Eddie is a 7 year-old Beagle/Doxie mix male who was adopted from us 6 years ago but returned in August 2016 because his family’s circumstances had changed and they were no longer able to care for him. Sadly, he came back to us very obese. Eddie’s ideal weight is about 30 pounds but when he was returned to us, he weighed in at a staggering 55 pounds. Thanks to his great foster mom, Eddie is now down to about 36 pounds with a strict diet and exercise program. His photos were taken in August 2018 and show how he looks now. We’d love to see Eddie lose those last few pounds and reach his ideal weight. Everyone knows that those last few pounds are always the hardest to lose but Eddie feels so much better now and is committed to getting back to his healthiest and staying that way. Fortunately, he loves carrots and green beans as treats. Eddie will need a new home where his family will commit to his healthy lifestyle.

Eddie does not like being crated so his foster mom has left him loose in the house when she’s gone and he has been fine with that. He is house-trained and walks nicely on a leash too. Eddie doesn’t like to share his things (or people!) with other dogs so would prefer to be the only dog in the home. He would love a new home where his family is around much of the time but no kids please as they make him nervous. Eddie does like to try to chase bicycles, joggers, etc on his walks so will need some follow up training in that area. He also likes to chase small animals so needs a home without kitties.

The ideal home for Eddie is with a mature single person or couple who live in a quiet rural area where he won’t be overwhelmed with a lot of traffic, people walking by, and city noises. He would love it if his humans would be able to spend lots of time with him. Eddie would enjoy having a secure aboveground fenced yard where he could get lots of exercise keeping the squirrels and chipmunks at bay as well as daily walks in a quiet, rural setting. Eddie’s foster mom has taught him many commands including sit, stay, come, down, shake hands, and beg (his serious food focus helps with training!) and he can also catch treats on the fly like a pro. Eddie is a funny dog with lots of character. He loves sitting on chairs–any chair–his foster mom often finds him sitting politely on a dining room or kitchen chair as if he’s waiting for dinner to be served! Once Eddie makes friends with someone, you’ve got a friend for life but he will need an experienced owner who is able to give Eddie the space he needs to adjust to his new home and family. He can become quite protective of his home and family so his introduction to visitors in the home must be done carefully–or better yet, give Eddie something to chew on in another room when company comes and he’ll be happy as a clam. His adoption fee is $150. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. Since he’s been back with us, Eddie has had a dental cleaning so has a beautiful white smile.

As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Eddie. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 72 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junk mail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

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