Here is the success story for one of the dogs helped by Pedigree Foundation’s Grant to Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland. He was in reasonable shape for a 9-year-old dog stuck in a shelter. He has a grade 4 heart murmur and needed a dental. Here is what his forever family had to say:
“Charlie Baldwin has quickly become a contributing member of the pack. He is the first to start the howling when Daddy comes home from work and is also the first to offer many wet smoochies. He has also taken on the role of guardian of the backyard. He loves to stand on the deck and look out over the fence into the woods and scare away any wildlife that might be lurking—squirrels, birds, you know!
It didn’t take Charlie long to learn that we keep fresh-baked puppy cookies in the fridge—he heads straight to the kitchen when he comes in from outside. He waits very patiently for his treats and is very appreciative of the goodies that he receives.
Charlie is doing well learning to walk with his new pack. We’ve paired him with Cooper who is a little older, so we can keep his pace down due to his heart murmur. He loves his walks and really enjoys car rides. As the weather continues to improve, we will increase the number of outings so he can socialize more.
He is a wonderful addition to our pack, and we love him so much. Yes, it was a foster fail, but in such a good way. We think Charlie knows that he landed on the Gravy Train in the First Class Car. He brings us laughter and lots of kisses! He is so handsome!”