Atlanta Journal & Constitution – Pet of the Week
|Shelter Location:||Atlanta Humane Society: Howell Mill Campus|
Comments: Bernie, a 9-month-old spayed mostly beagle mix, is so adorable that you will wonder how you ever lived without her. From the top of her soft ears to the tip of her thumping tail, Bernie exudes adorability in spades. This sweet adolescent dog is medium-sized, and still puppyish in a lot of ways. She should be beyond the “needle teeth” antics of tiny puppies, but may need further housetraining assistance. She will “talk” to you when she’s excited, too. She’s a bit shy at first, and will probably not be happy in a rowdy home. Beagles are generally affectionate, happy dogs who love to sniff everything. They can be noisy, so are not generally recommended for apartment or condo living. Bernie would love to go on hikes (leashed, of course) with you, and hang out while you watch TV in the evenings. She will need daily exercise, obedience training, and mental stimulation to be her best. Crate training can be a huge help in any dog’s success, and it will save you a lot of aggravation and furniture replacement. When well trained and socialized, beagles are good family dogs. However, good parents know full well that children in the home can help with daily care, but should not be expected to take full care of any pet without adult supervision. Please discuss the responsibilities of dog ownership with your family, and then bring all children (and any existing dogs) to meet Bernie. Bernie may need further vaccinations; your adoption counselor will give you all the details. She has been microchipped and dewormed. She will be available at 2:00 pm Sunday at the Atlanta Humane Society Howell Mill Campus, 981 Howell Mill Rd. NW. Sealed bids will be accepted starting at 11:00 am if more than one party is interested. Please note that the highest bidder must meet adoption qualifications. Look at all our available pets at www.atlantahumane.org.
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