Hi! My Name Is Ernest

We're happy to tell you that Ernest has a new furever home.
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Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Ernest. He is a 3 1/2-year-old Beagle mix. He weighs 38lbs.  Ernest has a medium-length coat and was an owner surrender. Ernest is just a lovely boy.  He is kind and sweet and enjoys playing with the other dogs in the home. He was surrendered to rescue as he had separation anxiety when the family would leave the home.  They tried crating him, which was a disaster, and tried giving him free roam but he acted out trying to go out the door with him.  The family placed him on anti-anxiety meds but it didn't help enough to make a difference.  He was then given to another family member to keep while his owner got another puppy. He did not work out in that home either. What is truly upsetting about this whole matter is that all he needed was another dog in the home to play with.  This is so very typical of the hound breed and EXACTLY why we will never adopt a hound out unless there is another socialized dog in the home.  Hounds are very pack-oriented so do not like to be left alone.  He is never crated in his foster home, has other dogs to play with and keep him company, and has been an angel.  He is fine when the family leaves because other pack members stayed behind.  It is such a simple concept and it works each time  No drugs are ever given Ernest, and honestly, he is more on the calmer side in his foster home. Ernest is a beagle mix.  He is taller and heavier than a pure Beagle.  He loves to go on walks, go in the car and he sleeps well at night. He is fully housebroken.  His coat is so soft and shiny.  Ernest talks very loudly when engaging in play with other dogs.  He may have some Coonhound in him.  The vets said, "he was so sweet" and couldn't believe someone gave him away.  He is very food motivated and will counter-surf if one is not watching. Ernest loves to sleep on the bed with his family, unfortunately, there is no room, so he sleeps on a chair.  He is fed twice daily and is very good at sitting on command and giving paws. The ideal home for Ernest is one with another socialized dog to keep company and play with.  The family should either work from home or be retired as he really has anxiety when the family leaves the house for too long.  Coming home for lunch is not enough people time for Ernest.  Children over 10 work for him.   The family should understand that hounds can never be off-leash unless in a fully fenced yard.  A family that hikes off-leash or at the cottage is not the right home for Ernest.  He loves affection so a family that wants another family member to join their pack and will welcome him with open arms and kisses would be perfect.  Ernest, is typical of the hound breed. will chase cats so a cat-free home is a necessity. Ernest is neutered, up to date with vaccines, 4dx tested negative, and on heartworm/flea/tick prevention. A fully fenced yard, another resident-socialized dog, and a Veterinarian History of Compliance are mandatory to apply for Ernest.