t quite into her game like she usually is, but did good on her “Snoopy” trick where she walks and spins on two legs. The last time we attended Beaglefest Maisie won the best trick contest and got a bag full of goodies.

This is one of the off-leash pens with the silent auction under the big green shelter

There were a lot of dogs and people this year. I think the TBR folks pushed pretty hard to publicize the event this year and it really showed in attendance. Hopefully they’ll make a lot of money to take care of all of the hospital bills and other related expenses that they incur with rescuing so many beagles and other dogs each year.

Our foster dog Forrester had fun, but was really nervous about being around so many dogs. He’s a little introverted I think. He was very well behaved though. Both him and Maisie are sleeping pretty hard on the couch and floor next to me while a write this. We must have wore them out today at the Beaglefest.

Forrester hung pretty close to Stacy and I

We did manage to get a good shot of Forrester though while he was posing for the camera

These events are always a lot of fun. It’s amazing to see so many beagles of so many shapes, sizes, and colors. There aren’t many “lemon beagles” like Maisie is, but it was kind of funny to see other lemon beagle owners come up to us and strike up a conversation about it.

For pictures of past events, check out the event web page, and our previous post from Beaglefest 2010.

Picasa album of Beaglefest 2012

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Edit: The News and Observer recently featured a series of photos from Beaglefest. Here’s the link: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/28/2031489/first-look-beaglefest-042812.html. I like picture #2 the best. Our homebrew spent grain dog treats made the shot in picture #10 (ziplock bags, right above the dog treats sign).

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After the short, two-week stay by our last foster dog we were ready for another (our 6th) foster dog from the Triangle Beagle Rescue. Meet Forrester.

All pictures are courtesy of the Triangle Beagle Rescue

Forrester is a 10 year old beagle. He came through the Triangle Beagle Rescue when he was just a puppy. He was adopted and lived with his family for almost all of his 10 years. Unfortunately he wasn’t a very good fit for their small children in the home, so they returned him to the rescue.

Here is the description from the TBR website:

Forrester is a really affectionate and adorable guy – loves to be petted, loves to sit on laps and loves to be near his people at all times. He enjoys going for walks and loves to spend time outside, though not so much in the cold. He loves to sit by the window and watch every person, animal, and car go by. He is just a sweetheart and knows how to win you over. He lived with another larger dog for 8 years and loved it but is sometimes nervous about new dogs. He would probably be happy with another friendly dog or as an only dog. He would be perfect for someone quiet who is looking for a dog to love, snuggle, and pet. He would be best in a home with no kids or with older kids (10 and up). Sponsor: Please Sponsor Me!

That pretty much sums him up. We’ll keep you posted on his life at our house. Senior dogs usually don’t get adopted as fast as the young ones, so we might have him for a while. However, he is really sweet and is a cute old pup so he may get adopted faster than usual.

Here are some more pics:

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Our 5th foster dog from the Triangle Beagle Rescue, Smokey, found his forever home. We had him for only two weeks before he got adopted – a record for us and a big change from having our previous foster dog, CD, for 9 months.

Smokey was adopted by a Mother and Daughter from New Jersey who moved to North Carolina not too long ago. They had a 16 year old Cocker Spaniel that had passed away in 2011 and were looking for a new addition to the family.

We took Smokey there for a home visit before we finalized the adoption. They had a ton of stuffed animals in their collection, so I think Smokey might just be in his own little doggy heaven. We hope his adoption and new life go well.

We wish you the best Smokey!

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Tonight we picked up our new foster dog. Smokey is approximately 1 year old, and is a mix of beagle and something else. He’s incredibly cute and is very curious. He’s pretty much the same size as Maisie, just a bit taller but not as wide-bodied. He’s very energetic, but is also obedient so his energy shouldn’t be a problem. He was getting a little rambunxious tonight so we took him and Maisie on a 2-mile walk. That pretty much wiped him out and he’s been laying down ever since we returned.

Smokey posing for the camera. Photo courtesy of the Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina

He’s well along with his training. He’s already 100% house-trained, and he knows sit and fetch. Since he’s still a puppy he likes to mouth things, but so far that has been limited to his toys and raw hides.

His adoption profile can be found on the Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina website here. Here’s what they have to say about him (note that this was written while he was in a different TBR foster home):

Smokey is one handsome boy.  He is almost a year old and is loving and sweet.  He was found abandoned as a puppy with several female siblings. The girls got new homes and Smokey is still waiting for his Family to find him. He gets along very well with the other female beagle in his foster home and loves kids.  He is a big boy, so older kids are probably best. He walks well on a leash and is currently fostering in a home without a fenced in yard. He is a healthy, happy dog, just larger than a beagle. Hey, more to love!

Smokey Close-up. Photo courtesy of the Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina

Smokey is our 5th foster dog (all 5 have been from TBR). We really enjoy fostering. It’s been good for Maisie as well as she has really opened up since we started with our first foster dog in 2010. You can read about our previous foster dogs here.


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We picked up our most recent Triangle Beagle Rescue foster dog on Sunday. His name is CD. He is a two year-old, mostly black and white, 15 inch beagle with brown on his face and behind, and gray to black ticking on the white portions of his body. We’ve only had him for 24 hours, but so far he is a quiet, sweet, well-behaved young male beagle. He is young so he still likes to chew, but we’re keeping a close eye on him. He is a good 35-40 lbs right now and could stand to lose a few pounds, as can I. Stacy and I took Maisie and him on a run yesterday for about 2.5 miles or so. He loved it and kept up the whole way. Once we got back he crashed and pretty much slept through the rest of the evening and night. His name is pronounced like “seedy (which I don’t think is a word)”, or “Sidi” the cycling shoe company, not like CD as in circular disk.

He was apparently a hunting dog that wouldn’t hunt and was turned in to a local shelter. Triangle Beagle Rescue took him in. He stayed at a kennel that one of the volunteers runs for about a month until we became available to take him in. He seems like a smart dog that likes to play and loves other dogs. Next weekend he will go to his first adoptathon so we’ll see how he interacts with 20+ other beagles. I think he will get adopted pretty soon since he has such a laid back yet playful personality with a very unique, handsome face. Here’s some pictures of him, courtesy of tribeagles.org.

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Our most recent foster dog, Dave “Davie” Jackson, was adopted tonight by Jeremy and Limor (see below). He is a great dog and Stacy and I wish him and them nothing but the best.

Jeremy, Limor, and Dave

Here is the first post we had about Davie: Meet Davie the Foster Dog

Fostering beagles with the Triangle Beagle Rescue is a blast. We’ve requested another dog. We will post about that as soon as we get one. Here’s our list of dogs we’ve helped place in forever homes:

Cecil

Petey (short-term)

Spunky

Lexie (short-term)

Davie

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