Male Beagle named Dexter available for adoption

Adoptable Male Beagle
Adoptable Male Beagle
Adoptable Male Beagle
Adoptable Male Beagle


Looks Like: Beagle
Age: Adult
Size: Medium
Color: Brown/Chocolate with White
Sex: Male

Special Criteria
Sanctuary Visit Required

Once he knows you, Dexter is an extremely cuddly dog. All he wants to do to is curl up in your lap. But while he'd be perfectly content to snuggle all day, he would also make a great hiking or walking partner. He's loved all the other dogs he has met at the Sanctuary and has been playful with all of them. Dexter was born in 2015 and came to Best Friends from a humane society in Vermont. He has lived in two homes previously, and in both of those homes he was very nervous with men and with new people coming into his space. He has bitten men in a previous home, when they startled him or got into his personal space, and he has nipped at both men and women when they've enter his space too quickly. He will specifically guard his toys and the space he is lying in. He is very unsure of anyone entering his home and needs to be properly introduced to people before they enter. Otherwise, Dexter should be kept in a separate room while company is over.
At the Sanctuary, Dexter has been perfect with everyone he's been introduced to, both male and female. He is still cautious of strangers approaching, and he does get nervous in new places. At Dogtown, Dexter is learning that he doesn't have to guard toys from people and is working on trading his toys for treats or other good things. His caregivers are also taking Dexter to new places and introducing him to new people to help him gain confidence. Because of his history, Dexter would do best in an adult-only home. Although he will need some time to adjust to a new living situation, he will make a wonderful companion for a dog savvy and understanding person.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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