Make This Puppy Lucky: Dave the Beagle

Being blind doesn’t slow down this active Beagle. Do you have room in your heart and home for Dave?

Dave is your typical Beagle — adventurous, playful, affable, and affectionate. He’s just looking for that special family who will look past his special needs and see him for the perfect pup he really is.

Name: Dave.

Age and sex: 5-year-old male.

Breed: Beagle.

Size and weight: Small and 22 pounds.

Coat: Short and tri-colored.

Location: Good Old Tails Senior Animal Rescue.

Activity Level: High.

Likes: Hugs, kisses, ear scratches, toys, tracking his foster cat siblings through the house, his best friend Dixon (another blind beagle), sleeping on his foster mom’s head, and snuggling.

Dislikes: Being outside alone.

Training: Dave is crate and housetrained.

Yard requirements: A fenced-in yard is not necessary as long as Dave receives plenty of exercise and opportunities to what hounds love to do — explore!

Kids: Great with children.

Dogs and cats: Wonderful with both.

Health issues: Dave is completely blind due to SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome). He also has a mild cough due to possible congenital esophagus and/or palate issues, which is easily managed with inexpensive medication given every two to three days. Otherwise, he’s a very healthy boy.

His story: Dave was found as a stray in West Virginia and taken to a shelter. He was transferred to Good Old Tails because they thought he was a senior who was blind due to age.

His ideal forever home: Dave would thrive with a loving, patient family who will enjoy playing with him, help him adapt to their schedule, and allow him to sleep in their bedroom at night to help him feel secure. While Dave is relatively quiet for a Beagle, he can get noisy when excited, so apartment living would not be a good fit for him.

Other details prospective adopters should know: Despite his visual impairment, Dave gets around fine and adjusts to new surroundings very quickly.

Contact: Email Megan at [email protected] or visit

Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.


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