Arrival Story: My name is Isabel! 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!
Update: My foster mom calls me "Izzie." I LOVE to play with other smaller dogs! I am cratetrained and working on my housetraining! Once I am comfortable, I am amazing in my home, but there are still a lot of things in the real world that scare me a bit. I would do well in a home with older children, or an adults only home - preferably with a fenced in yard. I love toys and carry them around with me, so my new home should have plenty! My adopters will need to understand that given my background, I will need slow, patient and positive exposures to everything in the real world.
WE WOULD LOVE FOR ISABEL TO BE ADOPTED WITH HER FOSTER SISTER, MAGGIE (SEE BELOW)!