This lovely young beagle is Marley who came into our care recently from Ashton pound. He is 2.5 years old and was surrendered due to the ill health of his owner who was heartbroken at having to give him up but felt that they could not provide for his care and exercise needs. He is a cracker of a dog, fully house trained and is good on the lead but pulls a little bit at first because he is excited at the idea of going for a walk. He shares his kennel and run with Berry, our other hound, so he could possibly go to a home with another dog subject to a meet and greet. We don’t know how he is with cats. He has had some training and understands the ‘sit’ command, although sometimes choses to ignore it. Beagles can get bored if left alone in a house too long. If left in a backyard or alone for too long in the house, Beagles will start finding ways to amuse themselves, usually by howling, digging, or trying to escape, therefore a home where someone is available to provide exercise and stimulation is very important for Marley…please do not get in touch even if you are at home all the time but are working all day long as this will not be considered suitable for Marley.
A fenced backyard with a HIGH fence is a necessity with a scenthound such as a Beagle. When outside, your Beagle should be on lead in unconfined areas, or securely confined and supervised. He’s a wanderer by nature and if there is a scent of interest the nose will take over.
Like all dogs, Beagles benefit from obedience training. Positive reinforcement techniques work best because Beagles will simply switch off when treated harshly. Most Beagles are more than happy to do anything for a tasty treat.
Adolescent Beagles are full of energy and need a lot of opportunities to work it all off. They love to go for walks with their family, or, even better, a good run across a field to hunt down rabbits (not recommended unless you have trained your dog to come back to you). They’ll enjoy jogging with you too.
So if you think you have the energy needs to provide a home ofr a beagle then perhaps Marley is the one for you.
Marley is castrated, vaccinated and chipped (chip number 972274000480505, origin Ireland). If you are interested in adopting Marley please submit an expression of interest form which can be found in the following link
No calls please.
We ask for a minimum donation of €150 when we rehome a dog to partly offset our veterinary and other expenses. A dog licence and collar tag are required to complete the adoption, and a secure garden is required. The Kildare & West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KWWSPCA) is a registered charity (Number CHY6280) and is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (Number 20011048). DAFM reg. number IPT200001C