Arrival Story: My name is Summer, and I will arrive 7/13/08. I am very special because I have helped out a lot of people. I am a retired research beagle (that just means I was used in biomedical research), and now I have been given the chance to be adopted as a pet and learn what life outside of a laboratory is really like!
Bio: I only have 1 kidney. (I was used to help in kidney transplant research! Wow!) Just like people, I am expected to live a normal and healthy life with just one kidney, so I hope this makes me even more special in your eyes! I don't need special medications or food or anything - just a loving home to show me what life as a loving housepet can be!
I will need someone to continue my housetraining and cratetraining. I have difficulties keeping my crate dry for long periods of time, so someone who is home a lot would be great. I am very scared of any unexpected noises and movements, so I will not be adopted to a home with small children, or where I will be expected to handle crowds or very noisy streets. They will just scare me too much. I like to play with other beagles and tolerate cats. I will need patient adopters - preferably with another friendly beagle for me to play with - who will understand this, and be willing to go slow and introduce the world to me in a calm and positive manner! Are you out there?