Photo Comments Age: 5 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Sparky - Adopted!
Dogster stats for Sparky - Adopted!
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January 1st 2011
Playing with other dogs!
Sparky's still getting used to the idea that humans can be fun, too.
Tiny Bonz treats and Chew Strips
Running fast with his foster brother and sister in our very big yard!
Meet Sparky the Beagle Boy, born ~1/11. I am his foster mama since his arrival in early September, desperately in need of a bath.
I carried Sparky directly to the bathtub from outside. It took about seven shampoos before the water ran clear, and the fleas and ticks were gone. The little tyke was exceptionally good during his tubby, making it very easy for us to clean him up.
It was pretty clear he hadn't been inside a house before. He had a few accidents during the first week, but adapted quickly to the household's routines.
PLEASE NOTE: Sparky is adoptable through the Louisa Humane Society (LHS) in central Virgina, please see his Petfinder page:
and the LHS website:
- crate trained
- dog friendly
- cat friendly
- good on a leash
- good in the car
From the start he got along fabulously with our two dogs, Daisy (9yo female Beagle) and Fitz (4yo large male mutt). In fact, I have never seen my Beagle Daisy play as much as she has since Sparky arrived! Both my dogs have benefited from Sparky's playfulness.
Sparky loves to play with toys, and is frequently seen engaging in a three-way tug with our dogs. Ballies, tugs, stuffed toys, old blankets - everything is a toy to this fun loving pup!
Sparky also gets along with our indoor cats. He sometimes tries to chase them to engage them in play, but is never aggressive - not even when he's been bopped on the nose by a cat with claws out! When not playing, Sparky has no problem sharing a bed or chair with the cats or dogs.
Sparky is very good on a leash, although he loves to run free, playing with my dogs. He was extraordinarily easy to train for our Invisible Fence, so he is able to enjoy the large cleared area of our property.
Sparky sleeps in a crate in the foster mom's bedroom at night. He is very communicative about his needs - for example, while in his crate, he barks when he needs to go out. He knocks on doors if he needs them opened.
Sparky's Ideal Forever Home:
Sparky would do best with another dog (or two) in the house. He LOVES doggy company and really does need a playmate. His forever family should be one that enjoys their home life and spending time with each other. His puppy high energy means that his forever home needs to provide a safe area to run and play.
While Sparky hasn't spent any time with children while in his foster home, his disposition with people makes it very likely that he would get along with children, particularly those old enough to play with him.
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|October 10th 2011
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